Storm Queen Stakes

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Storm Queen Stakes

Date: Saturday 28th March 2015
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $400,000
2014 Winner: Lucia Valentina

The Storm Queen Stakes is an exciting race for three year old fillies. The group 1 race is worth $400,000 in prize money and is held every year in April at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. The Storm Queen Stakes is run over a distance of 2000M under determined weight conditions and is one of Australia’s first fillies 2000m racing event. Norzita won the Storm Queen Stakes in 2013 followed by Longport and Habibi in second and third respectively. The race takes place on Rosehill’s biggest day in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Alongside the Storm Queen Stakes, other exciting races set to feature include the Group 1Golden Slipper Stakes, and the BMW. The Storm Queen Stakes is an ideal lead up race for the ATC Australian Oaks. The race takes place two weeks before the ATC Australian Oaks and for many trainers, the Storm Queen Stakes always presents a very good opportunity for fillies to experience and endure some of the challenges of long distance racing.

The Heavenly Glow won the Storm Queen Stakes and the ATC Australian Oaks double in 2008 and since then no horse has managed to replicate that triumph. The competitive nature of the Storm Queen Stakes has inspired some breathtaking racing in recent years. The race has always attracted quality fillies in Australia.
Some of the best fillies to ever grace the Storm Queen Stakes include the Mosheen in 2012, The Special Harmony in 2004 and Miss Finland in 2007. The Storm Queen Stakes is expected to be bigger and better in the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Other exciting races that will feature on the Storm Queen Stakes day include the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes, The TL Baillieu Handicap and The Star Kingdom stakes. The Tulloch Stakes is the only Group 2 race that will feature on this day.

Storm Queen Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Lucia Valentina Solicit Forever Loved 2:07.0
2013 Norzita Longport Habibi 2:06.1
2012 Mosheen Streama Aliyana Tilde 2:02.3
2011 Mirjulisa Lass Fibrillation Brazilian Pulse 2:03.4
2010 Faint Perfume Valdemoro Absolute Faith 2:02.5
2009 Purple Gold Water Gallica 2:07.0
2008 Heavenly Glow Galileo’s Daughter Pentura 2:09.2
2007 Miss Finland Banc De Fortune Just Dancing 2:03.8
2006 Serenade Rose Beauty Watch Flora Danica 2:01.3
2005 Hollow Bullet Lotteria She’s Justa Tad 2:00.5
2004 Special Harmony Shamekha Ike’s Dream 2:01.8
2003 Shower Of Roses Bramble Rose Rasberry Ripple 2:04.4
2002 Sixty Seconds Hosannah Quays 2:00.1
2001 Tempest Mom Rose Archway Calm Smytzer 2:02.9
2000 Hill Of Grace Kirkstall Lane Miss Zoe 2:02.4
1999 Savannah Success Light Work Camarena 2:02.4
1998 Champagne On Air For The Moment 2:02.4
1997 Danendri Ellakapella Assertive Lass 2:01.4
1996 Saleouos Kenbelle Hello Darl 2:03.0
1995 Northwood Plume Vedodara Euphoria 2:02.9
1994 Alcove Waikikamukau Nobellotto 2:03.9
1993 Slight Chance Burst Orsay 2:01.6
1992 Electrique My Brilliant Star Richfield Lady 2:03.4
1991 All Mine Marinella Mannerism 2:02.6
1990 A Little Kiss Kensington Gardens Domino 2:08.8
1989 Research Power Of Destiny Salisopra 2:07.7
1988 Tennessee Vain Savana City Constant Star 2:10.5