Giga Kick Stakes (Winners Stakes) 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Winners Stakes usually attracts a field full of The Everest race graduates.

The Winners Stakes run in 2023 as the Giga Kick Stakes – is one of the feature races held over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival running at Rosehill Gardens on the Golden Eagle Day in early November as part of the revamped Everest Carnival that offers over $60 million in total prize money!

2021 Winners Stakes Winner Eduardo

2021 Winners Stakes winner Eduardo. Photo: Steve Hart.

The $10 million Golden Eagle for four-year-olds now rivals Melbourne’s Victoria Derby Day action on the Saturday prior to the Melbourne Cup for the punters’ attention and is now supported by the $3 million Winners Stakes, prize money for the event boosted from $1 million to $3 million ahead of the 2022 edition.

The event was run for the first time in 2019 as the Redzel Stakes, 2020 as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes, 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes, and 2022 as the Nature Strip Stakes in honour of the respective The Everest winning horses.

The other feature race on the Rosehill race card is the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

The line-up of Special Condition races boosts the overall prize money to over $15 million on offer across the day.

The Winners Stakes is a 1300m middle-distance sprint race offering $3 million in prize money run under set weight and penalty conditions.

Each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival the Winners Stakes is renamed in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner. Accordingly, the inaugural edition of the race was known as The Redzel Stakes 2019.

Redzel (2017, 2018) won the opening two editions of the world’s richest turf race – The Everest – but failed in his attempt at the three-peat in 2019.

The 2020 Winners Stakes was known as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes after Chris Waller’s gun three-year-old won the 2019 The Everest and was won by the favourite Gytrash.

The Winners Stakes in 2021 was run as the Classique Legend Stakes after a brilliant 2020 The Everest win by the classy grey.

In 2022 the Winners Stakes was run as the Nature Strip Stakes in honour of Chris Waller’s 2021 The Everest champ and subsequent Group 1 winner in the UK.

The 2023 Winners Stakes was known as the Giga Kick Stakes in honour of the 2022 The Everest winning three-year-old who won as an undefeated youngster at just his fifth start.

The 2024 Winners Stakes will take place as the Think About It Stakes in honour of the 2023 The Everest champion Think About It who extended his winning streak to nine straight when saluting for the punters.

The 2023 edition of the Winners Stakes ran as the Giga Kick Stakes on Saturday November 4, 2023 in Sydney offering $3 million in prize money and saw Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina ($10) score a late upset off a horror run with Craig Williams in the saddle. 

2023 Winners Stakes / Giga Kick Stakes Results

The official Giga Kick Stakes 2023 Results and Finishing Order will be published below once the event is run and won on Saturday November 4, 2023.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes winner Bella Nipotina

2023 Giga Kick Stakes winner Bella Nipotina overcame plenty of interference to salute in an impressive upset. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #6 Bella Nipotina
  • 2nd: #4 Private Eye
  • 3rd: #1 Think About It

Jockey Craig Williams kept his cool despite a horror run aboard class Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina ($10) who overcame all the odds and showed true grit to fight back and beat home the Joe Pride-trained defending champion Private Eye and last start The Everest winner Think About It in a thrilling Giga Kick Stakes 2023 result in Sydney.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes Odds

The latest Winners Stakes 2023 odds – known in 2023 as the Giga Kick Stakes odds – will be provided below complete with market links as soon as betting on the $3 million feature is open.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Giga Kick 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.

Winners Stakes Info

  • Date: Saturday November 4, 2023
  • 2023 Race Name: Giga Kick Stakes
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Up – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $3 million
  • First Run: 2019

Giga Kick Stakes Betting

Betting on the Giga Kick Stakes in the spring is led by in-form sprint types coming off nice form in lead-up races in Sydney.

Good events to keep an eye on that impact Winners Stakes betting each season include the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick in mid-September and of course the $20 million The Everest (1200m) held a fortnight before.

The inaugural Winners Stakes winner was Pierata who took out the 2019 Redzel Stakes on the back of a fifth in The Everest.

The following year the Winners Stakes (run as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes) was won by the favourite in betting Gytrash who was backing-up from a third in The Everest race.

In 2021 Eduardo improved on a third in that spring’s The Everest trifecta to also salute for the punters as the $3 favourite in the markets.

The 2022 winner Private Eye won at $5.50 on the back of his second in The Everest, while Mazu ran third in The Everest and second in that year’s Winners Stakes – run as the Nature Strip Stakes.

Private Eye returned in 2023 and was narrowly denied back-to-back wins when run down late by the mare Bella Nipotina who jumped at Giga Kick Stakes odds of $10.

Winners Stakes betting on The Everest graduates and Rosehill track specialists will be firm, especially on local hopes opting to stay in Sydney over a trip to Melbourne for the Cup Carnival Group 1s at Flemington that same week.

Giga Kick Stakes Field

The Winners Stakes race field attracts sprinters and middle-distance runners alike chasing the lucrative prize money on offer in Sydney. Many of these horses may previously have targeted the following Saturday’s Group 1 VRC Classic (1200m) – now known as the Champions Sprint – down the Flemington straight, but the Winners Stakes field now provides horses better suited to the Rosehill track a shot at a nice feature race win without having to race over the ‘Straight Six’ in Melbourne.

Sprinters out of The Everest field the month before may also opt to back-up in the Winners Stakes field, which will suit horses with form over 1200m – 1400m as opposed to the genuine short-distance runners. The Everest – Winners Stakes double becomes a new feature for connections to target and for punters to enjoy a spring bet on.

The Winners Stakes field boasts a capacity 16 starters.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes Field

The official Giga Kick Stakes 2023 field and barriers will be provided below once Racing NSW announces final acceptances the week of the race.

The 2023 Giga Kick Stakes final field features a quality line-up of sprinters and middle-distance spring gallopers dominated by last start The Everest hero Think About It.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes Nominations

The official 2023 Giga Kick Stakes nominations will be updated below as soon as early entries on the Winners Stakes race are confirmed.

The Giga Kick Stakes 2023 nominations attracted a bumper 75 hopefuls led in all-in betting by odds-on favourite Think About It coming off a $20 million The Everest victory.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21743x01x AGE OF KINGS (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 96
2 x15x11x312 AIRMAN G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
3 4913x0x404 ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 x500x42509 ARGENTIA M 5 Joseph Pride 98
5 1x26712x07 ATHELRIC G 5 James Cummings 104
6 3x216Px520 ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 110
7 x30236x333 BELLA NIPOTINA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 112
8 123x57x138 BUENOS NOCHES H 4 Matthew Smith 110
9 016x460x80 CACOFONIX G 5 Kris Lees
10 1154x5213x CASCADIAN (GB) G 9 James Cummings 114
11 x3899464x3 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 104
12 0x23x21x48 CHAIRMAN’S LIST (NZ) G 7 Rex Cole 53
13 113x2020x1 CLOUDLAND (NZ) G 5 Kris Lees 71
14 2x43410x34 COAL CRUSHER G 6 Joseph Pride 103
15 734x1211x9 COIN TOSS G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
16 x1761x0154 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST G 5 Chris Waller 101
17 0x574224x1 DREAM HOUR G 4 Kris Lees 74
18 x6117x2171 ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller
19 4x5958709x EXCELLENT PROPOSAL G 7 Michael Freedman
20 1x130x6559 EXTREMELY LUCKY G 5 Chris Waller 83
21 x3227x1317 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
22 1x800x4116 FELIX MAJESTIC G 4 Gary Nickson 76
23 19122×2125 GARZA BLANCA H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
24 6x1247000x GENTLEMAN ROY G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 104
25 2400×90139 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 108
26 3x3262825x GRAVINA G 6 James Cummings 99
27 x22113x626 HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 111
28 26111×8220 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 98
29 000x82685x HILAL H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
30 11117×1612 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
31 151x231x32 I WISH I WIN (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 117
32 1x1317x244 IN SECRET M 4 James Cummings 115
33 1200×51736 INGRATIATING H 5 James Cummings 102
34 11878×6750 INVER PARK (GB) G 6 Kris Lees 90
35 1215x1147x IOWNA MERC G 4 Bjorn Baker 81
36 1141x2x100 KIBOU G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
37 x114624x28 KING OF SPARTA G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
38 1x233x31 KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
39 x08x3x907x LAUDA SION (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller
40 x61250x993 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 84
41 x317x60x08 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) G 7 John O’Shea 112
42 4x10x735x0 LOVE TAP G 6 Richard & Will Freedman 94
43 211 MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 81
44 5025x1576x MALKOVICH G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
45 32x5363x90 MAZU G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 111
46 1226 MORAVIA C 3 Michael Freedman 87
47 6441×22581 MUCH MUCH BETTER G 6 Sara Ryan 95
48 26×130 NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 79
49 215×512320 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
50 x145125x29 OPAL RIDGE M 4 Luke Pepper 102
51 51761×5730 OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 106
52 6690x12x20 OVERPASS G 5 Bjorn Baker 111
53 217x405x13 PRIVATE EYE G 6 Joseph Pride 116
54 909139×408 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 83
55 118x147x15 REMARQUE G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
56 2x123x1111 RHEINBERG (NZ) G 5 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 84
57 10x90x7x14 RISE OF THE MASSES H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
58 06x5447x17 ROGUE BEAR (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 80
59 3410x52x50 ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller 105
60 4232110×86 ROYAL MERCHANT M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
61 11x88610x7 RUSTIC STEEL G 6 Kris Lees 104
62 320150×752 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
63 3211×99 SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller 104
64 812135x85x SPECIAL REWARD G 8 Kris Lees 104
65 22010×0 STEEL CITY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83
66 16460x010x SURF DANCER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
67 111x111x11 THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride 118
68 42×1116 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
69 x664222432 UMGAWA G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
70 810x1760x5 VILANA H 5 James Cummings 108
71 x422x0270x WAIHAHA FALLS (NZ) G 6 John O’Shea 92
72 x95143x645 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
73 1x520x3393 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 98
74 52535x5x46 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees 82
75 x01133x350 ZAPATEO M 5 James Cummings 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Giga Kick Stakes Form Guide

The Winners Stakes form guide provides all the must know race facts and stats on the confirmed horses in the field including barriers, jockeys, career statistics and the Rosehill track conditions for the Golden Eagle Day.

Looking over the Winners Stakes form guide – known as the Giga Kick Stakes form guide in 2023 – for horses with a nice record at Rosehill Gardens, gallopers proven over at least 1200m and sprinters that ran well in the previous month’s The Everest results is crucial.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes Form

A link to our comprehensive Giga Kick Stakes 2023 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Giga Kick Stakes Tips

Early Winners Stakes tips include watching for horses coming off good lead-up runs in earlier spring races including The Shorts and Premier Stakes in Sydney. Gallopers with nice Group 1 race form, previous The Everest runners and those that have specifically targeted the Winners Stakes across their campaigns also make good tips.

2023 Giga Kick Stakes Tipping

Our insider Giga Kick Stakes 2023 tipping guide complete with the horses to back and sack in this year’s Winners Stakes tips will be available below the week leading up to the Golden Eagle Day.

  • To Win: #1 Think About It ($1.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Everest winner races on and even at the odds-on quote is impossible to bet against. The Joe Pride-trained sprint star just keeps on winning and can’t see the streak ending here. Beaten just once in his 12 starts and defeated the country’s best sprinters over the six furlongs at Randwick in the world’s richest turf race second-up without stress. Fitter now third-up and ready to fire again up to 1300m here. A multiple Group 1 winner in the winter in Queensland including taking out the Stradbroke over 1400m so the distance is a non-issue. Nothing in this race will beat him.

Giga Kick Stakes Results

The Winners Stakes race results provide punters with the complete finishing order of the $3 million race including where the favourite in Winners Stakes betting finished.

How your Giga Kick Stakes bets went, what the Winners Stakes trifecta was and the winning margin can all be found in the results.

Eduardo holds the current Winners Stakes race record winning the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes in a time of 1 minute 15.16 seconds.

Bella Nipotina (2023) is the first and to date only Winners Stakes winning mare.

Past Winners Stakes Winners

A complete list of past Winners Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 is detailed below.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023(Giga Kick Stakes) Bella Nipotina Private Eye Think About It 1:15.50
2022(Nature Strip Stakes) Private Eye Mazu Kementari 1:15.93
2021(Classique Legend Stakes) Eduardo Lost And Running Standout 1:15.16
2020(Yes Yes Yes Stakes) Gytrash Haut Brion Her Imaging 1:17.85
2019(Redzel Stakes) Pierata Trekking Le Romain 1:16.59