Skyline Stakes Race Information

The Skyline Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights race for two-year-old colts and geldings held by the Australian Turf Club  in late February or early March. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YO colts & geldings
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 2 March 2024

Skyline Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Skyline Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Skyline Stakes Preview and results.

The winner of the Skyline Stakes gets a ballot exemption for the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens the following month.

The race was first run as a Principal Race over 1200m at Rosehill in 1979 where it was won by Top Hat Joe. In 1980 it became a Listed race and was run at Canterbury apart from a few years when it was run at Rosehill. In 1987 it was upgraded to a Group 3 race and in 2006 it was moved to Randwick. It was upgraded to the current Group 2 status in 2013 and was run at Warwick Farm that year and also in 2015.  It has been run at all four Sydney tracks and has been at Randwick from 2016 onwards.

Skyline Stakes Facts

Fastest time (1200m): Hinchinbrook (2010) 1:08:8

Skyline Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes: Dance Hero (2004); Prowl (1998); Guineas (1997); Star Watch (1988); Sir Dapper (1983).

Interesting trivia: 2017 winner Diamond Tathagata was by 2010 winner Hinchinbrook.

Past winners of the Skyline Stakes

Winners of past Skyline Stakes include horses that go on to the Todman Stakes and the Golden Slipper.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Storm Boy Prost Duvana
2023 Corniche Shinzo Bases Loaded
2022 Promitto Rise Of The Masses Jemeldi
2021 O’President Hilal Captivant
2020 Mamaragan Osamu Aim
2019 Microphone Cosmic Force Castelvecchio
2018 Santos Spin Legend Of Condor
2017 Diamond Tathagata Coruscate Single Bullet
2016 Good Standing Lionhearted Souchez
2015 Exosphere Odyssey Moon Wolf Cry
2014 Valentia Mr Bogart Modoc
2013 All The Talk Octane Flyer Dothraki
2012 Ashokan Raceway Collect
2011 Uate Hot Snitzel Flight Of Pegasus
2010 Hinchinbrook Brightexpectations Pressday
2009 Manhattan Rain The Mikado Romanus
2008 All American Over the Wicket Dubai To Sydney
2007 Murtajill Husson Lightning Pistols
2006 Casino Prince Empire’s Choice My Middi
2005 Snitzel Stratum Paratroopers
2004 Dance Hero Fastnet Rock Econsul
2003 Kusi Face Value Resistor
2002 Choisir Emerging Star Charlie Bub
2001 Viscount Excellerator Shags
2000 Kootoomootoo Assertive Lad Veteran
1999 Shogun Lodge High Rolling Passmore
1998 Prowl Spend Arena
1997 Guineas Encounter Special Dane
1996 Excel Pilot Intergaze Mushi Mushi
1995 Strategic Our Maizcay Kidman’s Cove
1994 Dr. Zackary Lord Jim Marwina
1993 Allez Glen Dancing Dynamite Calais Boy
1992 Kenfair Sublimate Le Masque
1991 Big Dreams Pockets Top Groom
1990 Our Horizon Prince Of Rory Leijester
1989 Show County Swinging Minstrel Gunspeed
1988 Star Watch Pleasant Moment Iga Ninja
1987 Proven Valour Boasting Sky Chase
1986 Pre Catelan Imperial Baron Cheers For Us
1985 Timothy Pleasant Flight Palomino Star
1984 Hula Drum Inspired Whinavi
1983 Sir Dapper March Magic Embarrassing
1982 Hot Opera Duke Diamond Captain Piper
1981 Domino Chinese Treasure Neptune’s Court
1980 Cosmic Delight Kepi Vert Stevson
1979 Top Hat Joe Dignitas’ Son Adanac’s Hope