Up And Coming Stakes

The 2020 Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 race for potential Golden Rose Stakes horses held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in mid-August.

2020 Up & Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 North Pacific
  • 2nd: #4 Bazooka
  • 3rd: #7 Marsannay



The Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse 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.

Offering $160,000 in total prize money, 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 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) in early September.

It has also proved a decent guide to the following month’s $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) in recent years.

The Up And Coming Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday August 15, 2020 and saw the odds-on favourite North Pacific ($1.85) relishing the wet conditions for a five length win. 

Up And Coming Stakes
Date: Saturday August 15, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Up And Coming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 North Pacific
  • 2nd: #4 Bazooka
  • 3rd: #7 Marsannay

The official Up And Coming Stakes 2020 Results on the potential Golden Rose Stakes lead-up race will be available below once the race runs on Saturday August 15, 2020.

The Hawkes Racing-trained North Pacific ($1.85) shot to the top of futures betting on the Golden Rose Stakes after his five length romp home in the wet to salute for the punters as the odds-on favourite in the 2020 Up And Coming Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 1 56.5kg $1.85F
2 4 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 5.3L 6 54kg $26
3 7 MARSANNAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 5.5L 5 53kg $11
4 9 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.6L 7 53kg $51
5 6 YARDSTICK Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6.8L 4 53kg $11
6 1 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 7.3L 8 59kg $21
7 3 SMART IMAGE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8.1L 3 54.5kg $4.80
8 8 BRAVADO John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 11.1L 2 53kg $10
5 SAUVESTRE Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Up And Coming Stakes Odds

The Up And Coming Stakes 2020 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) was the last favourite in the Up And Coming Stakes odds to salute for the punters.

2020 Up And Coming Stakes Field

The Up And Coming Stakes 2020 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 2020 Up And Coming Stakes field features just the nine spring hopefuls led in betting by the Hawkes Racing-trained North Pacific drawn the rails and the undefeated Smart Image in gate four chasing a third win on the trot for Peter & Paul Snowden.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11919x HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 9 59kg 80
2 3×1 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 1 56.5kg 75
3 11 SMART IMAGE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 54.5kg 71
4 551×825 BAZOOKA David Payne Jason Collett 7 54kg 65
5 1x SAUVESTRE Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 54kg 64
6 1 YARDSTICK Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 53kg 64
7 5×611 MARSANNAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 6 53kg 63
8 13 BRAVADO John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 2 53kg 62
9 17 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 53kg 60

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.

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
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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