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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.

Year Results Winning Time
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

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