The Kosciuszko 2023 Race Details

Race 5 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 14th of October 2023.

The Kosciuszko is the world’s richest race for country trained horses and is run at Royal Randwick racecourse. It is run over 1200m metres. It is run under set weights and penalties conditions and is limited to country trainers only. The total prize money is $2,000,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on The Kosciuszko page.

The Kosciuszko 2023 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Great race. Opal Ridge is the one to beat and maps for a good run in transit. Chances boosted with J-Mac in the saddle. Akasawa is up to these and looks the biggest roughie of the race. Front Page will land up on the speed and give a bold sight. Always goes well around this level while Mogo Magic is untapped and looks to have plenty to offer. Far Too Easy also goes in the mix and will be launching at them late.

The 3 horses that ran the trifecta last year and the 2021 winner have all accepted.

The Kosciuszko 2023 Runner by Runner

1. Front Page (8)

Last year’s winner. Tough galloper that can land on the speed and prove tough to get past. Hard to beat and suited by any track bias. This race looks well within reach.

2. Mnementh (7)

The marvel that knows how to win and is more than good enough to take this out. Maps well and is a top 3 chance.

3. Far Too Easy (12)

Ran 2nd in this race last year. Will be flying late. Has the turn of foot to win this race and has gone close in previous editions.

4. Akasawa (10)

Big price. Has the class to give this a shake and races well on the fresh side. Goes in the mix.

5. Cavalier Charles (14)

Can’t have.

6. I’ve Bean Tryin’ (11)

Prefer others.

7. Opal Ridge (2)

Looks very hard to beat from this draw. Maps to perfection and does bring in the right kind of form for this race. Should get a lovely tow into it and looks the right price.

8. Mogo Magic (4)

X-factor of the race that is untapped and looks to get the right run from barrier 4. All this equal looks a huge chance here.

9. Bianco Vilano (9)

Can’t have.

10. Our Last Cash (13)

Prefer others.

11. Sizzle Minizzle (5)

Can’t have.

12. Derry Grove (6)

Racing in superb fashion. Hard to line up the form but should give this a shake.

13. Broken Hill (3)

Can’t have.

14. Kimberley Secrets (1)

Prefer others.

15e. Art Cadeau (15)

Won this race in 2021. This looks too tough.

16e. Fender (16)

Ran 3rd in this race last year. Filling the numbers.

17e. Super Helpful (17)

Sound form lines around it but 17 doesn’t make things easy.

18e. Greyworm (18)

Can’t have.

The Kosciuszko 2023 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
Jo Jackson’s Tips
7 Opal Ridge 7 Opal Ridge
4 Akasawa 8 Mogo Magic
3 Far Too Easy 3 Far Too Easy
1 Front Page 9 Bianco Vilano

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 1 Caulfield Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 1 Toorak Handicap 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 2400m)

Group 2 Schillaci Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Ladies Day Vase 2023 (Caulfield 1600m)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes 2023 (Caulfield 1400m)

The Everest 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 King Charles III Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Sydney Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1200m)

The Silver Eagle 2023 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 3 Gloaming Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1800m)

Group 3 Angst Stakes 2023 (Randwick 1600m)

Listed Reginald Allen Quality 2023 (Randwick 1400m)

ATC St Leger Stakes 2023 (Randwick 2600m)

Listed Hill Smith Stakes 2023 (Morphettville 1800m)

The Kosciuszko 2023 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Front Page
2nd 7 Opal Ridge 1.86 lengths
3rd 3 Far Too Easy 2.25 lengths
4th 5 Cavalier Charles 3 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 15e. Art Cadeau, 16e. Fender, 17e. Super Helpful, 18e. Greyworm.