The Kosciuszko

The Kosciuszko race is a Special Conditions feature for NSW country-trained horses only held on the lucrative The Everest Day card at Randwick in October.

2021 The Kosciuszko Results

  • 1st: #3 Art Cadeau
  • 2nd: #1 Handle The Truth
  • 3rd: #6 Spiranac



The Kosciuszko is one of the recent additions to the Sydney Spring Racing Calendar, the Special Conditions feature held on The Everest Day at Royal Randwick each October.

Contested for the first time in 2018, The Kosciuszko race is open only to NSW or ACT Country-trained horses and is the most lucrative of its kind offering $1.3 million in prize money.

Taking place in Sydney on the same day Melbourne hosts the time-honoured Caulfield Cup, The Kosciuszko is a set weights plus penalties event that is now a hugely popular target for the provincially-trained sprints from around the state.

Members of the public are able to purchase tickets in The Kosciuzko Sweep that gives them a chance to select an eligible horse to take part in the event, the field size for which increased from 12 to 14 in 2019.

Winning ticket holders from the subsequent The Kosciuzko Calcutta Draw, which harks back to the traditions of bush racing, then have the opportunity to part-own a horse in the race that is selected at random.

The 2021 The Kosciuszko took place at Randwick on Saturday October 16, 2021 as the key support act to the $15 million The Everest and was won by the favourite Art Cadeau ($4). 

The Kosciuszko 2021
Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties; NSW & ACT Country-trained horses only
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $1.3 million

2021 The Kosciuszko Results

  • 1st: #3 Art Cadeau ($4)
  • 2nd: #1 Handle The Truth
  • 3rd: #6 Spiranac

The money came for the Terry Robinson-trained Country Championship Final winner Art Cadeau ($4) first-up and the horse did not disappoint running down the 2019 champion Handle The Truth in a thrilling The Kosciuszko 2021 result.

Click here to read more on the 2021 The Kosciuszko win by Art Cadeau.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 ART CADEAU Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 3 57.5kg $4F
2 1 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 0.18L 1 59kg $7
3 6 SPIRANAC Rodney Northam James McDonald 0.85L 8 55.5kg $12
4 7 EDIT (NZ) Cody Morgan Hugh Bowman 1.62L 11 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $5.50
4 15e IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 1.62L 14 57kg $21
6 11 MR HUSSILL Cameron Crockett Regan Bayliss 1.68L 6 55kg $21
7 5 AHEADOFHISTIME Trevor Hardy Jeff Penza 3.16L 9 56.5kg $101
8 4 PLONKA Warren Gavenlock Joshua Parr 3.27L 7 57kg $61
9 14 SUNRISE RUBY Mitchell Beer Glen Boss 3.56L 4 53kg $9.50
10 8 ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Tim Clark 3.81L 12 55kg $31
11 13 PATINO RUBY Brett Cavanough Ms Alysha Collett 4.62L 5 53.5kg $12
12 12 CEASEFIRE Paul Messara Robbie Dolan 7.53L 13 55kg $12
13 10 NADARAJA Stephen Jones Matthew Palmer 12.77L 2 55kg $26
14 9 ISLAND BAY BOY Tony Sergi Jason Collett 15.33L 10 55kg $15
17e TIM’S PRINCIPAL Jeremy Gask 0
18e KATTEGAT Natalie Jarvis 0
2 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea Kerrin McEvoy 0
16e ANOTHER ONE Gary Colvin 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 The Kosciuszko Odds

The Kosciuszko 2021 betting odds and links to the latest prices at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as all-in markets on the event open.

It’s Me ($2 in 2020) followed by Art Cadeau ($4 in 2021) are the latest favourites in The Kosciuszko betting to salute for the punters.

2021 The Kosciuszko Field

The confirmed The Kosciuszko 2021 field of NSW and ACT country-trained horses, including those selected by the winning ticket holders from The Kosciuzko sweep, will be detailed below as soon as available.

Horses in the 14-starter The Kosciuzko field are able to be “swapped-out” for alternative runners right up until race day morning.

Group 1 winners after December 31, 2018 are ineligible for a spot in The Kosciuszko field.

The 2021 The Kosciuszko field features a capacity line-up of country gallopers including the 2019 champion Handle The Truth drawn the rails and carrying the 59kg top weight.

  • Scratched: #2 Front Page (14)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x31002x47 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 106
2 x111x2x402 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea Kerrin McEvoy 14 59kg 96
3 22x212111x ART CADEAU Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 3 57.5kg 88
4 2561647×85 PLONKA Warren Gavenlock Joshua Parr 7 57kg 85
5 7×54784113 AHEADOFHISTIME Trevor Hardy Jeff Penza 9 56.5kg 82
6 12x1717x61 SPIRANAC Rodney Northam James McDonald 8 55.5kg 85
7 221144×1 EDIT (NZ) Cody Morgan Hugh Bowman 11 55kg 55.5kg 79
8 110x173x ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Tim Clark 12 55kg 72
9 1x52115x51 ISLAND BAY BOY Tony Sergi Jason Collett 10 55kg 72
10 2111 NADARAJA Stephen Jones Matthew Palmer 2 55kg 72
11 3x11x132 MR HUSSILL Cameron Crockett Regan Bayliss 6 55kg 70
12 117×1 CEASEFIRE Paul Messara Robbie Dolan 13 55kg 68
13 21x1x251x4 PATINO RUBY Brett Cavanough Ms Alysha Collett 5 53.5kg 75
14 1x4x1112 SUNRISE RUBY Mitchell Beer Glen Boss 4 53kg 75
15e x439067603 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman 0 57kg 90
16e x161612x36 ANOTHER ONE Gary Colvin 0 56kg 83
17e 93×2511402 TIM’S PRINCIPAL Jeremy Gask 0 56kg 81
18e 149×761133 KATTEGAT Natalie Jarvis 0 56kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 The Kosciuzko Nominations

LAST 10 HORSE SEX AGE TRAINER HCP RATING
1 7×54784113 AHEADOFHISTIME G 5 Trevor Hardy
2 22x212111x ART CADEAU G 5 Terry Robinson
3 7771832322 CASSY’S SISTER M 5 Troy O’Neile
4 117×1 CEASEFIRE G 4 Paul Messara
5 221144×1 EDIT (NZ) G 5 Cody Morgan
6 x111x2x402 FRONT PAGE G 5 Geoff Duryea
7 004242×906 GOLLY I’M LUCKY G 7 Terry Robinson 68
8 3x31002x47 HANDLE THE TRUTH G 6 Keith Dryden 95
9 110x173x ICE IN VANCOUVER G 4 Cody Morgan
10 1x52115x51 ISLAND BAY BOY G 4 Tony Sergi 66
11 648152914x LORD TONY G 6 Troy O’Neile
12 3x11x132 MR HUSSILL G 6 Cameron Crockett
13 2111 NADARAJA G 3 Stephen Jones
14 21x1x251x4 PATINO RUBY M 4 Brett Cavanough 69
15 2561647×85 PLONKA G 6 Warren Gavenlock 68
16 12x1717x61 SPIRANAC M 5 Rodney Northam
17 1x4x1112 SUNRISE RUBY M 4 Mitchell Beer 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Kosciuzko History

The Kosciuzko was first run in 2018 and won by Belflyer who failed in his attempt at back-to-back wins, in the way super sprinter Redzel (2017, 2018) won the opening two editions of The Everest, finishing dead last (14th) in his title defense behind Handle The Truth in 2019.

In 2020 It’s Me saluted for the punters as the $2 favourite in The Kosciuszko results, as did the well-backed Art Cadeau ($4) in 2021.

Past The Kosciuszko Winners

Previous The Kosciuzko winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2018 are detailed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
The Kosciuszko
1st Art Cadeau 1 minute 10.07 seconds
2nd Handle The Truth
3rd Spiranac
2020
The Kosciuszko
1st It’s Me 1 minute 9.60 seconds
2nd Redouble
3rd Man Of Peace
2019
The  Kosciuszko
1st Handle The Truth 1 minute 8.21 seconds
2nd Victorem
3rd Bobbing
2018
The  Kosciuszko
1st Belflyer 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Suncraze
3rd Awesome Pluck

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