The Star Kingdom Stakes is an exciting open handicap race that features on the Sydney Autumn every year. The Race takes center stage at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney New south Wales and is worth $125,000 in prize money. The Star Kingdom Stakes is a perfect sprint event and its 1200M distance provides a great opportunity for stronger and talented horses to showcase their abilities in Sprint races.
The 2013 edition of this race was among the most thrilling ones in its rich history and in the end, Hot Snitzel produced a strong performance to win the title ahead of Smokin’ Joey and See The World in second and third respectively. The Star Kingdom Stakes changed its name from the Sebring Stakes some years back and since then, the event has remained a major Group 3 race in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race also features on the same day as the big money Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes and The BMW at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse. For the better part of the last decade, the Star Kingdom Stakes has assembled strong and formidable sprinters from across the country. The most ideal lead up race for the event is the Group 2 Challenge Stakes.
The Star Kingdom Stakes has also been a good springboard to propel gifted horses towards elite status. Master of Design is one of the notable horses to feature in Star Kingdom Stakes and after finishing second in 2012, the horse produced a strong show to win the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes later in the Sydney Autumn. Other horses to also claim the Star Kingdom Stakes title include The Double Alliance who took consecutive victories in 2010 and 2011 and Zaratone back in 2012.
Star Kingdom Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Hot Snitzel||Smokin’ Joey||See The World||1:10.7|
|2012||Zaratone||Winter King||Master Of Design||1:03.0|
|2011||Swift Alliance||News Alert||Cardinal Virtue||1:03.4|
|2010||Swift Alliance||Welkom Gold||Typhoon Zed||1:04.2|
|2009||The Jackal||Black Prince||Kiloton||1:03.8|
|2008||Hoystar||Strong Choice||Master Magic||1:09.0|
|2007||Posadas||Century Serb||New Edge||1:05.0|
|2003||Bradshaw||Into The Night||Pompeii||1:02.8|
|2000||King Of Acapulco||Bradshaw||Stanzaic||1:04.0|
|1999||Return To Go||Catalan Opening||Just Like Crystal||1:03.6|
|1998||Hockney||Hot As Hell||Regal Curator||1:03.0|
|1997||Citi Success||Montana Sands||Another Victor||1:03.3|
|1995||Legal Agent||Vibrant Delight||Marcede||1:03.1|
|1994||Jetball||Clan O’sullivan||Welsh Miner||1:05.1|
|1993||Friend’s Venture||Sublimate||Classic Magic||1:03.1|
|1992||Friend’s Venture||Noble Lancer||Final Card||1:04.0|
|1989||Magic Gleam||Ima Carpenter||Lygon Arms||1:05.6|
|1988||Lunch On Sunday||Nova Edition||Rendoo||1:04.6|