AD Hollindale Stakes 2021

Saturday May 8, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The A.D. Hollindale Stakes form often stacks up in the Doomben Cup during the winter in Brisbane

The A.D. Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse during the early stages of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival on a Saturday at the start of May. The feature event at the meeting, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions and now offers a generous $500,000 in prize money as of 2021.

Also run on A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day are the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial (1200m) for two-year-olds. A lead-up to tougher races at Doomben and Eagle Farm during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is traditionally contested by gallopers heading into the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) a fortnight later. The last horse to complete the A.D. Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double was Streama (2014).

There was no 2020 AD Hollindale Stakes with the event cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest edition of the AD Hollindale Stakes ran on Saturday May 8, 2021 and was won by the favourite Zaaki. 

AD Hollindale Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1989

AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 Results

The official 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 8, 2021.

  • 1st: #7 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #1 Fifty Stars
  • 3rd: #6 Shared Ambition

The Annabel Neasham-trained import Zaaki ($3.60F) was the well-backed favourite who saluted for the punters in an impressive victory over a top field in the AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 results ahead of a likely Group 1 Doomben Cup run in Brisbane.

Hollindale Stakes Odds & Betting

AD Hollindale Stakes betting markets are usually dominated by interstate-trained raiders coming off good lead-up runs in tougher and or similar class races in Sydney earlier in the autumn.

Gallopers with proven form at the distance and further sit high up the Hollindale Stakes odds and the markets often favour runners dropping back in class out of a lead-up like the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney over more distance during April’s ‘The Championships’ or the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) also held at Royal Randwick. The Doncaster Mile – AD Hollindale Stakes double was recently achieved by It’s Somewhat (2017).

Favourites in AD Hollindale Stakes betting only have a fair recent record in the event however, but the winner will be at a firming price in markets for the upcoming Doomben Cup in Brisbane two weeks on.

Zaaki ($3.60 in 2021) was the last AD Hollindale Stakes betting favourite to get the job done.

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Betting

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AD Hollindale Stakes winner Streama (2014) went on to take out that year’s Doomben Cup in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The top AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 odds on the Doomben Cup-bound winter gallopers contesting the Group 2 at the Gold Coast will be available below as soon as released so stay tuned for the best racing markets on the weight-for-age feature.

AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 Odds

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

AD Hollindale Stakes Field

The A.D. Hollindale Stakes field attracts a collection of the season’s best staying types, many coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events like the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) the month before.

Another possible Sydney lead-up into the AD Hollindale Stakes field is the Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) at Randwick in late April, which Leebaz ran second in back in 2015 before his Group 2 Gold Coast win. Leebaz also won the 2016 Hollindale Stakes, the first back-to-back winner of the race since Shogun Lodge (2000-01).

AD Hollindale Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out two days later on the Wednesday.

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Field

The official AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 field & barrier draw will be released by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and announced in full below so stay tuned to see what gallopers are in the mix.

The 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes final field features a capacity line-up of stars including a host of Group 1 winners led in betting by Godolphin great Avilius.

  • Scratched: #12 Paradee (15); #15e Brandenburg (7); #17e Flash Aah (10)

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Nominations

The early 2021 AD Hollindale Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday of race week.

AD Hollindale Stakes Form Guide

The A.D. Hollindale Stakes form guide details essential information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field. Checking the form for runners that come off a Group 1 Sydney lead-up, those with winning form over the distance and further and for the quality mares – who have a nice recent strike rate in the race – can all lead to a winning punt.

The Hollindale Stakes form has stacked up in the Doomben Cup in Brisbane many times in recent years including winners of the double: Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010), Bush Padre (2003), Above Deck (2006) and Mr Bureaucrat (2002).

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

AD Hollindale Stakes Tips

AD Hollindale Stakes tips include looking for horses proven at around 2000m and those with good lead-up form in Sydney. Previous experience at the Gold Coast track isn’t crucial, so instead of tipping a local runner look at interstate raiders heading towards the Brisbane Winter Carnival features.

2021 AD Hollindale Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider AD Hollindale Stakes 2021 betting tips and Group 2 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack heading into the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

  • To Win: #6 Shared Ambition ($9.50 at time of publish) 

Lots of stars, plenty of form lines, a capacity line-up and Group 1 racing in Brisbane just around the corner! This should be a wonderful edition of the Hollindale and think there’s value to be had tipping another win from the Waller stable. He took it out in 2019 with Life Less Ordinary before last year’s race was shelved due to COVID. Back with a strong hand and the nearly double-figures offered on consistent five-year-old Shared Ambition looks generous. First run at the Gold Coast, but last start produced a big Group 3 Neville Sellwood win in Sydney. The Australian Cup 11th in Melbourne was better than it looks on paper, he wasn’t even three lengths beaten. Fresh over the 1800m here from a good gate with Jim Byrne aboard, he can surprise a few.

AD Hollindale Stakes Results

A.D. Hollindale Stakes results in recent years have been dominated by Sydney raiders as well as the season’s in-form mares like Streama (2014) and Lights Of Heaven (2013), along with the filly Oregon’s Day (2018). Leebaz became a dual A.D. Hollindale Stakes winner in 2016 when successfully defending his title at a roughie’s price.

Other notable A.D. Hollindale Stakes winners from the past decade include It’s Somewhat (2017), My Kingdom Of Fife (2011), Metal Bender (2010) and Scenic Shot (2008). Earlier Hollindale Stakes winners of note include Shogun Lodge (2000-01), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995) and Rough Habit (1991-92).

AD Hollindale Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Zaaki Fifty Stars Shared Ambition 1:50.5

Race Not Run

2019 Life Less Ordinary Mister Sea Wolf Hallelujah Boy 1:55.9
2018 Oregon’s Day Tom Melbourne Man Of His Word 1:46.8
2017 It’s Somewhat Single Gaze Maurus 1:48.5
2016 Leebaz Hauraki Volkstok’n’Barrell 1:48.1
2015 Leebaz Sir Moments I’m Imposing 1:47.9
2014 Streama Mr O’Ceirin Precedence 1:53.1
2013 Lights Of Heaven Foreteller Transporter 1:49.5
2012 Shez Sinsational Lights Of Heaven Mawingo 1:56.0
2011 My Kingdom Of Fife Glass Harmonium Scenic Shot 1:52.2
2010 Metal Bender Road To Rock Gold Water 1:49.5
2009 Fulmonti Izonit Sir Slick 1:48.1
2008 Scenic Shot Spinney Stormhill 1:49.9
2007 Coalesce Dracs Back Desert War 1:47.4
2006 Above Deck Vouvray Roman Arch 1:49.1
2005 Platinum Scissors Roman Arch Devastating 1:52.4
2004 This Manshood St Basil Pentastic 1:45.9
2003 Bush Padre Boreale Cheverny 1:49.9
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Kaapstad Way My Special Scorpio 1:50.9
2001 Shogun Lodge Camarena Go Flash Go 1:47.3
2000 Shogun Lodge Integrate Cheiron 1:47.3