Horse Racing | Southern Cross Stakes

The Southern Cross Stakes is a Quality Handicap horse race at Group 3 level. It is run at Sydney’s prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse. The event is open to horses of both sexes aged three years and older, and is run over the 1200m sprint distance. It is one of the main feature races on Apollo Stakes Day, along with the Light Fingers Stakes, Triscay Stakes, and Apollo Stakes. Formerly known as the Frederick Clissold Stakes (or Quality or Handicap) and the Anniversary Cup, the race now boasts $150,000 in prize money. It attracts smart sprinters rather than the superstars and is a good stepping-stone for the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup for handy gallopers who have demonstrated a good turn of foot and could have bigger races ahead of them at the Autumn Carnival.

Starting out as a Principal Race in 1940 (when won by Gold Rod), the event became a Listed Race forty years later, before being granted Group 3 status in 1989. Topliners Danewin (1996) and Joanne (1991) have won this event, while All Our Mob, Landsighting, Crawl and top-shelf mare Streama were placed. In 2014, Terravista was successful in this event, and in the Liverpool City Cup, before retuning in the spring to take out the Group 3 Show County and Group 2 The Shorts.



PREVIOUS SOUTHERN CROSS STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS SOUTHERN CROSS STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 BIG MONEY ROBERT THOMPSON RODNEY NORTHAM 01:09.4
2015 HEART TESTA JASON COLLETT CHRIS WALLER 01:09.6
2014 TERRAVISTA JASON COLLETT JOE PRIDE 01:08.6
2013 SKYTRAIN JOSH PARR PETER SNOWDEN 01:13.5
2012 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED JOAO MOREIRA JOHN THOMPSON 01:10.0
2011 SISTER MADLY ROD QUINN JOHN SADLER 01:08.5
2010 KENNY'S WORLD COREY BROWN GRAEME MURRAY 01:11.0
2009 VITAL FLYER GRANT BUCKLEY TRACEY BARTLEY 01:10.1
2008 HOYSTAR DANNY NIKOLIC PETER SNOWDEN 01.10:0
2007 THE FREE STATER JAMES INNES PAUL CAVE 01.08:7
2006 COLLATE ZAC PURTON ALLAN DENHAM 01.09.5