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: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 13 February 2021

Southern Cross Stakes Race History

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
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