Skyline Stakes

Skyline Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

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

Run over 1,200 metres in late February or early March, the Skyline Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of up and coming colts and geldings.

By winning this race, a horse gains automatic entry into the Golden Slipper Stakes.

The races status has always been on an upward trajectory. A Principal Race for its first year, it went to directly to a Listed Race in 1980, which continued for 6 years until 1987, when it became Group 3. It has been a Group 2 race since 2013.

Skyline Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year old (colts and geldings only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1979

Skyline Stakes Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Skyline Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Skyline Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Skyline Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Skyline 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 Skyline 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 Skyline Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Skyline Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Skyline 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 Skyline Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Skyline Stakes

  1. Join up at
  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 Skyline Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Skyline 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 2018 edition of the Skyline Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 26/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Skyline Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 2 3 Santos Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 55.5 kgs $1.75
2 5 5 Spin Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.2 lengths 55.5 kgs $6.50
3 4 4 Legend Of Condor Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 0.3 lengths 55.5 kgs $21
4 6 6 Zousain Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0.6 lengths 55.5 kgs $10
5 7 1 Oxford Tycoon Kim Waugh Tye Angland 1.1 lengths 55.5 kgs $26
6 3 2 Sandbar Brad Widdup Christian Reith 1.4 lengths 55.5 kgs $11
7 1 7 Irish Bet John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 6.4 lengths 55.5 kgs $8

Which Horse Will Win The Skyline Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Skyline 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:

  • Increased Distance – For younger horses, this race might represent the first time for them to race at 1,200 metres. Look to recent races 1000 metres and above for a better idea of the competitive landscape.
  • Unlikely Upset – It’s uncommon for a horse to come out of nowhere to win this race. Try and keep your bets below double digit odds for a safer play.

Skyline Stakes Favourites

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

Skyline Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Skyline Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Skyline Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Skyline Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Skyline Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 55.5 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of February, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 19th of February, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.

Skyline Stakes Prize Money

The Skyline Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Skyline Stakes Race Number

The Skyline Stakes is race number 5 on the 2nd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Skyline 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 Skyline Stakes has been released.

Skyline Stakes Live

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Skyline Stakes Winners

Winners of the Skyline Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Santos Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 55.5 kgs 1:11.15
2017 Diamond Tathagata Mark Newnham Glyn Schofield 55.5 kgs 1:14.22
2016 Good Standing James Cummings Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 1:09.09
2015 Exosphere John O’Shea James McDonald 55.5 kgs 1:10.68
2014 Valentia Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 55.5 kgs 1:11.45
2013 I’m All The Talk Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 55.5 kgs 1:09.76
2012 Ashokan John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 55.5 kgs 1:10.90
2011 Uate Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:09.71
2010 Hinchinbrook Gerald Ryan Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 1:08.87
2009 Manhattan Rain Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:10.36
2008 All American David Hayes Brad Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:11.26
2007 Murtajill Tim Martin Jim Cassidy 55.5 kgs 1:09.63
2006 Casino Prince Anthony Cummings Jim Cassidy 55.5 kgs 1:11.17
2005 Snitzel Gerald Ryan Glen Boss 55.5 kgs 1:10.02
2004 Dance Hero Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 55.5 kgs 1:10.73
2003 Kusi John Hawkes Corey Brown 55.5 kgs 1:10.00
2002 Choisir Paul Perry Lenny Beasley 55.5 kgs 1:10.33
2001 Viscount John Hawkes Rod Quinn 55.5 kgs 1:10.26
2000 Kootoomootoo Jack Denham Brian York 55.5 kgs 1:11.76