The Coast 2022

Saturday May 7th, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Coast race serves as a potential lead-up to Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben Cup

The Coast is one of the newly-created Special Condition races conducted in New South Wales offering $500,000 in prize money and first conducted in 2021 in a further boost to provincial racing in the state.

Not a Group status event, the race runs at Gosford in early May as a key support act on Gosford Gold Cup Day and draws horses looking to press on following Randwick’s ‘The Championships’ across the first two Saturdays in April.

A quality handicap race, The Coast is open only to three-year-old and four-year-old horses and is run and won over 1600m. There are no class restrictions and along with the half-a-million in stakes there’s a BOBS Silver Bonus available up to $38,500 on offer to eligible runners.

The Coast race serves as a nice potential lead-up into the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including the Group 1 $1 million Doomben Cup (2000m) a fortnight later.

In 2022 The Coast runs on the same date as the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide as well as the Gold Coast’s A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day card in Queensland, while the Listed $250,000 Gosford Gold Cup (2100m) is the feature race at the Gosford meeting.

It follows on from the introduction of other feature provincial races including the $1 million The Gong (1600m) held at Kembla Grange and Newcastle’s $1 million The Hunter (1300m) both held in November for the first time in 2019.

The latest edition of The Coast ran on Saturday May 7th, 2022 as part of Gosford Gold Cup Day and was won by the Kris Lees-trained Rustic Steel ($7.50).

The Coast Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 7th, 2022
  • Track: Gosford Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap – 3YOs & 4YOs
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 2021

2022 The Coast Results

The complete The Coast 2022 race results and full finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday May 7th, 2022.

  • 1st: #7 Rustic Steel ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #4 O’President
  • 3rd: #5 Old Flame

The Coast Betting

The Coast betting markets are led by in-form milers with a proven record over 1600m and those coming off good lead-up form over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Any horses with past form at the Gosford track, those down in grade off a Group 1 or 2 performance and the better-weighted gallopers are usually found at shorter The Coast odds.

The inaugural favourite in The Coast betting was Wheelhouse ($4.40) who ran ninth in 2021. In 2022 the favourite Our Playboy ($6) ran fourth.

2022 The Coast Odds

The season’s top The Coast 2022 odds will be available here once markets on the Gosford Gold Cup Day race are out so stay tuned.

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

The Coast Field

The Coast Winners - Brandenburg | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes
Inaugural The Coast winner Brandenburg (pictured at Rosehill). Photo: Steve Hart.

The Coast field is made up each season by in-form three and four-year-old gallopers coming via a number of different lead-up races.

The Coast has a capacity field limit of 16 starters plus four emergencies. The inaugural The Coast field in 2021 ran with 12 starters, while 13 lined-up in 2022.

The Coast nominations close the Monday of race week with the final field released on the Wednesday.

2022 The Coast Field

The official The Coast 2022 final field and barriers are released the Wednesday before the race and will be announced in full below.

The 2022 The Coast field features a quality line-up of gallopers including Our Playboy coming off a win at Randwick and the favourite Diamil from John O’Shea.

2022 The Coast Nominations

The early The Coast 2022 nominations are released on the Monday ahead of the event and will be published below once announced.

The 2022 The Coast nominations attracted 22 three and four-year-old gallopers led in all-in betting by the John O’Shea-trained Diamil and the 60kg top-weight Our Playboy with form around Mr Mozart.

 Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightTrue WeightPenaltyHcp Rating
11x7125x421OUR PLAYBOYG4Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)160kg60kg 103
2638×235320KIKUM4Chris Waller257.5kg57.5kg 102
349x6291x39STEINEM (GB)M4Ciaron Maher & David Eustace355.5kg55.5kg 98
4x2242x6x00MAXIMAL (GB)H4John O’Shea456.5kg56.5kg 96
59300×33164NEVER TALKM4Kris Lees554kg51.5kg 90
61x3764x113KINLOCHG4Kris Lees654kg52.5kg 88
7x11x869x81O’PRESIDENTG3Chris Waller754kg51.5kg 86
83x141x3134RUSTIC STEELG4Kris Lees854kg50.5kg 84
938×2811393GIN MARTINI (NZ)F3John Sargent9=54kg47.5kg 82
10x47x458372MAURICE’S MEDADG3Bjorn Baker9=54kg49.5kg 82
1151x217x341CHARTRESG3Matt Laurie11=54kg47.5kg 78
124114×12OLD FLAME (GB)H4Peter & Paul Snowden11=54kg47.5kg 78
134x314x6523PARTY FOR ONEF3Joseph Pride1354kg45kg 77
14x42221x215DIAMIL (IRE)H4John O’Shea14=54kg46.5kg 76
157111×01327GALAXY BELLE (NZ)M4Kris Lees14=54kg44.5kg 76
16x291x62614PHILIPSBURG (NZ)G4James Ponsonby1654kg45kg 73
17584×412526JALMARIG3Danny Williams1754kg44.5kg 72
1815x19118x7BECKFORDG4Troy O’Neile1854kg43.5kg 70
19812540×777AKIHIROC3Gary Portelli1954kg43kg 69
208521×42520CHARITY SPIRITF3Gary Portelli20=54kg40.5kg 68
2123110×8606SAMMYG4Kris Lees20=54kg42.5kg 68
221x354x1LOVE TAKES TIME (IRE)M4Anthony & Sam Freedman2254kg39kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Coast Form Guide

The Coast form guide provides all the crucial field information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the hopefuls.

With Gosford a noted tight-turning track, looking for horses on The Coast form guide with form on similar circuits can be key.

The Coast form from the opening edition in 2021 was franked with the winner Brandenburg going on to run third to Zaaki in the Doomben Cup results next race and fourth behind the same horse in that winter’s Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m).

2022 The Coast Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Coast 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Coast Tips

The Coast tips favour local Sydney-trained gallopers, Group 1 performers and the strong mile types down in the weights.

2022 The Coast Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Coast 2022 betting tips on the middle-distance horses to back and sack in the lucrative Gosford mile race will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

  • To Win: #9 Chartres ($9 at time of publish)

Wide open race and a bit of value on offer for this in-form Matt Laurie-trained three-year-old from Mornington. Has previous mile winning form and brings in some strong lines having finished second two back in the Bendigo Guineas when carrying 59kg before a last start VOBIS Sires’ Guineas victory at Caulfield over 1600m. Same distance against the three and four-year-olds and comes back from 58kg to just 52kg here. Those recent runs were on Good going, but he’s already ticked the Heavy track box before. Sticking with.

The Coast Results

The inaugural The Coast results in 2021 saw Brandenburg win at odds of $8.50 from barrier 12 of 12 carrying 58.5kg to victory. The following year the Kris Lees-trained Rustic Steel won at $7.50 from gate 6 of 13 carrying just 52kg.

The Coast Winners

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Rustic Steel O’President Old Flame 1:39.31
2021 Brandenburg Nudge Brutality 1:37.93