Bondi Stakes 2020

Saturday October 24, 2020

The Bondi Stakes is one of the new Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature races as Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) continue to try and rival Melbourne for the punters’ attention during the late September – November period.

Offering $1 million in prize money, the Bondi Stakes is a mile event run over 1600m under set weights conditions and is open to three-year-old horses. It is now one of Sydney’s 11 seven-figure spring races. Many of these, including the range of Special Conditions races like The Everest and The Golden Eagle, all form part of the colossal The Everest Carnival giving away over $45 million in prize money.

The Bondi Stakes is the major event on a Saturday meeting in late October at Royal Randwick Racecourse and holds the same date as Melbourne’s iconic Cox Plate at Moonee Valley dominated in recent years by historic three-time champion Winx.

Three-year-olds out of the previous month’s Golden Rose Stakes and any fillies that contested the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) over the same track  and distance as the Bondi Stakes make-up the bulk of the field for the million dollar showdown. In 2020 the Bondi Stakes winner Peltzer improved off a fifth in the Golden Rose to salute for the punters. 

Racing NSW have altered the three-years-old race program over the spring to work around the Bondi Stakes. One of crucial changes is the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) running a month later in mid-October, a fortnight before the Bondi Stakes, now serving as a nice stepping-stone to the new mile event.

The 2020 edition of the Bondi Stakes took place at Randwick on Saturday October 24, 2020 and was won in dominant fashion by the favourite Peltzer. 

2020 Bondi Stakes Results

The Bondi Stakes 2020 race results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 24, 2020 .

  • 1st: #1 Peltzer
  • 2nd: #2 Prime Star
  • 3rd: #6 Real Peace

A gun ride from jockey Tim Clark produced the favourite Peltzer ($2.80) at the right time for the colt’s dominant victory in the 2020 Bondi Stakes results in the wet at Randwick. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 1 PELTZER Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark   6 57kg   $2.80F
  2 2 PRIME STAR Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 2.8L 7 57kg   $4
  3 6 REAL PEACE Clarry Conners Tom Sherry (a) 3L 3 57kg   $26
  4 9 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 4.3L 2 55kg   $4.60
  5 4 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 5.4L 9 57kg   $26
  6 3 ACROPHOBIC John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 7.5L 1 57kg   $7
  7 7 STYLEBENDER (NZ) Bryce Heys Koby Jennings 7.7L 4 57kg   $151
  8 5 NAMAZU James Cummings Ms Rachel King 7.9L 8 57kg   $21
  9 10 RED STILETTO Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 8.1L 5 55kg   $31
    8 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Jason Collett   0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Bondi Stakes Info

  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2019
 
 

Bondi Stakes Betting

The Bondi Stakes betting markets are led in the spring by quality three-year-old horses coming off a good lead-up campaign in other high class events.

A key lead-up race that impacts the Bondi Stakes odds is the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill in September. The Golden Rose – Bondi Stakes betting double is set to become a popular punt in the spring.

The first favourite in Bondi Stakes betting was Kubrick ($3.70 in 2019) who won for the punters improving on a 14th place in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne the start before.

In 2020 the favourites retained their flawless record in the Bondi Stakes results with a win by Peltzer ($2.80). 

2020 Bondi Stakes Odds

The season’s top Bondi Stakes 2020 odds complete with betting market links will be provided below once markets on the new three-years-old showdown are open.


Bondi Stakes Field

The Bondi Stakes field attracts the season’s top three-year-old middle-distance runners out of lead-up races including the Golden Rose Stakes and the Stan Fox Stakes.

Three-year-old horses targeting a run in the Bondi Stakes field are likely to run in the Group 1 Golden Rose over 1400m a month before and or the Stan Fox, a 1500m event that now takes place a fortnight ahead of Bondi Stakes Day. Fillies also get a chance at a Group 1 double with the Golden Rose – Flight Stakes before a possible run in the $1 million Bondi Stakes field.

Sydney’s Bondi Stakes field attracts a similar line-up to Melbourne’s $2 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held over the same distance at Caulfield Racecourse two weeks prior.

The first Bondi Stakes field ran with nine hopefuls and saw Caulfield Guineas graduate Kubrick (14th) win as the $3.70 equal favourite.

There was also just nine horses in the 2020 Bondi Stakes field when the favourites went back-to-back with a big win by Peltzer. 

2020 Bondi Stakes Field

The official Bondi Stakes 2020 final field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race once released by Racing NSW.

Ten three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Bondi Stakes field including the Group 2 Stan Fox quinella of Peltzer and Prime Star who renew their rivalry in the million-dollar feature. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 111×2451 PELTZER Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 6 57kg     88
2 6x221x7122 PRIME STAR Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 8 57kg     85
3 18×334 ACROPHOBIC John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 1 57kg     70
4 92×77120 STREET DANCER Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 10 57kg     68
5 8x325x21 NAMAZU James Cummings Ms Rachel King 9 57kg     64
6 76×521 REAL PEACE Clarry Conners Tom Sherry (a) 3 57kg     60
7 4×782 STYLEBENDER (NZ) Bryce Heys Koby Jennings 4 57kg      
8 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Jason Collett 7 55kg     88
9 523×2113 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 2 55kg     71
10 19×55 RED STILETTO Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg     64

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Bondi Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Bondi Stakes 2020 close on the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published for punters below. 

Twenty classy three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Bondi Stakes nominations including Stan Fox Stakes winner Peltzer and runner-up out of the same lead-up Prime Star

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 111×2451 PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 1= 57kg     88
2 6x221x7122 PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 1= 57kg     85
3 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 3 55kg      
4 35413×226 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg      
5 92×77120 STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings 5 57kg     68
6 523×2113 ELIZABEEL F 3 John Sargent 6 55kg     71
7 19×55 RED STILETTO F 3 Anthony Cummings 7 55kg     64
8 8x325x21 NAMAZU C 3 James Cummings 8 57kg     64
9 18×334 ACROPHOBIC C 3 John O’Shea 9 57kg     70
10 2310 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney 10 57kg      
11 0Px2418 ONLY MINE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11 55kg     64
12 145×2 KUKERACHA (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg     63
13 32×156 SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees 13 57kg     60
14 76×521 REAL PEACE C 3 Clarry Conners 14 57kg     60
15 37×83222 AL SAHARA F 3 John Sargent 15 55kg      
16 71 THE ELANORA C 3 Chris Waller 16 57kg     59
17 22 MICHIGAN G 3 Michael Moroney 17 57kg      
18 4×782 STYLEBENDER (NZ) C 3 Bryce Heys 18 57kg      
19 0x349 TOOSTAR F 3 John Sargent 19 55kg      
20 4 SHELBY COBRA G 3 Michael Moroney 20 57kg      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Bondi Stakes Form Guide

The Bondi Stakes form guide provides punters with key race facts and statistics on the three-year-old horses in the field to help with betting. In the Bondi Stakes form guide the full field, barrier draw, jockeys / trainers / owners, distance record, track record and lead-up form is all provided.

Looking at the Bondi Stakes form guide for three-year-olds that performed well in the Golden Rose, looking at the mile form of the horses for the standout 1600m chances and backing any fillies that ran top three in the Flight Stakes over the 1600m at Randwick can prove profitable.

2020 Bondi Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Bondi Stakes 2020 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race following final acceptances.

Bondi Stakes Tips

Good Bondi Stakes betting tips include looking for the proven Group 1 three-year-olds in the race out of spring lead-ups including the Golden Rose Stakes and the Flight Stakes.

Caulfield Guineas graduates over the same distance in Melbourne a fortnight earlier also make a good Bondi Stakes betting tip after the success of Kubrick in 2019 who improved on a luckless 14th in the Caulfield Guineas.

Taking a horse to complete the Golden Rose – Bondi Stakes spring double is another top tip for the season.

2020 Bondi Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bondi Stakes 2020 tips and Randwick racing selections will be detailed below closer to race day.

Bondi Stakes Results

The official Bondi Stakes results list the full finishing order of all the gallopers in the field, the winning margin / time, the Trifecta and First Four results plus the starting prices of the runners.

Using the Bondi Stakes results to guide betting on other upcoming spring features for three-year-olds is a good tip with the form expected to stack-up in later events.

Bondi Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020 Peltzer Prime Star Real Peace 1:36.81
2019 Kubrick Pancho Colada 1:34.75