Let’s Elope Stakes

The 2016 Let's Elope Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse.

Let’s Elope Stakes News

Toorak Handicap the Target for Let’s Elope Stakes Winner Don’t Doubt Mamma

Toorak Handicap the Target for Let’s Elope Stakes Winner Don’t Doubt Mamma

Don’t Doubt Mamma has delivered trainer Tony McEvoy a stakes win late of 2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Day; mustering an impressive late turn of foot to take out the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m).

Don’t Doubt Mamma sneaks up the inside to win the Let’s Elope Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Held during the early stages of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Group 2 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes is named in honour of racing champion and Melbourne Cup winner Let’s Elope.

The 1400m race takes place at Flemington Racecourse in early – mid September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day and is worth $200,000 in prize money. Many of the Let’s Elope Stakes runners will come via the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) held three weeks earlier at Caulfield and will afterwards proceed to the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) held in three weeks time.

Let’s Elope Stakes
Date: September 10
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Mares 4YO & Over – Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Field

The 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 7 and has attracted an above capacity field of mares with the full 16 starters plus three emergencies. The Mick Price-trained Badawiya returns carrying the top weight while Don’t Doubt Mamma came up trumps with the inside alley in the Let’s Elope Stakes barrier draw.

See below for the official Let’s Elope Stakes 2016 field and the latest Let’s Elope Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday September 5 and feature 21 mares.

Check out the official 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations now before the capacity 16-starter final field is out later in the week.

Let’s Elope Stakes History

Originally a Listed race from 1987 to 2004, the Let’s Elope Stakes then elevated to Group Three status from 2005 to 2008 and in 2009 it finally reached Group Two status. Previously known as the Milady Stakes, the event’s fastest winning time was recorded in 1995 by Tolanda with 1 minute 22.8 seconds.

The Elope Stakes retains an important place in the Spring Racing Carnival as a reasonably accurate form indicator for punters.

Recent Let’s Elope Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
Let’s Elope Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Thames Court
3rd Manageress
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Amicus 1 minute 23.07 seconds
2nd Precious Gem
3rd May’s Dream
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 23.61 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Nautical
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd A Time For Julia
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Zurella 1 minute 23.38 seconds
2nd Hi Belle
3rd Total Attraction
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Pinker Pinker 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Mid Summer Music
3rd Parables
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st No Evidence Needed 1 minute 26.85 seconds
2nd Response
3rd Live In Sin
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Cats Whisker 1 minute 25 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Symphony Miss
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 28.2 seconds
2nd Bellini Rose
3rd Devil Moon
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Devil Moon 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Eskimo Queen
3rd Bellini Rose
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Rewaaya 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Be Delicious
3rd Celtic Bloom
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Dea 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Catscan
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Beautiful Gem 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Galvanized
3rd Demerger
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Ain’t Seen Nothin 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Classic Patches
3rd Reactive
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Purple Groove 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd Crimson Gem
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Flushed 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Miss Power Bird
3rd Lolita Star
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Tickle My 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Love’s Choice
3rd Monterosso