The 2016 Red Roses Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at the illustrious Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in early November.
The Red Roses Stakes is held under set weights plus penalties conditions and is open to three year old fillies only. Held over 1200m, the Red Roses Stakes is worth $150,000 and tends to be a fairly popular target for talented types.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a series of four meets held over a week at Flemington hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club. The Red Roses Stakes runs on Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Crown Oaks Day. It shares a race program with the Group 1 Crown Oaks, Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes, Listed Batman Handicap and Listed Century Stakes.
There is a fairly diverse range of preparations that fillies come from to contest this race. The Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic held at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day can act as a decent guide for some of the classier types. The Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes held at Flemington over a month earlier can also provide some form indication.
The Listed Twilight Glow Stakes at Sandown presents a decent future target for horses after their Red Roses Stakes run. The Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes is also a potential target for those willing to travel to Ascot Racecourse in Perth.
Notable Red Roses Stakes winners include Goodwood Lady (1985), Chalee (1996), Wyndham Special (2000), Red Labelle (2002) and Shamal Wind (2012).
2016 Red Roses Stakes Field
The Red Roses Stakes field attracts some very classy fillies from stables around Melbourne, Sydney and elsewhere. Trainers tend to point their better fillies towards the Red Roses Stakes field for a number of reasons. There is the prestige associated with running during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, there is never a better opportunity to get a young horse comfortable with crowds on the straight, and it’s a decent purse.
The 2016 Red Roses Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||4414×60197||SELENIA||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil (a)||9||57.5kg||78|
|2||1×01||HEAR THE CHANT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||6||57.5kg||78|
|3||40x21436x3||TWIST TOPS||Kris Lees||Craig Williams||2||56.5kg||78|
|4||63323×11||SPRIGHT||Garry Frazer||Kerrin McEvoy||11||56.5kg||78|
|5||1756×15311||KENTUCKY MISS||Joseph Pride||Damien Oliver||16||56.5kg||82|
|6||1xPx17x81||CONCHITA||Paul Perry||Craig Newitt||19||55kg||76|
|7||150×114||SUPER TOO||Marc Conners||James McDonald||10||55kg||70|
|8||113×7||SHOWPERO||David Jolly||Ms Jamie Kah||1||55kg||70|
|9||5x22x36314||MOTOWN LIL||Robert Smerdon||Nicholas Hall||14||55kg||66|
|10||3×12833||OVERSTEP||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||13||55kg||69|
|11||1×313||FAITH’S ENCORE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||7||55kg||70|
|12||1×72160||MOONLOVER||Matt Laurie||Damian Lane||8||55kg||66|
|13||26×1264||ROSA CAROLINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||12||55kg||66|
|14||1504×6||CALL ME TESS||John Moloney||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||3||55kg||63|
|15||4342214||THE VEAL THING||Michael Cornish & Donna Gaskin||Jason Collett||15||55kg||62|
|16||02×1||NAVAGIO (NZ)||Colin Little||Luke Currie||18||55kg||63|
|17||4×1||PEDRENA||Mick Price||Michael Dee (a)||17||55kg||63|
|18||0x1||SAVAJU (NZ)||Shaun Dwyer||Patrick Holmes||4||55kg||61|
|19||1x||MISS WONDERLAND||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||5||55kg||64|
2016 Red Roses Stakes Nominations
The Red Roses Stakes nominations usually feature a fairly assorted range of young fillies. Some are genuine up and comers who can be expected to feature in group events in years to come, while some are likely to fall off the radar. Keep an eye on the Red Roses Stakes nominations for those horses which will come back as mares next year.
The 2016 Red Roses Stakes nominations will be published below.
Red Roses Stakes Results
Listed below are the Red Roses Stakes results and winning times since 2000.
|2015||1 Secret Agenda||2 Tempt Me Not||3 Lake Geneva||1:04.0|
|2014||1 Onemorezeta||2 Eloping||3 Tawteen||1:03.2|
|2013||1 Melrose Place||2 Sense Of Hite||3 Fare Well||1:10.6|
|2012||1 Shamal Wind||2 Brave Soul||3 Isabella Snowflake||1:08.3|
|2011||1 Emmalene||2 Miss Stellabelle||3 Anise||1:10.7|
|2010||1 Curtana||2 Wonderful Lass||3 Candy Stripes||1:10.9|
|2009||1 Trim||2 Marquardt||3 Cinecitta||1:09.9|
|2008||1 Exalted Keetah||2 Tigresque||3 Yesterday||1:09.5|
|2007||1 Gamble Me||2 Beaming||3 Bold Moment||1:10.4|
|2006||1 Gold Edition||2 Satin Robes||3 McFly||1:08.8|
|2005||1 Crevette||2 Divine Madonna||3 Grey Stream||1:10.3|
|2004||1 Tahni Girl||2 Maxerelle||3 Sharp Aunty||1:09.9|
|2003||1 Danabaa||2 Crown Princess||3 Dilly Dally||1:10.1|
|2002||1 Red Labelle||2 Sensational Spot||3 Gazania||1:08.8|
|2001||1 The Big Chill||2 Vignette||3 Langoustine||1:09.4|
|2000||1 Wyndham Special||2 Hard Rider||3 Chalonnaise||N/A|