Kewney Stakes

The Kenwney Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies run at Flemington Racecourse in March on 'Super Saturday' each autumn.

2018 Kewney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Bella Martini
  • 2nd: #8 Shokora
  • 3rd: #7 Palazzo Vecchio



The Group 2 A.V. Kewney Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse in March as a part of Super Saturday. As the premier three-years-old fillies’ mile event of the season, the Kewney Stakes takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Worth $200,000 in prize money, the set weights event is raced over a 1400m distance. The ideal lead-up races to the Kewney Stakes include the Group 3 Vanity Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m).

The Kewney Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday March 10, 2018 and was won by the equal favourite Bella Martini.

2018 Kewney Stakes
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

2018 Kewney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Bella Martini
  • 2nd: #8 Shokora
  • 3rd: #7 Palazzo Vecchio

Check out the official Kewney Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the Team Hawkes-trained Gosford Guineas winner Bella Martini who improved on a lead-up sixth in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley to return to winning form.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 BELLA MARTINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55.5kg $5.50EF
2 8 SHOKORA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 0.75L 3 55.5kg $7
3 7 PALAZZO VECCHIO Mick Price Damien Oliver 0.95L 10 55.5kg $8
4 5 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4.2L 8 55.5kg $10
5 12 PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4.95L 9 55.5kg $11
6 2 SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 5.05L 6 55.5kg $8
7 9 MAWZOONA Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 7.05L 11 55.5kg $21
8 3 SUMMER SHAM Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 7.25L 2 55.5kg $5.50EF
9 15 FRENCH GIRL Clinton McDonald Michael Walker 7.35L 5 55.5kg $61
10 4 COUNTERPLAY Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 7.45L 7 55.5kg $20
11 6 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 7.65L 12 55.5kg $17
12 10 STYLISH MISSILE Aaron Purcell Chad Schofield 8.15L 4 55.5kg $21
11 CARIBBEAN PEARL Mark Young Ben Thompson 0
14 HONEY ESPRIT Clinton McDonald Luke Nolen 0
13 RUCHLA John Sadler Craig Williams 0

2018 Kewney Stakes Betting

The autumn’s top Kewney Stakes 2018 odds and betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets are released.

2018 Kewney Stakes Field

The Kewney Stakes field attracts a nice line-up of quality Group performed three-year-old fillies coming out of earlier autumn lead-ups run under similar conditions including the Angus Armanasco Stakes on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Fillies may even drop down in grade off a Group 1 start in a race like the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) as they rise in distance.

The official 2018 Kewney Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday March 7, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Kewney Stakes 2018 Final Field is down to 14 fillies after the early withdrawal of the widely-drawn Caribbean Pearl (14). It is a wide open Kewney Stakes field and betting market this autumn with top chances including the rails-drawn Bella Martini, consistent Seannie coming off a Typhoon Tracy Stakes third at The Valley and the unbeaten Summer Sham looking for her fourth win from as many starts from a good gate three draw.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x21x31116 BELLA MARTINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55.5kg 80
2 136x557x13 SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 7 55.5kg 75
3 111 SUMMER SHAM Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 3 55.5kg 84
4 1x28236x24 COUNTERPLAY Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 8 55.5kg 69
5 11x33x265 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 9 55.5kg 72
6 2x13435x52 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 15 55.5kg 70
7 611×2 PALAZZO VECCHIO Mick Price Damien Oliver 11 55.5kg 73
8 3×1143 SHOKORA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 4 55.5kg 71
9 44×6211353 MAWZOONA Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 12 55.5kg 65
10 143×134 STYLISH MISSILE Aaron Purcell Chad Schofield 5 55.5kg 67
11 5x65x12677 CARIBBEAN PEARL Mark Young Ben Thompson (a) 14 55.5kg 61
12 5x31x28 PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 10 55.5kg 63
13 6×21 RUCHLA John Sadler Craig Williams 13 55.5kg 63
14 3×931 HONEY ESPRIT Clinton McDonald Luke Nolen 2 55.5kg 62
15 021 FRENCH GIRL Clinton McDonald Michael Walker 6 55.5kg 62

2018 Kewney Stakes Nominations

The Kewney Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday prior to the race, giving punters plenty of time to begin their form study and develop an understanding of the way the race will be run.

The official 2018 Kewney Stakes Nominations will be published below on the Monday leading up to Super Saturday.

The Kewney Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted 17 three-year-old fillies including the undefeated Danny O’Brien-trained Summer Sham who made it three-from-three last start in the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Day.

Kewney Stakes History

First won by Great Field in 1952, the A.V. Kewney Stakes has featured several superb fillies including 1999 winner Sunline from New Zealand. Sunline was the highest earning female racehorse of her time amassing over $11 million in prize money.

The Kewney Stakes was traditionally run over 2000m before being cut to a mile (1600m) from 1985 – 2009 and then the current 1400m distance from 2010 onwards. After kicking off as a Principle Race, the event gained Group 2 status in 1979 and took place at Caulfield Racecourse for one year in 2007 as Flemington underwent an upgrade.

Notable recent Kewney Stakes winners including Solicit (2014) and I Am A Star (2017).

See below for the Kewney Stakes winners and placegetters dating back to 2000 below.

Kewney Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Kewney Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Kewney Stakes
1st Bella Martini 1 minute 22.37 seconds
2nd Shokora
3rd Palazzo Vecchio
2017
Kewney Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 22.48 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd Kenedna
2016
Kewney Stakes
1st Badawiya 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Don’t Doubt Mamma
3rd Egypt
2015
Kewney Stakes
1st Wawail 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Sabatini
3rd Vezalay
2014
Kewney Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Marianne
3rd Suavito
2013
Kewney Stakes
1st Flying Snitzel 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Norzita
3rd Red Fez
2012
Kewney Stakes
1st Empress Rock 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Bliss Street
2011
Kewney Stakes
1st Do Ra Mi 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Brazilian Pulse
3rd Divorces
2010
Kewney Stakes
1st Faint Perfume 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Response
3rd No Evidence Needed
2009
Kewney Stakes
1st Gallica 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Lamarr
2008
Kewney Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Bashful Girl
2007
Kewney Stakes
1st Anamato 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Catechuchu
3rd Flame Of Sydney
2006
Kewney Stakes
1st Doubting 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Serenade Rose
3rd Empress Lily
2005
Kewney Stakes
1st Ballet Society 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Kylikwong
3rd Astrodame
2004
Kewney Stakes
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Country Lodge
3rd Sky Cuddle
2003
Kewney Stakes
1st Lashed 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Umaris
3rd Tarcoola Diamond
2002
Kewney Stakes
1st Elegant Fashion 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd Bridal Hill
3rd Gold Lottey
2001
Kewney Stakes
1st Ponton Flyer 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd St Therese
3rd Flying Spice
2000
Kewney Stakes
1st Umaline 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Grand Echezeaux
3rd Brulant

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