The Kosciuszko

The Kosciuszko

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Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Randwick Racecourse
Prize Money: $1,300,000
Distance: 1200m

The Kosciuszko is a 1200 metre sprint contest run under set weights and penalties conditions in mid October held at Randwick Racecourse with $1,300,000 worth of prize money on offer.

To contest The Kosciuszko horses must be under the care of a country trainer with a current stable return lodged on or before midnight May 16, 2022. Anything after this voids the eligibility date.

The Kosciuszko is open to horses with a NSW benchmark below 110 and trained in Country NSW or the ACT as at and subsequent to the eligibility date.

Horses wishing to participate in the race must have had at least one NSW race start for an eligible trainer to qualify for The Kosciuszko. Those contesting the 2022 Kosciuszko must for twelve months after the race, remain under the care of a trainer eligible for the race.

First run in 2018, Belflyer for John Shelton shocked the racing world when claiming The Kosciuszko at $71 odds.

2022 The Kosciuszko betting odds

Art Cadeau conquered The Kosciuszko in 2021, who will join him on the honour roll in 2022?

2022 The Kosciuszko odds as of May 6 look like this:

  • Art Cadeau – $6.00
  • Front Page – $6.00
  • Another One – $10.00
  • Far Too Easy – $11.00
  • Handle The Truth – $13.00
  • Commando Hunt – $15.00
  • Edit – $15.00
  • Fender – $15.00
  • Irish Songs – $15.00
  • Mo’s Crown – $15.00

Complete The Kosciuszko odds available at Neds.

Best bookmakers for The Kosciuszko

Considering The Kosciuszko is on the same day as The Everest, a majority of bookmakers will have markets out for the race a couple of months out from when the barriers open at Randwick Racecourse.

The Kosciuszko betting is open well in advance of 1200m event. You can bet on these markets via both computer, telephone and even via online betting apps, which are the most common way Aussies bet in 2022.

The top online bookmakers for Kosciuszko odds will also have horse betting apps for the main Australian smartphones, which are Android and iOS. HorseBetting recommends taking advantage of these free downloads to maximise your ability to accept free bets and racing promotions.

These bookmakers offer markets on The Kosciuszko horse race:

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Betting on The Kosciuszko

Outside of It’s Me who won the race in 2020, three of the four editions of The Kosciuszko has been taken out by male horses.

Despite the race only being in existence for four years, favourites have won two of the four races. It’s Me ($2) in 2020 and Art Cadeau ($4) in 2021.

Remarkably the only time a winner has paid a double figure quote with online bookmakers, was when Belflyer ($71) took out the inaugural edition of the race in 2018.

Barrier seven has already produced two winners in the brief history of The Kosciuszko, suggesting perhaps drawing the middle of the line is no disdvantage.

The Kosciuszko Final Field 2022

When the final field is released for the 2022 running of The Kosciuszko, will update this page.

Previous The Kosciuszko Fields

Some of the best country-trained racehorses have gone on to compete in The Kosciuszko, check out the recent fields to have competed in the $1,300,000 race.

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Handle The Truth Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 1 59kg
    2 Front Page Geoff Duryea Kerrin McEvoy 14 59kg
    3 Art Cadeau Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 3 57.5kg
    4 Plonka Warren Gavenlock Joshua Parr 7 57kg
    5 Aheadofhistime Trevor Hardy Jeff Penza 9 56.5kg
    6 Spiranac Rodney Northam James McDonald 8 55.5kg
    7 Edit Cody Morgan Hugh Bowman 11 55kg
    8 Ice In Vancouver Cody Morgan Tim Clark 12 55kg
    9 Island Bay Boy Tony Sergi Jason Collett 10 55kg
    10 Nadaraja Stephen Jones Matthew Palmer 2 55kg
    11 Mr Hussill Cameron Crockett Regan Bayliss 5 55kg
    12 Ceasefire Paul Messara Robbie Dolan 13 55kg
    13 Patino Ruby Brett Cavanough Alysha Collett 5 53.5kg
    14 Sunrise Ruby Mitchell Beer Glen Boss 4 53kg
    15 Irish Songs (1E) Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg
    16 Another One (2E) Gary Colvin N/A N/A 56kg
    17 Tim’s Principal Jeremy Gask N/A N/A 56kg
    18 Kattegat Natalie Jarvis N/A N/A 56kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Handle The Truth Keith Dryden Nash Rawiller 13 59kg
    2 Lord Von Costa Donna Scott Blaike McDougall 2 59kg
    3 Redouble Mitchell Beer Tommy Berry 1 59kg
    4 Intuition Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 10 59kg
    5 Front Page Geoff Duryea James McDonald 8 59kg
    6 Man Of Peace Matthew Dale Louise Day 9 58kg
    7 Irish Songs Kurt Goldman Glen Boss 4 57kg
    8 Ligulate Cody Morgan Andrew Gibbons 11 57kg
    9 Two Big Fari Todd Howlett Grant Buckley 6 56.5kg
    10 Al Mah Haha Tash Burleigh Koby Jennings 5 56kg
    11 Fender Brett Cavanough Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg
    12 Anethole Cody Morgan Brenton Avdulla 14 55kg
    13 Ice In Vancouver Cody Morgan Greg Ryan 12 55kg
    14 It’s Me Brett Cavanough Jason Collett 7 53kg
    15 Akasaki Stephen Jones N/A N/A 58kg
    16 Kookabaa Brett Thompson N/A N/A 56.5kg
    17 Julian Rock Jean Dubois N/A N/A 56kg
    18 Prairie Fire Danny Williams James McDonald 8 56kg

2021 The Kosciuszko result

1stArt Cadeau ($4.00)
2ndHandle The Truth ($3.00)
3rdSpiranac ($3.70)

Recent The Kosciuszko results

  • This was a classic race in every sense of the word. Art Cadeau chasing down Handle The Truth on the straight after a long duel to win a thriller. The Terry Robinson-trained Art Cadeau became the first runner to complete the Kosciuszko / Country Championships double and solidified himself as one of the best horses on the country scene. Despite seemingly peaking on his run with 100m to go, Tommy Berry got the most out of Art Cadeau and lifted him to victory, nabbing the 2019 winner Handle The Truth on the winning post.
  • In the short history of The Kosciuszkio, there is little doubt that It’s me’s win in 2020 is the most remarkable of them all. When entering the home straight, the Brett Cavanough-trained mare found endless amounts of traffic and no clear air until the 300m mark. Once clear, she had some five-lengths to make up and with Mitch Beer’s Redouble darting back to the rail, she looked to have been a good thing beaten. However, with a calm Jason Collett on board and an enormous finishing burst, It’s Me knuckled down inside the final 100m and brought up a truly breathtaking victory by a half head on the line.
  • Ridden by Nash Rawiller, Handle The Truth was rock solid at $7 with AU betting sites and after stalking the speed he shot to the front and held on to score by a length over $2.70 favourite Victorem with Bobbing ($26) another half-head back. The win will go down in history as most memorable for trainer Keith Dryden’s post-race interview: “I said if he runs top five I’ll be happy, if he runs top three I’ll be ecstatic and if he wins there will be a party on,” Dryden said. Party they did.
  • Northern Rivers trainer John Shelton has won many big races in his local area and beyond but none bigger than the $1.3 million Kosciuszko at Randwick. Punters disregarded Belflyer’s second in the Ramornie Handicap at Grafton in June and sent the sprinter out at $71. But Adam Hyeronimus and Belflyer didn’t look at the odds and the seven-year-old stormed home to beat Suncraze ($15) by half a length with Awesome Pluck ($9) another short neck third in the inaugural running of The Kosciuszko.

The Kosciuszko past winners list

The Kosciuszko Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Art Cadeau Tommy Berry Terry Robinson
2020 It’s Me Jason Collett Brett Cavanough
2019 Handle The Truth Nash Rawiller Keith Dryden
2018 Belflyer Adam Hyeronimus John Shelton
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