Kindergarten Stakes


Date: Saturday 4th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 2yo – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Hallowed Crown

The Kindergarten Stakes is one of the top rated Group 3 Races exclusive for two year olds looking to make a mark in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The event is organized at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales every year in April and is worth $200,000 in prize money. The Kindergarten Stakes is run under set weight conditions over a good sprint distance of 1100M. The distance makes it ideal for speedy young horses and in the 2013 edition, Safeguard ran strongly to win the title with Everage and Diamond Oasis coming closely in second and third respectively.

The recent revamp of the Sydney Autumn has scheduled the Kindergarten Stakes to take place on the first day of the championship races. The event will feature along the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap which is the main race of the day. The Kindergarten Stakes provides a good progression for 2yos looking to build on their Golden Slipper Stakes performance.

The ideal lead-up races for the event are the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes and the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes. The Kindergarten Stakes has produced a number of high profile horses that have gone on to become superstars of the turf. A perfect example is Wanted who won the event in 2009 on course towards victory in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap in Flemington.

Solar Charged also completed a Kindergarten Stakes victory in 2010 and later took the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield. The 2014 edition of the race is set to showcase a good share of talented sprinters with great potential. The Kindergarten Stakes is always a must see in the Sydney Autumn Schedule for many horse racing enthusiasts and recent winners in the race include Anise back in 2011 and Dance on Stars in 2012.

Kindergarten Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Hallowed Crown Washington Heights Klammer 1:06.2
2013 Safeguard Everage Diamond Oasis 1:04.5
2012 Dances On Stars Agueda Ichihara 1:03.8
2011 Anise Queenian Hot Snitzel 1:04.6
2010 Solar Charged Elimbari Georgette Silk 1:04.6
2009 Wanted Above Perfection Our Joan Of Arc 1:03.2
2008 Mr. Profumo Krupt Mazuka 1:05.1
2007 Forensics Warhead I Am Invincible 1:04.4
2006 Plagiarize Gold Edition Big Joker 1:03.8
2005 Flying Pegasus Mnemosyne Assertive Choice 1:04.0
2004 Crimsom Reign Segments Charge Forward 1:04.0
2003 Niello Dorky Secret Land 1:04.4
2002 Snowland Planchet Kidman 1:04.0
2001 Royal Courtship Ha Ha Donna Natalia 1:04.9
2000 Belle Du Jour Continuum Fetes Galantes 1:05.1
1999 Easy Rocking Align Smarts 1:05.5
1998 Peat Bog Manana Electrifying 1:04.6
1997 Guineas All The Rave Encounter 1:04.6
1996 Armidale The Oscars Intergaze 1:03.9
1995 Furacao Brummel Show Of Force 1:09.0
1994 Dr. Zackary Simulcast Dapper Magic 1:04.8
1993 Bint Marscay Danger Blue Fields 1:03.4
1992 Slight Chance Khoshaf My Marilyn 1:03.8
1991 Vionnet Electrique If I’m Special 1:06.3
1990 Bold Tie St. Jude Lavinia’s Prayer 1:03.8
1989 Show County Paris Opera Tiny Arch 1:03.6
1988 Star Watch Tattwood Run Straight Run 1:04.1