Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes will be run in February at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day.

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Sylvia's Mother
  • 2nd: #8 News Girl
  • 3rd: #7 Invictus Salute



The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes – is a Group 3 status race run at Caulfield Racecourse in early-mid February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

A sprint race run over 1200m the set weights plus penalties clash is open to mares aged four-years-old and above, and offers $160,000 in total prize  money. The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes is one of the support races on CF Orr Stakes Day. The meeting’s marquee race is the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m), which is also the first Group 1 race in Australia for the calendar year.

Mares may come into the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes field via an earlier summer run in Melbourne and a likely next-up target is the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) back at the track a fortnight later on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Tuscan Sling (2016) is the latest mare officially listed as winning the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes – Mannerism Stakes double having been awarded the latter after the original winner Azkadellia was later disqualified due to the Peter Foster / Ben Connolly ownership saga.

Better mares out of the race may also head up to Sydney for the autumn features there including the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) held at Randwick in April.

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday February 8, 2020 and was won by the fast-finishing Sylvia’s Mother. 

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: SW+P / Mares 4YO&Up
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Sylvia’s Mother
  • 2nd: #8 News Girl
  • 3rd: #7 Invictus Salute

It was a close Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes 2020 result to close the C.F. Orr Stakes Day card, smart four-year-old Sylvia’s Mother charging home late to score a narrow victory on the outside of News Girl.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg $3.60
2 8 NEWS GIRL Geoff Duryea Damian Lane 0.2L 3 55kg $8.50
3 7 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 1.95L 6 55kg $12
4 3 MAMZELLE TESS Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 2.15L 13 55kg $15
5 1 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 2.25L 12 57kg $16
6 5 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 3.25L 2 55kg $13
7 6 BAM’S ON FIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Poy (a) 3.55L 8 55kg $3.50F
8 4 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Ben Melham 3.65L 4 55kg $8.50
9 2 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Zac Spain 4.4L 7 56kg $51
10 12 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 4.5L 9 55kg $61
11 10 GRACEFUL STORM John Moloney Jordan Childs 8.25L 11 55kg $41
12 14 CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens 10L 5 55kg $201
13 13 RAVEN’S BLAZE Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 12L 10 55kg $101
11 ENOUGH SWAGGER Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray Jamie Kah 0

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Odds & Betting

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Field

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes field is made-up of a host of quality mares each autumn and is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day.

A bumper line-up of 14 mares face off in the 2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes final field including the rails-drawn favourite Sylvia’s Mother for Team Hawkes.

Update: #11 Enough Swagger (13) has been scratched

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 57x004130x SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 12 57kg 104
2 16117115x BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Damien Oliver 7 56kg 84
3 92620×9433 MAMZELLE TESS Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 14 55kg 88
4 111x53630x FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Ben Melham 4 55kg 92
5 18x21158x5 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 2 55kg 89
6 x1113x3321 BAM’S ON FIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Poy (a) 8 55kg 83
7 0321×62122 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 6 55kg 88
8 46x895x411 NEWS GIRL Geoff Duryea Damian Lane 3 55kg 81
9 x1115x513x SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg 89
10 051989×738 GRACEFUL STORM John Moloney Jordan Childs 11 55kg 70
11 3123211112 ENOUGH SWAGGER Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray Jamie Kah 13 55kg 82
12 735020×842 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 9 55kg 74
13 3x1934x624 RAVEN’S BLAZE Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 10 55kg 74
14 148286090x CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens 5 55kg 72

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Nominations

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes 2020 nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 and will be listed below as soon as released.

The 2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes nominations attracted 22 mares including the returning Spanish Reef who was Group 1 placed over the spring.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 57x004130x SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys 1 57kg 104
2 16117115x BENITOITE M 4 Clinton McDonald 2 56kg 84
3 92620×9433 MAMZELLE TESS M 7 Leon & Troy Corstens 3 55kg 88
4 111x53630x FIDELIA M 4 Robbie Griffiths 4 55kg 92
5 18x21158x5 MY PENDANT (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 5 55kg 89
6 x2x4154x61 JUST HIFALUTIN M 6 Enver Jusufovic 6 55kg 94
7 x1113x3321 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 55kg 83
8 0321×62122 INVICTUS SALUTE M 4 Mark Newnham 8 55kg 88
9 577561360x QUEEN ANNABEL M 6 Rebecca Kelly 9 55kg 82
10 46x895x411 NEWS GIRL M 4 Geoff Duryea 10 55kg 81
11 x1115x513x SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 55kg 89
12 3123211112 ENOUGH SWAGGER M 4 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 12 55kg 82
13 051989×738 GRACEFUL STORM M 4 John Moloney 13 55kg 70
14 735020×842 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 55kg 74
15 7321125131 POWER DREAM (NZ) M 5 Patrick Payne 15 55kg 81
16 11x25180x1 DIAMOND EFFORT M 4 Clinton McDonald 16 55kg 79
17 3x1934x624 RAVEN’S BLAZE M 5 Tony Noonan 17 55kg 74
18 x2572x1171 PARLAY PRINCESS M 4 John Sadler 18 55kg 72
19 3x123162x2 MRS O’MALLEY M 4 Enver Jusufovic 19 55kg 73
20 08×8839516 KENYAN WONDER M 4 Ryan Balfour 20 55kg 67
21 148286090x CAMELLE (NZ) M 4 Pat Carey 21 55kg 72
22 623x4115x THE STYLIST (NZ) M 4 Deanne Taylor 22 55kg 66

Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes History

The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes ran for the first time in 2001 and is one of the youngest Group 3 races held in Melbourne each year. The inaugural winner was Londolozi and since then the likes of Beaded (2011) and Tycoon Tara (2015) have won the event.

For one year in 2002 the event was run over an increased distance of 1600m, and after starting out as a Listed race it gained its Group 3 status in 2007. The race has been known as a number of different things over the years including the Hyderabad Race Club Plate / Stakes / Handicap, the Moduline Plate and simply the Bellmaine Stakes.

The 2018 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Results saw the reigning champion Prussian Vixen return as a roughie $41 shot in betting and go back-to-back in the race.

Recent Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes Winners

View the official Geoffrey Blemaine Stakes winners and results dating back to the year 2000 below.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Sylvia’s Mother 1 minute 8.49 seconds
2nd News Girl
3rd Invictus Salute
2019
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Princess Of Queens 1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Fuhryk
3rd I Am A Star
2018
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Prussian Vixen 1 minute 11.04 seconds
2nd Flippant
3rd Petition
2017
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Prussian Vixen 1 minute 09.52 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd Ameristralia
2016
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Tuscan Sling 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Azkadellia
3rd Choose
2015
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Tycoon Tara 1 minutes 09.4 seconds
2nd Bonaria
3rd Politeness
2014
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st A Time For Julia 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Danestroem
3rd Bonaria
2013
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st There’s Only One 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Loveyamadly
3rd Koonoomoo
2012
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Psychologist 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Slow The Flow
3rd Let’s Be Happy
2011
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Beaded 1 minute 08.9 seconds
2nd Varenna Miss
3rd Das Machen
2010
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Velocitea 1 minute 08.2 seconds
2nd Valentine Miss
3rd Margham
2009
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Annesong 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Delyara
3rd Prima Nova
2008
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Lucky Diva 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Bella Cassani
3rd Star Rose
2007
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Coniston Gem 1 minute 09.0 seconds
2nd Hanna Rossa
3rd Lucky Diva
2006
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Beatiful Gem 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Truly Wicked
3rd Umber
2005
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Umber
3rd Kalamata
2004
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Given 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Royal Sash
3rd Size Her Up
2003
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Skewiff 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Special Grange
3rd Card Queen
2002
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Napping 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Spum
3rd Limerick Lady
2001
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Rose Archway 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Harping
3rd White Hart Lane
2000
Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes
1st Super Sequel 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Stutter
3rd Nordane

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