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|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares SWP|
2016 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds
See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes 2016 betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2016, complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.
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.
|#||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
|1st||Jessy Belle||2 minutes 4.7 seconds|
|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|