Up And Coming Stakes

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

Up And Coming Stakes, Randwick

Run over 1,300 metres, the Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Randwick Racecourse* in mid-August as one of the first early features of the Spring Racing Carnival. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old colts and geldings that may be targeting upcoming Group 1 events later in the season. 

*Note: The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes took place at Kembla Grange Racecourse due to COVID.

The Up & Coming Stakes has alternated between Group 2 and 3 status in recent years and has been won by many champion racehorses including Mahogany (1993), Exceed And Excel (2003) and Fastnet Rock (2004).

The event was previously held on Winx Stakes Day, but in 2020 moved forward a week earlier to occupy its own feature race meeting on the same day as Caulfield’s Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day program in Melbourne.

The best three-year-olds out of the Up And Coming Stakes race may head towards the $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) that spring with Manawanui (2011) the last to do the double.

Up And Coming Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, August 14th, 2021 
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse (Kembla Grange in 2021 due to COVID) 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,300 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds (colts and geldings)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,00
  • Inaugural Race: 1979
  • 2021 Up & Coming Stakes Winner: Tiger Of Malay

Up AND Coming Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Up And Coming Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 14, 2021. 

  1. #1 Tiger Of Malay
  2. #7 Coastwatch
  3. #3 Construct

Resuming colt Tiger Of Malay ($3.30) saluted for the punters first-up with an inside run in the Up And Coming Stakes 2021 results at Kembla Grange ahead of the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes.

Up And Coming Stakes Betting in 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Up And Coming Stakes in 2021

  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 Up And Coming Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Up And Coming Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Up And Coming Stakes? 

The best way to pick which horse will win the Up And Coming Stakes in 2021 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 consideration are as follows:

  • Handicap Helper – Look for a horse that either benefits from weight relief, or can easily handle the extra weight given to them. 
  • Middle Distance Magic – The 1300m distance of the Up And Coming Stakes means it is better suited to three-year-olds with the proven ability to run further than the 1200m sprint races.
  • McDonald Factor – Jockey James McDonald rode three straight Up And Coming Stakes winners from 2019-21.

Up And Coming Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Up And Coming Stakes betting include Group 2 winner Tiger Of Malay last seen running third in Brisbane’s Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) over the winter and the progressive Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Written Tycoon colt Concocted

True Detective ($2.30 in 2019), five length winner North Pacific ($1.85 in 2020) and Tiger Of Malay ($3.30 in 2021) are the latest Up And Coming Stakes favourites to win.

Up And Coming Stakes Field 2021

The official 2021 Up And Coming Stakes field of final acceptors is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Up And Coming Stakes 2021 final field features just nine three-year-olds led in betting by the returning Group 1 third placed Tiger Of Malay carrying the 61kg top weight from the inside gate fresh.

Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Tiger Of Malay ($3.10 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Construct ($9.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: See Above Best Bet

Our exclusive 2021 Up And Coming Stakes tips will be available here the week of the race and a complete Up And Coming Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 UP AND COMING STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Up And Coming Stakes Race Day 2021

Race day takes place at Royal Randwick on Saturday August 14, 2021 having been moved forward a week from its previous position on the Winx Stakes Day card. 

Up And Coming Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Up And Coming Stakes Field section. 

Up And Coming Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 9th of August, 2021.

The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes nominations feature 16 hopeful three-year-olds including returning JJ Atkins Group 1 third placed Tiger Of Malay.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 67×1 BRIGANTINE C 3 James Cummings 64
2 30×1 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
3 038x10x5 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 65
4 12 CONCOCTED C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 64
5 2x878x351 CONSTRUCT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 67
6 11x GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
7 23×21 MABEL F 3 Tracey Bartley 59
8 7x833126x MAURICE’S MEDAD C 3 Bjorn Baker 72
9 241 MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham 63
10 160x PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 60
11 134×7 PICARONES F 3 James Cummings 67
12 5×512 REVIVALIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 64
13 11 SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 68
14 1 STARMAN C 3 Chris Waller 65
15 313x53185x SUBTERRANEAN C 3 Matthew Dunn
16 1x527513x TIGER OF MALAY C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Up And Coming Stakes Weights 2021

Quality handicap conditions apply. The minimum weight is 54 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 10th of August, 2021 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Up And Coming Stakes Field section. 

Tiger Of Malay (61kg in 2021) was the last Up And Coming Stakes top weight to win.

Up And Coming Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 11th of August, 2021 and will be published in our above Up And Coming Stakes Field section.

Up And Coming Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 11th of August, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Up And Coming Stakes Field section.

Up And Coming Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 14th of August, 2021.

Up And Coming Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Up And Coming Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Up And Coming Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes is set to run as Kembla Grange Race 8 at 3:35pm (AEST) on Saturday the 14th of August, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Kembla Grange Racecourse (moved from Randwick Racecourse in 2021 due to COVID-19).

Up And Coming Stakes Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Up And Coming Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2021 UP AND COMING STAKES FORM GUIDE

Up And Coming Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Up And Coming Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Up And Coming Stakes Winners

Winners of the Up And Coming Stakes going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Tiger Of Malay Richard & Michael Freedman James McDonald 61 kgs 1:15.71
2020 North Pacific Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:21.81
2019 True Detective Chris Waller James McDonald 55.5 kgs 1:15.59
2018 Master Ash Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 53 kgs 1:16.91
2017 Dracarys Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 53.5 kgs 1:14.76
2016 Divine Prophet Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 55 kgs 1:16.68
2015 Shards John O’Shea James McDonald 56 kgs 1:16.31
2014 Scissor Kick Paul Messara Tye Angland 54.5 kgs 1:18.78
2013 War Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 54 kgs 1:16.66
2012 Albrecht Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 54.5 kgs 1:16.28
2011 Manawanui Ron Leemon Glyn Schofield 55 kgs 1:20.09
2010 Blackball Peter Snowden Tye Angland 54 kgs 1:10.96
2009 Rarefied Peter Snowden Chris Munce 54 kgs 1:09.98
2008 Dreamscape Gai Waterhouse Peter Robl 54 kgs 1:11.88
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Court Command Darren Smith Darryl McLellan 54 kgs 1:10.71
2005 Snitzel Gerald Ryan Scott Seamer 56.5 kgs 1:09.88
2004 Fastnet Rock Paul Perry Glen Boss 56 kgs 1:10.28
2003 Exceed And Excel Tim Martin Hugh Bowman 56 kgs 1:11.82
2002 Snowland Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 56 kgs 1:08.97
2001 Newquay Gai Waterhouse Brian York 54 kgs 1:11.23
2000 Zariz Gerald Ryan Brian York 54 kgs 1:09.41
1999 Testa Rossa Dean Lawson Damien Oliver 54 kgs 1:10.13