Bondi Stakes Race Information

The Bondi Stakes is a 1600 metre set weights race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club in October. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Feature (not a Group race)
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $1,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 October 2021

Bondi Stakes Race History

See the 2021 Bondi Stakes Preview and Results

The race was first held in 2019 as part of the expanded Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It aims to encourage good horses to remain in Sydney rather than head to the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

It is held the week after The Everest on the same day as the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne, and is part of The Everest Carnival. As a set weights race for three-year-olds, it makes a perfect end-of-spring target with its $1 million prizemoney for horses from the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes over 1400m in late September.

The winner of the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes over 1500m held two weeks earlier is exempt from the ballot for this race. In 2020 Peltzer won both races, making him the first horse to complete the double.

From 2021 the $2 million The Invitation for fillies and mares will also be run on the same day.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win:

Fastest time (1600m): Kubrick (2019) 1:34:75

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Bondi Stakes

Winners of past Bondi Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Hilal Keefy Lease
2020 Peltzer Prime Star Real Peace
2019 Kubrick Pancho Colada