Tristarc Stakes

Caulfield Classic

Tristarc Stakes

Date: Saturday 10th October 2015
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 4yo Mares – Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $180,000
2014 Winner: Sweet Idea

The Tristarc Stakes is a mares-only Group 2 race that is held annually at the Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city Melbourne. The race is run under set weights over a distance of 1400M and is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival that kicks off in August this year. The Tristarc Stakes is today worth up to $180,000 in prize money and is regarded as one of the most ideal races for emerging mares yet to make a name on the turf.

For the better part of its illustrious history, the Tristarc Stakes has done well to maintain a consistent show of high quality and enthralling horse racing. The 2013 edition of the race was not any different and in the end the outstanding Red Tracer Sprinted her way to the title after beating Koonoomoo and Ava’s Delight to second and third respectively.

The event is considered a good build up for the Group 1 Myer Classic that comes a few weeks later. Mares that perform well in the race can also consider running in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes. In recent years, the Tristarc Stakes has largely been won by an inform sprinter and we rarely see a surprise winner. Some of the notable mares to win the race in yester years include More Joyous who took the title in 2011, Streama in 2012 and Typhoon Tracy in 2009.

In 2011, Sister Madly finished second in this race but did well to win the Group 2 Salinger Stakes. Typhoon Tracy became the last mare in 2009 to win the Tristarc Stakes and the Myer Classic double in what was a remarkable season for the gifted sprinter. The 2014 edition of the Tristarc Stakes is expected to entertain a significant number of talented sprinters and for horse racing fans across Victoria, this is one of the must see races in the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Tristarc Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Sweet Idea Girl Guide Catkins 1:25.4
2013 Red Tracer Koonoomoo Ava’s Delight 1:23.1
2012 Streama Pear Tart Red Tracer 1:24.7
2011 More Joyous Sister Madly Response 1:22.8
2010 Culminate Jersey Lily Marquardt 1:26.5
2009 Typhoon Tracy Hot Danish Glowlamp 1:22.8
2008 Mimi Lebrock Tan Tat De Lago Absolutely Fabulous 1.23.3
2007 Miss Fantabulous Bellini Rose Like It Is 1:23.0
2006 Nuclear Free Belle Bizarre Divine Madonna 1:23.0
2005 Infinite Grace Candy Vale Storm Alert 1:22.1
2004 Our Egyptian Raine Infinite Grace Skewiff 1:24.5
2003 Infinite Grace Forum Floozie Faith Hill 1:23.0
2002 Reactive Gentle Genius Taimana 1:23.6
2001 Pernod Kaemess Calm Smyzer 1:24.2
2000 Lady Marion Pace Invader Spice Doll 1:23.0