2017 Hill Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Hill Stakes

The 2017 Hill Stakes is one of Australia’s better known Group Two races. Held on George Main Stakes Day at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the Hill Stakes forms part of the illustrious Sydney Spring Racing Carnival – a feature on the Australian horse racing calendar. The Hill Stakes takes place over 1800 metres and is worth an impressive $500,000 in prizemoney. Open to horses three years old and above, the Hill Stakes takes place under weight for age conditions every September.

The 2017 Hill Stakes will be held on Saturday, September 30th.Hill Stakes

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Hill Stakes Information

Date: September
Racecourse: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1800 metres
Race Type: 3YO&UP, Weight-For-Age
Group Listing: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

The Hill Stakes shares the race program with five other black type races. These include:

History Of The Hill Stakes

The Hill Stakes was first run in 1921 and saw Beauford take the maiden victory. It was initially a Principal race over 10 furlongs and did not change its format until 1969 when it decreased to nine furlongs, converting to the metric system in 1972 and becoming 1750 metres. In 1991 the Hill Stakes increased to its current distance of 1900 metres and had has remained the same ever since.

Betting On The Hill Stakes

When it comes to betting on the Hill Stakes there is no better option than to head online. The George Main Stakes Day draws a lot of attention from keen punters, so in order to get the best odds sign up to a reputable online bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au. Don’t worry about the stress of getting to the local TAB before it closes, or braving the rain, just set yourself up in front of your computer. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up, and then you are free to wager away on all races that take to the track around Australia and the world.

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Hill Stakes News

Eight stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick, following the completion of a barrier draw this morning. Hartnell has returned to racing in exceptional form this time and has been confirmed for his third-up run in the 2016…