The Group 2 2016 Furious Stakes is a set weight race for three year old fillies held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Held in early September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the 1200m event is worth $175,000 in prize money.
Many fillies will first race in the Silver Shadow Stakes held two weeks earlier at Warwick Farm, while the better performing fillies will then advance to the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens and then the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) over the mile at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day.
The Furious Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday September 3, 2016.
|Date:||September 3, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights of 56kg|
2016 Furious Stakes Field
The 2016 Furious Stakes field was released on Wednesday, August 31 and features Quezette Stakes winner I Am A Star – the filly also accepted for a Moonee Valley race on the same day.
2016 Furious Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Furious Stakes nominations were released on Monday August 29 and featured plenty of classy three-year-old fillies including Chris Waller’s Silver Shadow Stakes winner Omei Sword and I Am A Star coming off a Melbourne win in the Quezette Stakes.
Check out the full 2016 Furious Stakes nominations now.
Furious Stakes History
Originally a Listed race, the Furious Stakes became a Group 3 race between 1995 and 2004 until it was elevated to Group 2 status.
The Silver Shadow Stakes/Furious Stakes double has been won by Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005) and Victory Vein (2002), while the Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes double has been won by Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005), Prisoner Of Love (2004), Shamekha (2003) and Victory Vein (2002).
Accomplishing the Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes/Flight Stakes treble is a hard victory but has there have been three successful fillies including Unwordly (2000), Danglissa (1999) and Sunline (1998).
The fastest race time was recorded in 2009 when Melito crossed the finish line in 1 minute 21.54 seconds. The slowest time was by Belle Jamie in 1978 with 1 minute 29 seconds. Between 2001 and 2012, the race was run over 1400m. From 2013 onwards it has been contested over 1200m.
Recent Furious Stakes Winners
|1st||Foxplay||1 minute 12.5 seconds|
|1st||Speak Fondly||1 minute 10.64 seconds|
|1st||Winx||1 minute 11.99 seconds|
|1st||Bound For Earth||1 minute 9.07 seconds|
|1st||Dear Demi||1 minute 22.95 seconds|
|1st||Streama||1 minute 25.0 seconds|
|1st||More Strawberries||1 minute 27.08 seconds|
|1st||Melito||1 minute 21.54 seconds|
|1st||Samantha Miss||1 minute 26.21 seconds|
|2nd||Love And Kisses|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Just Dancing||1 minute 26.58 seconds|
|2nd||My Lady’s Chamber|
|1st||Mnemosyne||1 minute 22.56 seconds|
|1st||Prisoner of Love||1 minute 23.06 seconds|
|3rd||Our Sweet Moss|
|1st||Shamekha||1 minute 22.36 seconds|
|1st||Victory Vein||1 minute 24.22 seconds|
|1st||Moonflute||1 minute 25.13 seconds|
|1st||Unworldly||1 minute 22.56 seconds|
|2nd||Money Begets Money|