The Hawkesbury Crown is a Group 3 race for fillies & mares only that takes place each year in August at Hawkesbury racecourse in New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Hawkesbury Crown was won by Kingsguard from Ecuador with Mccreery third.
The Hawkesbury track is located around 65km west of Sydney, between Richmond and Windsor, situated opposite the Richmond Air Force Base. The Hawkesbury Crown is held on Gr3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup day, alongside the Gr3 Hawkesbury Guineas, and was afforded Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season.
|Date:||Saturday 27th April 2019|
|Track:||Hawkesbury racecourse, Hawkesbury|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Hawkesbury Crown is a race for fillies & mares only that can be a bit of a minefield for punters, although the set weights & penalties conditions tends to favour the better performed mares engaged.
A race such as the Gr2 Sapphire Stakes, on the second day of 'The Championships' at Randwick in Sydney, provides a good lead up race to the Hawkesbury Crown, while the upcoming Gr3 Dark Jewel Classic at Scone may be on the agenda for fillies & mares contesting this event.
Aerobatics (2014) finished runner-up in the Dark Jewel Classic following success in this race, with Daysie Doom (2nd in 2016) and Seaside (6th in 2014) going on to win the Dark Jewel Classic after running second & sixth respectively in this race.
Any capable fillies or mares may head to Queensland for the Brisbane winter racing carnival and Peace Force (2nd in 2015) took out the Gr3 Lady Of The Turf Stakes after a good second in the Hawkesbury Crown.
Pecans (2018) resumed from a spell to win this race in stylish fashion and recent Hawkesbury Crown winners include Shillelagh (2017) and Nancy (2016).
Hawkesbury race track has a circumference of 2070m and there is a slight rise from the home turn to the winning post. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 380m and horses race in a clockwise direction.
1. $17.00 Pecans 58.0 Joshua Parr
2. $10.00 Ghisoni 59.0 Tye Angland
3. $4.40 Invincibella 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
4. $26.00 Shazee Lee 58.0 Christian Reith
5. $4.80 White Moss 58.0 Jason Collett
6. $21.00 Slow Burn 56.0 James Innes Jnr
7. $16.00 Nancy 58.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
8. $14.00 Spright 58.0 Adam Hyeronimus
9. $4.40 Sedanzer 56.0 Tim Clark
10. $31.00 Hetty Heights 56.0 Jean Van Overmeire
11. $101.00 Alliterate 56.0 Ben Looker
12. $11.00 Lubiton 58.0 Blake Shinn
13. $91.00 Maddison Avenue 56.0 Ms Jess Taylor
Margins: 0.35 len, 0.60 len
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|2016||Amovatio||Mighty Lucky||Casino Dancer||1:34.8|
|2015||Sons Of John||Tales Of Grimm||Rugged Cross||1:38.4|
|2013||Coup Ay Tee||Julienas||Darci Be Good||1:35.6|
|2012||Darci Be Good||Isopach||Praecido||1.35.3|
|2011||Somepin Anypin||Willy Jimmy||Renewed Vitality||2:39.3|
|2009||Keepin The Dream||Spinney||Bernicia||1:35.3|
|2007||Race not held||Equine Flu|
|2006||Beauty Watch||Friday Creek||Prince Arthur||1:34.4|
|2004||Court's In Session||Magsaya||Salgado||1:33.2|
|2002||This Manshood||Huge Demand||Evander||1:33.1|
|2001||Carael Boy||Play Station||Ra Eclipse||1:34.9|
|2000||Huge Demand||Grey And Gold||Lanolin||1:33.8|
|1999||Huge Demand||Chinhoyi||So Precise||1:34.3|
|1997||Quick Flick||Wakool Ash||Stony Bay||1:33.8|
|1996||Magic Road||Headstrong||Classy Fella||1:33.1|
|1995||Magic Road||Rouslan||Social Rule||1:35.3|
|1994||Jack Attack||Cohort||Another Victor||1:34.7|
|1993||Thrifty Reserve||Square The Circle||Play Or Pay||1:32.9|
|1992||Mr Impose||Thrifty Reserve||Belas Knap||1:35.1|
|1991||Shining Wind||Pre Record||Thrifty Reserve||1:34.1|
|1990||Rancho Classic||Livistona Lane||Post Elect||1:35.3|
|1988||Regal Native||Toscanini||It's Lunchtime||2:01.1|
|1987||My Parade||Palmyra Bay||Commercial Balance||1:59.3|
|1986||Gold Zama||Jogger||Reuter's News||2:01.6|
|1983||Almond Valley||Noble Ambition||Viva Bali||1:59.2|
|1982||Knight's Affair||Artist Man||Ambushed||2:02.2|
|1981||King's Ideal||Round The Horn||River D'Or||2:02.6|
|1980||Peninsula||March To Glory||Howie||2:28.7|
The 2015 Hawkesbury Crown was held at Rosehill the following Saturday after the standalone Hawkesbury meeting was washed out.