2016 San Domenico Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds
San Domenico Stakes
Spring in Sydney is the most anticipated time of the year for horse racing enthusiasts and punters alike. With the nation’s most highly regarded horses, trainers and jockeys heading to the New South Wales capital to participate in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the events are truly magnificent – and one of the first on the schedule is the San Domenico Stakes.
The 2016 San Domenico Stakes will be held on August 13th.
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The San Domenico Stakes is a Group 3 event held for three-year-olds, and is participated at set weights and penalties over an 1100 metre distance. Held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, the San Domenico Stakes is worth $125,000 and takes place every August. Previous San Domenico Stakes winners have moved on to impressive achievements in their respective circuits and so the event has quickly become considered a great judge of future outcomes from the young runners. San Domenico Stakes form is said to translate well into races held afterwards, which means that many punters focus a lot of attention on the race.
The San Domenico Stakes is a stand-alone group event and headlines a day of non black-type racing. The San Domenico Stakes also happens to be the only Group event running that week in Sydney. As a result, the San Domenico Stakes garners a lot more attention that its status or prize truly warrants.
San Domenico Stakes Information
Date: August 13th, 2016.
Location: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Race Distance: 1100m
Race Status: Group Three
Race Conditions: Three-year-olds, Set Weights & Penalties
First Run: 1980
San Domenico Stakes History
A relatively new race – having been added to the Australian schedule in 1980, notable winners include Media in 2005, Duporth in 2008 and Shellscrape in 2009.
The San Domenico Stakes was a listed race between 1980 and 1983. For two years (1984-85) it was granted Group 3 status. Due to the rapid rise of the race, the San Domenico Stakes was granted Group 2 status in 1986. In 2005, the San Domenico Stakes was demoted to Group 3, a status it retains to this day.
Initially a 1000m sprint, the San Domenico Stakes gained 100m for one year in 2008. The 2009 and 2010 San Domenico Stakes were held over 1000m. In 2011, the San Domenico Stakes returned to 1100m and has remained at that distance soon.
In its short history, the San Domenico Stakes has changed racecourse 11 times. Until 2008, the San Domenico Stakes had never been held at Rosehill, but rather had alternated intermittently between Royal Randwick and Warwick Farm. Since 2010, the San Domenico Stakes has found a home as a feature event at Rosehill Gardens.
San Domenico Stakes Betting
Online bookies normally offer the best odds and markets for San Domenico Stakes betting, so make sure you sign up in time to place a wager down. But if not, keep an eye on the results as the placegetters will be names to watch for the spring no doubt.
San Domenico Stakes betting attracts a disproportionate amount of money. As the standalone group event for Sydney that week, there is little surprise that San Domenico Stakes betting tends to get quite large. Because it is also a major race for form guidance, San Domenico Stakes betting tends to reflect the punters’ overall opinion of horses going into the spring racing carnival.
If you’re interested in betting on the San Domenico Stakes, there are two ways to go about it. If you’re trackside, then the bookies ring can be an exciting affair. If you can’t get to the racecourse, or through the crowds to the bookies, then you can punt from a mobile phone or computer with Ladbrokes.com.au.