Millie Fox Stakes

The 2017 Millie Fox Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Rosehill Racecourse in late February or early March each autumn.

Millie Fox Stakes News

Canterbury Stakes Next for Millie Fox Stakes Winner First Seal

Canterbury Stakes Next for Millie Fox Stakes Winner First Seal

Talented mare First Seal has completed an ideal return to racing at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; delivering a classy field a comfortable defeat in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).

First Seal has returned for success in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

First Seal was unlucky to miss the entire Spring ...

The 2017 Millie Fox Stakes is a 1300m sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Hobartville Stakes Day in February during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Group 2 race is open only to fillies and mares aged three years and older, is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $175,000 in total prize money. Runners may come into the Millie Fox Stakes field first-up or off an earlier autumn run in a race like Randwick’s Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m).

The Millie Fox Stakes shares its race card with two other Group 2 races: the $400,000 Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for Randwick Guineas-bound three-year-olds and the $250,000 Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) for the young Golden Slipper Stakes hopefuls.

Many of the better performed female gallopers out of the Millie Fox Stakes will continue onto bigger things in the autumn such as a run in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) or the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) in March.

The Millie Fox Stakes 2017 will run on February 18.

2017 Millie Fox Stakes
Date: February 18, [“year”]
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Qlty
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000

2017 Millie Fox Stakes Field

The 2017 Millie Fox Stakes field and barrier draw will be published below on Wednesday February 15, 2017.

2017 Millie Fox Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Millie Fox Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race and will be published in full below on February 13, 2017.

Millie Fox Stakes History

The inaugural edition of the Millie Fox Stakes was held in 1996, with Chlorophyll taking out the race that year. The race is named after Millie Fox, the wife of renowned owner and breeder Stan Fox, for whom the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes is named. Millie was a big fan of horse racing, and took over management of her husband’s Nebo Lodge Stables following his death.

Initially a listed race, the Millie Fox Stakes was upgraded to a Group 3 event in 2007 and held that status until 2013. For the 2013 edition of the race, it was upgraded to Group 2. From its inception until 2006 the race was held over a distance of 1200m, as opposed to today’s 1300m. The race name has changed slightly over the years, varying from Millie Fox Plate to Millie Fox Handicap, but always retaining the name of Millie Fox.

Notable Millie Fox Stakes winners include Tivoli Dancer (2005), Montana Flyer (2010, 2011), Red Tracer (2012, 2013, 2014) and First Seal (2016).

See below for the full Millie Fox Stakes winners and placegetters going back to 2000.

Millie Fox Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st First Seal 1 minute 16.4 seconds
2nd Telepathic
3rd I’ve Got The Looks
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1st Catkins 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd Plucky Belle
3rd Avoid Lightning
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1st Red Tracer 1 minute 19.2 seconds
2nd A Time For Julia
3rd Lucky Lago
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1st Red Tracer 1 minute 19.7 seconds
2nd Risk Aversion
3rd Ladys Angel
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1st Red Tracer 1 minute 20.5 seconds
2nd Crafty Irna
3rd Older Than Time
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1st Montana Flyer 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd Jersey Lily
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1st Montana Flyer 1 minute 16.8 seconds
2nd Chakvetadze
3rd Subtle Cove
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1st Neroli 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Pravana
3rd Belong To Many
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1st November Flight 1 minute 16.4 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Swissac
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1st A Country Girl 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd Pasikatera
3rd Spinner’s Magic
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1st Wild Queen 1 minute 17.2 seconds
2nd Steflara
3rd Regal Cheer
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1st Tivoli Dancer 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Lil Elsa
3rd Johan’s Toy
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1st Seances 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd In A Bound
3rd Recurring
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1st Gentle Genius 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Snow Hero
3rd Ancient Song
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1st Triko 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Vita
3rd Pirouettes
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1st Nanny Maroon 1 minute 08.9 seconds
2nd Stella Maree
3rd Poppett
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1st Verdict Declared 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Sorrento
3rd Zastov