The Up and Coming Stakes is a 1300M sprint race held annually at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse in New South Wales during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The event is a group 3 race and is exclusive to three year old geldings and colts only. In 2013, the event produced some spectacular racing with War closely edging it to claim the spoils ahead of Drago and Vilanova who both settled for second and third respectively. The Up and Coming Stakes is today worth $125,000 in prize money and in its proud history, the race has grown to become a major Group 3 race in Australian Horse Racing.
The event features on the same day along with a number of races including the Group 2 Warwick Stakes and The Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes – a female version of the Up and Coming Stakes. For many horse trainers and jockeys, the Up and Coming Stakes is the perfect progression for the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes. The race in recent years has favored strong sprinters and in fact, the event has produced some remarkable horse racing talents in its history.
Most notably though, outstanding sprinter Manawanui in 2011 completed a remarkable Performance in the Spring Carnival after recording a spectacular victory in the Up and Coming Stakes on course towards victory in the Golden Rose- the biggest and richest race in the Sydney Spring. The Up and Coming Stakes is always a great field of high quality sprinters and the winners in this event always tend to be classy and in form horses.
Other top three year olds to win the race include Exceed and Excel in 2003, Fastnet Rock in 2004, and Testa Rosa back in 1999. The Up and Coming Stakes is a good test for three year olds and horses that do well in this race can also consider running in other 3yos events such as Group 3 races The Gloaming Stakes and The Spring Stakes. All in all, the race always produces a unique show of racing passion and quality sprinting which should be a good pick for horse racing lovers.
Up And Coming Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Scissor Kick||Panzer Division||Valentia||1:18.7|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Court Command||Stormpede||Diego Garcia||1:10.7|
|2004||Fastnet Rock||Dane Shadow||Public Opinion||1:10.2|
|2003||Exceed And Excel||Danbird||Hipwell||1:11.8|
|2002||Snowland||Star Of Florida||Eastwest Success||1:06.9|
|1999||Testa Rossa||Easy Rocking||Align||1:10.1|
|1998||Paris Dream||Lauries Lottery||Scotty Locharber||1:14.3|
|1997||General Nediym||Encounter||Pleasure Giver||1:09.0|
|1995||Our Maizcay||Flying Spur||Catalan Opening||1:09.0|
|1994||Bulldog Yeats||Yallahs Success||Dapper Magic||1:12.0|
|1991||Kinjite||On Kileys Run||Skilful Star||1:12.1|
|1990||The Bullfighter||Bureaucracy||Wave Power||1:11.5|
|1988||Star Watch||Full And By||Ideal Score||1:08.9|