The Kosciuszko 2020

Saturday October 17, 2020

The Kosciuszko is a recent edition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is the key support act on The Everest Day at Royal Randwick in mid-late October.

Belflyer The Kosciuzko winners & form - Ladbrokes.com.au

Belflyer won the inaugural edition of The Kosciuszko. Photo: Steve Hart.

Looking to challenge Racing Victoria’s premier spring races from late September – November, Racing NSW have recently added a host of lucrative Special Condition races across what is being dubbed The Everest Carnival with over $45 million in prize money on offer.

Australia’s richest race is the $15 million The Everest (1400m) and The Kosciuszko is held at the same track and distance on the same day offering $1.3 million in stakes. The Kosciuszko race is run under set weights plus penalties and is a open only to NSW and ACT country trained horses giving sprinters from the state’s provincial stables the chance to run on one of the biggest race days of the year.

First run in 2018, the inaugural The Kosciuszko winner was Grafton galloper Belflyer who took out the world’s richest race for country trained horses.

Potential lead-up races into The Kosciuszko include Grafton’s Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) in the winter, the Tamworth Cup (1400m) and the Country Championship series of races across NSW.

Adding to the popularity and intrigue of The Kosciuszko race, tickets are available for the public to purchase a potential part-share in a horse running in the event. The winning tickets are determined via The Kosciuszko sweep and give the winning entries the chance to select an eligible horse to race in their entry.

The Kosciuszko Calcutta Draw then provides additional winning tickets whose holders earn a cash prize equal to 50% of the bid proceeds that their horse, which is randomly selected, attracts at a public auction. A concept traditional to bush racing, The Kosciuszko auction is the country’s largest calcutta.

The Everest Day featuring The Kosciuszko takes place on the same date as Melbourne’s Caulfield Cup, a classic lead-up to the iconic Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.

The latest edition of The Kosciuszko ran on Saturday October 17, 2020 as part of The Everest Day in Sydney and was won by the short-priced favourite It’s Me.

2020 The Kosciuszko Results

The Kosciuszko 2020 results & finishing order will be provided below once the $1.3 million Restricted event is run and won on Saturday October 17, 2020.

  • 1st: #14 It’s Me
  • 2nd: #3 Redouble
  • 3rd: #6 Man Of Peace

Classy mare It’s Me ($2F) retained her undefeated status with a fourth straight win to salute in The Kosciuszko 2020 results for the punters ahead of her potential run in the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 14 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Jason Collett   7 53kg (cd 53.5kg)   $2F
2 3 REDOUBLE Mitchell Beer Tommy Berry 0.2L 1 59kg   $14
3 6 MAN OF PEACE Matthew Dale Ms Louise Day (a) 1.2L 9 58kg   $19
4 1 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 1.3L 13 59kg   $9
5 9 TWO BIG FARI Todd Howlett Grant Buckley 1.5L 6 56.5kg   $16
6 10 AL MAH HAHA Tash Burleigh Koby Jennings 2.7L 5 56kg   $31
7 11 FENDER Brett Cavanough Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 3 55.5kg   $8.50
8 7 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 3L 4 57kg   $51
9 12 ANETHOLE Cody Morgan Brenton Avdulla 3.1L 14 55kg   $101
10 4 INTUITION Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 3.2L 10 59kg   $31
11 2 LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 3.3L 2 59kg   $41
12 8 LIGULATE Cody Morgan Andrew Gibbons 3.9L 11 57kg   $51
13 18e PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams James McDonald 4.1L 8 56kg   $31
14 13 ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Greg Ryan 64.3L 12 55kg   $17
  17e JULIAN ROCK (FR) Jean Dubois     0      
  5 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea     0      
  15e AKASAKI Stephen Jones     0      
  16e KOOKABAA Brett Thompson     0      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Kosciuszko Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – NSW & ACT Country-Trained Horses Only
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $1.3 million
  • First Run: 2018
 

The Kosciuszko Betting

The Kosciuszko betting is led by the best-performed country NSW and ACT trained horses that have experience at the bigger city tracks.

Horses with Group race experience, stakes winning form and the current season’s Country Championships winner dominate The Kosciuszko betting odds.

It’s Me ($2 in 2020) was the last favourite in The Kosciuszko betting to win. 

2020 The Kosciuszko Odds

The latest The Kosciuszko 2020 racing odds will be provided below as soon as the markets on the world’s richest race for country-trained horses open.

The Kosciuszko Field

The first The Kosciuszko field in 2018 had a capacity 12 runners. The Kosciuszko field size increased in 2019 to a maximum 14 starters.

There are no class or gender restrictions for runners in The Kosciuszko field, but horses must be NSW or ACT country trained and aged at least three-years-old.

Group 1 winners after December 31, 2018 are ineligible for The Kosciuszko field.

2020 The Kosciuszko Field

The official The Kosciuszko 2020 field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW with final acceptances to be published below.

The line-up of The Kosciuszko horses is known once all slot-holders confirm their runners, while the barrier draw is conducted the Wednesday of race week.

The field attracts horses from all around the country NSW racetracks including southern regions including as Goulburn and Queanbeyan, to northern regions like Tamworth and Coffs Harbour.

Although looking all but confirmed, the 14 horses in The Kosciuszko 2020 field can be swapped in and out right up until 7:30am (local time) on The Everest Day.

The The Kosciuszko 2020 Field is listed below featuring horses from all over the country tracks in NSW and the ACT. 

The 14 The Kosciuszko 2020 horses set to fill the final field are listed below with slots able to be swapped out right until race day morning. 

Undefeated Shamus Award mare It’s Me is the all-in favourite in The Kosciuszko betting drawn midfield in barrier two, while last year’s winner Handle The Truth returns for a title defense out wide in gate 13.  

  • Scratched: #5 Front Page (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x189462x6 HANDLE THE TRUTH Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 13 59kg     104
2 4x21x741x8 LORD VON COSTA Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 2 59kg     104
3 00327x384x REDOUBLE Mitchell Beer Tommy Berry 1 59kg     104
4 x77550x55x INTUITION Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 10 59kg     98
5 127x111x2 FRONT PAGE Geoff Duryea James McDonald 8 59kg     96
6 2x3132111x MAN OF PEACE Matthew Dale Ms Louise Day (a) 9 58kg     108
7 93373116×0 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 4 57kg     90
8 41x36181x3 LIGULATE Cody Morgan Andrew Gibbons 11 57kg     89
9 x121115x1x TWO BIG FARI Todd Howlett Grant Buckley 6 56.5kg     88
10 440x2222x4 AL MAH HAHA Tash Burleigh Koby Jennings 5 56kg     83
11 111×17 FENDER Brett Cavanough Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg     77
12 4x4x313x1 ANETHOLE Cody Morgan Brenton Avdulla 14 55kg     68
13 11 ICE IN VANCOUVER Cody Morgan Greg Ryan 12 55kg     63
14 111 IT’S ME Brett Cavanough Jason Collett 7 53kg     72
15e 09×5458217 AKASAKI Stephen Jones   0 58kg     98
16e 4671121148 KOOKABAA Brett Thompson   0 56.5kg     85
17e 512108×658 JULIAN ROCK (FR) Jean Dubois   0 56kg     84
18e 7×25626695 PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams   0 56kg     82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Kosciuszko Form Guide

The Kosciuszko form guide provides all the must known horse stats and race facts for punters to place a well-informed wager on the $1.3 million country NSW and ACT trained feature. The Kosciuszko form shows the runners in the event, barriers, jockeys, lead-up form and track / distance records.

It is also worth following The Kosciuszko form in the following year’s autumn and winter racing carnivals in both Sydney and Brisbane, as well as the summer’s Magic Millions Carnival at the Gold Coast for eligible horses.

2020 The Kosciuszko Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Kosciuszko 2020 form guide and race betting preview will be provided below the week leading up to The Everest Day.

The Kosciuszko Tips

The Kosciuszko tips to take to the bookies in the spring include backing country-trained horses that have previous race experience at the Randwick track, looking for the class runners with Group race experience and those genuine sprinters that can run a speedy 1200m race.

2020 The Kosciuszko Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ The Kosciuszko 2020 racing tips for Everest Day will be available right here closer to the meeting.

  • Best Roughie: #6 Man Of Peace ($13 at time of publish) 

Best value for a top three run in this year’s The Kosciuszko has to be the flying Man Of Peace who is first-up having won three on the trot last time in and out to kick things off in the same vein. While the veteran eight-year-old is yet to win first-up, he has outstanding form at the Randwick track (10:5-2-1) and is a versatile galloper that can give this field a shake-up. 

The Kosciuszko Results

The Kosciuszko results show the complete finishing order of all the horses in The Kosciuszko race, their starting prices, margins and dividend payouts.

2020 The Kosciuszko Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 It’s Me Redouble Man Of Peace 1:09.60
2019 Handle The Truth Victorem Bobbing 1:08.21
2018 Belflyer Suncraze Awesome Pluck 1:12.01