Begonia Belle Stakes

The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse in early November.

Held under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Begonia Belle Stakes is restricted to mares only. Run over 1100m, the Begonia Belle Stakes presents a great opportunity for classy mares to showcase their skills on one of the nation’s most famous tracks.

With $200,000 prize money on offer, the Begonia Belle Stakes is a fairly lucrative Group 3 event.

The Begonia Belle Stakes is held on Day 2 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Crown Oaks Day. It shares a race program with the Group 1 Crown Oaks, Group 3 Red Roses Stakes, Listed Batman Handicap and Listed Century Stakes.

Mares typically target the Begonia Belle Stakes following runs in earlier races under similar conditions. The Group 2 Premiere Stakes held at Randwick has in the past been targeted by some of the mares who contest this race.

The Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes, Group 2 Ladies Day Vase and Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes can also be fairly decent guides to this event.

The Begonia Belle Stakes has been known as the GH Mumm Stakes and the Crown Promenade Stakes in the past. It was a listed event prior to being upgraded to Group 3 in 2013. Inaugurated in 2009, the Begonia Belle Stakes may only have a short history but it has been contested by some very classy mares.

Notable Begonia Belle Stakes winners include Very Discreet (2009) and Ortensia (2011).

2015 Begonia Belle Stakes Field

The Begonia Belle Stakes field draws horses from a wide range of preparations. Those mares which contest the Begonia Belle Stakes are usually fairly classy types who have had plenty of starts at group level. The Begonia Belle Stakes field has in its short time already acquired a reputation for producing top flight mares.

The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1162x770x4 ELOPING John Sargent Glen Boss 21 59kg 92
2 816x1103x1 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 16 59kg 105
3 9x4348x416 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 19 57.5kg 93
4 7×12281392 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 5 57.5kg 100
5 05x63130x7 YGRITTE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 57.5kg 82
6 91x1239x54 I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 6 57.5kg 92
7 5x371110x9 IN STYLE (NZ) Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 8 57.5kg 103
8 x11x13x210 THE MESSINA NYMPH Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 11 56.5kg 99
9 x08x171x79 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10 55.5kg 97
10 2110x1210x DUBLIN LASS Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 55.5kg 94
11 0821503132 JAPHILS John Sadler Craig Williams 20 55.5kg 81
12 4x31787x46 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope James McDonald 15 55.5kg 82
13 0x73350x92 NAUTICAL Nikki Burke Glyn Schofield 7 55kg 85
14 6x111321x1 HIDDEN PEARL Barry Lockwood Jim Cassidy 12 55kg 89
15 33504×4111 I AM GYPSY Gordon Richards Ms Jamie Kah 4 55kg 81
16 315x11x354 CATCH THAT CAT Gwenda Johnstone Luke Currie 3 55kg 82
17 x625046277 JUDICIAL ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Newitt 2 55kg 74
18 11x123x13 TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 17 55kg 84
19 311×340229 NORTHERN SAINT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 13 55kg 72
20 1x1330x375 MATILIJA Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 18 55kg 78
21e 0x316689x5 OH SO ASSERTIVE (NZ) Dean Binaisse 14 55kg 70

2015 Begonia Belle Stakes Nominations

The Begonia Belle Stakes nominations attract horses from stables across the entire country. However, the majority of mares on the Begonia Belle Stakes nominations tend to race out of Melbourne stables. There are usually a few top talents among the Begonia Belle Stakes nominations, as it is certainly quite a lucrative race in light of its status.

The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes nominations will be published below.

Begonia Belle Stakes Results

Begonia Belle Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2009 are published below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2015 1 Pittsburgh Flyer 2 Dublin Lass 3 Brook Road  1:04.4
2014 1 Vain Queen 2 Bounding 3 Lilliburlero  1:02.7
2013 1 Dystopia 2 Shamal Wind 3 She Can Skate  1:03.7
2012 1 Honey Flower 2 Dystopia 3 Anise  1:03.2
2011 1 Ortensia 2 Balmont Miss 3 Octopussy  1:03.2
2010 1 Status Symbol 2 Jerezana 3 Zingaling  1:04.9
2009 1 Very Discreet 2 Seeking Attention 3 Serenissima  1:03.6