2017 Star Kingdom Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Star Kingdom Stakes

The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 open handicap race run over 1100m, with stakes set at $150,000.

The 2017 Star Kingdom Stakes will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.Star Kingdom Stakes

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Prior to the race, the Autumn Carnival hosts a range of other handicap events that are a great lead-up to the Star Kingdom Stakes, including the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) and the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m). Runners in the Star Kingdom will often be aimed at some of the higher status events later in the autumn including the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) held at Randwick on Australian Derby Day, and the prestigious Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m). These other autumn open handicap events are far more lucrative for the entries with stakes set at $300 000 and $1.5 million respectively. The longer distance of the Doncaster Handicap often proves to be too testing for many of the Star Kingdom competitors, however The Galaxy is the perfect distance race and horses’ performance in the Star Kingdom often influences their Galaxy odds. This is a great little betting double in the Autumn Carnival, and if you can select a sprinter who wins both the Stark Kingdom and The Galaxy you will see a very nice return!

Elite horses are not usually drawn to the Star Kingdom Stakes, but strong sprinters in good form are attracted to the race, especially those who perform best at the shorter distance. Notable winners include Bradshaw (2003 and 2002) and Friend’s Venture (1993 and 1992) who both managed two successive wins in the sprint race. Bradshaw was also runner up to Taikun in 2004, and placed second in 2000.

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There are plenty of lucrative odds on offer for the Star Kingdom Stakes on Golden Slipper Day, so get in on the betting excitement and pick your winner today!

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Australian Derby

(2400m)

Randwick

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

TJ Smith Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$2,500,000

Open

Group 1

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Doncaster Mile

(1600m)

Randwick

$2,500,000

Open

Group 1

Australian Oaks

(2400m)

Randwick

$550,000

3YO SW

Group 2

Sapphire Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$175,000

3YO & Up SWP

Group 1

Sydney Cup

(3200m)

Randwick

$500,000

Hcp

Group 1

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

(2000m)

Randwick

$4,000,000

Open

Group 1

Queen Of The Turf Stakes

(1600m)

Randwick

$1,000,000

3YO&UP

Group 2

Queen of the South Stakes

(1600m)

Morphettville

$175,000

3YO & Up SWP

Group 3

Chairman’s Handicap

(2000m)

Morphettville

$115,000

3YO SW

Details of the Star Kingdom Stakes:

  • Date: March/April
  • Location: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
  • Race Distance: 1100m
  • Race Status: Group 3
  • Race Type: Open Handicap
  • Weight: Low 53kg – High 61kg
  • Stakes: $150,000

Star Kingdom Stakes News

17 runners have been included in nominations for Saturday’s Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting prospects. Generalife was one of Godolphin’s most consistent performers over the 2014 calendar, and has been included for a…