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Southern Cross Stakes

The 2018 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.

2018 Southern Cross Stakes Field

The 2018 Southern Cross Stakes field is provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x9113x385x CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 60.5kg 111
2 11x214119x DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 3 59.5kg 109
3 42x326x927 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 5 57.5kg 105
4 0x7101Dx02 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 7 57kg 104
5 x2012x631x DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6 57kg 104
6 5390x160x4 KAEPERNICK John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8 55.5kg 101
7 42000x376x BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Jay Ford 1 54kg 98
8 7019184×35 OXFORD POET Kim Waugh Tim Clark 9 53kg 96
9 7x3412x429 SUPREME EFFORT Kim Waugh 2 53kg 95

2018 Southern Cross Stakes Nominations

The 2018 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
2018 1 Kaepernick 2 Dothraki 3 Boss Lane  1:10.5
2017 1 Le Romain 2 Big Money 3 Snippets Land  1:10.3
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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