The Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held each May at the picturesque Gold Coast racecourse on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres and worth $350,000 in prize money. The 2019 Hollindale Stakes was won by Life Less Ordinary from Mister Sea Wolf with Hallelujah Boy third.
The Gold Coast race track is situated around 70 kilometres south of Brisbane and located about 5 minutes from the centre of Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast racecourse also hosts the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas on the same day.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd May 2020|
|Track:||Gold Coast racecourse, Bundall|
|2019 Winner:||Life Less Ordinary|
The Hollindale Stakes takes place away from the city centre of Brisbane at the Gold Coast and is one of the bigger middle distance races of the winter carnival, being worth $350,000 and ran at weight-for-age.
The Hollindale Stakes has been won by some talented gallopers over the years including Metal Bender (2010), Scenic Shot (2008), Shogun Lodge (2000-01), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995) and Rough Habit in consecutive years in 1991 & 1992.
Horses contesting this event will most likely go on to tackle the upcoming Gr1 Doomben Cup at Doomben which is raced under the same conditions, but steps up from 1800m to 2000m, and Streama (2014) was the last galloper to claim the Hollindale Stakes & Doomben Cup double.
In recent times Metal Bender (2010), Above Deck (2006), Mr Bureaucrat (2002), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995), Durbridge (1994) and Rough Habit (1991-92) have all managed to win the Hollindale Stakes before going on to take out the Doomben Cup. Both Scenic Shot (3rd in 2011) & Mawingo (3rd in 2012) ran third in this race before winning the Doomben Cup at their next outing.
Life Less Ordinary (2019) ran eighth in the Gr1 Doncaster Handicap over 1600m at Randwick in Sydney before heading north to the Gold Coast to win this event for the Chris Waller stable.
Recent Hollindale Stakes winners include Oregon's Day (2018) and It's Somewhat (2017).
1. $5.00 Life Less Ordinary 59.0 Jason Collett
2. $5.50 Mister Sea Wolf 59.0 James McDonald
3. $11.00 Hallelujah Boy 59.0 Matthew McGillivray
4. $51.00 Consensus 57.0 Mark Du Plessis
5. $6.00 Youngstar 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $31.00 Tally 59.0 Tim Clark
7. $9.50 Miss Siska 57.0 Jordan Childs
8. $7.50 Luvaluva 57.0 Blake Shinn
9. $5.00 Kenedna 57.0 Clayton Douglas
10. $26.00 Mask Of Time 59.0 Michael Cahill
11. $31.00 My Nordic Hero 59.0 Jeff Lloyd
12. $101.00 Fit For Purpose 59.0 Dale Smith
13. $61.00 Red Alto 59.0 Brad Stewart
Margins: 2.25 len, 0.40 len
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|2019||Life Less Ordinary||Mister Sea Wolf||Hallelujah Boy||1:55.9|
|2018||Oregon's Day||Tom Melbourne||Man Of His Word||1:46.8|
|2017||It's Somewhat||Single Gaze||Maurus||1:48.5|
|2015||Leebaz||Sir Moments||I'm Imposing||1:47.9|
|2013||Lights Of Heaven||Foreteller||Transporter||1:49.5|
|2012||Shez Sinsational||Lights Of Heaven||Mawingo||1:56.0|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Glass Harmonium||Scenic Shot||1:52.2|
|2010||Metal Bender||Road To Rock||Gold Water||1:49.5|
|2007||Coalesce||Dracs Back||Desert War||1:47.4|
|2006||Above Deck||Vouvray||Roman Arch||1:49.1|
|2005||Platinum Scissors||Roman Arch||Devastating||1:52.4|
|2004||This Manshood||St Basil||Pentastic||1:45.9|
|2002||Mr Bureaucrat||Kaapstad Way||My Special Scorpio||1:50.9|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Camarena||Go Flash Go||1:47.3|
|1998||Might And Power||Summer Beau||Galactic Valley||1:47.2|
|1997||Summer Beau||Shame||All Our Mob||1:49.4|
|1996||Super Slew||Valance||Sober Suit||1:48.5|
|1995||Danewin||Brave Warrior||Rough Habit||1:50.5|
|1994||Durbridge||Paris Lane||Silk Ali||1:47.3|
|1992||Rough Habit||Majestic Boy||Royal Magic||1:58.6|
|1991||Rough Habit||Post Elect||Triscay||1:49.5|
|1989||Eye Of The Sky||Rajamah||Supersnack||1:56.0|