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The Birthday Card Stake is a Group 3 sprint race held at Rosehill Gardens over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in March on Golden Slipper Day.

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: Raiment
  • 2nd: Samantha
  • 3rd: Nancy



The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse each March on Golden Slipper Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by five Group 1 races including the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds and is also supported by Group 3 events including the Birthday Card Stakes.

Run over 1200m by a field of fillies and mares under quality handicap conditions, it offers $150,000 in total prize money and is often contested by graduates from the previous month’s Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. The Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m) run in early March is another good lead-up into the Birthday Card Stakes.

The best out of the Birthday Card Stakes field may back-up during April’s ‘The Championships’ in a race like the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) or for the three-year-old fillies the $500,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at the same meeting is a lucrative option.

The Birthday Card Stakes 2017 ran on March 18, 2017.

Birthday Card Stakes
Date: March 18,
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares | Qlty Hcp.
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Results

Check out the official Birthday Card Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – following the link to read more on the runaway win by the John O’Shea-trained Raiment who beat home the favourite Samantha.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 RAIMENT John O’Shea Craig Williams 7 53kg $5
2 8 SAMANTHA Gerald Ryan Andrew Adkins (a) 3.3L 6 53kg $4F
3 1 NANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4.3L 5 58.5kg $13
4 5 ALMIGHTY GIRL Joseph Pride Corey Brown 4.5L 1 53kg $5.50
5 2 ZESTFUL Kris Lees Ryan Moore 5.6L 2 58kg $8.50
6 10 FIFTYSHADESOFGREY Marc Conners Christian Reith 6.2L 8 53kg $26
7 4 TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Tim Clark 8.7L 4 53.5kg $7
8 3 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony & Edward Cummings Brenton Avdulla 10.5L 3 55kg $7
7 HERMOSA BEACH Matthew Dale Jay Ford 0
9 ZARA BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 0

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Birthday Card Stakes 2017 odds will be provided below the week of the race complete with betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the hopeful fillies & mares in the mix.

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Field

The Birthday Card Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares coming to the end of their autumn campaigns and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before Golden Slipper Day.

The official 2017 Birthday Card Stakes field & barrier draw will be published below on Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Check out the full 2017 Birthday Card Stakes Final Field & Barriers below featuring the Kris Lees-trained Group 3 winner Zestful and consistent John O’Shea-trained filly Raiment who gets in on the 53kg light weight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 3241x80x24 NANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 98
2 21438×1013 ZESTFUL Kris Lees Ryan Moore 4 58kg 97
3 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony & Edward Cummings Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg 91
4 32x3610x0x TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Tim Clark 6 53.5kg 88
5 12150x08x3 ALMIGHTY GIRL Joseph Pride Corey Brown 2 53kg 84
6 x3221x121x RAIMENT John O’Shea Craig Williams 9 53kg 80
7 421763×164 HERMOSA BEACH Matthew Dale Jay Ford 1 53kg 77
8 4×1181 SAMANTHA Gerald Ryan Andrew Adkins (a) 8 53kg 77
9 356x120x38 ZARA BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 3 53kg 77
10 6877x7760x FIFTYSHADESOFGREY Marc Conners Christian Reith 10 53kg 74

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Nominations

The Birthday Card Stakes 2017 nominations close on Monday March 13, 2017 and will be released in full right here as soon as available.

See below for the official 2017 Birthday Card Stakes Nominations led by the likes of the returning Godolphin-raced Street Cry filly Raiment and the in-form Hieroglyphics for Anthony & Edward Cummings.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 L0x55402x5 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 59kg 99
2 3241x80x24 NANCY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 58.5kg 98
3 21438×1013 ZESTFUL M 5 Kris Lees 3 58kg 97
4 19x30380x9 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees 4 57.5kg 96
5 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony & Edward Cummings 5 55kg 91
6 32x3610x0x TEMPT ME NOT M 4 James Cummings 6 53.5kg 88
7 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 7 53kg 86
8 12150x08x3 ALMIGHTY GIRL M 4 Joseph Pride 8= 53kg 84
9 2×17101715 DEJA BLUE M 4 Robbie Griffiths 8= 53kg 84
10 x3221x121x RAIMENT F 3 John O’Shea 10 53kg 80
11 421763×164 HERMOSA BEACH M 6 Matthew Dale 11= 53kg 77
12 4×1181 SAMANTHA F 3 Gerald Ryan 11= 53kg 77
13 356x120x38 ZARA BAY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11= 53kg 77
14 6877x7760x FIFTYSHADESOFGREY M 6 Marc Conners 14 53kg 74
15 132x147x4 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds 15 53kg 72
16 9x21x200x STOP MAKING SENSE F 3 Ciaron Maher 16 53kg 70
17 4x855250x7 LATIN SALSA M 6 Anthony & Edward Cummings 17 53kg 66

Birthday Card Stakes History

The Birthday Card Stakes has been run and won since 1986 and the inaugural winner was Kisim Hiat. Since then some nice types have won the event including Toorak (1999), Spinning Hill (2001), Avoid Lightning (2014) and Sultry Feeling (2016). The race started out as a Listed event before gaining its Group 3 status from 2006 onwards. It ran at Canterbury from 1986-1996 and again from 2000-2002 and has gone via a number of different race names including the Clyde Kennedy Quality (1992) and the Allied Express Stakes (2006).

Recent Birthday Card Stakes Winners

See below for a complete listing of the Birthday Card Stakes results & winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Birthday Card Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Raiment 1 minute 14.12 seconds
2nd Samantha
3rd Nancy
2016
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Sultry Feeling 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Lucky Can Be
3rd Perignon
2015
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Shamalia 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Mossfun
3rd Ygritte
2014
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Avoid Lightning 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Plucky Belle
3rd Aerobatics
2013
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Arinosa 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Shamal Wind
3rd Miss Stellabelle
2012
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Celts 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Next The Universe
3rd Divorces
2011
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Zingaling 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Ladys Angel
3rd Flying Success
2010
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Patronyme 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Melito
2009
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Belong To Many
3rd Court
2008
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Throne Inn 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Karalee
3rd Allaboutus
2007
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Aunty Betty 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Martiniforus
2006
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Imana 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Freeroller
3rd Tactfully
2005
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Tui Song 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd World Peace
3rd Shannon Bank
2004
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Paraca 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Cataclysm
3rd Recurring
2003
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Toast Of The Coast 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Fatoon
3rd Blue Suttarb
2002
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Hot Riff 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Omens
3rd Palais
2001
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Call Me Lily
3rd Crestfallen
2000
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Verdict Declared 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Another Misty
3rd Flickering Fire

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