The Kosciuszko

Are you looking for the latest on The Kosciuszko? The race betting experts at Neds have everything you need to know, all in the one place.

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 $46 million in prize money. 

Offering $1.3 million in stakes 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 $15 million The Everest – at Royal Randwick Racecourse in mid-October. The Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) takes place on the same day in Melbourne making for a truly incredible 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.

The Kosciuszko 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
  • 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: $1,300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2018
  • 2021 The Kosciuszko Winner: Art Cadeau

the kosciuszko 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 The Kosciuszko results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 16, 2021. 

  1. #3 Art Cadeau
  2. #1 Handle The Truth
  3. #6 Spiranac

Art Cadeau ($4F) was too good late running down the 2019 champion Handle The Truth in a thrilling finish to salute for the punters in The Kosciuszko 2021 results.

The Kosciuszko 2021 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 The Kosciuszko In 2021

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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 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Kosciuszko will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


Which horse will win the 2021 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 2021

The early favourites in The Kosciuszko betting for 2021 include the 2019 champion Handle The Truth and last start Spring Cup winner at Tamworth Edit.

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

The Kosciuszko Field 2021

The official The Kosciuszko 2021 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 2021 The Kosciuszko field can be swapped out right up until 7:30am (Sydney time) on race day morning.

The 2021 The Kosciuszko final field features a capacity line-up of country gallopers including 2019 champ Handle The Truth chasing a second win.

  • Scratched: #2 Front Page (14)

The Kosciuszko 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Handle The Truth ($4.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Art Cadeau ($6.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #5  Aheadofhistime ($67 at time of publish) –

Our exclusive 2021 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 2021 Race Day

The Kosciuszko runs on The Everest Day in Sydney on Saturday, the 16th of October, 2021. Along with the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko, the headline event on the card include the:

  • $15 million The Everest (1200m);
  • Group 3 $500,000 Sydney Stakes (1200m);
  • Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m).

the kosciuszko 2021 BARRIER DRAW

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

The Kosciuszko 2021 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 12, 2021 and will be published in our above The Kosciuszko Field section.

2012 The Kosciuszko Top Weight:

  • #1 Handle The Truth (59kg)

The Kosciuszko 2021 Nominations

1 7×54784113 AHEADOFHISTIME G 5 Trevor Hardy
2 22x212111x ART CADEAU G 5 Terry Robinson
3 7771832322 CASSY’S SISTER M 5 Troy O’Neile
4 117×1 CEASEFIRE G 4 Paul Messara
5 221144×1 EDIT (NZ) G 5 Cody Morgan
6 x111x2x402 FRONT PAGE G 5 Geoff Duryea
7 004242×906 GOLLY I’M LUCKY G 7 Terry Robinson 68
8 3x31002x47 HANDLE THE TRUTH G 6 Keith Dryden 95
9 110x173x ICE IN VANCOUVER G 4 Cody Morgan
10 1x52115x51 ISLAND BAY BOY G 4 Tony Sergi 66
11 648152914x LORD TONY G 6 Troy O’Neile
12 3x11x132 MR HUSSILL G 6 Cameron Crockett
13 2111 NADARAJA G 3 Stephen Jones
14 21x1x251x4 PATINO RUBY M 4 Brett Cavanough 69
15 2561647×85 PLONKA G 6 Warren Gavenlock 68
16 12x1717x61 SPIRANAC M 5 Rodney Northam
17 1x4x1112 SUNRISE RUBY M 4 Mitchell Beer 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Kosciuszko 2021 JOCKEYS

Jockeys for The Kosciuszko 2021 must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above The Kosciuszko Field section.

The Kosciuszko 2021 SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings for the The Kosciuszko must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 16th, 2021.

2021 The Kosciuszko Scratchings:

  • #2 Front Page (14)

The Kosciuszko RACE NUMBER 2021

The 2021 The Kosciuszko is set to run as Randwick Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 16th of October, 2021. A total of nine races runs at Randwick Racecourse for The Everest Day.

The Kosciuszko PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current The Kosciuszko prize money is set at a total of $1.3 million.

The Kosciuszko 2021 Form Guide

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


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 Jockey Weight Time
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