Sky High Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Sky High Stakes can serve as a credible lead-up into the Group 1 Tancred Stakes.

The Group 3 Sky High Stakes is a lucrative $350,000 event taking place at Rosehill Gardens in mid-March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Sky High Stakes Winner Stockman
2022 Sky High Stakes winner Stockman. Photo: Steve Hart.

A key support act on the Coolmore Classic Day card, the event is open to three-year-olds and above and since 2016 has been contested at set weights plus penalties having originally been a quality handicap race.

The Sky High Stakes was first conducted in 1989 and gained Group 3 status in 2014.

The race is named in honour of 1960 Golden Slipper Stakes champion Sky High who won an incredible 16 Group 1 races before heading to stud.

The Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) is a potential autumn target for the better horses out of the Sky High Stakes and Hartnell (2015) is the last to do the double.

The latest edition of the Sky High Stakes ran on Saturday March 16, 2024 as part of Coolmore Classic Day at Rosehill with Chris Waller’s odds-on elect Lindermann ($1.90F) far too good for his rivals down in grade saluting by 4.24 lengths.

2024 Sky High Stakes Results

The complete Sky High Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Saturday March 16, 2024.

2024 Sky High Stakes winner Lindermann

2024 Sky High Stakes winner Lindermann saluted as the odds on favourite by over four lengths. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #3 Lindermann
  • 2nd: #6 Kalapour
  • 3rd: #5 Stockman

Lindermann ($1.90F) was far too good for his rivals in the 2024 Sky High Stakes results at Rosehill with Chris Waller’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas champ at the same track and trip coming back in grade off a Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes third to power home inside the final furlong for an over four-length demolition job. 

2024 Sky High Stakes Odds

Our top Sky High Stakes 2024 betting odds on the hopeful gallopers will be available right here the week of the race so bookmark this page for the best autumn racing markets.

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Sky High Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Upwards – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $350,000
  • First Run: 1989

Sky High Stakes Betting

Sky High Stakes odds favour the better performed staying types with experience in higher grade races and those with a strong 2000m distance record. 

The Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes (formerly Chipping Norton Stakes) (1600m) held the month before at Randwick has been a strong recent guide to the Sky High Stakes with Toffee Tongue (8th in 2021), Stockman (10th in 2022), and Lindermann (3rd in 2024) the last Sky High winners to come out of the event. 

Sky High Stakes betting opens after the field of final acceptances is released the Wednesday before the race.

Master Of Wine ($2.20 in 2020) and Lindermann ($1.90 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Sky High Stakes betting to win. 

Sky High Stakes Field

The Sky High Stakes race field attracts a line-up of promising autumn staying types, many that are down in grade off a Group 1 or 2 campaign.

The better horses out of the Sky High Stakes field will go on to run in races including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) the following Saturday, the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) over the mile and a half at the end of March and even Randwick’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) during ‘The Championships’. 

In 2022 the Sky High Stakes winner Stockman ran second next-up in the Tancred Stakes results. 

Country Tyrone (2006) was the last stayer to complete the Sky High Stakes – Sydney Cup double

Sky High Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2024 Sky High Stakes Field

The official Sky High Stakes 2024 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 13, 2024 and published below so bookmark this page to see what gallopers make the cut in the Group 1 lead-up.

A small line-up of potential Sydney Cup-bound horses faces off in the 2024 Sky High Stakes field with markets led by last year’s Rosehill Guineas champ Lindermann who is two-from-two at the track. 

2024 Sky High Stakes Nominations

The early Sky High Stakes 2024 nominations are taken the Monday ahead of Coolmore Classic Day and will be available below once confirmed. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 77114x0x75 ARAPAHO (FR) G 7 Bjorn Baker 1 58kg     109
2 00x77201x0 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) G 6 Ciaron Maher 2 58kg     108
3 10x0488x63 LINDERMANN G 4 Chris Waller 3= 58kg     107
4 x143x275x5 BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Chris Waller 3= 55kg     107
5 061x1110x8 JUST FINE (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 5 58kg     106
6 9840194×07 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 7 Joseph Pride 6 55.5kg     104
7 x3L73310x0 KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 7= 55.5kg     103
8 900x1116x8 MURAMASA G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7= 55.5kg     103
9 811179×053 BOLD MAC (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 7= 55kg     103
10 x9911872x6 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea 10= 55.5kg     99
11 x03340x242 MANKAYAN (IRE) G 8 Ciaron Maher 10= 55kg     99
12 14x78x3135 ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher 12 54.5kg     97
13 0x854150x9 SUIZURO G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 55kg     94
14 31x2343x4 CIRCLE OF FIRE (GB) H 4 Ciaron Maher 14 55kg     79
15 x0020x006x HOPEFUL (FR) G 7 Annabel Neasham 15 55kg     94

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sky High Stakes Tips

Looking for classy performers with a strong Rosehill strike-rate, those proven over 2000m and Group 1 graduates in lead-up Sydney races are key Sky High Stakes tips.

Avoiding the mares is another good Sky High Stakes betting tip as Toffee Tongue (2021) was the first female galloper to beat home the boys in the race since 2011. 

Since 2008 eight of the sixteen Sky High Stakes winners were four-year-olds – most recently Lindermann (2024) – so looking for in-form runners at that age can prove profitable in betting. 

2024 Sky High Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Sky High Stakes 2024 betting tips and exotic Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below soon after the field is out so stay tuned for the runners to get behind in the Coolmore Classic Day race this autumn.

  • To Win: #3 Lindermann ($2.15 at time of publish) – BET NOW

It has been a long time between drinks for Chris Waller’s former Rosehill Guineas winner Lindermann but he starts favourite here in the Sky High and happy to stick with him off an eye-catching lead-up run. The Lonhro four-year-old is unbeaten at this track (2:2-0-0) and chases his first victory since the aforementioned Group 1 Rosehill Guineas victory here back in March last year. Third-up now and fit returning to his pet track off a good Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes third at Randwick to Think It Over. Drops grade, good gate four draw in a small field with J-Mac aboard. 
Can win. 

Sky High Stakes Form Guide

The Sky High Stakes form guide details all of the key information punters need including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form.

The Sky High Stakes form guide has gone on to stack-up in plenty of Group 1 races over the years including in 2021 with the winner Toffee Tongue running second next-up in the Tancred Stakes results and second again in that winter’s Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) behind Zaaki.

Stockman (2023) also won the Sky High before a Tancred second, while that year’s Sky High runner-up Mount Popa finished third in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) that April. 

2024 Sky High Stakes Form Guide

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

Sky High Stakes Results

Group 1 performers and those at single-figure odds have dominated the Sky High Stakes race results in recent years. 

Sky High Stakes Winners (Toffee Tongue) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes

2021 Sky High Stakes winner Toffee Tongue. Photo: Steve Hart.

Notable recent Sky High Stakes winners include subsequent Sydney Cup champion County Tyrone (2006), Hartnell (2015), Tavago (2017), Toffee Tongue (2021), and the previous year’s Rosehill Guineas winner Lindermann (2024). 

There was an internationally-trained Sky High Stakes winner in 2023 with William Haggas’ UK raider Protagonist outstaying the locals. 

Recent Sky High Stakes Winners

Past Sky High Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table. 

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Lindermann Kalapour Stockman
2023 Protagonsit Zeyrek Sunshine Rising
2022 Stockman Mount Popa Great House
2021 Toffee Tongue Spirit Ridge Mirage Dancer
2020 Master Of Wine Mustajeer Carif
2019 Red Cardinal Rodrico Goathland
2018 Auvray Libran Mackintosh
2017 Tavago Antonio Giuseppe Allergic
2016 Sir John Hawkwood Messene Who Shot Thebarman
2015 Hartnell Opinion Hawkspur
2014 Entirely Platinum Midsummer Sun Desert Jeuney
2013 Julienas Lunayir Le Roi
2012 Single Southern Skye Flumicino
2011 Older Than Time Luen Yat Forever Syreon
2010 Bellagio Wynn Hadaaf Cousin Wal
2009 Kettledrum Brave Lancer Twin Wing
2008 Nuclear Sky Musket Bundoran Breeze
2007 Coalesce Grand Zulu Prince Of Midnight
2006 County Tyrone No Wine No Song October Son
2005 Seul Amour Sunday Service Havana Wind
2004 Daniel’s The Man County Tyrone Striking Victory
2003 National Treasure Natural Blitz County Tyrone
2002 Restless Grampians Spirit Of Westbury
2001 Bello Signor The Druidess Cheverny
2000 Spysept Bombast Yippyio