Hill Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Hill Stakes is good lead-up to Melbourne’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

The Hill Stakes is a Group 2 race now run at Rosehill Gardens in early October each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 Hill Stakes winner Cascadian

2022 Hill Stakes winner Cascadian. Photo: Steve Hart.

Previously part of Randwick’s Epsom Handicap Day card, the race is now the headline event on its own feature race meeting at Rosehill and offers $2 million in stakes.

The Hill Stakes is now also contested over 1900m (down from 2000m) under weight-for-age conditions making it a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) run at Moonee Valley at the end of October. In 2016 the Hill Stakes winner Hartnell finished runner-up to the defending champion Winx in the Cox Plate quinella and also finished in the money when third in the Melbourne Cup over two miles on the first Tuesday of November.

The Hill Stakes – Cox Plate double however hasn’t been completed since Saintly (1996).

The other key races on Hill Stakes Day in 2023 include the $1.5 million Alan Brown Stakes (1400m), $500,000 Tapp-Craig (1400m), Group 2 $300,000 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m), and the Group 3 $250,000 The Nivison (1200m).

The next edition of the Hill Stakes runs on Saturday, October 12, 2024 over 1900m at Rosehill Gardens offering $2 million in prize money.  

2024 Hill Stakes Odds

The updated Hill Stakes 2024 betting odds for the now $2 million Rosehill feature will be available right here leading up to the race so stay tuned for links to our top Hill Stakes markets.

Hill Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1900m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $2,000,000
  • First Run: 1921

2024 Hill Stakes Results

The official 2024 Hill Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2024.

2023 Hill Stakes winner Montefilia

2023 Hill Stakes winner Montefilia ran over the top of her rivals late in the $2 million feature. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Hill Stakes Betting

Hill Stakes betting markets are led each year by in-form staying types with proven form at the distance and good records at the track.

Runners that come off a good run in a lead-up like the Chelmsford Stakes over the same track also sit high up the Hill Stakes odds. Think It Over (2021) was the last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – Hill Stakes double with a Group 1 George Main Stakes (now King Charles III Stakes) third in between.

The short-priced favourites have a top record in the Hill Stakes in the past 10 years, but there has been upsets recorded by double-figure chances in betting including Preferment ($31 in 2015).

Think It Over ($1.75 in 2021) and Montefilia ($3.40 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Hill Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

Hill Stakes Tips

Good Hill Stakes tips to take are to look for local Sydney-trained runners with form at the track and distance.

The Chelmsford Stakes runners from earlier at the carnival also have a good Hill Stakes record as do the single-figure favourites.

Checking the early markets for upcoming races like the Cox Plate for runners in the Hill Stakes can also be a good betting tip for the Group 2, with many Hill Stakes graduates going onto the weight-for-age classic in Melbourne a few weeks later.

2024 Hill Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Hill Stakes 2024 betting tips and Rosehill betting selections on the $2 million Group 2 this spring will be detailed in full below the week of the race so stay tuned for the stayers to back and sack.

  • To Win: TBD

Hill Stakes Field

The Hill Stakes race field attracts a quality line-up of the season’s top staying types, many heading towards the riches of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and a target like the Cox Plate.

Gallopers in the Hill Stakes field may have come off an earlier spring run in a race like the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m). In 2015 Preferment improved on a 12th in the Chelmsford to win the Hill Stakes. Complacent meanwhile won the Chelmsford Stakes in 2015 before his second in the Hill Stakes. In 2016 Hartnell completed the Chelmsford Stakes – Hill Stakes double, followed in 2021 by Think It Over.

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Hill Stakes winner Hartnell (2016) went on to place in that year’s Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup down in Melbourne. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Chelmsford Stakes also produced the 2014 Hill Stakes winner Junoob (6th), while Bagman ran third in both races. The year before (2013) Moriarty improved on a Chelmsford Stakes fourth to win the Hill Stakes, while in 2012 Lamasery won the Hill Stakes on the back of a Chelmsford Stakes third.

Montefilia (6th in 2023) was the last Hill Stakes winner to have run in the Chelmsford with a Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) third in between.

Following a run in the Hill Stakes field horses may continue onto the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) in late October with Think It Over (2021) the last to do the double

2024 Hill Stakes Field

The official Hill Stakes 2024 Final Field & Barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so bookmark this page to see the spring stayers that are accepted into the $2 million dollar feature. 

2024 Hill Stakes Nominations

The early Hill Stakes 2024 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the lucrative $2 million race and will be published below.

Hill Stakes Form Guide

The Hill Stakes form guide features all the must know information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Hill Stakes form has stacked up in better races many times in recent years, especially The Metropolitan.

The form has also held in Melbourne races later in the spring including in 2015 when Hill Stakes winner Preferment travelled to Flemington and won the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) next start over the same distance. In 2014 Hill Stakes runner-up Criterion also went to Melbourne next-up and crossed second in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

The 2021 Hill Stakes form was franked with the winner Think It Over going on to win that spring’s Hill Stakes before returning in the autumn of 2022 for a stellar campaign headlined by his Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory.

The 2022 Hill Stakes winner Cascadian would frank the form going on to win a number of subsequent events including the following autumn’s 2023 Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington.

2024 Hill Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Hill Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Hill Stakes Results

Quality stayers have dominated the Hill Stakes race results in the past decade.

Notable recent Hill Stakes winners include Cascadian (2022), Think It Over (2021), Kolding (2020), Verry Elleegant (2019), Preferment (2015), Junoob (2014), Moriarty (2013), Descarado (2010), and Desert War (2005-06).

Kolding holds the current 2000m Hill Stakes race record winning in 2020 in a time of 2 minutes 01.26 seconds before the race distance was decreased to 1900m in 2023 and was won by Montefilia in 1 minute 55.88 seconds.

Arena (1998) was the last three-year-old Hill Stakes winner.

Montefilia (2023) was the last Hill Stakes winning mare.

Past Hill Stakes Winners

Recent Hill Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Montefilia Hoo Ya Mal Protagonist 1:55.88
2022 Cascadian Numerian Montefilia 2:06.61
2021 Think It Over Shared Ambition Cepheus 2:03.12
2020 Kolding Avilius Fierce Impact 2:01.26
2019 Verry Elleegant Samadoubt Life Less Ordinary 2:05.03
2018 Ace High It’s Somewhat Egg Tart 2.02.57
2017 Classic Uniform Embley Mackintosh 1:49.9
2016 Hartnell Who Shot Thebarman Storm The Stars 2:04.11
2015 Preferment Magic Hurricane Complacent 2:06.8
2014 Junoob Criterion Bagman 2:06.1
2013 Moriarty Glencadam Gold Masked Marvel 2:03.6
2012 Lamasery Mourayan Lights Of Heaven 2:06.2
2011 Trusting Hawk Island Tullamore 2:02.9
2010 Descarado Triple Honour Purple 1:56.4
2009 Miss Marielle Pacino Roman Emperor 1:56.1
2008 Fiumicino Dealer Principal Hurrah 1:57.3
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Desert War Eremein Grand Zulu 1:56.3
2005 Desert War Portland Singa Dizelle 1:56.7
2004 Natural Blitz Vouvray Just Polite 1:56.6
2003 Excellerator Platinum Scissors Carnegie Express 1:56.8
2002 Dress Circle Bedouin Republic Lass 1:56.6
2001 Mulan Princess Altiero Dottoressa 1:47.0
2000 Pasta Express Pravda Padfoot Charlie 1:57.8


When is the Hill Stakes 2024?

Saturday, October 12, 2024

What is the prize money for the Hill Stakes 2024?


Where is the Hill Stakes 2024?

Rosehill Racecourse, James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142.