Light Fingers Stakes

The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Results

  • 1st: Global Glamour
  • 2nd: Foxplay
  • 3rd: Spright

Light Fingers Stakes News

Global Glamour Makes All In Light Fingers Stakes 2017

Global Glamour Makes All In Light Fingers Stakes 2017

Global Glamour held-off a fast-finishing Foxplay to record a brave win in a thrilling edition of the 2017 Light Fingers Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Global Glamour was drawn towards the outside of the Light Fingers Stakes and like his brother-in-law Tim Clark in the Magic Millions Guineas, Josh Parr was desperate to take…

The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney every February worth $200,000 in total prize money.

Run over a distance of 1200m, the Light Fingers Stakes is open to three-year-old fillies and is contested with set weights. It takes place on Apollo Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is accompanied by three other Group status races: the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Southern Cross STakes (1200m) and Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m).

The race is named in honour of New Zealand bred mare Light Fingers who won the Melbourne Cup in 1965 and was the first Cup winner for legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

Many of the fillies in the Light Fingers Stakes field are kicking off their autumn campaigns, but some may have run in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at the track during the spring.

Fillies out of the race often continue on to contest later season features including the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day and even the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) in March.

The Light Fingers Stakes 2017 ran on on Monday February 13, 2017 after the Apollo Stakes Day meeting at Royal Randwick was postponed due to a heatwave in Sydney.

Light Fingers Stakes
Date: Monday February 13, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights 56kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Results

Check out the full 2017 Light Fingers Stakes Results & Finishing Order below – a full review of the gutsy win by the favourite Global Glamour found by following the link.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 12 56kg $2.25F
2 3 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0.1L 3 56kg $12
3 2 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 1.6L 10 56kg $7
4 9 GRIDELIN John O’Shea James Doyle 2.8L 6 56kg $16
5 8 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 3.1L 8 56kg $41
6 4 FRENCH FERN David Payne Jay Ford 4.2L 9 56kg $81
7 6 MOQUEEN Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 6.1L 11 56kg $81
8 10 SAMANTHA Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr (a) 6.4L 5 56kg $9
9 7 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 8L 14 56kg $26
10 5 HONESTY PREVAILS Rick Worthington Jason Collett 8.6L 4 56kg $4.20
11 13 LONG TIME AGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 9.9L 2 56kg $26
12 14 TUTU John P Thompson Tye Angland 10.5L 1 56kg $101
13 11 MISS BENETEAU Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 10.6L 7 56kg $151
14 12 FABVIER John P Thompson Christian Reith 13.7L 13 56kg $151

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Betting Odds

The week of Apollo Stakes Day the Light Fingers Stakes 2017 betting odds will be provided below so stay tuned.

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Field

The Light Fingers Stakes field has a reputation for producing top quality fillies with a penchant for group racing success. As a major February feature for young fillies, the Light Fingers Stakes field draws some of the best types currently on the racing circuit.

The 2017 Light Fingers Stakes field will be provided below on Wednesday February 8, 2017.

Check out the official 2017 Light Fingers Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below and click on the link for more information on the acceptors including dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 12 56kg 106
2 63323x111x SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Corey Brown 10 56kg 86
3 4x212x114x FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56kg 90
4 3110x FRENCH FERN David Payne TBA 9 56kg 82
5 145x0x HONESTY PREVAILS Rick Worthington Jason Collett 4 56kg 78
6 8x5435149x MOQUEEN Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 56kg 71
7 0x4311x ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 14 56kg 75
8 16x2231x LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 8 56kg 71
9 2x224x11 GRIDELIN John O’Shea James Doyle 6 56kg 71
10 4×11 SAMANTHA Gerald Ryan TBA 5 56kg 71
11 5323×341 MISS BENETEAU Jason Coyle TBA 7 56kg 63
12 0x3219x FABVIER John P Thompson TBA 13 56kg 63
13 7×1 LONG TIME AGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 2 56kg 63
14 2 TUTU John P Thompson Tye Angland 1 56kg

2017 Light Fingers Stakes Nominations

As a fairly important Group 2 event, the Light Fingers Stakes nominations attract a range of quality fillies looking to gain some top level experience.

The 2017 Light Fingers Stakes nominations will be published here once released by Racing NSW on Monday February 6, 2017.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1×11 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston 66
2 0x3219x FABVIER F 3 John P Thompson 63
3 4x212x114x FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 90
4 3110x FRENCH FERN F 3 David Payne 82
5 1x3611x92 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
6 2x224x11 GRIDELIN F 3 John O’Shea 71
7 145x0x HONESTY PREVAILS F 3 Rick Worthington 78
8 7×1 LONG TIME AGO F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 63
9 16x2231x LUBITON F 3 Bjorn Baker 71
10 5323×341 MISS BENETEAU F 3 Jason Coyle 63
11 8x5435149x MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony Cummings 71
12 129x12x OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller 92
13 4×11 SAMANTHA F 3 Gerald Ryan 71
14 63323x111x SPRIGHT F 3 Garry Frazer 86
15 2 TUTU F 3 John P Thompson
16 0x4311x ZENALICIOUS F 3 Les Bridge 75

Light Fingers Stakes History

The Light Fingers Stakes was classified as a Listed race from 1983 until 1985 before it was granted Group 2 status in 1986. However, in 1987 the race status was changed to Group 3. In 1991 the Light Fingers Stakes regained it’s Group 2 status and has held it ever since.

Notable recent Light Fingers Stakes winners include Sweet Idea (2014), Sea Siren (2012) and More Joyous (2010).

See below for the Light Fingers Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Recent Light Fingers Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Light Fingers Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 09.70 seconds
2nd Foxplay
3rd Spright
2016
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Perignon 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Kangarilla
3rd Tempt Me Not
2015
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Adrift 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Slightly Sweet
2014
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 9.09 seconds
2nd Gypsy Diamond
3rd Champagne Cath
2013
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Bennetta 1 minute 10.16 seconds
2nd Ichihara
3rd Dear Demi
2012
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Hallowell Belle
2011
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Obsequious 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Parables
2010
Light Fingers Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 9.80 seconds
2nd Trim
3rd Sweepstaking
2009
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Rock Me Baby 1 minute 11.39 seconds
2nd Samantha Miss
3rd Glowlamp
2008
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Forensics 1 minute 10.56 seconds
2nd Sliding Cube
3rd Seething Duck
2007
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Montana Sunset
3rd Montmelo
2006
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Street Smart 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Paulini
2005
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Trezevant 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd One In A Million
3rd But I’m Serious
2004
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Sharp 1 minute 8.72 seconds
2nd Generosa
3rd Hinting
2003
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Only Glory 1 minute 11.22 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Bumptious
2002
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Ancient Song 1 minute 10.98 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Shouq
2001
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Lady Mulan 1 minute 9.61 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Light Fingers Stakes
1st Camena 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Miss Zoe
3rd Hut