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Southern Cross Stakes Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Southern Cross Stakes run at the Randwick Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Southern Cross Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Southern Cross Stakes. See Frederick Clissold Stakes,

The Southern Cross Stakes is a Group 3 race held under handicap conditions at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales in late February.

The race is open to horses of all ages that travel a distance of 1200 metres for a shot at prize money worth $160,000.

2023 Southern Cross Stakes Race Details

Date Of The Southern Cross Stakes: 11/2/23

Venue For The Southern Cross Stakes: Randwick Racecourse

Recommended Online Bookmaker To Bet On For The Southern Cross Stakes: Ladbrokes

This event generally takes place at the beginning of the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is organiSed on the same day as the Light Fingers Stakes by the Australian Turf Club.

The Southern Cross Stakes has been known under different names since its inception in 1940. Gold Rod was the first to win the title. It began as a Principal Race held over a distance of 6 furlongs, which is approximately equal to 1200 metres. It became a Listed Race in 1980 and was elevated to Group 3 in 1989.

Among the names the race has been known as include the Frederick Clissold Handicap, the Anniversary Cup, Frederick Clissold Quality, Frederick Clissold Stakes and Premier Express Freight Stakes. Since 2009 the race has been held as the Southern Cross Stakes.

Statistics indicate that the Southern Cross Stakes is not the choice of top gallopers but attracts sprinters that are just above average in this field. This is due to its early schedule and several bigger races that take place in Melbourne during the season.

Horses contesting in this event also may participate in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup held at Warwick Farm, scheduled on the same day as the Chipping Norton Stakes Day. The Liverpool City Cup, though, is held over a distance of 1300 metres as compared to 1200 metres for the Southern Cross Stakes. Dreamscape was runner up in both events in 2010.

Notable winners of this event in recent times include Sister Madly in 2011, Kenny's World in 2010 and Marchinski in 2009. Many horses like recent winner, Sister Madly, enter the Southern Cross Stakes after a spell, making it tough for punters to come up with a winner.

However, punters also ought to keep an eye on runners who excel in the previous year's spring racing carnival in Melbourne in races such as the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality, the 1400 M Group 3 Chatham Stakes, and 1500 M Sandown Stakes.

Classy sprinters to take home prize money from the Southern Cross Stakes include Danewin in 1996, Ab Initio in 1999, Lord Essex in 2002, and Collate in 2006.

YearSouthern Cross Stakes Winners
2022Lost And Running
2021Masked Crusader
2020Special Reward
2017Le Romain
2016Big Money
2015Heart Testa
2012No Evidence Needed
2011Sister Madly
2010Kenny's World
2007The Free Stater
2005Cool Front
2004Britt's Best
2002Lord Essex
2001Ab Initio
2000Pimpala Prince
1999Ab Initio
1997Secret Savings
1995Alert Me
1993Big Dreams
1992Friend's Venture
1989Diamond Benny
1987Swift Cheval
1986Avon Angel
1985Pete's Gold
1983Bronze Spirit
1980Brandy Sipper
1978Always Welcome
1977Tiger Town
1975Let's Fly
1974not held
1973not held
1971Bogan Rea
1970Biarritz Star
1969Roman Consul
1967Red Clinker
1965Florida Keys
1964Here I Come
1963State Martial
1962Grammar Lad
1961Tipperary Star
1960Dark Night
1956Evening Peal
1955My Hali
1950San Domenico
1948Persian Prince
1945Gay King
1944not held
1943not held
1942not held
1940Gold Rod

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