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 horses to complete the A.D. Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double were the mare Streama (2014) and star import Zaaki (2021).
Zaaki returned in 2022 to became the first dual Hollindale Stakes winner since Leebaz (2015-16).
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 7, 2022 and saw last year’s champion Zaaki ($1.45F) return for a successful title defence as the odds-on favourite.
AD Hollindale Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
- Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
- Distance: 1800m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1989
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Results
The official 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 7, 2022.
- 1st: #1 Zaaki ($1.45F)
- 2nd: #12 Polly Grey
- 3rd: #5 Kukeracha
The Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki ($1.45F) returned for a successful title defence digging deep to hold out the Chris Waller-trained stablemates Polly Grey and Kukeracha to salute for the punters in the 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes results.
Hollindale Stakes 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 and $1.45 in 2022) was the last AD Hollindale Stakes betting favourite to get the job done on back-to-back years.
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Betting
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 2022 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.
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 ladbrokes.com.au.
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).
Following a run in the AD Hollindale field gallopers may contest the Doomben Cup and or the Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m) – a treble completed by Zaaki in 2021.
AD Hollindale Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out two days later on the Wednesday.
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Field
The official AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 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 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes field features a class line-up of Doomben Cup hopefuls led by the reigning champion Zaaki in gate four.
- Scratched: #4 Great House (6)
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Nominations
The early 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday of race week.
Annabel Neasham’s recent All-Star Mile winner and defending champion Zaaki headlines the AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 nominations for this weekend in Queensland looking to be the first back-to-back champ since Leebaz (2015-16).
||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
||COVENTINA BAY (NZ)
||DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)
||DR DRILL (GB)
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)
||Peter & Will Hulbert
||Peter & Paul Snowden
||POLLY GREY (NZ)
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Ben & JD Hayes
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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: Zaaki (2021), Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010), Bush Padre (2003), Above Deck (2006) and Mr Bureaucrat (2002).
Zaaki further franked the form out of the 2021 Hollindale Stakes results winning the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes that spring in Melbourne as well as the 2022 edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile the following autumn.
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2022 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.
2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider AD Hollindale Stakes 2022 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: #1 Zaaki ($1.75 at time of publish)
There are a few class runners in this year’s Hollindale, but none that look a threat to the defending champion Zaaki. This star import went on to win the Group 1 Doomben Cup by seven lengths next start as well as The Q22 so he is well credentialed in Queensland. His spring saw him post two more elite level wins and, after missing the Cox Plate, he won this year’s $5 million The All-Star Mile. Second in the Queen Elizabeth last time out, barrier four, J. Mac aboard….take him at the short odds.
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 Zaaki (2021 & 2022), 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
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||Life Less Ordinary
||Mister Sea Wolf
||Man Of His Word
||Lights Of Heaven
||Lights Of Heaven
||My Kingdom Of Fife
||Road To Rock
||My Special Scorpio
||Go Flash Go