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2017 Star Kingdom Stakes: Nominations And Race History

2017 Star Kingdom Stakes race overview including nominations, race history and background for the Group 3 sprint at Rosehill on Saturday including the Joe Pride duo of Target In Sight and Kuro.

2017 Star Kingdom Stakes: Nominations And Race History

A strong sprint field looks set to be assembled for the 2017 Star Kingdom Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday with 16 nominations.

The Joe Pride-trained duo of Target In Sight and Kuro will be equal topweights for the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m).


Target In Sight
Target In Sight Picture:Steve Hart

A number of class mares are also nominated including first up winner Artistry Horseform, Danish Twist Horseform and Secret Agenda Horseform.

John O’Shea has also nominated Impending with the promising colt set to drop back in trip.

2017 STAR KINGDOM STAKES: NOMINATIONS

 

Horse

Trainer

Hcp Rating

1.

ARTISTRY

Peter & Paul Snowden

105

2.

BRING LUCK

Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti

75

3.

DAL CIELO (NZ)

Kris Lees

93

4.

DANISH TWIST

Kris Lees

104

5.

HERMOSA BEACH 

Matthew Dale

77

6.

I’M NO PHONY

Wayne Attard

61

7.

IMPENDING

John O'Shea

 

8.

JUNGLE EDGE

Mick Bell

97

9.

KUDERO

Clarry Conners

88

10.

KURO (NZ)

Joseph Pride

105

11.

SAVOUREUX

Kris Lees

96

12.

SECRET AGENDA

Mick Price

 

13.

SORT AFTER

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

94

14.

TARGET IN SIGHT

Joseph Pride

105

15.

UNTAMED DIAMOND

Richard Collett

80

16.

WOULDNT IT BE NICE

Paul Perry

 

2017 STAR KINGDOM STAKES: RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 open company sprint race conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill Gardens.

The Star Kingdom Stakes was first run in 1979 and is run under quality handicap conditions with a maximum topweight of 61kg.

The Star Kingdom Stakes is named in honour of the imported stallion who was the five times leading sire in Australia and sired the first five Golden Slipper Stakes winners.

The Star Kingdom Stakes is run over 1200 metres. The race was run over 1200 metres from 1979 until 2008. From 2009 to 2012 the distance was 1100 metres but reverted to 1200 metres in 2013.

The Star Kingdom Stakes has been run at Rosehill since its inception in 1979 with the exception of 2008 when it was run at Canterbury.

The Star Kingdom Stakes was a Listed Race from 1979 to 1987. It has been Group 3 since 1988. It was run as the Sebring Stakes from 2010-2013.

The 2017 Star Kingdom Stakes will be run at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday March 25 for prizemoney of $150,000.

Notable winners of the Star Kingdom Stakes include The Judge, Bold Jet, Manuan, At Sea, Magic Gleam, Kessem, Jetball, Moss Rocket, Red Oog, Mustard, The Jackal, Hot Snitzel and Flamberge.

The 2016 Star Kingdom Stakes was won by Malaguerra Horseform from Target In Sight with Coolring third.

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