Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022

Saturday February 5, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Eskimo Prince Stakes serves as a nice early lead-up into the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) each autumn.

The Eskimo Prince Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race conducted in either late January or early February as a lead-up into the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run at set weights plus penalties, the event is open only to three-year-olds and offers $160,000 in prize money.

Contested over 1200m, the Eskimo Prince Stakes was first run in 1984 and gained Group 3 status in 2015.

Having been run and won over various racecourses around Sydney, it currently takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the same day as the lucrative $2 million Restricted Listed Inglis Millennium race.

The event is named in honour of the 1964 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Eskimo Prince.

Horses that do well in the Eskimo Prince Stakes may have bigger autumn targets in sight including the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) in March.

Kementari (2018) was the last horse to complete the Eskimo Prince Stakes – Randwick Guineas double.

The latest edition of the Eskimo Prince Stakes ran on Saturday February 5, 2022 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and was won by the James Cummings-trained favourite in betting Paulele ($3.10F).

Eskimo Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 5, 2022
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1984

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Results

The full Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 5, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #4 Paulele ($3.10F)
  • 2nd: #11 Ranch Hand
  • 3rd: #2 Converge

The Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 results saw Godolphin’s returning favourite Paulele ($3.10F) lead from barrier to box for an eye-catching win fresh ahead of a likely Group 1 run in The Galaxy over 1100m.

Eskimo Prince Stakes Betting

Eskimo Prince Stakes betting markets traditionally open after the field is announced on the Wednesday prior to the event running at Randwick Racecourse towards the very start of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

Three-year-olds with previous Group 3 or higher winning form, those that performed well the previous spring in similar grade races and the proven Randwick runners traditionally dominate Eskimo Prince Stakes odds.

Colts and geldings also dominate the Eskimo Prince Stakes betting markets with just one filly winning the race from 2009 – 2022 with Ichihara (2013). 

Paulele ($3.10 in 2022) was the last Eskimo Prince Stakes betting favourite to salute. 

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Odds

The updated Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Eskimo Prince Stakes Field

The Eskimo Prince Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old gallopers each autumn, many racing first-up for the season. If not on resuming in the event, horses may have run in similar or higher races the spring prior including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Eskimo Prince Stakes Winners (Kementari) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes

2018 Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Kementari went on to win that year’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart.

Many Eskimo Prince Stakes hopefuls go on to contest the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) next-up at Rosehill Gardens. 

Man From Uncle (2017) and subsequent Randwick Guineas champin Kementari (2018) are the last horses to do the Eskimo Prince – Hobartville Stakes double. 

Eskimo Prince Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with final acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing New South Waleson the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of top autumn three-year-olds.

The 2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes final field features a quality line-up of three-year-old Randwick Guineas types including Group 2 Roman Consul winner Paulele for Godolphin and the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Group 1 JJ Atkins winner over a mile as a juvenile Converge.

  • Scratched: #7 Zethus (6); #9 King Of Sparta (17); #13 Silent Impact (3); #14 Maotai (10)

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Nominations

The Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1531x36728xCAPTIVANTC3Peter & Paul Snowden
210x521324xCOASTWATCHG3Chris Waller90
3x621321x8xCONVERGEG3Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott100
41337×4FLYING CRAZYG3Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou65
53x752x190xGIANNISG3Chris Waller
6722x53011xHILALC3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes94
7x161243x31KING OF SPARTAG3Peter & Paul Snowden92
8251x1651xKISS SUMG3Tracey Bartley72
98x1164xMANA NUI (NZ)C3Chris Waller82
1012446xMAOTAIC3Kacy Fogden77
11833126x47xMAURICE’S MEDADG3Bjorn Baker72
125×51NAY TO REMEMBERG3Jason Coyle59
13671x12210xPAULELEC3James Cummings92
14x200x1745xRANCH HANDC3Chris Waller
15815111308xROYALZELC3Gary Portelli82
16117×1SILENT IMPACTG3Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott74
17185x4380x5SUBTERRANEANG3Matthew Dunn73
18521x792xWAR ETERNAL (NZ)C3Bjorn Baker71
19219xZETHUSC3James Cummings80

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Eskimo Prince Stakes Tips

Eskimo Stakes tips include backing previous Group winners in the mix, looking for the horse with a good Randwick strike-rate and steering clear of the fillies who have a dismal recent record against the colts and geldings in this race.

Any gallopers that raced in Group 1 company during the previous spring also make a good Eskimo Prince Stakes betting tip as do those proven over more distance but that are resuming over the 1200m.

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Tips

Our expert Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #4 Paulele ($2.40 at time of publish)

Hard to bet against the deserving favourite in the Royal Blue whose stats all stack up for this. Group 2 Roman Consul winner last prep, Paulele won the Listed Rosebud by a big margin with 59kg fresh last time in. He’s got a good first-up record (3-2-0-0) overall and is undefeated at Randwick, a genuine track specialist four-from-four at the course. Distance is ideal, whereas a number of the others will be better at 1400m – 1600m later. Resuming here at this track/distance, Paulele is the one to beat.

Eskimo Prince Stakes Form Guide

The Eskimo Prince Stakes form guide details all of the key race information including the jockeys, trainers and lead-up races of the runners in the mix along with their barrier draws and weights. Looking at the Eskimo Prince Stakes form for first-up three-year-olds that have a previous win in similar class races on their record is a good tip.

The Eskimo Prince Stakes form has held up in tougher grade autumn races many times over the years. 

2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Eskimo Prince Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Eskimo Prince Stakes Results

The Eskimo Prince Stakes results have been dominated by colts and geldings under $10 in the betting markets. 

Notable Eskimo Prince Stakes winners include: Snippetson (2005), Ichihara (2013), Scissor Kick and Kementari (2018). 

Eskimo Prince Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Paulele 1 minute 10.46 seconds
2nd Ranch Hand
3rd Converge
2021 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Peltzer 1 minute 11.21 seconds
2nd The Face
3rd Prague
2020 Eskimo Prince Stakes (Abandoned) 1st
2019 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Gem Song 1 minute 12.42 seconds
2nd Purple Sector
3rd Charge
2018 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Kementari 1 minute 09.69 seconds
2nd Siege Of Quebec
3rd Brave Song
2017 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Man From Uncle 1 minute 11.20 seconds
2nd Guard Of Honour
3rd Generalissimo
2016 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Spill The Beans 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Counterattack
2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Scissor Kick 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Delectation
3rd Harrier Jet
2014 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st El Roca 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Dissident
3rd Romantic Touch
2013 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Ichihara 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Heart Testa
3rd Limes
2012 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Nobby Snip 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Niagara
3rd Aerobatics
2011 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Agister 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Celts
3rd Halekulani
2010 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st The Mikado 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Zingaling
3rd Familists
2009 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Bhutane Dane 1 minute 19.5 seconds
2nd Ahdashim
3rd Fully Fledged
2008 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Tenant’s Tiara 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Espurante
3rd Murtajill
2007 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Absolutelyfabulous 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Hot ‘n’ Ready
3rd Eight Moons
2006 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Strada 1 minute 4.25 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Albaicin
2005 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Snippetson 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Conrod Straight
3rd Picket Fence
2004 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 4.2 seconds
2nd Sharp
3rd Dance With Deb
2003 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Dehero 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Sir Craiglee
2002 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Red Hannigan 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Magic Hatter
3rd Academe
2001 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st National Saint 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Mowerman
3rd Bushra Gem
2000 Eskimo Prince Stakes 1st Major 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Majestic Fiesta
3rd Dyslexia