Winners and Past Results for the Star Kingdom Stakes.
The Star Kingdom Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race hosted by the Australian Turf Club in late March or early April every year during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The race has been run as the Sebring Stakes for the last few years.
The 1200 metre open handicap race is held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney on Golden Slipper Stakes Day along with a number of other Group 1 races including The BMW, Storm Queen Stakes, and the Tulloch Stakes.
The event is worth $150,000 in prize money. For this time of the year, the race attracts the above average in-form sprinters that haven't yet proved their ability to conquer 1200m and 1300m.
The 1000 M Group 2 Challenge Stakes held a few weeks earlier is one of the better form guides for the Star Kingdom Stakes in recent times.
The first Star Kingdom Stakes was won by The Judge in 1979. It remained a listed race until it was granted Group 3 in 1988. Friend's Venture was the first to score back to back wins in 1992-93, followed by Bradshaw in 2002-03 while Swift Alliance repeated the feat in 2010-11.
A few notable runners to take home the Star Kingdom Stakes include At Sea in 1986 while Investor triumphed in 1990. Camena won convincingly in 2001 while The Jackal fought a close battle to win in 2009.
|Year||Star Kingdom Stakes Winners|
|2000||King Of Acapulco|
|1999||Return To Go|
|1988||Lunch On Sunday|