Birthday Card Stakes

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.

2018 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Quilista
  • 2nd: #3 Sugar Bella
  • 3rd: #9 Hetty Heights



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 2018 ran on Saturday March 24, 2018 and was won by the Darren Weir-trained Quilista (2017).

2018 Birthday Card Stakes
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares | Qlty Hcp.
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Quilista
  • 2nd: #3 Sugar Bella
  • 3rd: #9 Hetty Heights

Check out the full Birthday Card Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the Darren Weir-trained Quilista who beat home the favourite Sugar Bella in the last on Golden Slipper Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 6 QUILISTA Darren Weir Tommy Berry 5 53kg (cd 54kg) $4.20
2 3 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees Jason Collett 1.3L 2 55kg $3.10F
3 9 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins 3.8L 11 53kg $31
4 13 STAR REFLECTION Kris Lees Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.2L 9 53kg $71
5 1 NANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4.5L 6 58kg $51
6 10 MISS QUE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 5.1L 10 53kg $7.50
7 11 SLOW BURN Les Bridge Tim Clark 5.4L 1 53kg $9
8 2 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Hugh Bowman 6.6L 8 56.5kg $20
9 14 MISSILE CODA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7L 3 53kg $20
10 18 WITCHES Brad Widdup Blake Spriggs 7.6L 13 53kg $151
11 5 INSENSATA Jason Coyle Jay Ford 8.6L 4 53kg $31
12 4 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 8.8L 12 53kg $5.50
13 17 CONCHITA Paul Perry Dwayne Dunn 10.4L 7 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $151
16 MARIQUITA Gerald Ryan 0
19e ZA ZI BA Brad Widdup 0
12 ACQUME Brad Widdup 0
8 FRAGONARD James Cummings Craig Williams 0
15 NO INTEREST Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 0
7 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Josh Adams 0

2018 Birthday Card Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Birthday Card Stakes 2018 odds are provided below sees the betting market link to Ladbrokes.com.au on the hopeful fillies & mares in the mix.

2018 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 2018 Birthday Card Stakes field & barrier draw will be published below when released the Wednesday of race week.  

The Birthday Card Stakes 2018 Final Field originally drew a capacity line-up but three early scratchings, including the sole emergency, leaves a 16 starter field where the Kris Lees-trained Sugar Bella will be hard to beat chasing her fifth win on the trot after a narrow lead-up victory in Randwick’s Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3279x0981x NANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 8 58kg 100
2 523x444x11 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Hugh Bowman 11 56.5kg 97
3 117×1111 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 55kg 94
4 5x2450x415 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 18 53kg 90
5 72117×3250 INSENSATA Jason Coyle Jay Ford 6 53kg 86
6 x13347x281 QUILISTA Darren Weir TBA 7 53kg 86
7 x38483x90x SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Josh Adams 16 53kg 86
8 65512x1x42 FRAGONARD James Cummings Craig Williams 2 53kg 84
9 x38355330x HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins 15 53kg 84
10 16×132 MISS QUE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 14 53kg 82
11 136x1312x7 SLOW BURN Les Bridge Tim Clark 1 53kg 82
12 x31105x252 ACQUME Brad Widdup 5 53kg 80
13 3325×21023 STAR REFLECTION Kris Lees Ms Kathy O’Hara 13 53kg 79
14 x14104x251 MISSILE CODA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 53kg 78
15 24316×5525 NO INTEREST Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 12 53kg 76
16 4341280×01 MARIQUITA Gerald Ryan TBA 9 53kg 75
17 05x2468x49 CONCHITA Paul Perry Dwayne Dunn 10 53kg 73
18 3323×13423 WITCHES Brad Widdup Blake Spriggs 19 53kg 72
19e x14611x434 ZA ZI BA Brad Widdup 17 53kg 72

2018 Birthday Card Stakes Nominations

The Birthday Card Stakes 2018 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Golden Slipper Day and will be released in full right here as soon as available.

A bumper 26 fillies and mares make-up the official 2018 Birthday Card Stakes nominations. Among the standout entries are Matthew Smith’s Triscay Stakes winner Faraway Town and the flying Kris Lees-trained Sugar Bella who has won her past four starts most recently in the Wenona Girl Handicap on March 10. Sugar Bella also holds a nomination for the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on the same day.

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
2019
Birthday Card Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Quilista 1 minute 12.24 seconds
2nd Sugar Bella
3rd Hetty Heights
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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