Hill Stakes

  • Date: Saturday September 17, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO&UP Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Hill Stakes News

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

Who Shot Thebarman in great form for Zipping Classic

Trainer Chris Waller has declared Who Shot Thebarman in great form as he chases back to back wins in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Who Shot Thebarman, above, is favourite to win back to back Zipping Classics at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey James McDonald stole …

The 2016 Hill Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney during September of the spring racing season. It’s around the time the distance starts to be wound out with 2000m the trek in this one with $200,000 in prize money on offer as well.

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The Hill Stakes is a weight-for-age contest open to three year olds and above with a field of fluctuating quality. There have been some fantastic individuals to contest the event but the depth of the field isn’t always quite as impressive as it could be.

There’s no specific lead up event to the Hill Stakes but the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes is one option for horses willing to make the jump from 1600m.

Much like lead up events there’s no clear follow up event either but some horses may drop down in grade to run in the Group 3 Craven Plate over 2000m on Epsom Handicap Day under the same race conditions.

The 2009 winner Miss Marielle did follow that path with a second in the Chelmsford before winning both this race and the Craven Plate.

Descarado was even more impressive in 2010 after winning the Hill Stakes and going on to claim the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.

After looking through the winners list you could argue that the Hill Stakes are somewhat of an under-rated event.

Champion horses like Saintly (1996), Tie The Knot (1999) and Excellerator (2003) all have this race on their resume.

Desert War won this race back-to-back in 2005 and 2006 while Yippyio (1998) and Platinum Scissors (2003) could only manage second placed finishes.

2016 Hill Stakes Field

The Hill Stakes field is usually comprised of stayers that had great two and three year old campaigns, as well as some veteran weight for agers. Punting on the Hill Stakes field is usually an interesting test of form of knowledge, as you really need to know the racing history of the horses involved and whether the two and three year olds have the skill to take advantage of their lesser weight. The 2016 Hill Stakes field will be released on Wednesday, September 16th and will be uploaded here immediately.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x4650x5x21 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 5 59kg 116
2 907x4110x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 59kg 115
3 1x90324x65 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Christian Reith 8 59kg 111
4 3x08533x72 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 6 59kg 108
5 2314x797x3 STORM THE STARS (USA) Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 59kg 108
6 21x7966x53 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1 59kg 106
7 4x8xD21x00 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 3 59kg 106
8 2113061×0 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 58kg 109

2016 Hill Stakes Nominations

The Hill Stakes nominations play an important role for punters in terms of understanding where each horse is aimed at during their campaign. The Hill Stakes nominations usually include a very decent selection of horses who have all had extensive black-type success.

The Hill Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Hill Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Hartnell 2 Who Shot Thebarman 3 Storm The Stars 2:04.11
2015 1 Preferment 2 Magic Hurricane 3 Complacent 2:06.81
2014 1 Junoob 2 Criterion 3 Bagman 2:06.12
2013 1 Moriarty 2 Glancadam Gold 3 Masked Marvel 2:03.62
2012 1 Lamasery 2 Mourayan 3 Lights Of Heaven 2:6.25
2011 1 Trusting 2 Hawk Island 3 Tullamore 2:02.9
2010 1 Descarado 2 Triple Honour 3 Purple 1:56.4
2009 1 Miss Marielle 2 Pacino 3 Roman Emperor 1:56.1
2008 1 Fiumicino 2 Dealer Principal 3 Hurrah 1:57.3
2007 1 Race Not Run 2 3
2006 1 Desert War 2 Eremein 3 Grand Zulu 1:56.3
2005 1 Desert War 2 Portland Singa 3 Dizelle 1:56.7
2004 1 Natural Blitz 2 Vouvray 3 Just Polite 1:56.6
2003 1 Excellerator 2 Platinum Scissors 3 Carnegie Express 1:56.8
2002 1 Dress Circle 2 Bedouin 3 Republic Lass 1:56.6
2001 1 Mulan Princess 2 Altiero 3 Dottoressa 1:47.0
2000 1 Pasta Express 2 Pravda 3 Padfoot Charlie 1:57.8