The Hill Stakes is a 2000M race held during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney New South Wales every year in September. The event is normally a weight-for-age group 2 showpiece that attracts a number of quality 3 year-olds and above average horses from across the country. The Hill Stakes is worth $200,000 in prize money and Moriarty last year capped a remarkable long distance run to claim the Hill Stakes title.
Coming in second and third respectively was Glencadam Gold and Masked Marvel. The race has over the years retained its exciting spark that many horse racers and trainers have come to accustom to it. The Hill Stakes is lined up on the same day with the Group 1 George Main Stakes which is a fine line up at Rosehill’s glorious turf. Three year olds that perform exceptionally well in the Hill Stakes can consider taking part in Group 2 races such as the Tea Rose Stakes and the Shorts that come later in the Spring Carnival.
Although the Hill Stakes is not one of the big money races in Australia’s horse racing, the event often attracts above average horses and is regarded as the ideal platform for three year olds looking to start on the high in their racing careers. In its proud history, the Hill Stakes has produced great super stars of the Turf including the Arena back in 1998 and Tie The Knot in 1999.
The Chelmsford Stakes run over 1600M is a great build up for three year olds looking to feature in the Hill Stakes. The last horse to win both races in the same year was Trusting back in 2011. The Group 3 Craven Plate is also considered a good progression especially for three year olds testing themselves in long distances. This year, the Hill Stakes is expected to be bigger and better and will remain one of the must see events in the Sydney Spring Carnival.
Hill Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Moriarty||Glencadam Gold||Masked Marvel||2:03.6|
|2012||Lamasery||Mourayan||Lights Of Heaven||2:06.2|
|2009||Miss Marielle||Pacino||Roman Emperor||1:56.1|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Desert War||Eremein||Grand Zulu||1:56.3|
|2005||Desert War||Portland Singa||Dizelle||1:56.7|
|2004||Natural Blitz||Vouvray||Just Polite||1:56.6|
|2003||Excellerator||Platinum Scissors||Carnegie Express||1:56.8|
|2002||Dress Circle||Bedouin||Republic Lass||1:56.6|
|2000||Pasta Express||Pravda||Padfoot Charlie||1:57.8|
|1999||Tie The Knot||Joss Sticks||Melora||1:58.8|
|1996||Saintly||Nothin’ Leica Dane||Donar||1:56.3|
|1995||Stony Bay||Flying Spur||Joie Denise||1:57.4|
|1994||Slight Chance||Simulcast||Irish Rort||1:55.0|
|1993||Silk Ali||Durbridge||Kingston Bay||1:56.4|
|1992||Muirfield Village||Super Impose||Better Loosen Up||1:55.7|
|1991||Super Impose||Just A Dancer||Stargazer||1:56.7|
|1990||Eastern Classic||Stargazer||Right Missile||1:48.2|
|1989||Riverina Charm||Zamoff||Young Carbinier||1:45.6|
|1988||Natural Habit||Balciano||Lord Hybrow||1:53.9|