- Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2yo, Colts & Geldings, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Skyline Stakes News
Godolphin two year olds Alizee and Coruscate will be cashing last minute call ups for the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 when they step out at Rosehill on Saturday.
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The 2017 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.
2017 Skyline Stakes Field
The 2017 Skyline Stakes field will be provided below.
|1||2x||DIAMOND TATHAGATA||Mark Newnham||Glyn Schofield||6||55.5kg|
|2||12||MENARI||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||1||55.5kg|
|3||22||SINGLE BULLET||Gary Portelli||11||55.5kg|
|4||1||COLESBERG||David Payne||Tye Angland||9||55.5kg|
|5||23||EDEN ROC||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||3||55.5kg|
|6||3x||EPHESIAN||Anthony Cummings||Robert Thompson (late alt)||8||55.5kg|
|7||1||CORUSCATE||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||5||55.5kg|
|8||1||DRACARYS||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||10||55.5kg|
|9||5||CUBA||John P Thompson||Hugh Bowman||7||55.5kg|
|10||–||ALL DAY||John P Thompson||Joshua Parr||2||55.5kg|
|11||–||SOUFFRANT||Peter Robl||Jason Collett||4||55.5kg|
2017 Skyline Stakes Nominations
|1||2x||DIAMOND TATHAGATA||C||2||Mark Newnham||1||55.5kg|
|3||22||SINGLE BULLET||C||2||Gary Portelli||3||55.5kg|
|6||23||EDEN ROC||C||2||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||6||55.5kg|
|7||2x||REFLECTIVITY||C||2||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||7||55.5kg|
|10||1||DRACARYS||C||2||Peter & Paul Snowden||9=||55.5kg|
|11||10||WILL’S BID||C||2||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||55.5kg|
|12||2||FAEGER||C||2||Peter & Paul Snowden||12||55.5kg|
|13||5||CUBA||C||2||John P Thompson||13||55.5kg|
|15||–||ALL DAY||C||2||John P Thompson||15=||55.5kg|
Skyline Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Skyline Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|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|