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
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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|
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
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
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.
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.
|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|
|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|