The Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held each May at the picturesque Gold Coast racecourse on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres and worth $300,000 in prizemoney. The 2013 Hollindale Stakes was won by Lights Of Heaven from Foreteller with Transporter third.
The Gold Coast race track is situated around 70 kilometres south of Brisbane and located about 5 minutes from the centre of Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast racecourse also hosts the Gr3 Gold Coast Guineas on the same day.
Hollindale Stakes info
Saturday 4th May 2013
Gold Coast racecourse, Gold Coast
Lights Of Heaven
The Hollindale Stakes takes place away from the city centre of Brisbane at the Gold Coast and is one of the bigger middle distance races of the winter carnival, being worth $300,000 and ran at weight-for-age.
The Hollindale Stakes has been won by some talented gallopers over the years including Metal Bender (2010), Scenic Shot (2008), Shogun Lodge (2000-01), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995) and Rough Habit in consecutive years in 1991 & 1992.
Horses contesting this event will most likely go on to tackle the upcoming Gr1 Doomben Cup at Doomben which is raced under the same conditions, but steps up from 1800m to 2000m, and Metal Bender (2010) was the last horse to win the Hollindale Stakes & Doomben Cup double.
In recent times Metal Bender (2010), Above Deck (2006), Mr Bureaucrat (2002), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995), Durbridge (1994) and Rough Habit (1991-92) have all managed to win the Hollindale Stakes before going on to take out the Doomben Cup. Both Scenic Shot (3rd in 2011) & Mawingo (3rd in 2012) ran third in this race before winning the Doomben Cup at their next outing.
Lights Of Heaven (2013) won the Gr3 Neville Sellwood Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day in Sydney before her fast finishing win in this event and recent Hollindale Stakes winners have been Shez Sinsational (2012) and My Kingdom of Fife (2011).
2013 Hollindale Stakes result
1. $2.80 Lights Of Heaven 57.0 Luke Nolen
2. $5.00 Foreteller 59.0 Jim Cassidy
3. $15.00 Transporter 59.0 Michael Cahill
4. $9.00 Lamasery 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
5. $12.00 Lightinthenite 59.0 Tim Clark
6. $10.00 Danleigh 59.0 Larry Cassidy
7. $4.20 Solzhenitsyn 59.0 Damian Browne
8. $31.00 Ginga Dude 59.0 Glen Colless
9. $101.00 Hour Of Peril 59.0 Ryan Wiggins
10. $101.00 Saint Encosta 59.0 Jim Byrne
11. $101.00 Lucky Luna 59.0 Ric McMahon
Margins: Long neck, nose
Gold Coast Racecourse Track Map
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