Looking for this year’s Giga Kick Stakes (Winners Stakes) betting odds, race field and form guide? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the event.

Winners Stakes Winners (Gytrash) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

The Winners Stakes – run in 2023 as the Giga Kick Stakes – is a recent addition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival taking place as a key support act on the lucrative Golden Eagle Race Day at Rosehill Gardens in late October or early November.

Inaugurated in 2019 the event is renamed each season in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner.

The first running was known as the Redzel Stakes with Redzel having won the first two editions of the world’s richest turf race in 2017 and 2018.

In 2020 the Winners Stakes was known as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes after the Chris Waller-trained youngster Yes Yes Yes took out the 2019 The Everest race the October prior.

For the third edition the Winners Stakes was run as the Classique Legend Stakes in honour of the 2020 The Everest champion Classique Legend.

Originally offering $1 million in stakes the Winners Stakes prize money was increased to an incredible $3 million ahead of the 2022 edition.

The race is run and won over 1300m at set weights plus penalties and often attracts horses out of that year’s The Everest results.

In 2020 the Winners Stakes (Yes Yes Yes Stakes) winner Gytrash came off a lead-up third in the The Everest (1200m), while the year before the inaugural champion Pierata improved on a fifth in that year’s The Everest results.

In 2021 Eduardo won the Winners Stakes (Classique Legend Stakes) off a third in that spring’s The Everest trifecta.

The 2022 Winners Stakes ran as the Nature Strip Stakes after the Chris Waller-trained champion sprinter Nature Strip won the 2021 The Everest at his third attempt.

The 2023 Winners Stakes took place as the Giga Kick Stakes after three-year-old Giga Kick made history winning the 2022 The Everest, the first undefeated horse to do so.

The 2024 Winners Stakes will be known as the Think About It Stakes after the Joe Pride-trained favourite Think About It saluted for the punters in The Everest 2023 results.

Winners Stakes 2023 – QUICK INFORMATION

  • 2023 Race Name: Giga Kick Stakes
  • Race Day: Saturday November 4th, 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Weight Class: Set Weights + Penalties
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Special Conditions
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Purse: $3,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2019
  • 2023 Winners Stakes Winner: Bella Nipotina

Winners Stakes 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 Winners Stakes results – known as the 2023 Giga Kick Stakes results – will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 4, 2023. 

  1. #6 Bella Nipotina
  2. #4 Private Eye
  3. #1 Think About It

Jockey Craig Williams kept his cool despite a horror run aboard class Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina ($10) who overcame all the odds and showed true grit to fight back and beat home the Joe Pride-trained defending champion Private Eye and last start The Everest winner Think About It in a thrilling Giga Kick Stakes 2023 result in Sydney.

Winners Stakes 2023 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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


How To Bet On The Winners Stakes 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.

Giga Kick Stakes 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Giga Kick 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.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The Winners Stakes in 2023?

Which horse will win the 2023 Winners Stakes (Giga Kick Stakes) comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the distance and their previous race experience against similar rivals.

When selecting the Winners Stakes winner it is also important to consider:

  • Concorde Lead-Up: The Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in early September is a good guide to the Winners Stakes with Gytrash completing the double in 2020.
  • The Everest Horses: The first four Winners Stakes winners Pierata (2019), Gytrash (2020), Eduardo (2021) and Private Eye (2022) all came off lead-up runs in The Everest running fifth, third, third and second respectively in the world’s richest handicap.
  • Favourite Factor: Pierata (2019), Gytrash (2020) and Eduardo (2021) all started favourite in the race giving the punters’ picks a flawless record ahead of the race’s fourth edition in 2022 when Private Eye won at single figures but not the favourite.

Winners Stakes FAVOURITES 2023

The early favourites in Winners Stakes / Giga Kick Stakes betting for 2023 include The Everest champion Think About It, the fellow Joe Pride-trained Private Eye coming off a third to his stablemate in the world’s richest turf race, and Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina from the Maher/Eustace stable.

Pierata ($2.60 in 2019), Gytrash ($3.60 in 2020) and Eduardo ($3 in 2021) all won the race as Winners Stakes favourites.

Winners Stakes 2023 FIELD

The official 2023 Winners Stakes field of final acceptances is made public on the Wednesday of race week and will be available right here.

The 2023 Giga Kick Stakes final field features a quality line-up of sprinters and middle-distance spring gallopers dominated by last start The Everest hero Think About It.

Winners Stakes 2023 Tips

Favourite: #1 Think About It ($1.75 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Think About It to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #6 Bella Nipotina ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider tips on the 2023 Winners Stakes will be detailed here the week of the $3 million feature and a full the Golden Eagle Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Winners Stakes 2023 RACE DAY

The 2023 Giga Kick Stakes (Winners Stakes) takes place on the Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday November 4th, 2023. The other key support races on the card include the:

winners stakes 2023 BARRIER DRAW

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

Winners stakes 2023 Nominations

2023 Winners Stakes nominations will be announced the week of the race and published below.

The Giga Kick Stakes 2023 nominations attracted a bumper 75 hopefuls led in all-in betting by odds-on favourite Think About It coming off a $20 million The Everest victory.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21743x01x AGE OF KINGS (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 96
2 x15x11x312 AIRMAN G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
3 4913x0x404 ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 x500x42509 ARGENTIA M 5 Joseph Pride 98
5 1x26712x07 ATHELRIC G 5 James Cummings 104
6 3x216Px520 ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 110
7 x30236x333 BELLA NIPOTINA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 112
8 123x57x138 BUENOS NOCHES H 4 Matthew Smith 110
9 016x460x80 CACOFONIX G 5 Kris Lees
10 1154x5213x CASCADIAN (GB) G 9 James Cummings 114
11 x3899464x3 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 104
12 0x23x21x48 CHAIRMAN’S LIST (NZ) G 7 Rex Cole 53
13 113x2020x1 CLOUDLAND (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 71
14 2x43410x34 COAL CRUSHER G 6 Joseph Pride 103
15 734x1211x9 COIN TOSS G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
16 x1761x0154 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST G 5 Chris Waller 101
17 0x574224x1 DREAM HOUR G 4 Kris Lees 74
18 x6117x2171 ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller
19 4x5958709x EXCELLENT PROPOSAL G 7 Michael Freedman
20 1x130x6559 EXTREMELY LUCKY G 5 Chris Waller 83
21 x3227x1317 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
22 1x800x4116 FELIX MAJESTIC G 4 Gary Nickson 76
23 19122×2125 GARZA BLANCA H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
24 6x1247000x GENTLEMAN ROY G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 104
25 2400×90139 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 108
26 3x3262825x GRAVINA G 6 James Cummings 99
27 x22113x626 HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 111
28 26111×8220 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 98
29 000x82685x HILAL H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
30 11117×1612 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
31 151x231x32 I WISH I WIN (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 117
32 1x1317x244 IN SECRET M 4 James Cummings 115
33 1200×51736 INGRATIATING H 5 James Cummings 102
34 11878×6750 INVER PARK (GB) G 6 Kris Lees 90
35 1215x1147x IOWNA MERC G 4 Bjorn Baker 81
36 1141x2x100 KIBOU G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
37 x114624x28 KING OF SPARTA G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
38 1x233x31 KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
39 x08x3x907x LAUDA SION (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller
40 x61250x993 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 84
41 x317x60x08 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) G 7 John O’Shea 112
42 4x10x735x0 LOVE TAP G 6 Richard & Will Freedman 94
43 211 MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
44 5025x1576x MALKOVICH G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
45 32x5363x90 MAZU G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 111
46 1226 MORAVIA C 3 Michael Freedman 87
47 6441×22581 MUCH MUCH BETTER G 6 Sara Ryan 95
48 26×130 NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 79
49 215×512320 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
50 x145125x29 OPAL RIDGE M 4 Luke Pepper 102
51 51761×5730 OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 106
52 6690x12x20 OVERPASS G 5 Bjorn Baker 111
53 217x405x13 PRIVATE EYE G 6 Joseph Pride 116
54 909139×408 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 83
55 118x147x15 REMARQUE G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
56 2x123x1111 RHEINBERG (NZ) G 5 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 84
57 10x90x7x14 RISE OF THE MASSES H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
58 06x5447x17 ROGUE BEAR (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 80
59 3410x52x50 ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller 105
60 4232110×86 ROYAL MERCHANT M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
61 11x88610x7 RUSTIC STEEL G 6 Kris Lees 104
62 320150×752 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
63 3211×99 SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller 104
64 812135x85x SPECIAL REWARD G 8 Kris Lees 104
65 22010×0 STEEL CITY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83
66 16460x010x SURF DANCER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
67 111x111x11 THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride 118
68 42×1116 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
69 x664222432 UMGAWA G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
70 810x1760x5 VILANA H 5 James Cummings 108
71 x422x0270x WAIHAHA FALLS (NZ) G 6 John O’Shea 92
72 x95143x645 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
73 1x520x3393 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 98
74 52535x5x46 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees 82
75 x01133x350 ZAPATEO M 5 James Cummings 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

winners stakes 2023 WEIGHTS

The Winners Stakes is a set weights plus penalties event. 2023 Giga Kick Stakes weights on the final acceptors will be published in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

winners stakes 2023 ACCEPTANCES

The Giga Kick Stakes 2023 acceptances close the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

Winners Stakes 2023 jOCKEYS

Giga Kick Stakes 2023 jockeys must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above Winners Stakes Field section.

Winners Stakes 2023 SCRATCHINGS

2023 Winners Stakes scratchings must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday November 4, 2023.

  • #8  Love Tap (5)

Winners Stakes PRIZE MONEY 2023

The 2023 Winners Stakes prize money is set at $3,000,000, distributed from first to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,725,000
2nd $560,000
3rd $280,000
4th $135,000
5th $75,000
6th $40,000
7th $35,000
8th $35,000
9th $20,000
10th $20,000

Winners Stakes RACE NUMBER 2023

The 2023 Winners Stakes (Giga Kick Stakes) race number is scheduled as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 4th of November, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Winners Stakes 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 Winners Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.


winners stakes LIVE 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 Giga Kick Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

StreamingRacing NSW

winners stakes Winners

Winners of the Winners Stakes going back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are displayed in the table below.


Giga Kick Stakes

Bella Nipotina Private Eye Think About It 1:15.50

Nature Strip Stakes

Private Eye Mazu Kementari 1:15.93

Classique Legend Stakes

Eduardo Lost And Running Standout 1:15.16

Yes Yes Yes Stakes

Gytrash Haut Brion Her Imaging 1:17.85

Redzel Stakes

Pierata Trekking Le Romain 1:16.59