Southern Cross Stakes Race Information

The Southern Cross Stakes is a 1200 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in February. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Saturday 3 February 2024

Southern Cross Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Southern Cross Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Southern Cross Stakes Preview and results.

History coming soon.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Eckstein (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Vital Flyer (2009); Filly – Scomeld (1979)

Multiple winners: Ab Initio (1999 & 2001)

Fastest time (1200m): Secret Savings (1997) 1:08:5

Interesting trivia: 1956 winner Evening Peal went on to win the 1956 Melbourne Cup. The highest winning weight was carried by Gunsynd in 1972 (9 st 7lbs – about 60.5 kg)

Past winners of the Southern Cross Stakes

Winners of past Southern Cross Stakes include Le Romain (2017), Terravista (2014), Lord Essex (2002), Secret Savings (1997), Danewin (1996), Joanne (1991), Hartshill (1976), Gunsynd (1972), Roman Consul (1969), Evening Peal (1956) and San Domenico (1950).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Lady Laguna Hard To Say Malkovich
2023 Quantico Titanium Power Gravina
2022 Lost And Running Overpass Standout
2021 Masked Crusader Southern Lad Victorem
2020 Special Reward Cascadian Jungle Edge
2019 Eckstein Dothraki Brutal
2018 Kaepernick Dothraki Boss Lane
2017 Le Romain Big Money Snippets Land
2016 Big Money Decision Time Rich Enuff
2015 Heart Testa Driefontein Territory
2014 Terravista Albrecht My Destiny
2013 Skytrain Streama Onthelookout
2012 No Evidence Needed Neeson Secret Admirer
2011 Sister Madly Pinwheel Cardinal Virtue
2010 Kenny’s World Dreamscape Geared Up
2009 Marchinski Kenny’s World Raise
2008 Hoystar Friday Creek Danleigh
2007 The Free Stater The Jackal Century Serb
2006 Collate Utzon Damigos
2005 Cool Front Utzon Patezza
2004 Britt’s Best Fiery Venture Shags
2003 Gordo Presently Salgado
2002 Lord Essex Crawl Dottoressa
2001 Ab Initio Strabane Pittance
2000 Pimpala Prince Spying Iglesia
1999 Ab Initio Landsighting Little Lucifer
1998 Confiscate Batwing Iron Horse
1997 Secret Savings Magic Road Shame
1996 Danewin Sprint By Light Up The World
1995 Alert Me All Our Mob Legal Agent
1994 Deposition The Perfume Garden Silver Flyer
1993 Big Dreams Spearman Deposition
1992 Friend’s Venture Phantom’s Hero Generous Prince
1991 Joanne Spot The Rock Century Reign
1990 Comrade Prince Trialia Regiment
1989 Diamond Benny Wong Flotilla
1988 Wong Full Page Francette
1987 Swift Cheval Dinky Flyer Raffellini
1986 Avon Angel Purple Maze Silver Champagne
1985 Pete’s Gold Gunyatti Buena Gold
1984 Gelsomino Josrafi Red Current
1983 Bronze Spirit C’est Si Bon Castle Town
1982 Ubetido Winter’s Dance Kalina
1981 Goreham Wilpado Dynasty
1980 Brandy Slipper Spear March Fever
1979 Scomeld Soroccan Sunset Sweet Bye
1978 Always Welcome Flirting Prince King Amura
1977 Tiger Town Makara Manawapoi
1976 Hartshill Sufficient St. Louis Blue
1975 Let’s Fly Grey Owl Alpine Pass
1974  ** Race not run **
1973  ** Race not run **
1972 Gunsynd Lowland Luck Mr. Sound
1971 Bogan Rea Constant Rhythm Forex
1970 Biarritz Star Constant Rhythm King Bogan
1969 Roman Consul Regal Rhythm Gay Gauntlet
1968 Illusionist Somebody Aldor
1967 Red Clinker Aureo The Snow Burner
1966 Aldor Academy Star Tar Girl
1965 Florida Keys Self Control Deep Image
1964 Here I Come Mclauchlin Grammar Lad
1963 State Martial Kamikaze Game Trial
1962 Grammar Lad Sedgewick Grande Brio
1961 Tipperary Star Sea Hound Winchester
1960 Dark Night Goldent Lucks A Fortune
1959 Winchester Seal Keeper Mt. Royal
1958 Jester Fire Flash Akatarawa
1957 Juggler Akatarawa King’s Bench
1956 Evening Peal Gay Sierra Grenoble
1955 My Hali Lazy Day Blond Val
1954 Regoli Hans Spearby
1953 Nagpuni Versher Iroquois
1952 Osborne All Jeep Journalist
1951 Aerofoil Perform The Duchess
1950 San Domenico Journalist Cognac
1949 Cognac Trover Mona’s Choice
1948 Persian Prince Shading Deep Sea
1947 Lackaboy Puffham Brazier
1946 Petulance Gay King Felstar
1945 Gay King Grand Prodige Twice Royal
1944  ** Race not run **
1943  ** Race not run **
1942  ** Race not run **
1941 Amiable Flying Knight Radical
1940 Gold Rod Trimmer Brazandt