Hill Stakes

Hill Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Hill Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,800 metres, the Hill Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Randwick Racecourse. With a $500,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of local mid distance runners.

This race serves as an excellent lead up into The Cox Plate.

Originally a Principal Race, this race has been held as Group 2 from 1979 onwards. The race has been held at Rosehill Gardens, Canterbury Park, as well as its current home at Randwick Racecourse.

Hill Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 5th, 2019
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,800 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Weight for age
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Randwick Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1921

Hill Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Hill Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Hill Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Hill Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Hill Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Hill Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Hill Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Hill Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Hill Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Hill Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Hill Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Hill Stakes

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Hill Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Hill Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Hill Stakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 06/09/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The Hill Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Hill Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Sydney Stunners – Local horses, especially those with experience at getting a win at Royal Randwick, should perform well in this one.
  • Hot Lead Up – If you’re looking for a lead up race, you can’t go past the Chelmsford Stakes. Plenty of placegetters from this race have gone on to get a place or even win in the Hill Stakes.

Hill Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Hill Stakes 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Hill Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Hill Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 5th of October, 2019.

Hill Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 Hill Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Hill Stakes Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 30th of September, 2019.

Hill Stakes Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 1st of October, 2019.

Hill Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 2nd of October, 2019.

Hill Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 2nd of
October, 2019.

Hill Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 5th of October, 2019.

Hill Stakes Prize Money

The Hill Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $49,500
4th $22,250
5th $12,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

Hill Stakes Race Number

The Hill Stakes is race number 5 on Saturday, the 5th of October, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Hill Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Hill Stakes has been released.

Hill Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Hill Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Hill Stakes Winners

Winners of the Hill Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 58kg 2:02.57
2017 Classic Uniform Gary Moore Michael Walker 59kg 1:49.98
2016 Hartnell John O’Shea James McDonald 59kg 2:04.11
2015 Preferment Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 58kg 2:06.81
2014 Junoob Chris Waller Blake Shinn 59kg 2:06.12
2013 Moriarty Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 59kg 2:03.62
2012 Lamasery David Vandyke Peter Robl 59kg 2:06.25
2011 Trusting John Thompson Joao Moreira 59kg 2:02.93
2010 Descarado Gai Waterhouse Peter Robl 58kg 1:56.48
2009 Miss Marielle Joseph Pride Peter Robl 57kg 1:56.13
2008 Fiumicino John Hawkes Glen Boss 59kg 1:57.38
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Desert War Gai Waterhouse Larry Cassidy 58kg 1:56.28
2005 Desert War Gai Waterhouse Jim Byrne 58kg 1:56.67
2004 Natural Blitz Doug Harrison Danny Beasley 58kg 1:56.62
2003 Excellerator Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 58kg 1:56.84
2002 Dress Circle Gai Waterhouse Lenny Beasley 58kg 1:56.63
2001 Mulan Princess Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 55.5kg 1:47.02
2000 Pasta Express Paul Cave John Marshall 58kg 1:57.83