Held at Rosehill the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes is a race restricted to 3 year olds run over 1100m. The race has featured in some status and distance changes since it was first held in 1980 at Randwick.
Originally a Listed race, it was upgraded to Group 3 level in 1984 and then in 1986 was lifted again to Group 2 level. Since 2005 the race has been held at Group 3 level, with Randwick, Warwick Farm and Rosehill all hosting the race.
Run at the conditions of set weights plus penalties, the 2017 edition will offer total prizemoney of $150,000 with the winner to receive $90,000. The race was taken out by the Hawkes trained Star Turn in 2016 with other winners including Japonisme, Duporth, Gold Edition, General Nediym, Testa Rossa, Tierce and Sir Dapper.
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|Date:||Saturday 26th August 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights + Penalties|
|2016 Winner:||Star Turn|
|2017 San Domenico Stakes Odds|
Run early on in the Sydney Spring Carnival in mid-August on the San Domenico Stakes Day, the San Domenico Stakes is the second major event of the season. The Group 3 contest is for three-year-old gallopers and is run under set weight and penalty conditions at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse. The 1100m event tends to attract horses that are returning to the track after spelling and may use the race as a lead up for bigger contests later in the spring. Gallopers that compete in the San Domenico Stakes are known to go on to contest similar Group 3’s such as the Roman Consul Stakes, Silver Shadow Stakes and Up and Coming Stakes.
Snitzerland claimed the event back in 2012 before going on to claim a couple of Group 2’s later in the spring. A number of highly credentialed horses have won this event in the past including; Gold Edition (2006), Regimental Gal (2003), Testa Rossa (1999), General Nediym (1997), Tierce (1991) and Sir Dapper (1983).
|2016||STAR TURN||TOMMY BERRY||M,W & J HAWKES||01:04.3|
|2015||JAPONISME||TYE ANGLAND||CHRIS WALLER||01:02.7|
|2014||NOSTRADAMUS||JAMES MCDONALD||M,W & J HAWKES||01:03.6|
|2013||VA PENSIERO||TIM CLARK||JASON COYLE||01:02.8|
|2012||SNITZERLAND||COREY BROWN||GERALD RYAN||01:04.7|
|2011||FOXWEDGE||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN O’SHEA||01:04.3|
|2010||OBSEQUIOUS||TIM CLARK||PETER SNOWDEN||00:59.3|
|2009||SHELLSCRAPE||HUGH BOWMAN||NIKKI BURKE||00.58.1|
|2008||DUPORTH||HUGH BOWMAN||PETER MOODY||01:04:0|
|2006||SLIDING CUBE||BLAKE SHINN||GAI WATERHOUSE||00.58.3|
* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza