Randwick City Stakes Race Information

The Randwick City Stakes is a 2000 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in early March. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 March 2024

Randwick City Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Randwick City Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first run in 1947 and was won by a horse called Air Flare. It became a Group 3 race from 1979. Prior to 2006 it was mainly ran at Canterbury and was called the Canterbury Cup. In 2012 it was downgraded to the current Listed status.

When Sir Lucan won in 2023 it was his first start since running in the 2021 Melbourne Cup.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win; Hiyaam (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Royal Stream (1954); Filly – Analie (1973)

Multiple winners: Ready O’ready (1977 & 1978)

Fastest time (2000m): Libran (2016) 2:01:48

Interesting trivia: 2001 winner Steel Phoenix survived a protest from Asia. 1956 Melbourne Cup winner Evening Peal won this race in 1957 when it was called the Canterbury Cup.

Past winners of the Randwick City Stakes

Winners of past Randwick City Stakes include horses that go on to win major autumn races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Serpentine Bois D’argent Military Mission
2023 Sir Lucan Bullfinch Bonny Ezra
2022 Zeyrek Luncies Knights Order
2021 Mount Popa Sacramento Collide
2020 Shared Ambition Youngstar Wu Gok
2019 Hiyaam Shraaoh Emperors Way
2018 Emperors Way Alward Singing
2017 Astronomos Cafe Society Montauk
2016 Libran Allergic Maurus
2015 Phrases Self Sense Pajaro
2014 Junoob Opinion The Offer
2013 Tremec Permit Gazza Guru
2012 Maules Creek Herculian Prince Permit
2011 Saint Encosta Alexander of Hales Scottish Border
2010 The Embassy Alexander of Hales Deltona
2009 Newport Enzedex Eagle Lang
2008 No Wine No Song Littorio Fooram
2007 Spirit Of Tara Railings Vanquished
2006 Dizelle Not Fussy Oh Oklahoma
2005 Winning Belle Mahtoum Saturday Fever
2004 Zabarra Beale Street Comforts
2003 Bedouin Heeby Reiby Manner Hill
2002 Kaapgun Cheverny Time Off
2001 Steel Phoenix Asia Pasta Express
2000 Edward Brae Pasta Express Bombast
1999 Red Ivory Du Bourg Hunter Winemaker
1998 Waikikamukau Carry The Star Banner Headline
1997 Hula Flight Linesman Aurum Heights
1996 Electronic Noisy Peer Kala Chief
1995 Sovereign Kite Bowral Lust For Luck
1994 Air Seattle Thrifty Reserve Red For Go
1993 Naturalism Thrifty Reserve Gifted Poet
1992 Just Tommy Stylish Century Forfun
1991 Estimable Pleasant Express Forfun
1990 Yarra Bay Comrade Prince Toronaga
1989 Noble Clubs Eye Of The Sky Exceptional Angel
1988 Cosmic Kingdom Periscope Semstar
1987 Commercial Balance Cimarra Royal Sceptre
1986 Nimble Touch Marooned Calaboose
1985 Late Show La Grigia Benbulben
1984 Lord Paddington Astro Star Hawaiian Rain
1983 Lost Valley Razoo Rare Form
1982 Bianco Lady Blue Dane Artist Man
1981 Vivacite Brindisi Love Bandit
1980 Pigalle Beau Regis Shahman
1979 Happy Union Raise Your Glass Lady Dignitas
1978 Ready O’ready Triumphant Argyle Morgan
1977 Ready O’ready Paris Court Lucky Hoofs
1976 Future Shock Purple Patch Sasanof Gold
1975 Gay Bonnie Major Luck Agreement
1974 French Cavalier Willesee Royal Hussar
1973 Analie Dear Del Daneson
1972 True Pal Singing Sands Royal Parma
1971 Paris Girl Bogan Hero Royal Entrance
1970 Royal Parma Fun Galore Yeoman Service
1969 Oromedes Colisee Star Bluelough
1968 Prince Judea Victory Roll Latin Rascal
1967 Brigade Tyrowen Oromedes
1966 Versailles Ancestor Persian Puzzle
1965 Rakaia Bannok Liege Lord
1964 Royal Emblem Grande Brio Slasher
1963 Kamikaze Mac’s Pick Grande Brio
1962 Nidebra Lord Fury Polo Prince
1961 Johnno Tranquilette Belyando
1960 Dare Say Weeamera Compass
1959 Half Hennessy Jack’s Count
(dead heat 2nd)
1958 Waterford Lazy Day Squander Lad
1957 Evening Peal Shaded Magic Carpet Ii
1956 Compound Willy Willy Rickaday
1955 Shadford Sundisc Tea Towel
1954 Royal Stream First Century Liberal King
1953 Great World Sir Pilot Tilbridge
1952 All Jeep Tea Towel Captain Theo
1951 Bankstream Freedom Golden Rust
1950 Chitral Wattle Benvolo
1949 Silent Karachi Burnley
1948 Wellington Petulance Royal Court
1947 Air Flare Courier Buzz Off