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
|2014||Hallowed Crown||Washington Heights||Klammer||1:06.2|
|2012||Dances On Stars||Agueda||Ichihara||1:03.8|
|2010||Solar Charged||Elimbari||Georgette Silk||1:04.6|
|2009||Wanted||Above Perfection||Our Joan Of Arc||1:03.2|
|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|
|2001||Royal Courtship||Ha Ha||Donna Natalia||1:04.9|
|2000||Belle Du Jour||Continuum||Fetes Galantes||1:05.1|
|1997||Guineas||All The Rave||Encounter||1:04.6|
|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|