Empire Rose Stakes

The Empire Rose Stakes - formerly the Myer Classic - is a Group 1 mile feature for fillies & mares held on VRC Derby Day.

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Empire Rose Stakes, previously known as the Myer Classic, is a Group 1 race run over a mile (1600m) for the season’s best fillies and mares held on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October / early November annually.

The weight-for-age race is one of only two Group 1 events for fillies and mares offered during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held on the same day as the prestigious Victoria Derby, the Empire Rose Stakes offers half a million dollars in prize money.

Raced at Flemington Racecourse the Empire Rose Stakes is also featured on the same day as the Kennedy Mile and the Coolmore Stud Stakes, totalling four Group 1 races on the one day of elite spring racing.

The 2020 Empire Rose Stakes runs on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington – Saturday October 31, 2020 . 

Empire Rose Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday October 31, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Fillies and Mares Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Empire Rose Stakes 2020 odds will be listed below with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to back your 2020 Empire Rose Stakes betting tips at the best spring racing odds.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2020 EMPIRE ROSE STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Field

The Empire Rose Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each spring coming off a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield, which last produced a winner in 2013 when Red Tracer did the double. Fillies in the Empire Rose Stakes field may come off a run the Saturday before in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), a Cox Plate Day race that I Am A Star ran third in before her 2016 Empire Rose Stakes victory over the older mares.

The official Empire Rose Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day in Melbourne and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Empire Rose Stakes field features 14 runners including three fillies led by the Thousand Guineas winner Odeum taking on the older mares on Derby Day.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Empire Rose Stakes Field & Betting Markets. 

  • Scratched: #3 Madam Rouge (12) – Chris Waller’s last start Group 2 Tristarc Stakes winner has been withdrawn.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2020 VRC DERBY DAY SCRATCHINGS 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1255x5x801 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Kerrin McEvoy 5 57kg 111
2 x1410x0029 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 8 57kg 108
3 x9702x6741 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 12 57kg 106
4 1x22x71375 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 56.5kg 104
5 121111×903 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg 99
6 11216×060 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 11 56.5kg 103
7 x31679x179 ASIAGO James Cummings Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 93
8 x0540x0834 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 90
9 35321×2123 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 10 56.5kg 100
10 3091533422 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 3 56.5kg 96
11 11×13 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4 56.5kg 81
12 1511 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 7 49kg 103
13 32×1231 CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Holland 13 49kg 81
14 163×1331 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Dean Yendall 14 49kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Nominations

The Empire Rose Stakes 2020 nominations close the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries for the mile Group 1 on Victoria Derby Day will be published below once announced.

The 2020 Empire Rose Stakes nominations feature 23 hopefuls led in betting by Mystic Journey and the Thousand Guineas winning filly Odeum.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x31679x179 ASIAGO M 4 James Cummings 93
2 04x180x384 BONVICINI M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
3 11×13 CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander 81
4 32×1231 CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 81
5 221111×056 COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 106
6 6x57x41521 EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 97
7 1x438P0x78 FASCINO (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 84
8 35321×2123 FELICIA M 4 Dean Binaisse 100
9 x1602x2901 FLIT M 4 James Cummings 108
10 163×1331 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 83
11 1x2142x622 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 109
12 x9702x6741 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 106
13 x0540x0834 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
14 1255x5x801 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 111
15 x1410x0029 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche
16 141211×223 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 84
17 1511 ODEUM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 103
18 1x22x71375 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
19 3091533422 SHE SHAO FLY M 4 Kevin Corstens 96
20 11216×060 SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
21 11210×11 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 96
22 59243×4616 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 100
23 121111×903 VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds 99
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Empire Rose Stakes History

Since 1988 when Concordance won, the Myer Classic has gone through several sponsor names starting with Honda. First named “The Honda Legend”, the race went on to be named the Hong Kong Bank Stakes, Hardy Brothers Classic and Nestle Peters Classic. In 2005 it was named the Myer Classic. It’s registered name is the Empire Rose Stakes.

Regarded as the best sprint race for fillies and mares, the Myer Classic is often raced by horses which have competed in the Rose Of Kingston Stakes and the Tristarc Stakes. Although no Myer Classic winner has gone on to win the WS Cox Plate or Melbourne Cup, the Emirates Stakes has been won by Divine Madonna in 2006 and Bonanova in 1997.

In 2003 the event became a Group 2 race and was changed from a set weight race with penalties to a weight-for-age race. In 2004 it was upgraded to Group 1 status. In 2016 I Am A Star became the first three-year-old filly to beat the mares in the Myer Classic results in over 20 years, then the following year Shoals (2017) made it back-to-back wins for the youngsters with her narrow victory for the punters.

The 2019 Empire Rose Stakes saw New Zealand-trained mare Melody Belle continue her outstanding string of Group 1 wins with her 10th elite level victory and first on Aussie turf.

Empire Rose Stakes Results

Read through the list of Empire Rose Stakes winners and place getters from 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Empire Rose Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd Spanish Reef
2019
Empire Rose Stakes
1st Melody Belle 1 minute 37.78 seconds
2nd Aristia
3rd Spanish Reef
2018
Empire Rose Stakes
1st Shillelagh 1 minute 34.86 seconds
2nd Bring Me Roses
3rd Fundamentalist
2017
Myer Classic
1st Shoals 1 minute 35.26 seconds
2nd Eckstein
3rd Dixie Blossoms
2016
Myer Classic
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 35.56 seconds
2nd French Emotion
3rd Denmagic
2015
Myer Classic
1st Politeness 1 minute 37.75 seconds
2nd Fenway
3rd Azkadellia
2014
Myer Classic
1st Bonaria 1 minute 36.55 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Catkins
2013
Myer Classic
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 36.45 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd Fire Up Fifi
2012
Myer Classic
1st Appearance 1 minute 34:97 seconds
2nd Soft Sand
3rd Secret Admirer
2011
Myer Classic
1st Hurtle Myrtle 1 minute 37:50 seconds
2nd Sacred Choice
3rd Dysphonia
2010
Myer Classic
1st Sacred Choice 1 minute 38:91 seconds
2nd Typhoon Tracy
3rd Hot Danish
2009
Myer Classic
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 35:3 seconds
2nd Lady Lynette
3rd Zarita
2008
Myer Classic
1st Forensics 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Absolutely Fabulous
3rd Mimi Lebrock
2007
Myer Classic
1st Divine Madonna 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Translate
3rd Red For Lou
2006
Myer Classic
1st Lyrical Bid 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Sea Change
3rd Kosi Bay
2005
Myer Classic
1st Lotteria 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Miss Potential
3rd Shania Dane
2004
Myer Classic
1st Miss Potential 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Alinghi
3rd Infinite Grace
2003
Myer Classic
1st Zanna 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Infinite Grace
3rd Mrs Tendulkar
2002
Myer Classic
1st Miss Zoe 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Purple Groove
3rd Ramanos Star
2001
Myer Classic
1st Market Price 1 minute 34.2 seconds
2nd Pernod
3rd Calm Smytzer
2000
Myer Classic
1st Super Sequel 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Its Platonic
3rd Nova Claus

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