The 2017 Southern Cross Stakes is a Group 3 race held every year in late February at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Run over a trip of 1200m it is worth $150,000 in prize money and raced under quality handicap conditions.
The race is also known as the ‘Frederick Clissold Stakes’ and became the Southern Cross Stakes in 2009.
It is run on the same card as the Light Fingers Stakes at the start of the Sydney autumn carnival.
This race usually gets a good field of sprinters however the genuine top liners may not be present.
This is due in part to the early scheduling as well as the big events down in Melbourne at the same period.
Horses coming through this event are likely to continue on to the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup which is run at Warwick Farm on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in March over an extra 100m.
Dreamscape came close to scoring the double in 2010 when he finished second here and then won the Liverpool City Cup.
This can often be a tough race for punters given many will be first up from a spell and others may be at the end of a long preparation.
Previous winners of the Southern Cross Stakes include Pimpala Prince in 2000, Cool Front in 2005, The Free Starter in 2007, Kenny’s World in 2010 and Sister Madly in 2011.
2017 Southern Cross Stakes Field
The 2017 Southern Cross Stakes field is provided here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||217x22251x||LE ROMAIN||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||7||61kg||111|
|2||3525x456x4||DOTHRAKI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tye Angland||3||58kg||105|
|3||0x6025x754||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||5||57kg||103|
|4||421545×243||SNIPPETS LAND||Peter & Paul Snowden||Christian Reith||8||56.5kg||102|
|5||13x3314x||IMPENDING||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||1||53.5kg||97|
|6||110×113464||SUPREME EFFORT||Kim Waugh||Jason Collett||4||53kg||91|
|7||x1542x3428||HIS MAJESTY (IRE)||Kim Waugh||Tim Clark||2||53kg||90|
|8||576247×276||WOULDNT IT BE NICE||Paul Perry||Blake Spriggs||10||53kg||89|
|9||x500x55002||AOMEN (IRE)||Jeremy Sylvester||Ms Kathy O’Hara||9||53kg||88|
|10||2210x18x||DEFCON||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||6||53kg||85|
2017 Southern Cross Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Southern Cross Stakes nominations are below.
Southern Cross Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Southern Cross Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2016||1 Big Money||2 Decision Time||3 Rich Enuff||1:09.4|
|2015||1 Heart Testa||2 Driefontein||3 Territory||1:09.6|
|2014||1 Terravista||2 Albrecht||3 My Destiny||1:08.6|
|2013||1 Skytrain||2 Streama||3 Onthelookout||1:13.5|
|2012||1 No Evidence Needed||2 Neeson||3 Secret Admirer||1:10.0|
|2011||1 Sister Madly||2 Pinwheel||3 Cardinal Virtue||1:08.5|
|2010||1 Kenny’s World||2 Dreamscape||3 Geared Up||1:11.0|
|2009||1 Marchinski||2 Kenny’s World||3 Raise||1:10.1|
|2008||1 Hoystar||2 Hoystar||3 Danleigh||1.10:0|
|2007||1 The Free Stater||2 The Jackal||3 Century Serb||1.08:7|
|2006||1 Collate||2 Utzon||3 Damigos||1.09.5|
|2005||1 Cool Front||2 Utzon||3 Patezza||1:10.2|
|2004||1 Britt’s Best||2 Fiery Venture||3 Shags||1:10.0|
|2003||1 Gordo||2 Presently||3 Salgado||1:10.2|
|2002||1 Lord Essex||2 Crawl||3 Dottoressa||1:10.3|
|2001||1 Ab Initio||2 Strabane||3 Pittance||1:09.0|
|2000||1 Pimpala Prince||2 Spying||3 Iglesia||1:09.8|