Up and Coming Stakes


Date: Saturday 22nd August 2015
Track: Warwick Farm racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1300 metres
Race Type: 3yo C&G – Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2014 Winner: Scissor Kick

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Scissor Kick Panzer Division Valentia 1:18.7
2013 War Drago Vilanova 1:16.6
2012 Albrecht Toydini Tatra 1:16.2
2011 Manawanui Queenian Detours 1:20.0
2010 Blackball Buffering Sea Lord 1:10.9
2009 Rarefied Shellscrape Offhanded 1:09.9
2008 Dreamscape Aichi Duporth 1.11.8
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Court Command Stormpede Diego Garcia 1:10.7
2005 Snitzel Stratum Denmarket 1:09.8
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
2001 Newquay Perfect Crime Excellerator 1:11.2
2000 Zariz Century Kid Kootoomootoo 1:09.4
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
1996 Paint Armidale Sovereign State 1:10.5
1995 Our Maizcay Flying Spur Catalan Opening 1:09.0
1994 Bulldog Yeats Yallahs Success Dapper Magic 1:12.0
1993 Mahogany Stormy Regent Jetball 1:09.3
1992 West End Centakima Surtee 1:09.9
1991 Kinjite On Kileys Run Skilful Star 1:12.1
1990 The Bullfighter Bureaucracy Wave Power 1:11.5
1989 Patronise Stylish Century Straussbrook 1:09.8
1988 Star Watch Full And By Ideal Score 1:08.9