Tristarc Stakes

The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Cup Day as a lead-up to Flemington's Empire Rose Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2020 Tristarc Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Madam Rouge
  • 2nd: #6 She Shao Fly
  • 3rd: #4 Felicia



The Tristarc Stakes is a quality Group 2 thoroughbred event held as part of the coveted Melbourne Spring Carnival on one of the most anticipated days of racing, Caulfield Cup Day. Taking place on a Saturday in mid to late October, Caulfield Cup Day features a host of Group races including the: Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) and Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m).

The Tristarc Stakes is run over the sprint distance of 1400m by a solid field of mares under set weights plus penalties and is worth $300,000. It is a great middle distance sprint for mares heading towards prestigious events including the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day or the Group 2 Matriach Stakes (2000m) on Mackinnon Stakes Day.

The set weights conditions that the race is run under ensures that the higher seeded females claim victory more often than not. In recent years the Tristarc Stakes has been a decent guide to the Empire Rose Stakes (formerly the Myer Classic), with Red Tracer (2013) the last to do the double.

The 2020 Tristarc Stakes ran on Saturday October 17, 2020 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Madam Rouge. 

2020 Tristarc Stakes
Date: Saturday October 17, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 4YO&Up Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1987

2020 Tristarc Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Madam Rouge
  • 2nd: #6 She Shao Fly
  • 3rd: #4 Felicia

The Chris Waller-trained Madam Rouge ($10) was gutsy late to hold out She Shao Fly ($7.50) and Felicia ($3.40) in a close Tristarc Stakes 2020 result to hand jockey Ben Melham a Caulfield Cup Day treble.

Click here to read more on the Tristarc Stakes 2020 win by Empire Rose Stakes-bound Madam Rouge. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 3 57kg $10
2 6 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 0.3L 4 55kg $7.50
3 4 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 0.5L 6 57kg $3.40
4 8 THE CLOSER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1.75L 8 55kg $31
5 1 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 2.15L 7 58kg $4.80
6 3 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.25L 2 57kg $3F
7 5 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson Damian Lane 2.45L 5 55kg $41
8 9 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 2.65L 1 55kg $20
7 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Billy Egan 0
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Tristarc Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Tristarc Stakes 2020 betting markets will be detailed below with the full Tristarc Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au so you can back your insider Tristarc Stakes tips at the right price this spring.

2020 Tristarc Stakes Field

Each Caulfield Cup Day the Tristarc Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares coming off lead-up runs in races including Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), Flemington’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) a fortnight before or the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) also open only to mares contested on Turnbull Stakes Day.

The 2020 Tristarc Stakes field and barriers will be released on the Wednesday leading up to Caulfield Cup Day and published in full below so stay tuned.

The Tristarc Stakes 2020 final field features nine mares to face off in the last on Caulfield Cup Day, five of which are under double-figures in a wide open market currently co-led by Perfect Jewel and the consistent How Now winner Felicia.

Click here to read more on the key chances in an open 2020 Tristarc Stakes betting market.

  • Scratched: #7 Benitoite (1)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 51x22x7137 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 8 58kg 104
2 1x9702x674 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 4 57kg 106
3 x0112x1826 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 57kg 106
4 x35321x212 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 7 57kg 100
5 18x4260x49 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson Damian Lane 6 55kg 93
6 x309153342 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 5 55kg 92
7 5x97437x97 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Billy Egan 1 55kg 84
8 x25116x608 THE CLOSER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9 55kg 77
9 1107×12731 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 2 55kg 76
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Tristarc Stakes Nominations

The 2020 Tristarc Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria (RV) on the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Sixteen quality mares make-up the Tristarc Stakes 2020 nominations including the Blazer Stakes winner Sierra Sue chasing a third straight win this prep and the talented How Womantic.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 51x22x7137 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 1 58kg 104
2 11210×11 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 58kg 96
3 1x9702x674 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 3 57kg 106
4 x0112x1826 PERFECT JEWEL M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 4 57kg 106
5 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 57kg 89
6 x35321x212 FELICIA M 4 Dean Binaisse 6 57kg 100
7 2x0540x083 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 55kg 90
8 18x4260x49 INTO THE ABYSS M 5 John Thompson 8 55kg 93
9 16x2334x23 JEN RULES M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 55kg 95
10 x309153342 SHE SHAO FLY M 4 Kevin Corstens 10 55kg 92
11 5x97437x97 BENITOITE M 5 Clinton McDonald 11 55kg 84
12 550x882x53 LA TIGERESA M 6 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 12 55kg 82
13 145487×415 GOLDIFOX M 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 13 55kg 73
14 x25116x608 THE CLOSER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 55kg 77
15 511231×6 RED HEELER (NZ) M 5 Michael Kent 15 55kg 76
16 1107×12731 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 55kg 76
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tristarc Stakes History

Canny Lass was the inaugural Tristarc Stakes winner when the race was first run in 1987. It began as a Listed race, reaching Group 3 status in 1994 and finally Group 2 status in 2005. The race distance has always been 1400m. Some high quality females have taken out the Tristarc Stakes including Typhoon Tracy (1999), More Joyous (2011), Streama (2012), Red Tracer (2013) and Global Glamour (2017).

Tristarc Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Tristarc Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Tristarc Stakes
1st Madam Rouge 1 minute 27.75 seconds
2nd She Shao Fly
3rd Felicia
2019
Tristarc Stakes
1st Savatiano 1 minute 24.23 seconds
2nd Angelic Ruler
3rd Spanish Whisper
2018
Tristarc Stakes
1st Shumookh 1 minute 25.68 seconds
2nd Invincibella
3rd Aloisia
2017
Tristarc Stakes
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Cool Passion
3rd Shillelagh
2016
Tristarc Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 25.14 seconds
2nd Tycoon Tara
3rd Pearls
2015
Tristarc Stakes
1st La Passe 1 minute 23.77 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Jessy Belle
2014
Tristarc Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 25.42 seconds
2nd Girl Guide
3rd Catkins
2013
Tristarc Stakes
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 23.16 seconds
2nd Koonoomoo
3rd Ava’s Delight
2012
Tristarc Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 24.76 seconds
2nd Pear Tart
3rd Red Tracer
2011
Tristarc Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd Response
2010
Tristarc Stakes
1st Culminate 1 minute 26.51 seconds
2nd Jersey Lily
3rd Marquardt
2009
Tristarc Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Glowlamp
2008
Tristarc Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Tan Tat De Lago
3rd Absolutely Fabulous
2007
Tristarc Stakes
1st Miss Fantabulous 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Bellini Rose
3rd Like It Is
2006
Tristarc Stakes
1st Nuclear Free 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Belle Bizarre
3rd Divine Madonna
2005
Tristarc Stakes
1st Infinite Grace 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Storm Alert
2004
Tristarc Stakes
1st Our Egyptian Raine 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Infinite Grace
3rd Skewiff
2003
Tristarc Stakes
1st Infinite Grace 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Faith Hill
2002
Tristarc Stakes
1st Reactive 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Gentle Genius
3rd Taimana
2001
Tristarc Stakes
1st Pernod 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Kaemess
3rd Calm Smyzer
2000
Tristarc Stakes
1st Lady Marion 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Pace Invader
3rd Spice Doll

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