Skyline Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2yo, Colts & Geldings, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Skyline Stakes News

Alizee and Coruscate chasing late Golden Slipper call ups

Alizee and Coruscate chasing late Golden Slipper call ups

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.

Coruscate, above in royal blue colours, runs second to Diamond Tathagata in the Skyline Stakes at Randwick. Photo by …

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.

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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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 2x DIAMOND TATHAGATA C 2 Mark Newnham 1 55.5kg
2 12 MENARI C 2 Gerald Ryan 2 55.5kg
3 22 SINGLE BULLET C 2 Gary Portelli 3 55.5kg
4 1 COLESBERG G 2 David Payne 4 55.5kg
5 13 PERAST C 2 Paul Perry 5 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
8 3x EPHESIAN C 2 Anthony Cummings 8 55.5kg
9 1 CORUSCATE C 2 John O’Shea 9= 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
14 4 EXCELSIOR C 2 Brooke Somers 14 55.5kg
15 ALL DAY C 2 John P Thompson 15= 55.5kg
16 SNITCH C 2 Peter Robl 15= 55.5kg
17 SOUFFRANT C 2 Peter Robl 15= 55.5kg

Skyline Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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