Matriarch Stakes

The 2017 Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 staying event for mares held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Day at the end of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Matriarch Stakes News

Savapinski Delivers Gai Another Melbourne Cup Week Win In Matriarch Stakes

Savapinski Delivers Gai Another Melbourne Cup Week Win In Matriarch Stakes

Savapinski continued the stellar week of the Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott stable with a dominant victory in the 2017 Matriarch Stakes. Jockey Brenton Avdulla went straight to the front on Savapinski and he ensured that the race was run at a genuine tempo. A few of Savapinski’s rivals looked to be travelly nicely as the field…

The Group 2 2017 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 Group 1 $1 million Darley Classic (1200m), the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m), the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) and the meeting’s marquee race – the Group 1 $2 million 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 2017 Matriarch Stakes is scheduled for Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 11, 2017 .

Matriarch Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 11, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2017 Matriarch Stakes Tips

  • 2nd: #6 FALIKA
  • 3rd: #2 HEAVENS ABOVE

The team’s Matriarch Stakes 2017 Trifecta Tip has PROMPT RESPONSE ($6.50) as the mare to beat in an open market, the Myer Classic fourth placegetter from Derby Day having hit the line well and a genuine chance getting out over 2000m for the first time. The bookies have FALIKA ($5) as the one to beat coming off three straight wins including one over this distance at The Valley and if she handles the class rise she’s the danger. HEAVENS ABOVE ($7) is a very good mare on her day and was strong late in the Myer Classic. Form around these metres and can return to her best.

2017 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes 2017 betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2017, complete with links to to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.

2017 Matriarch Stakes Field

The Matriarch Stakes Field attracts classy mares out of lead-up races like the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at the track the Saturday prior and even the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) the month before, which Lucia Valentina (2015) improved on a lead-up ninth in to win the Matriarch Stakes.

The 2017 Matriarch Stakes field and barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week, the full list of mares facing off in the set weights plus penalties clash to be published below once released.

The official Matriarch Stakes 2017 Final Field drew 13 hopefuls including the flying Falika chasing win number four on the trot from a nice barrier two draw and Myer Classic fourth placed Prompt Response for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

Read more on the 2017 Matriarch Stakes Field & Barriers.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x910x5668 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 12 58.5kg 107
2 42212×5034 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 5 58.5kg 102
3 1x67x20220 FLYING JESS John Moloney Jordan Childs 4 56.5kg 99
4 13x3116x59 CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) Michael Kent (late alt) 6 56.5kg 93
5 403x512x73 PAYROLL Richard Laming Jamie Mott 10 56kg 95
6 12x2x82111 FALIKA (NZ) Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 89
7 5430×46461 TAHANEE (ARG) Darren Weir Damian Lane 9 55kg 83
8 7683×55427 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Corey Brown 3 55kg 80
9 0x94122312 TOKEN OF LOVE Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Stephen Baster 11 55kg 77
10 1×41142 SAVAPINSKI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 13 55kg 81
11 860×850723 STAR PATRIOT Todd Balfour Noel Callow 7 55kg 62
12 31310×543 CEDAR GRANDE (NZ) Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 65
13 3x600x9623 DANCING HARE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 1 55kg 61

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