The Bondi Stakes is one of the new Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature races as Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club (ATC) continue to try and rival Melbourne for the punters’ attention during the late September – November period.
Offering $1 million in prize money, the Bondi Stakes is a mile event run over 1600m under set weights conditions and is open to three-year-old horses. It is now one of Sydney’s 11 seven-figure spring races. Many of these, including the range of Special Conditions races like The Everest and The Golden Eagle, all form part of the colossal The Everest Carnival giving away over $45 million in prize money.
The Bondi Stakes is the major event on a Saturday meeting in late October at Royal Randwick Racecourse and holds the same date as Melbourne’s iconic Cox Plate at Moonee Valley dominated in recent years by historic three-time champion Winx.
Three-year-olds out of the previous month’s Golden Rose Stakes and any fillies that contested the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) over the same track and distance as the Bondi Stakes are expected to make-up the bulk of the field for the million dollar showdown.
Racing NSW have altered the three-years-old race program over the spring to work around the Bondi Stakes. One of crucial changes is the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) running a month later in mid-October, a fortnight before the Bondi Stakes, now serving as a nice stepping-stone to the new mile event.
The 2019 edition of the Bondi Stakes is scheduled to take place at Randwick on Saturday October 26, 2019.
Bondi Stakes Info
- Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Special Condition
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 2019
Bondi Stakes Betting
The Bondi Stakes betting markets are led in the spring by quality three-year-old horses coming off a good lead-up campaign in other high class events.
A key lead-up race that impacts the Bondi Stakes odds is the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill in September. The Golden Rose – Bondi Stakes betting double is set to become a popular punt in the spring.
2019 Bondi Stakes Odds
The season’s top Bondi Stakes 2019 odds complete with betting market links will be provided below once markets on the new three-years-old showdown are open.
Bondi Stakes Field
The Bondi Stakes field attracts the season’s top three-year-old middle-distance runners out of lead-up races including the Golden Rose Stakes and the Stan Fox Stakes.
Three-year-old horses targeting a run in the Bondi Stakes field are likely to run in the Group 1 Golden Rose over 1400m a month before and or the Stan Fox, a 1500m event that now takes place a fortnight ahead of Bondi Stakes Day. Fillies also get a chance at a Group 1 double with the Golden Rose – Flight Stakes before a possible run in the $1 million Bondi Stakes field.
Sydney’s Bondi Stakes field will also potentially attract a similar line-up to Melbourne’s $2 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held over the same distance at Caulfield Racecourse two weeks prior.
2019 Bondi Stakes Field
The official Bondi Stakes 2019 final field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race once released by Racing NSW.
Bondi Stakes Form Guide
The Bondi Stakes form guide provides punters with key race facts and statistics on the three-year-old horses in the field to help with betting. In the Bondi Stakes form guide the full field, barrier draw, jockeys / trainers / owners, distance record, track record and lead-up form is all provided.
Looking at the Bondi Stakes form guide for three-year-olds that performed well in the Golden Rose, looking at the mile form of the horses for the standout 1600m chances and backing any fillies that ran top three in the Flight Stakes over the 1600m at Randwick can prove profitable.
2019 Bondi Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Bondi Stakes 2019 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race following final acceptances.
Bondi Stakes Tips
Good Bondi Stakes betting tips include looking for the proven Group 1 three-year-olds in the race out of spring lead-ups including the Golden Rose Stakes and the Flight Stakes. Caulfield Guineas graduates over the same distance in Melbourne a fortnight earlier also make a good Bondi Stakes betting tip.
Taking a horse to complete the Golden Rose – Bondi Stakes spring double is another top tip for the season.
2019 Bondi Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bondi Stakes 2019 tips and Randwick racing selections will be detailed below closer to race day.
Bondi Stakes Results
The official Bondi Stakes results list the full finishing order of all the gallopers in the field, the winning margin / time, the Trifecta and First Four results plus the starting prices of the runners.
Using the Bondi Stakes results to guide betting on other upcoming spring features for three-year-olds is a good tip with the form expected to stack-up in later events.
2019 Bondi Stakes Results
The Bondi Stakes 2019 race results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 26, 2019.
Bondi Stakes Winners