Matriarch Stakes

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 staying event for mares held at Flemington Racecourse.

Matriarch Stakes News

Hell Or Highwater scores hat trick of wins with Heatherlie Stakes victory

Hell Or Highwater scores hat trick of wins with Heatherlie Stakes victory

Consistent mare Hell Or Highwater made it a hat trick of wins with her victory in the Listed $120,000 Dream Thoroughbred Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) at Caulfield today. Hell Or Highwater was coming off two wins in restricted grade to give the Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig back to back…

The Group 2 2016 Matriarch Stakes is a set weights race for mares aged four years old and over. Held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Day, the event runs alongside the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), the $300,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m), the $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) and the meeting’s marquee race – the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) – formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes.

Emirates Stakes Day marks the end of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival and many of runners from the Matriarch Stakes will go on to compete in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) or the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) the following Saturday at Sandown Racecourse.

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes is scheduled for Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 5th.

Matriarch Stakes 2016
Date: November 5th, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week , complete with links to to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.

View our insider 2016 Matriarch Stakes Tips now! 

2016 Matriarch Stakes Field

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes field and barriers were released on the Wednesday before the race and features a capacity 18 mares led by the likes of Real Love for Darren Weir, her last start winning stablemate Kaniana and the Chris Waller-trained Lady Le Fay.

Check out the official 2016 Matriarch Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below, following the link for a full race preview to help with your Matriarch Stakes betting at

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2114×27156 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 15 59.5kg 107
2 9x2515x056 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Mark Zahra 9 57.5kg 100
3 4×67514261 KANIANA Darren Weir Damian Lane 12 57.5kg 95
4 2333×31622 ROCKET COMMANDER Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 16 56kg 94
5 8421×74087 GABELLA (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 18 56kg 90
6 63540×2740 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 5 55kg 106
7 7635×04674 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig William Buick 7 55kg 91
8 95262×4443 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer James McDonald 6 55kg 96
9 41282×3093 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Nicholas Hall 13 55kg 92
10 574126×526 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 55kg 96
11 16448×4133 TIDY PROPHET Will Clarken Ben Melham 2 55kg 84
12 732087×153 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4 55kg 83
13 8113393161 CINNAMON CARTER Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 11 55kg 80
14 47315×6603 AMARELA (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 80
15 1x214x4141 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 14 55kg 84
16 x21130x633 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 17 55kg 84
17 49×7321120 POWDERWORKS Darren Weir Luke Nolen 1 55kg 74
18 x94121x060 REPLIQUE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 55kg 75

2016 Matriarch Stakes Nominations

The Matriarch Stakes nominations usually feature a fairly top quality selection of older mares. Looking over the Matriarch Stakes nominations, it can be relatively easy to pick out those mares which have performed well over the preceding months.

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes nominations will be provided here.

Matriarch Stakes History

Won by Big Colony twice in 1991 and 1992, the Matriarch Stakes fastest winning time since 1988 was by Purple in 2009 with 2 minutes 00.1 seconds. Meanwhile Concordance recorded the slowest winning time in 1988 with 2 minutes 5.9 seconds.

Originally a Listed race, the Matriarch Stakes was elevated to Group Three status between years 2001 to 2004 and in 2005 it was finally given Group Two status. The race was not held in 2005.

Inaugurated in 1981, the Matriarch Stakes has acquired a reputation for producing some quality winners. Notable Matriarch Stakes winners include Castilla (1982), Flawlessly (1991, 92, 93), Starine (2001) and Ventura (2009). Matriarch Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Matriarch Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Matriarch Stakes
1st Jessy Belle 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Sort After
3rd Happy Hannah
Matriarch Stakes
1st Lucia Valentina 2 minutes 4.18 seconds
2nd Manageress
3rd Casino Dancer
Matriarch Stakes
1st Suavito 2 minutes 1.75 seconds
2nd Girl In Flight
3rd Amanpour
Matriarch Stakes
1st Girl Gone Rockin’ 2 minutes 4.79 seconds
2nd Queenstown
3rd Keep De Rose
Matriarch Stakes
1st Midnight Martini 2 minutes 3.15 seconds
2nd Lake Sententia
3rd Crafty Irna
Matriarch Stakes
1st Vintedge 2 minutes 1.29 seconds
2nd Stole
3rd Skyerush
Matriarch Stakes
1st Well Rounded 2 minutes 2.55 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Keep The Peace
Matriarch Stakes
1st Purple 2 minutes 0.1 seconds
2nd Moment In Time
3rd Lady Lynette
Matriarch Stakes
1st Bird Of Fire 2 minutes 5 seconds
2nd Tan Tat De Lago
3rd El Daana
Matriarch Stakes
1st Hidden Strings 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Sovereign Miss
3rd Danevade
Matriarch Stakes
1st Brom Felinity 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Pin Up
3rd Purde
Matriarch Stakes
1st Sutology 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Storm Alert
3rd Aqua D Amore
Matriarch Stakes
1st Demerger 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Aint Seen Nothin
3rd Full Spec
Matriarch Stakes
1st Sweet Corn 2 minutes 4.4 seconds
2nd Sylvaner
3rd Mrs Tendulkar
Matriarch Stakes
1st Damaschino 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Little Miss Quick
3rd Terrenora
Matriarch Stakes
1st Piper Star 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Umaline
3rd Tickle My
Matriarch Stakes
1st Flushed 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Nova Clause
3rd Tickle My