Eskimo Prince Stakes Race Information

The Eskimo Prince Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club in early February. It is held at Randwick as one of the feature events of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YOs
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 6 February 2021

Eskimo Prince Stakes Race History

The race was first held as the Eskimo Prince Quality Handicap over 1280m at Canterbury Park racecourse in 1984, when it was won by a horse called Run Ashore ridden by Wayne Harris. The same jockey won the following year on Pago’s Yarn. In 1986 it became a Listed Race and was won by All In A Name ridden by G. Duffy. In 1987 the distance became 1200m until it was reduced to 11oom in 1991 then returned to the current 1200m distance in 2008. The venue has changed many times between Canterbury, Rosehill, Warwick Farm and Randwick. It was promoted to Group 3 status in 2015.

The race is named in honour of 1964 Golden Slipper winner Eskimo Prince.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Ichihara (2013)

Fastest time (1200m): Agister (2011) 1:08:66

Leading jockeys: R.S. (Shane) Dye with 4 wins (Major 2000; Noble Challenge 1998; Investigation 1997; Our Replica 1993)

Interesting trivia: In 2020 the Warwick Farm meeting was abandoned due to heavy rain.

Past winners of the Eskimo Prince Stakes

Winners of past Eskimo Prince Stakes include horses that go on to win major autumn races.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Peltzer The Face Prague
2020  ** Race not run **
2019 Gem Song Purple Sector Charge
2018 Kementari Siege Of Quebec Brave Song
2017 Man From Uncle Guard Of Honour Generalissimo
2016 Spill The Beans Le Romain Counterattack
2015 Scissor Kick Delectation Harrier Jet
2014 El Roca Dissident Romantic Touch
2013 Ichihara Heart Testa Limes
2012 Nobby Snip Niagara Aerobatics
2012 Agister Celts Halekulani
2010 The Mikado Zingaling Hus der Lieften
2009 Bhutane Dane Ahdashim Fully Fledged
2008 Tenant’s Tiara Espurante Murtajill
2007 Absolutelyfabulous Hot ‘N’ Ready Eight Moons
2006 Strada Media Albaicin
2005 Snippetson Conrod Straight Picket Fence
2004 Spark Of Life Sharp Dance With Deb
2003 Dehero Star Of Florida Sir Craiglee
2002 Red Hannigan Magic Hatter Academe
2001 National Saint Mowerman Bushra Gem
2000 Major Majestic Fiesta Dyslexia
1999 Troon Get Going Singer
1998 Noble Challenge Expert Enforced
1997 Investigation Elfin Ace Master Jolly
1996 Quick Flick Masked Party Green Waters
1995 Magic Winner Victoria Park Batwing
1994 Sympose Son Of Gildoran Jetball
1993 Our Replica Chew Over Flirtatious Me
1992 Yallah Lad Red John Let’s Agree
1991 Varikos Imperative Summer Retreat
1990 Sir Laurence Jonaron Light Before Dawn
1989 Ideal Score Star Of Karioi West Dancer
1988 Royal Handout Pleasant Express Massacre Khan
1987 Cupillus Western Ace Pre Catelan
1986 All In A Name Market Zip Periscope
1985 Pago’s Yarn Bletchway Fix The Date
1984 Run Ashore Albany Bay Flying Nugget