Are you looking for this year’s The Kosciuszko betting odds, field guide, race tips and info on how to bet on The Kosciuszko in 2023? The race betting experts at Neds have everything you need to know, all in the one place.

2022 The Kosciuszko winner Front Page
2022 The Kosciuszko winner Front Page. Photo: Steve Hart.








First run in 2018, The Kosciuszko is one of the newer Special Condition races run during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as part of the lucrative The Everest Carnival that gives away over $50 million in prize money. 

Offering $2 million in stakes as of 2022, the event is the richest of its kind and is only open to NSW and ACT country-trained runners. The Kosciuszko is held on The Everest Day – host to the world’s richest turf race the $20 million The Everest – at Royal Randwick Racecourse in mid-October.

For 2023 the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) takes place on the same day in Melbourne making for a top day of racing down under.

A sprint race over 1200m, The Kosciuszko is run at set weights plus penalties.

The Kosciuszko field limit was increased from 12 to 14 in 2019 with members of the public able to buy a ticket in the sweeps. If a member of the public holds a winning ticket, they are able to select a horse trained in country NSW and ACT and have it entered into the race.

In 2023 Front Page defended his title to become the first back-to-back The Kosciuszko winner.

The Kosciuszko 2023 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 14th, 2023
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Class: Set weights with penalties
  • Qualification: Restricted to horses trained in country NSW or ACT 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Unlisted
  • Operator: Racing NSW
  • Prize Purse: $2,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2018
  • 2023 The Kosciuszko Winner: Front Page

the kosciuszko 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 The Kosciuszko results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 14, 2023. 

  1. #1 Front Page
  2. #7 Opal Ridge
  3. #3 Far Too Easy

The Matthew Dale-trained defending champion Front Page ($5.50) was huge leading all-the-way before giving a tremendous kick with 250m to go to salute by nearly two lengths and go back-to-back in The Kosciuszko 2023 results.

The Kosciuszko Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on The Kosciuszko, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Kosciuszko In 2023

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Kosciuszko 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 The Kosciuszko will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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Which horse will win the 2023 The Kosciuszko comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the distance and their previous experience in similar condition races.

When selecting The Kosciuszko winner it is also important to consider:

  • Randwick Form – Any country-trained horses with previous form at the Randwick track make a good bet in the event.
  • Country Quality – Gallopers in the race with proven Group race experience often do well in this Special Conditions event.

The kosciuszko FAVOURITES 2023

The early favourites in The Kosciuszko betting for 2023 include the reigning champion from last spring Front Page, the Luke Pepper-trained Tapp-Craig winning filly Opal Ridge, and consistent Duporth gelding Mogo Magic who won his opening three career starts.

It’s Me ($2 in 2020) followed by Art Cadeau ($4 in 2021) are the latest The Kosciuszko favourites to win.

The Kosciuszko Field 2023

The official The Kosciuszko 2023 field is known once all 14 slot-holders announce their runners and will be published in full below as soon as confirmed. 

Runners in the 2023 The Kosciuszko field can be swapped out right up until 7:30am (Sydney time) on race day morning.

The 2023 The Kosciuszko field features a quality line-up of in-form country gallopers led in betting by Luke Pepper’s smart mare Opal Ridge who is first-up in gate two with James McDonald in the saddle and the Matthew Dunn-trained defending champion Front Page.

The Kosciuszko 2023 Tips

Favourite: #7 Opal Ridge ($2.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #12 Derry Grove ($7 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #4 Akasawa ($35 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2023 The Kosciuszko betting tips will be published here the week of the race and a full The Everest Race Day tipping post available on the Neds Blog.


The Kosciuszko 2023 Race Day

The Kosciuszko runs on The Everest Day 2023 in Sydney on Saturday, the 14th of October, 2023. Along with the $2 million The Kosciuszko, the headline event on the card include the:

the kosciuszko 2023 BARRIER DRAW

The official 2023 The Kosciuszko barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above The Kosciuszko Field section.

The Kosciuszko 2023 Weights

The race is run at set weights plus penalties. The Kosciuszko Weight Conditions are as follows:

Set Weights – Open 57.5kgs: Class 6 56.5kgs: Class 5 56kgs: Class 4 or below 55kgs: Fillies and Mares less 2kgs

Penalties – Group 1 winner (prior to 1st Jan 2019) 3.5kgs Group winner 2.5kgs: Listed winner or winner of any race with prizemoney greater than $200,000 to the winner 1.5kg: Winner of any race with prizemoney of greater than or equal to $75,000 to winner but less than $200,000 1kg: Winner of any race with prizemoney of greater than $50,000 but less than $75,000 to winner 0.5kg.

Penalties are not cumulative.

Apprentices cannot claim.

Weights must be declared by 4:00PM (local time) on Tuesday October 10, 2023 and will be published in our above The Kosciuszko Field section.

Front Page (59kg in 2023) for his second victory is the latest The Kosciuszko top-weight (or equal top-weight) to win.

2023 The Kosciuszko Top-Weights:

  • #1 Front Page (59kg)
  • #2 Mnementh (59kg)

The Kosciuszko 2023 Nominations

The official The Kosciuszko nominations for 2023 will be updated below once announced.

The below 2023 The Kosciuszko nominations feature the current 14 confirmed slot holders plus the four alternative runners with the latest markets led by Rubick mare Opal Ridge racing for the first time since her close fifth in Brisbane’s Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara over the winter.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x10x8826x FRONT PAGE (S) G 7 Matthew Dale 1= 59kg 110
2 x01x71016x MNEMENTH (S) G 7 Mitchell Beer 1= 59kg 106
3 152x18711x AKASAWA (S) G 6 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich 1= 58.5kg 100
4 4127x1622x FAR TOO EASY (S) G 5 David McColm 1= 58.5kg 109
5 x5421x53x5 CAVALIER CHARLES (S) G 7 Matthew Dale 1= 57.5kg 96
6 7x4713164x I’VE BEAN TRYIN’ (S) G 5 Matthew Kelley 1= 57.5kg 88
7 3x2311141x BIANCO VILANO (S) G 5 Ron Stubbs 1= 57kg 84
8 11x1x11x MOGO MAGIC (S) G 4 Scott Collings 1= 57kg 89
9 21x145125x OPAL RIDGE (S) M 4 Luke Pepper 1= 57kg 112
10 021125×181 OUR LAST CASH (S) G 6 Donna Scott 1= 56.5kg 91
11 42118214×0 SIZZLE MINIZZLE (S) G 4 Brett Robb 1= 56.5kg 84
12 x33450x111 DERRY GROVE (S) G 5 Matthew Dunn 1= 55.5kg 82
13 3260x1x11x BROKEN HILL (S) G 5 Cody Morgan 1= 55kg 84
14 2x113146x3 KIMBERLEY SECRETS (S) M 4 Nick Olive 1= 54kg 83
15 18x5x6003x ART CADEAU G 7 Terry Robinson 15= 59kg 106
16 38531×8708 FENDER G 7 Brett Cavanough 15= 58.5kg 100
17 1438910×51 SUPER HELPFUL G 5 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones 15= 58.5kg 96
18 4060030193 GREYWORM G 9 Neville Boyle 15= 57.5kg 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

(S) = Slot Confirmed

The Kosciuszko 2023 JOCKEYS

The Kosciuszko 2023 jockeys must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above The Kosciuszko Field section.

The Kosciuszko 2023 SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings for The Kosciuszko must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 14th, 2023.

The Kosciuszko RACE NUMBER 2023

The 2023 The Kosciuszko race number is scheduled as Randwick Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 14th of October, 2023. A total of ten races runs at Randwick Racecourse for The Everest Day.

The Kosciuszko PRIZE MONEY 2023

The 2023 The Kosciuszko prize money is set at a total of $2 million with prize money paid right through to 14th.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,000,000
2nd $400,000
3rd $200,000
4th $100,000
5th $60,000
6th $40,000
7th $25,000
8th $25,000
9th $25,000
10th $25,000
11th $12,500
12th $12,500
13th $12,500
14th $12,500

The Kosciuszko 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 The Kosciuszko Form Guide following final acceptances. 



You can watch or listen to the 2023 The Kosciuszko live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

StreamingRacing NSW

The Kosciuszko Winners (Past Results)

See below for the full list of The Kosciuszko winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2018.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2023 Front Page Matthew Dale Tyler Schiller 59 kgs 1:08.04
2022 Front Page Geoff Duryea Tyer Schiller (a) 59 kgs 1:10.12
2021 Art Cadeau Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 57.5 kgs 1:10.07
2020 It’s Me Brett Cavanough Jason Collett 53.5 kgs 1:09.60
2019 Handle The Truth Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 57 kgs 1:08.21
2018 Belflyer John Shelton Adam Hyeronimus 57.5 kgs 1:12.01