2017 Star Kingdom Stakes: Nominations And Race History
A strong sprint field looks set to be assembled for the 2017 Star Kingdom Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday with 16 nominations.
The Joe Pride-trained duo of Target In Sight and Kuro will be equal topweights for the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m).
John O’Shea has also nominated Impending with the promising colt set to drop back in trip.
2017 STAR KINGDOM STAKES: NOMINATIONS
Peter & Paul Snowden
Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti
DAL CIELO (NZ)
I’M NO PHONY
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
TARGET IN SIGHT
WOULDNT IT BE NICE
2017 STAR KINGDOM STAKES: RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 open company sprint race conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill Gardens.
The Star Kingdom Stakes was first run in 1979 and is run under quality handicap conditions with a maximum topweight of 61kg.
The Star Kingdom Stakes is named in honour of the imported stallion who was the five times leading sire in Australia and sired the first five Golden Slipper Stakes winners.
The Star Kingdom Stakes is run over 1200 metres. The race was run over 1200 metres from 1979 until 2008. From 2009 to 2012 the distance was 1100 metres but reverted to 1200 metres in 2013.
The Star Kingdom Stakes has been run at Rosehill since its inception in 1979 with the exception of 2008 when it was run at Canterbury.
The Star Kingdom Stakes was a Listed Race from 1979 to 1987. It has been Group 3 since 1988. It was run as the Sebring Stakes from 2010-2013.
The 2017 Star Kingdom Stakes will be run at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday March 25 for prizemoney of $150,000.
Notable winners of the Star Kingdom Stakes include The Judge, Bold Jet, Manuan, At Sea, Magic Gleam, Kessem, Jetball, Moss Rocket, Red Oog, Mustard, The Jackal, Hot Snitzel and Flamberge.
The 2016 Star Kingdom Stakes was won by Malaguerra from Target In Sight with Coolring third.