The Group 2 2015 Matriarch Stakes is a set weights race for mares aged four years old and over. Held at Flemington Racecourse on the Emirates Stakes Day, the event runs alongside the Group 1 Darley Classic, the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Maribyrnong Plate and the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes.
In 2014 the Matriarch Stakes will be known as the Momentum Energy Stakes.
The Emirates Stakes Day marks the end of the four day Flemington Spring Racing Carnival and many of runners from the Matriarch Stakes will go on to compete in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) and the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).
The 2015 Matriarch Stakes is scheduled for Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 7th.
|Matriarch Stakes 2015|
|Date:||November 7th, 2015|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares SWP|
2015 Matriarch Stakes Field
The Matriarch Stakes field draws horses from a broad range of preparations. Those mares which target the Matriarch Stakes field usually do so towards the end of a lengthy spring racing campaign. As a result, it can be relatively easy to get a strong grasp on the form of the Matriarch Stakes field.
The 2015 Matriarch Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||49376×6489||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||16||59.5kg||110|
|2||535×868268||THUNDER LADY (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||15||58.5kg||92|
|3||5748×76443||ORIENTAL LADY (GER)||Kris Lees||Damian Browne||18||57.5kg||84|
|4||73510×0872||PONDAROSA MISS (NZ)||Peter Hollinshead||Dwayne Dunn||13||57.5kg||100|
|5||7752250513||CASINO DANCER||Mike Van Gestel||James McDonald||9||56.5kg||94|
|6||2160641676||NO TRICKS (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Stephen Baster||2||56.5kg||89|
|7||14817×5504||BALLET SUITE||Chris Waller||–||4||56kg||86|
|8||x948314128||MANAGERESS||Colin & Cindy Alderson||Chris Parnham||10||55kg||88|
|9||x31532x844||UNGRATEFUL ELLEN||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||12||55kg||82|
|10||123341×832||SURE YOU CAN (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||6||55kg||78|
|11||88332×0853||LADY CUMQUAT||Darren Weir||–||8||55kg||84|
|12||30x3653x11||IMPERIAL LASS (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Ms Linda Meech||14||55kg||81|
|13||115734×731||ZARZALI||James Cummings||Glen Boss||1||55kg||87|
|14||213665×766||INISHOWEN||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Craig Newitt||11||55kg||76|
|15||2334×55359||SPANISH LOVE (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh||–||3||55kg||70|
|16||33×612114||LONG FACE GRACE||Mark Kavanagh||–||7||55kg||78|
|17e||31825×5536||RING DA BELLE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||5||55kg||74|
|18e||411x4x5905||HOLY COW||Michael Kent||–||17||55kg||70|
2015 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 2015 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
|1st||Lucia Valentina||2 minutes 4.18 seconds|
|1st||Suavito||2 minutes 1.75 seconds|
|2nd||Girl In Flight|
|1st||Girl Gone Rockin’||2 minutes 4.79 seconds|
|3rd||Keep De Rose|
|1st||Midnight Martini||2 minutes 3.15 seconds|
|1st||Vintedge||2 minutes 1.29 seconds|
|1st||Well Rounded||2 minutes 2.55 seconds|
|3rd||Keep The Peace|
|1st||Purple||2 minutes 0.1 seconds|
|2nd||Moment In Time|
|1st||Bird Of Fire||2 minutes 5 seconds|
|2nd||Tan Tat De Lago|
|1st||Hidden Strings||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Brom Felinity||2 minutes 2.1 seconds|
|1st||Sutology||2 minutes 2.1 seconds|
|3rd||Aqua D Amore|
|1st||Demerger||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|2nd||Aint Seen Nothin|
|1st||Sweet Corn||2 minutes 4.4 seconds|
|1st||Damaschino||2 minutes 0.6 seconds|
|2nd||Little Miss Quick|
|1st||Piper Star||2 minutes 1.5 seconds|
|1st||Flushed||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|