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Skyline Stakes

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History

O'PRESIDENT winning the Skyline Stakes at Randwick in Australia.
O'PRESIDENT winning the Skyline Stakes at Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

The Skyline Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts and geldings and has been an important qualifying race for the Golden Slipper Stakes since its inception by the Sydney Turf Club in 1979.
The Skyline Stakes is run over 1200m under set weight conditions and is named after Skyline, the winner of the 1958 Golden Slipper Stakes and 1958 AJC Derby.
The winner of the Skyline Stakes receives ballot exemption for the Golden Slipper Stakes.
The Skyline Stakes became a Listed Race in 1980. It was run as a Group 3 event from 1987 until 2012 when it was promoted to Group 2 status.
The Skyline Stakes was first run at Canterbury from 1979 until 1996. In 1979 and 1980 it was run under handicap conditions but became a set weights race in 1981.
From 1997 to 1999 the Skyline Stakes was run at Rosehill but returned to Canterbury from 2000 until 2005. Since 2006 the Skyline Stakes has alternated between Randwick and Warwick Farm.
The 2021 Skyline Stakes was worth $200,000.
There have been five two-year-olds complete the Skyline Stakes/Golden Slipper Stakes double - Sir Dapper (1983), Star Watch (1988), Guineas (1997), Prowl (1998) and Dance Hero (2004).
So It's been 17 years since the Slipper winner also won the Skyline.
Other notable winners of the Skyline Stakes include Show County, Strategic, Shogun Lodge, Viscount, Choisir, Snitzel, Casino Prince, All American, Manhattan Rain, Hinchinbrook, Exosphere and Microphone.
The 2021 Skyline Stakes was won by O'President from Hilal and Captivant.


Racing and Sports

Previous Skyline Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
O'PRESIDENT (AUS) 2C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - O'MARILYN (AUS) O'REILLY (NZ)
TIM CLARK55.5CHRIS WALLER8
MAMARAGAN (AUS) 2C
WANDJINA (AUS) - FORBIDDEN (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
B SHINN55.5JOHN P THOMPSON7
MICROPHONE (AUS) 2C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - SUNG (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
JAMES MCDONALD55.5JAMES CUMMINGS5
SANTOS (AUS) 2C
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - GHALIAH (AUS) SECRET SAVINGS (USA)
TIM CLARK55.5G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT3
DIAMOND TATHAGATA (AUS) 2C
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - MALTESE (AUS) TALE OF THE CAT (USA)
G SCHOFIELD55.5MARK NEWNHAM5
GOOD STANDING (AUS) 2C
ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) - ELAHI (AUS) GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)
J BOWMAN55.5JAMES CUMMINGS1
EXOSPHERE (AUS) 2C
LONHRO (AUS) - ALTITUDE (AUS) DANZERO (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD55.5JOHN O'SHEA1
VALENTIA (AUS) 2C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SMART COMPANY (AUS) MISTER C. (USA)
TOMMY BERRY55.5MS G WATERHOUSE5
I'M ALL THE TALK (AUS) 2C
STRATUM (AUS) - WEEKEND GOSSIP (AUS) HUSSONET (USA)
B AVDULLA55.5GARY PORTELLI7
ASHOKAN (AUS) 2C
MORE THAN READY (USA) - NOVEMBER FLIGHT (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
J CASSIDY55.5JOHN O'SHEA7
UATE (AUS) 2G
AD VALOREM (USA) - LONG WALK (AUS) OVER (AUS)
N RAWILLER55.5KRIS LEES3
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) 2C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
J BOWMAN55.5GERALD RYAN3
MANHATTAN RAIN (AUS) 2C
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - SHANTHA'S CHOICE (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
N RAWILLER55.5MS G WATERHOUSE4
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) 2C
RED RANSOM (USA) - MILVA (USA) STRAWBERRY ROAD (AUS)
B RAWILLER55.5D A HAYES6
MURTAJILL (AUS) 2C
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - SKATING (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
J CASSIDY55.5T R MARTIN3
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) 2C
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - LADY CAPEL (AUS) LAST TYCOON (IRE)
J CASSIDY55.5ANTHONY CUMMINGS9
SNITZEL (AUS) 2C
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
G BOSS55.5GERALD RYAN7
DANCE HERO (AUS) 2G
DANZERO (AUS) - GYPSY DANCER (NZ) DANCE OF LIFE (USA)
C MUNCE55.5MS G WATERHOUSE5
KUSI (AUS) 2G
DESERT PRINCE (IRE) - NAUGHTY (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
C W BROWN55.5JOHN HAWKES3
CHOISIR (AUS) 2C
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - GREAT SELECTION (AUS) LUNCHTIME (GB)
L BEASLEY55.5PAUL PERRY4
VISCOUNT (AUS) 2C
QUEST FOR FAME (GB) - ANTWERP (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
R M QUINN55.5JOHN HAWKES2
KOOTOOMOOTOO (AUS) 2G
DANEWIN (AUS) - CACHELLE (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
B YORK55.5JACK DENHAM7

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