The Kosciuszko Race Information

The Kosciuszko is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for country-trained horses run as a joint venture between Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club at Randwick in mid October. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Special conditions
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO & upwards, NSW Country/ACT trained
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $2,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 14 October 2023

The Kosciuszko Race History

See the 2023 The Kosciuszko Preview and results.

See the 2022 The Kosciuszko Preview and results.

The Kosciuszko was first run in 2018 and is billed as the world’s richest race for country trained horses with prizemoney in 2023 0f $2 million. It is one of the newer Special Condition races run during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as part of the lucrative The Everest Carnival and was first held in 2018 – a year after The Everest was introduced. It is only open to NSW and ACT country-trained runners and is held on the same day as The Everest.

In the first year the field size was limited to 12, but in 2019 it was increased to 14. Members of the public can buy a ticket in the sweeps. If a member of the public holds a winning ticket, they are able to select a horse trained in country NSW and ACT and have it entered into the race.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: It’s Me (2020)

Last 3YO to win:

Multiple winners: Front Page (2022 and 2023)

Fastest time (1200m): Handle The Truth (2019) 1:08:21

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the The Kosciuszko

The race was first held in 2018.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Front Page Opal Ridge Far Too Easy
2022 Front Page Far Too Easy Fender
2021 Art Cadeau Handle The Truth Spiranac
2020 It’s Me Redouble Man Of Peace
2019 Handle The Truth Victorem Bobbing
2018 Belflyer Suncraze Awesome Pluck