Up And Coming Stakes

The Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 race for potential Golden Rose Stakes horses held at Rosehill Racecourse in late August.

2023 Up & Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Tom Kitten
  • 2nd: #4 Kintyre
  • 3rd: #7 Encap



The Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 event held in Sydney during August each year. Previously held as part of the Winx Stakes Day program, in 2020 the event was moved forward a week to run as the feature event on its own race meeting in mid-August.

From 2022 it runs on the same card as the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Offering $250,000 in total prize money as of 2023, the Up And Coming Stakes is a nice early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival lead-up for youngsters heading towards tougher runs.

Raced over 1300m the Up And Coming Stakes is open only to three year old horses and is run under quality handicap conditions.

Prior to 2014, the race was restricted to colts and geldings only and ran under set weights plus penalties conditions, essentially acting as a complementing race to the Toy Show Quality, which is restricted to fillies and mares.

Horses that compete in the Up And Coming Stakes could be kicking off their spring preps or be coming off a lead-up run in a winter event at Rosehill.

Later events that horses out of the Up And Coming Stakes field could go on to contest include the  following month’s $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). In 2020 North Pacific won the Up & Coming Stakes as the odds-on favourite and went on to run second in that year’s Golden Rose quinella.

Manawanui (2011) was the last horse to do the Up And Coming Stakes – Golden Rose double.

The form out of the 2021 Up And Coming Stakes was franked with the runner-up Coastwatch going on to run third in that year’s Golden Rose Stakes on the back of a next-up Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality victory.

In 2022 Golden Mile improved on a second in the Up & Coming Stakes to win the Ming Dynasty next start. He then finished fourth in the Golden Rose before heading south to take out the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne. Golden Mile continued his winning ways in the $1 million Callander-Presnell, which has replaced the now defunct Stan Fox Stakes. 

The Up And Coming Stakes 2023 ran on Saturday August 26, 2023 Rosehill Gardens and saw the James Cummings-trained colt Tom Kitten ($11) score a narrow upset first-up.  

Up And Coming Stakes
Date: Saturday August 26, 2023
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Up And Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Tom Kitten ($11)
  • 2nd: #4 Kintyre
  • 3rd: #7 Encap

James Cummings’ progressive Group 1 Champagne Stakes fourth place-getter from the autumn, Tom Kitten ($11), was good late in his first-up run of the spring charging home down the outside to lead the 2023 Up And Coming Stakes results by the bob of a head. 

The official Up And Coming Stakes 2023 Results on the potential Golden Rose Stakes lead-up race will be available below once the race runs on Saturday August 26, 2023.

  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 1 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller   3 59kg   $11
  2 4 KINTYRE Gary Portelli Dylan Gibbons (a) 0.2L 11 54.5kg   $21
  3 7 ENCAP Gary Portelli Brett Prebble 0.74L 9 54kg   $11
  4 6 DUCASSE Michael Freedman Robbie Dolan 1.89L 1 54kg   $12
  5 10 GRIFF Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tyler Schiller 1.93L 8 53kg   $10
  6 9 TUTTA LA VITA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.67L 5 53kg   $20
  7 11 LES VAMPIRES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.69L 6 53kg   $3.30F
  8 2 CAFE MILLENIUM John O’Shea Tom Sherry 3.7L 7 55kg   $18
  9 3 CABALLUS Chris Waller James McDonald 4.22L 4 54.5kg (cd 55kg)   $3.50
  10 12 HASTY HONEY Brad Widdup Jay Ford 5.13L 10 53kg   $81
  11 5 MANWE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 5.92L 2 54kg   $14
    8 INFATUATION Bjorn Baker Jett Stanley (a)   0      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Up And Coming Stakes Betting Odds

The Up And Coming Stakes 2023 odds will be available below leading-up to the event as soon as betting opens at Ladbrokes.com.au.

North Pacific ($1.85 in 2020) followed by Tiger Of Malay ($3.30 in 2021) and Kibou ($3.50 in 2022) are the latest favourites in the Up And Coming Stakes odds to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Tom Kitten winning at Up And Coming Stakes odds of $11. 

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2023 Up And Coming Stakes Form 

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2023 Up And Coming Stakes Tips 

Stay tuned for our insider Up And Coming Stakes 2023 Tips this season. 

  • To Win: #4 Kintyre ($17 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for an upset in the Up And Coming Stakes with an open edition pending. Kintyre is well-tried and in-form, looking overs at the current $17 quote (at time of publish). The Gary Portelli-trained Hallowed Crown gelding was good in easier grade last time out posting his second career win over 1300m at this track with 56.5kg. Returns to the course and distance with less weight here. Group 1 performed in the autumn and well-beaten over a mile, but at this distance if the track firms he can surprise a few at a price. 

2023 Up And Coming Stakes Field

The Up And Coming Stakes 2023 final field and barriers will be published in full below once acceptances on the race are taken on the Wednesday leading-up to the event.

The 2023 Up And Coming Stakes field features a quality line-up of potential Group 1-bound three-year-olds led in betting by the Chris Waller-trained I Am Invincible colt Caballus coming off a third in the Inglis Pink Bonus Handicap when carting 58kg and Pierro colt Les Vampires from the Waterhouse/Bott stable coming off a Warwick Farm 1200m win.  

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 41514x TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 3 59kg     78
2 150x CAFE MILLENIUM John O’Shea Tom Sherry 7 55kg     70
3 813 CABALLUS Chris Waller James McDonald 4 54.5kg 55kg   69
4 0x61257x21 KINTYRE Gary Portelli Dylan Gibbons (a) 11 54.5kg     69
5 1 MANWE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 2 54kg     65
6 37x DUCASSE Michael Freedman Chad Schofield 1 54kg     64
7 3×22 ENCAP Gary Portelli Brett Prebble 9 54kg     62
8 52514×98 INFATUATION Bjorn Baker Jett Stanley (a) 12 53.5kg     71
9 221x TUTTA LA VITA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 53kg     69
10 5x51x6 GRIFF Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tyler Schiller 8 53kg     65
11 31 LES VAMPIRES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 53kg     65
12 5x HASTY HONEY Brad Widdup Jay Ford 10 53kg     61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Up And Coming Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Up And Coming Stakes in 2023 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be listed below once announced.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11931x AMUR C 3 James Cummings 1 60.5kg 60.5kg   81
2 41514x TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 2 59kg 59kg   78
3 412326×3 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 3 56.5kg 56.5kg   77
4 3118x BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 58kg 58kg   76
5 52514×98 INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 5 54kg 53.5kg   71
6 150x CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea 6 55kg 55kg   70
7 813 CABALLUS C 3 Chris Waller 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg   69
8 0x61257x21 KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg   69
9 221x TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller 7= 54kg 53kg   69
10 012 DEADLY PRESS C 3 Nick Ryan 10 54kg 53kg   66
11 1x BOBBY SHIRAZ (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 11= 54kg 53kg   65
12 5x51x6 GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11= 54kg 53kg   65
13 31 LES VAMPIRES C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11= 54kg 53kg   65
14 1 MANWE C 3 Anthony Cummings 11= 54kg 53kg   65
15 37x DUCASSE C 3 Michael Freedman 15 54kg 53kg   64
16 3×22 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 16= 54kg 53kg   62
17 0x3812 ROCKABILLY REBEL F 3 Bjorn Baker 16= 54kg 53kg   62
18 5x HASTY HONEY F 3 Brad Widdup 18= 54kg 53kg   61
19   SEKANI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18= 54kg 53kg    
20 2 GOLD BULLION (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 20 54kg 53kg   58

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Up And Coming Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1979, with Spear taking out the first edition, the Up And Coming Stakes has a storied history of quality sprinting.

Originally a competition strictly for colts and geldings, as of 2014 the Up And Coming Stakes has been open to both sexes. However, in the past it was an exciting competition of male horses competing for supremacy and provided fantastic form insight as to how horses perform against their stronger peers.

Named after famed Warwick Stakes winner Up And Coming (1959), the Up And Coming Stakes has a long association with the Warwick Stakes.

Originally raced over 1200m, the distance was dropped for a year in 1989 to 1160m. Between 1990 and 2010 it was again 1200m. In 2011, the race began to be run over 1300m. In 1979 the race was classified as listed, and retained that status for exactly 1 year.

The Up And Coming Stakes was a Group 3 event between 1980 and 1992 prior to an upgrade to Group 2. This upgrade lasted from 1993 to 2004, then in 2005 the race ran as a Group 3 event. It returned to Group 2 for one year in 2013, but in 2014 was ran as a Group 3 event.

The race venue has changed regularly between Warwick Farm, where it was originally held, and Royal Randwick and Canterbury Park racecourses. In 2021 the event runs at Kembla Grange Racecourse due to COVID-19 changes and restrictions, before moving to the San Domenico Stakes Day card at Rosehill in 2022.

Notable Up And Coming Stakes winners include Royal Troubador (1984), Mahogany (1993), General Nediym (1997), Exceed And Excel (2003), Court Command (2006) and Manawanui (2011).

Up And Coming Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Up And Coming Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
 
2023 Up And Coming Stakes (Held at Rosehill Racecourse) 1st Tom Kitten 1 minute 16.00 seconds
2nd Kintyre
3rd Encap
 
2022 Up And Coming Stakes (Held at Rosehill Racecourse) 1st Kibou 1 minute 17.14 seconds
2nd Golden Mile
3rd Basquiat
 
2021 Up And Coming Stakes (Held at Kembla Grange) 1st Tiger Of Malay 1 minute 15.71 seconds
2nd Coastwatch
3rd Construct
 
2020 Up And Coming Stakes 1st North Pacific 1 minute 21.81 seconds
2nd Bazooka
3rd Marsannay
 
2019 Up And Coming Stakes 1st True Detective (on protest) 1 minute 15.59 seconds
2nd Superium
3rd Lucicello
 
2018 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Master Ash 1 minute 16.9 seconds
2nd Danawi
3rd Smart Elissim
 
2017 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Dracarys 1 minute 14.7 seconds
2nd Gold Standard
3rd Sanctioned
 
2016 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Divine Prophet 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Derryn
3rd Thronum
 
2015 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Shards 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Voilier
3rd Sebring Sun
 
2014 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Scissor Kick 1 minute 18.8 seconds
2nd Panzer Division
3rd Valentia
 
2013 Up And Coming Stakes 1st War 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Drago
3rd Vilanova
 
2012 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Albrecht 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Toydini
3rd Tatra
 
2011 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Manawanui 1 minute 20.0 seconds
2nd Queenian
3rd Detours
 
2010 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Blackball 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Sea Lord
 
2009 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Rarefied 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Shellscrape
3rd Offhanded
 
2008 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Dreamscape 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Aichi
3rd Duporth
 
2007 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
 
2006 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Court Command 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Stormpede
3rd Diego Garcia
 
2005 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Snitzel 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Denmarket
 
2004 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Public Opinion
 
2003 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Danbird
3rd Hipwell
 
2002 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Snowland 1 minute 06.9 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Eastwest Success
 
2001 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Newquay 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Perfect Crime
3rd Excellerator
 
2000 Up And Coming Stakes 1st Zariz 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Kootoomootoo

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