The 2016 Kindergarten Stakes is a Group 3 contest held each April at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Day 1 of The Championships. It forms part of the famous Sydney autumn racing carnival and is specifically for two year olds. The event is run under set weight conditions over a short trip of 1100m.
The race is worth $200,000 and has recently been moved from the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes Day card to the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby Card. It runs alongside the Group 1 Doncaster Mile, Group 1 Australian Derby, Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes, Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes, Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap, Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes, Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes and Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes.
Being a two year old race during the Sydney autumn there’s always a huge number of contenders around with trainers keen to make some serious cash with their juveniles.
This race takes place after the Group 1 Golden Slipper though so many of the genuine top liners will be out of play.
It suits those horses just below the top level or those better suited to the slightly shorter trip.
A horse can come here from anywhere along the usual two year old series however races like the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes and Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes are probably the best matches.
While the Kindergarten Stakes may not have the same honour as the Golden Slipper it is still a fan favourite and it can most certainly produce a solid winner.
Some of the biggest names include Guineas in 1997, Belle Du Jour in 2000, Forensics in 2007 and Wanted in 2009.
Recent winners include Solar Charged in 2010 and Anise in 2011.
2016 Kindergarten Stakes Field
The Kindergarten Stakes field usually attracts a decent selection of two year olds, with many of them very early into their racing careers.
The 2016 Kindergarten Stakes field is published here.
2016 Kindergarten Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Kindergarten Stakes nominations will be provided below.
Kindergarten Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Kindergarten Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 =El Divino||1 =Astern||3 Geneteau||1:04.9|
|2015||1 Furnaces||2 Regatta Rebel||3 Redzel||1:04.9|
|2014||1 Hallowed Crown||2 Washington Heights||3 Klammer||1:06.2|
|2013||1 Safeguard||2 Everage||3 Diamond Oasis||1:04.5|
|2012||1 Dances on Stars||2 Agueda||3 Ichihara||1:03.8|
|2011||1 Anise||2 Queenian||3 Hot Snitzel||1:04.6|
|2010||1 Solar Charged||2 Elimbari||3 Georgette Silk||1:04.6|
|2009||1 Wanted||2 Purdey||3 Our Joan Of Arc||1:03.2|
|2008||1 Mr. Profumo||2 Krupt||3 Mazuka||1:05.1|
|2007||1 Forensics||2 Warhead||3 I Am Invincible||1:04.4|
|2006||1 Plagiarize||2 Gold Edition||3 Big Joker||1:03.8|
|2005||1 Flying Pegasus||2 Mnemosyne||3 Assertive Choice||1:04.0|
|2004||1 Crimsom Reign||2 Segments||3 Charge Forward||1:04.0|
|2003||1 Niello||2 Dorky||3 Secret Land||1:04.4|
|2002||1 Snowland||2 Planchet||3 Kidman||1:04.0|
|2001||1 Royal Courtship||2 Ha Ha||3 Donna Natalia||1:04.9|
|2000||1 Belle Du Jour||2 Continuum||3 Fetes Galantes||1:05.1|