The Kosciuszko is an annual horse racing event held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. It is a relatively new event, having been first held in 2018, and is named after Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.
As an aside Mount Kosciuszko was named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish military leader who fought in the American Revolutionary War and later led a rebellion against Russian rule in Poland. Kosciuszko is a revered figure in Poland and is also celebrated in numerous countries around the world, including Australia.
Back to the Kosciuszko race, it is a 1,200m race under set weights, exclusively for New South Wales & the Australian Capital Territorycountry-trained horses and infact is the world´s richest race for country-trained racehorses with a prize purse of $2 million.