The Sky High Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap that takes place in March each year at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1900 metres and is worth $350,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Sky High Stakes was won by Auvray from Libran with Mackintosh third.
Formerly a listed event, the Sky High Stakes was granted Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on the same day as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic on the first day of the three-day Golden Slipper Festival at Rosehill.
|Date:||Saturday 16th March 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo&Up Quality|
The Sky High Stakes is a middle distance event for 3yo & upwards gallopers that typically assembles a field of local handy types that are generally competitive in similar type events without rising to any great heights during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Earlier autumn races such as the Gr3 Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm provide a good lead up to this race, while the upcoming Gr3 Epona Stakes & Gr3 Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill are attractve propositions later in the carnival.
Better class stayers may head on the Gr1 The BMW later in the carnival at Rosehill and Hartnell was the last galloper to claim the Sky High Stakes and The BMW double.
Auvray (2018) ran sixth in the Listed Paramatta Cup over 1900m at Rosehill before winning this event and recent Sky High Stakes winners include Tavago (2017) and Sir John Hawkwood (2016).
1. $9.00 Auvray 55.5 Glyn Schofield
2. $3.40 Libran 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
3. $7.00 Mackintosh 56.5 Tye Angland
4. $7.00 Salsamor 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $3.90 Stampede 55.5 Tim Clark
6. $15.00 Get On The Grange 55.0 Blaike McDougall
7. $10.00 Who Shot Thebarman 56.5 Blake Shinn
8. $51.00 Lasqueti Spirit 56.0 Jay Ford
9. $41.00 More Energy 55.0 Ms Jess Taylor
Margins: 1.3 len, 0.1 len
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|2016||Sir John Hawkwood||Messene||Who Shot Thebarman||2:03.2|
|2014||Entirely Platinum||Midsummer Sun||Desert Jeuney||1.55.7|
|2011||Older Than Time||Luen Yat Forever||Syreon||1:55.8|