Flight Stakes

Flight Stakes

Flight Stakes

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $400,000
2014 Winner: First Seal

The Flight Stakes is a popular Group 1 event in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival exclusive for three-year old fillies only. The race is held annually in October at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales and features a line-up of some of the most talented and emerging horses from around the country. The 2013 edition of the Flight Stakes was taken by Guelph after showcasing a remarkable run to beat Sensibility and Bound to Earth to second and third respectively.

The race is run under set weights over a distance of 1600M and emerging three year old fillies compete for a piece of the $400,000 up for grabs in prize money. The Flight Stakes features a long a number of exciting Group races on the Epsom Handicap Day at the Randwick Racecourse. The race lines up with the headline race the Epsom Handicap, the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and the $400,000 The Metropolitan. The races make up one of the most exciting days in the Spring Carnival and for horse racing lovers looking for breathtaking action the Flight Stakes should be a good outing.

The race is the only Group 1 event in the Spring Carnival for three year old fillies and in recent years it has managed to attract the best fillies in and around the country. Group 2 Races Furious Stakes and the Tea Rose Stakes are all ideal lead up events for three year old fillies looking to make a mark in the Flight Stakes. A number of talented fillies have won the Tea Rose Stakes and the Flight Stakes double and some of the notable names include Guelph last year, Samantha Miss in 2008 and Ha Ha in 2001.

However, some 3yos have gone on to claim the Flight Stakes, The Tea Rose Stakes and the Furious Stakes treble. In 2011, Streama capped a breathtaking Sydney Spring Carnival performance with a breathtaking treble triumph while Samantha Miss in 2008 and Unworldly in 2000 also recorded this remarkable treble victory. The Flight Stakes is always an exciting prospect for horse racing enthusiasts and will for sure be among the major highlights in the 2014 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Flight Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 First Seal Winx Thinking Of You 1:34.7
2013 Guelph Sensibility Bound For Earth 1:36.2
2012 Norzita Longport Dear Demi 1:36.0
2011 Streama Hallowell Belle Dowager Queen 1:36.7
2010 Secret Admirer More Strawberries Parables 1:34.6
2009 More Joyous Sister Madly Hurtle Myrtle 1:40.0
2008 Samantha Miss Portillo Kamillsy 1:38.4
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Cheeky Choice My Lady’s Chamber Fleur Royale 1:36.0
2005 Fashions Afield Beauty Watch Mnemosyne 1:37.2
2004 Lotteria Cincinnati Gal Covertly 1:37.6
2003 Unearthly Santissima Classy Dane 1:36.6
2002 Royal Purler Victory Vein Private Steer 1:37.4
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Hosannah 1:36.2
2000 Unworldly Picholine Lady Mulan 1:34.5
1999 Danglissa The Golden Dane Miss Zoe 1:34.4
1998 Sunline Camarena Confer 1:34.8
1997 Only A Lady Bonanova On Air 1:34.2
1996 *Assertive Lass – 1 *Dashing Eagle -1 Superb Lady 1:35.6
1995 Pontal Lass Tripping Shame 1:36.6
1994 Danarani Live It Up Mariton 1:35.9
1993 Angst Sibilant Fitting 1:37.9
1992 Slight Chance Burst Yodelay 1:35.2
1991 Electrique Bold Promise Rouquin 1:36.1
1990 Triscay Berberia Seasoning 1:35.3
1989 A Little Kiss Tristanagh Ochiltree 1:36.3
1988 Research Atalanta’s Way Salisopra 1:37.1