2017 Kindergarten Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Kindergarten Stakes

The 2017 Kindergarten Stakes is a Group 3 race run during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

A 1100 metre sprint race for two-year-olds at set weight conditions, the field of runners in the Kindergarten Stakes compete for $200,000 in prize money. While the Kindergarten Stakes is not one of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival’s richest races, it is a good lead up race to some of the other more lucrative and esteemed races of the season including the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.Kindergarten Stakes

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While usually run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Warwick Farm, for the 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival the Kindergarten Stakes was moved to Randwick. This year, the Kindergarten Stakes will run on Saturday April 1 2017 as part of Australian Derby Day.

On the 3rd of November, the 2017 Melbourne Cup races off!

The $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes run over 1200m is the elite prize for two-year-olds and takes place in April. Many Golden Slipper champions had their start at the Kindergarten Stakes, which gives trainers an excellent chance to improve the condition and form of their young contenders.

The Kindergarten Stakes draws entrants that are handy type horses looking to further their racing accolades in the more superior two-year-old races held throughout the different horse racing seasons.

The Championships Day 1

Since its inauguration in 2014, The Championships have played a major role in the Sydney Autumn Carnival. Boasting a massive 18 black type races, including eight Group 1 events, over two days of top quality racing, The Championships truly is one of the biggest events in Australian racing. Apart from the Kindergarten Stakes, Day 1 of The Championships features these impressive races:

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Adrian Knox Stakes




3YO Qlty

Group 2

Western Australian Derby





Group 3

Sires Produce Stakes





Group 3

Auraria Stakes





Group 1

Doncaster Handicap




3YO & Up Hcp

Group 1

Australian Oaks





Kindergarten Stakes History:

One of Sydney’s younger races, the Kindergarten Stakes was originally a Listed Event until 1997.

In 1998 it was changed to a Group 3 event, and is the perfect start for any well-trained young race horse because of its short track distance and position in one of Australia’s best racing carnivals.

Because of this, many horses have their group status race debut at the Kindergarten Stakes, which makes betting on the race very interesting!

Kindergarten Stakes – Race Details:

When: April 4

Where: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Race Length: 1100m

Race Status: Group 3

Conditions: 2YO – Set Weight

Prizemoney: $200 000

First Run: 1987

Kindergarten Stakes Betting

Punters looking to place wagers on future Sydney Autumn Carnival races are best to keep a close eye on the high performers in the Kindergarten Stakes, as many of the two-year-old runners will continue their autumn campaign by taking place in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes and Skyline Stakes, both 1200 metre sprints for two-year-olds held a week later.

As the horses launching their thoroughbred racing careers have no other races for punters to consider their recent form, other factors must come into play such as who the runners’ trainers are and what stable they have come from. Also look at the breeding line of the horses, and whether they have a history of champions in their blood. Whatever way you choose to go, betting on the Kindergarten Stakes is sure to be exciting, and you might just be putting your money on a future racing champion!

So next Kindergarten Stakes see if you can spot a future champion and be one of the first punters to place a winning wager on one of the nation’s up and coming two-year-old race horses!

Kindergarten Stakes News

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