Named in honour of the former champion mare Emancipation, the Group 2 2017 Emancipation Stakes is a set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares held in late March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Run over 1500m and offering $175,000 in prize money, the Emancipation Stakes moved to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in 2014 and now takes place on The BMW Day.
The meeting is headlined by the $1.5 million Group 1 The BMW (2400m) and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m). Along with the Emancipation Stakes, the other Group 2 support act on the card is the Tulloch Stakes (2000m) for ATC Derby types.
Runners in the Emancipation Stakes field may come via a run in a race like the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at the same track / distance a fortnight earlier. After the Group 2 a nice option for the best out of the Emancipation Stakes is a Royal Randwick run during ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 Queen Of the Turf Stakes (1600m).
The Emancipation Stakes 2017 will be run on Saturday March 25.
|Date:||March 25, 2017|
|Track:||Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares – Set Weight & Penalties|
2017 Emancipation Stakes Field
The Emancipation Stakes field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares proven at around a mile or further and is released on the Wednesday before The BMW Day.
The 2017 Emancipation Stakes field and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday March 22, 2017 and will be published in full below.
2017 Emancipation Stakes Nominations
The official 2017 Emancipation Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday March 20, 2017.
Emancipation Stakes History
First held in 1985, the Emancipation Stakes was first won by Aspirations when it was a Listed race. In 1996 it became a Group 3 event until 1999 when it was elevated to Group 2 status. Since its inauguration, 1 minute 34.52 seconds has been the record for the fastest winning time which was by Fantasia in 2006. The slowest winning time was 1 minute 45 seconds by Top Dance in 1990. R.S. Dye is the only jockey to have managed six wins in the event between years 1988 to 1999.
The race is named in honour of Emancipation. Emancipation was a mare who only raced as a three and four year old however her racing career was outstanding. She won 19 out of 28 starts and all seven of her Group 1 wins were in Sydney.
See below for a full list of Emancipation Stakes results going back to 2000.
Recent Emancipation Stakes Winners
|1st||Zanbagh||1 minute 28.4 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 29.21 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 31.99 seconds|
|3rd||Angel Of Mercy|
|1st||Skyerush||1 minute 35.49 seconds|
|1st||Skyerush||1 minute 35.36 seconds|
|1st||Sworn To Secrecy||1 minute 39.4 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Choice||1 minute 35.1 seconds|
|1st||Amberino||1 minute 38.39 seconds|
|1st||Kosi Bay||1 minute 37.42 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 37.16 seconds|
|3rd||More Than Lucky|
|1st||Fantasia||1 minute 34.52 seconds|
|1st||Perfect Promise||1 minute 37.05 seconds|
|1st||Hec of a Party||1 minute 35.98 seconds|
|3rd||In a Bound|
|1st||Faith Hill||1 minute 38.27 seconds|
|1st||Miss Zoe||1 minute 36.01 seconds|
|3rd||Call Me Lily|
|1st||Heather||1 minute 37.15 seconds|
|1st||Beat The Fade||1 minute 39.3 seconds|