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Skyline Stakes

The 2018 Skyline Stakes is a Group 2 race contested annually during March at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The event is held during the Sydney autumn carnival and is worth $200,000.

The Skyline Stakes is a two year old race and run over a trip of 1200m.

In addition to the prize money horses are competing for a ballot exemption into the Group 1 Golden Slipper, the world’s richest juvenile event.

The Skyline Stakes is part of a huge series of racing for two year olds during the Sydney carnival and gives them a fantastic opportunity for big time success.

This race is only for colts and geldings however the Sweet Embrace Stakes for fillies is held on the same card under identical conditions.

It is run on Randwick Guineas Day and is a notoriously tough race.

The main reason for this apart from the strong competition is that for many it will be the first time they step up to 1200m.

The Skyline Stakes follows on from races like the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes and the Group 2 Kindergarten Stakes and provides a lead into the Group 2 Todman Slipper trial and the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes.

In the end though trainers are simply trying to find the best route into the main event Golden Slipper.

The last horse to win the Skyline Stakes / Golden Slipper double was Dance Hero back in 2004.

Other winners include Shogun Lodge in 1999, Snitzel in 2005, Manhattan Rain in 2009, Hinchinbrook in 2010 and Uate in 2011.

2018 Skyline Stakes Field

The 2018 Skyline Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×3 IRISH BET John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7 55.5kg
2 34×1 SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 55.5kg
3 11 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 2 55.5kg
4 1×4 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 4 55.5kg
5 42x SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 55.5kg
6 1 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 55.5kg
7 3 OXFORD TYCOON Kim Waugh Tye Angland 1 55.5kg

2018 Skyline Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 211x SETSUNA F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 55.5kg
2 32×1 FIESTA F 2 Chris Waller 2 55.5kg
3 1×2 SATIN SLIPPER F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 55.5kg
4 31×8 PERFECT PITCH F 2 Gary Portelli 4 55.5kg
5 41 FUTOOH F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 55.5kg
6 15 INTO THE ABYSS F 2 John P Thompson 6 55.5kg
7 4×3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 2 Mick Price 7 55.5kg
8 2 ADAMINA F 2 Gerald Ryan 8 55.5kg
9 1 COUVRE LIT F 2 James Cummings 9= 55.5kg
10 1x SWEET AVA F 2 Gerald Ryan 9= 55.5kg
11 1 CASADIVA F 2 Brent Stanley 11 55.5kg
12 4×756 NOW OR NEVER F 2 Gary Portelli 12 55.5kg
13 4 NUCLEAR BLITZ F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 55.5kg
14 54 VENOM F 2 Clarry Conners 14 55.5kg
15 4 PIERRLESS F 2 Allan Kehoe 15 55.5kg
16 IN GOOD HEALTH F 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings 16= 55.5kg
17 MISS FABULASS F 2 Kris Lees 16= 55.5kg
18 MOANA MARIE F 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings 16= 55.5kg
19 SISTER SLEDGE F 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings 16= 55.5kg

Skyline Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Santos 2 Spin 3 Legend of Condor 1:11.1
2017 1 Diamond Tathagata 2 Coruscate 3 Single Bullet 1:14.2
2016 1 Good Standing 2 Lionhearted 3 Souchez 1:09.0
2015 1 Exosphere 2 Odyssey Moon 3 Wolf Cry 1:10.7
2014 1 Valentia 2 Mr Bogart 3 Modoc  1:11.4
2013 1 All The Talk 2 Octane Flyer 3 Dothraki  1:09.7
2012 1 Ashokan 2 Raceway 3 Collect  1:10.9
2011 1 Uate 2 Hot Snitzel 3 Flight Of Pegasus  1:09.7
2010 1 Hinchinbrook 2 Brightexpectations 3 Pressday  1:08.8
2009 1 Manhattan Rain 2 The Mikado 3 Romanus  1:10.3
2008 1 All American 2 Over the Wicket 3 Dubai To Sydney  1.11.2
2007 1 Murtajill 2 Husson Lightning 3 Pistols  1.09.6
2006 1 Casino Prince 2 Empire’s Choice 3 My Middi  1.11.1
2005 1 Snitzel 2 Stratum 3 Paratroopers  1:10.0
2004 1 Dance Hero 2 Fastnet Rock 3 Econsul  1:10.7
2003 1 Kusi 2 Face Value 3 Resistor  1:10.0
2002 1 Choisir 2 Emerging Star 3 Charlie Bub  1:10.3
2001 1 Viscount 2 Excellerator 3 Shags  1:10.3
2000 1 Kootoomootoo 2 Assertive Lad 3 Veteran  1:11.8

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