The Nivison 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Nivison makes a nice lead-up for mares targeting the $2 million The Invitation race in the spring.


The Nivison is a Group 3 race for mares aged four-years-old and above run and won in early October during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 The Nivison winner Sky Command

2022 The Nivison winner Sky Command. Photo: Steve Hart.

For 2023 the race moved from Randwick to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and now takes place as a support act on Hill Stakes Day.

Racing at the meeting is headlined by the lucrative Group 2 $2 million Hill Stakes (1900m). Other key races on the card include the $1.5 million Alan Brown Stakes (1400m), $500,000 Tapp-Craig (1400m), and the Group 2 $300,000 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) for potential The Everest-bound sprinters.

The Nivison is a 1200m sprint race offering $250,000, and it is contested at set weights plus penalties.

The race was inaugurated in 1994 and was originally known as the Tarien Quality Handicap (1994-1996) before being renamed in 1997, and it gained its current Group 3 status in 2013.

Mares in The Nivison field may be heading towards the $2 million The Invitation race run on The Everest Day at Randwick later in the month.

The latest edition of The Nivison was held on Saturday October 7th, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens as part of the new-look Hill Stakes Day 2023 card in Sydney and saw the Grahame Begg-trained favourite Magic Time ($2.50F) salute for the punters off another gun ride by Nash Rawiller.

2023 The Nivison Results

The official 2023 The Nivison Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Saturday October 7th, 2023.

2023 The Nivison winner Magic Time

2023 The Nivison winner Magic Time was too good late pulling away to salute as the favourite. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #5 Magic Time
  • 2nd: #3 Parisal
  • 3rd: #11 Dalchini

In-form hoop Nash Rawiller continued his outstanding season getting a win for the punters in the 2023 The Nivison results aboard smart Hellbent mare Magic Time ($2.50F) who went stride-for-stride with Parisal before hitting the front a furlong out from the line and pull away for another stylish Group 3 victory.

2023 The Nivison Odds

The updated The Nivison 2023 betting odds for the Group 3 Rosehill event will be available right here leading up to the race so stay tuned for links to our top The Nivison markets.

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The Nivison Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 7th, 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Mares 4YOs & Upwards – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1994

The Nivison Betting

The Nivison betting markets are led each year by in-form mares with proven form at the distance and good records at the track.

Resin ($4.60 in 2018) and Magic Time ($2.50 in 2023) are the latest favourites in The Nivison betting to win.

The Nivison Tips

Good The Nivison tips to take are to look for local Sydney-trained mares with form at the track and distance.

Backing the four-year-old mares in the field is a key The Nivison tip as from 2013-2023 nine of the 11 winners were four-year-olds.

Looking for mares drawn an inside barrier is also a top The Nivison betting tip as no mare has won the race from wider than gate nine since Balmont (barrier 10 in 2011).

2023 The Nivison Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Nivison 2023 betting tips and Rosehill betting selections on the Group 3 event his spring will be detailed in full below the week of the race so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack.

  • To Win: #1 Royal Merchant ($14 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for a first-up value runner with Royal Merchant on top. This four-year-old daughter of Merchant Navy is a classy mare from a classy stable running for Maher & Eustace. She has previous first-up winning form and is three-form-four over the distance. Runs for the first time since her 11th in Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at 30/1. She was four and a half lengths beaten there by Think About It who won the Group 2 Premiere Stakes fresh on way to The Everest this prep, which bodes well for Royal Merchant here. She gives the weight away carrying the 59kg top-weight as a Group 1 winner of The Goodwood in SA, but even with the kilos should run better than her price suggests.

The Nivison Field

The Nivison race field attracts a quality line-up mares that may be eyeing a run in a tougher spring target later in the season including the $2 million The Invitation.

Potential lead-up races into The Nivison field include the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) and Newcastle’s Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m).

A potential next-up option for mares out of The Nivison field is the Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Derby Day and Minhaaj (2021) was the last to do the double.

The Nivison nominations are taken the Monday of race week with final acceptances revealing the official The Nivison final field taken on the Wednesday.

2023 The Nivison Field

The official The Nivison 2023 Final Field & Barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so bookmark this page to see the starting line-up.

The Nivison 2023 final field features a smart line-up of sprinters led in betting by the in-form James Cummings-trained Parisal who won the Group 3 Toy Show fresh before a last start second in Melbourne’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes carrying more weight.

2023 The Nivison Nominations

The early The Nivison 2023 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published below.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 544232110x ROYAL MERCHANT M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg     109
2 6x11117x16 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2= 57kg     107
3 5x3410x52x ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller 2= 57kg     107
4 2x5512x99x REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 58kg     100
5 27x1112x12 PARISAL M 4 James Cummings 5= 56.5kg     99
6 305x15840x SHE’S ALL CLASS M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5= 55kg     99
7 11x13x5 MAGIC TIME M 4 Grahame Begg 7 56kg     91
8 4158x28x27 QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 8= 56.5kg     90
9 1127×57413 BANANA QUEEN M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8= 56kg     90
10 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 10 55kg     89
11 x52535x5x4 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees 11 54kg     84
12 440x7903x5 DALCHINI M 5 Lee & Cherie Curtis 12= 54kg     82
13 125×483144 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 12= 54kg     82
14 711x2109x6 AUDETTE M 5 Kylie Gavenlock 14 54kg     81
15 x04N0x5x82 RAINBIEL M 6 Joseph Pride 15= 55kg     80
16 747x20x66x RUSSIAN CONQUEST M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 15= 54kg     80
17 73x1349x22 CALL DI M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 17 54kg     74
18 80x21212x3 DOLLAR MAGIC M 5 Scott Singleton 18 54kg     71

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Nivison Form Guide

The Nivison form guide features all the must know information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Nivison form has gone on to stack-up in better spring races many times in recent history.

2023 The Nivison Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Nivison 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Nivison Results

The Nivison results detail the winning mare, place-getters, finishing order and winning time.

Some of the more notable The Nivison winners include Spinning Hill (2000), Avoid Lightning (2014), and Madam Rouge (2019).

Quidnunc holds the current The Nivison race record winning over 1200m in 2001 in a time of 1 minute 08:52 seconds.

Past The Nivison Winners

Recent The Nivison winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2011 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third Time
2023 Magic Time Parisal Dalchini 1:08.7
2022 Sky Command Never Talk Heresy 1:14.1
2021 Minhaaj Tricky Gal Belluci Babe 1:09.9
2020 Positive Peace  Wandabaa Athiri 1:10.6
2019 Madam Rouge Reelem In Ruby Ready To Prophet 1:09.2
2018 Resin Almanzora Eckstein 1:11.1
2017 White Moss Zestful Kinshachi 1:10.0
2016 Egyptian Symbol Artistry Rule The River 1:10.6
2015 Nayeli Peace Force Miss Cover Girl 1:09.2
2014 Avoid Lightning Brook Road Rose Of Choice 1:10.2
2013 Diamond Earth Plucky Belle Hidden Kisses 1:09.6
2012 Quidnunc Capital Commander Alberton Park 1:08.5
2011 Balmont Pontiana Ofcourseican 1:10.8