Ladies’ Day Vase

The Ladies' Day Vase is a Group 3 mile event held at Caulfield Racecourse in October on Blue Sapphire Stakes Day during the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

2020 Ladies' Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #8 Sovereign Award
  • 2nd: #4 Fabric
  • 3rd: #11 Chaillot



The Ladies’ Day Vase is a Group 3 mile event held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1600m, the Ladies’ Day Vase is open to mares aged four years and older. Run under set weights plus penalties, the Ladies’ Day Vase is an effective counter to Randwick’s Angst Stakes (1600m) held the Saturday prior in Sydney.

The Ladies’ Day Vase falls on the second day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival as a feature event and key support race on Blue Sapphire Stakes Day, the card headlined by the lucrative and recently upgraded $400,000 Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Coongy Cup for 11th hour Caulfield Cup hopefuls.

While most of the attention dedicated to the Caulfield Cup Carnival is focused on the other two days, Caulfield Guineas Day and Caulfield Cup Day, the Ladies’ Day Vase is an exciting race with an important role in the Spring Racing Carnival.

Mares tend to target the Ladies’ Day Vase as part of an ongoing spring campaign. Because it falls in the middle of October, most of the horses that contend the Ladies’ Day Vase have already had several lead up races, which makes it somewhat easier to judge form.

The Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) held at Flemington under similar conditions earlier in the month can act as a fairly good lead up race. Mares that perform well in the Ladies’ Day Vase might back-up in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) over the same distance at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2019 the Ladies’ Day Vase winner Spanish Reef went on to run third in the Empire Rose Stakes results.

The 2020 Ladies’ Day Vase ran on Wednesday October 14, 2020 and was won by the favourite Sovereign Award. 

Ladies’ Day Vase
Date: Wednesday October 14, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Ladies’ Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #8 Sovereign Award
  • 2nd: #4 Fabric
  • 3rd: #11 Chaillot

The Ladies’ Day Vase 2020 results saw the punters enjoy success with the Danny O’Brien-trained last-start The Valley winner Sovereign Award ($3.10F) salute as the favourite ahead of her stablemate Fabric ($11).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 5 55kg $3.10F
2 4 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 0.4L 11 55kg $11
3 11 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 0.5L 3 55kg $6.50
4 5 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 0.7L 9 55kg $6.50
5 2 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.8L 8 57kg $12
6 7 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani John Allen 1.1L 10 55kg $21
7 13 OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 1.6L 2 55kg $51
8 1 SPANISH REEF Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 2.35L 4 57kg $9
9 9 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 2.45L 7 55kg $7
10 10 RED HEELER (NZ) Michael Kent Luke Nolen 3.95L 1 55kg $41
11 3 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 6.95L 6 55kg $51
6 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Billy Egan 0
12 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Ladies’ Day Vase Betting Odds

The latest Ladies’ Day Vase 2020 betting odds for the Blue Sapphire Stakes Day feature will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Ladies’ Day Vase tips this spring.

Sovereign Award ($3.10 in 2020) was the last favourite in Ladies’ Day Vase betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Ladies’ Day Vase Field

The Ladies’ Day Vase field draws a quality line-up of mares with form over a mile. Good lead-up spring races mares may contest on way to the Ladies Day Vase field include the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley three weeks earlier or Flemington’s Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) a fortnight earlier. I Am A Star (2018) was the last mare to do the Stocks Stakes – Ladies’ Day Vase double.

The official Ladies’ Day Vase 2020 Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2020 Ladies’ Day Vase field drew a near capacity line-up of 13 mares led in betting by the Danny O’Brien-trained Paradee drawn midfield for jockey Damien Oliver.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x53640x94 SPANISH REEF Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 5 57kg 101
2 78x13116x4 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 9 57kg 82
3 333835×000 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 7 55kg 89
4 x45145x315 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 12 55kg 90
5 2x0540x083 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 10 55kg 90
6 5x97437x97 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Billy Egan 4 55kg 84
7 26x3473x63 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani John Allen 11 55kg 88
8 6150×11261 SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 6 55kg 85
9 6x3133x501 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 8 55kg 81
10 511231×6 RED HEELER (NZ) Michael Kent Luke Nolen 1 55kg 76
11 11×1 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 3 55kg 76
12 121x302x74 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 13 55kg 72
13 6×16514621 OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 2 55kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Ladies’ Day Vase Nominations

Nominations on the Ladies’ Day Vase in 2020 close the Thursday prior to the race and will be published below once announced.

The 2020 Ladies’ Day Vase nominations attracted a bumper 27 mares including the reigning champion Spanish Reef and Blazer Stakes runner-up She Shao Fly.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x10016x09 SHROUDED IN MIST M 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 1 58kg 93
2 1x438P0x78 FASCINO (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 58kg 84
3 x0112x1826 PERFECT JEWEL M 6 Grant & Alana Williams 3 57kg 106
4 0x53640x94 SPANISH REEF M 7 Ken & Kasey Keys 4 57kg 101
5 104x180x38 BONVICINI M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 57kg 89
6 78x13116x4 PARADEE M 4 Danny O’Brien 6 57kg 82
7 5x5663x900 DANZDANZDANCE M 6 Dean Binaisse 7 55kg 101
8 333835×000 FIDELIA M 5 Robbie Griffiths 8 55kg 89
9 x45145x315 FABRIC (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 9 55kg 90
10 2x0540x083 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 10 55kg 90
11 x309153342 SHE SHAO FLY M 4 Kevin Corstens 11 55kg 92
12 5x97437x97 BENITOITE M 5 Clinton McDonald 12 55kg 84
13 26x3473x63 ONE MORE TRY M 6 Matt Cumani 13 55kg 88
14 6150×11261 SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien 14 55kg 85
15 x25116x608 THE CLOSER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 55kg 77
16 6x3133x501 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER M 4 Dan O’Sullivan 16 55kg 81
17 511231×6 RED HEELER (NZ) M 5 Michael Kent 17 55kg 76
18 1107×12731 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18 55kg 76
19 11×1 CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander 19 55kg 76
20 00×6311231 LUNAR FLARE M 5 Grahame Begg 20 55kg 74
21 54121618×1 MI KERI PI M 5 Mitchell Freedman 21 55kg 75
22 1420×32011 RED LIGHT ROXANNE M 5 Shawn Mathrick 22 55kg 72
23 159x1090x8 NORDIC SYMPHONY M 5 Symon Wilde 23 55kg 74
24 121x302x74 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney 24 55kg 72
25 1115×83221 WEST WIND (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 25 55kg 78
26 6×16514621 OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 26 55kg 72
27 50x15110x7 GRAND DE FLORA (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 27 55kg 77

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ladies’ Day Vase History

Inaugurated in its current format in 2006, the Ladies’ Day Vase has a brief history in comparison to other events at Caulfield. The Ladies’ Day Vase has always been held at Caulfield Racecourse, and will most likely remain the feature event of the middle day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival for some time to come.

The Ladies’ Day Vase provides an important opportunity for punters (and trainers) to see the participating mares perform in level company, in order to gauge their overall ability.

Originally a Listed race, the Ladies’ Day Vase was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2013. It was also referred to as the Snowhite Maintenance Classic for that year, and in the past as the carsales.com.au Classic and the Perri Cutten Classic.

Notable Ladies’ Day Vase winners include Gawne (2006), Lady Lynette (2009), Royal Commands (2010) and I Am A Star (2018). Ladies’ Day Vase results and winning times since 2006 are listed below.

Ladies’ Day Vase Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Sovereign Award 1 minute 37.25 seconds
2nd Fabric
3rd Chaillot
2019
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Spanish Reef 1 minute 38.05 seconds
2nd Rondinella
3rd Fidelia
2018
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 38.73 seconds
2nd Kenedna
3rd Oregon’s Day
2017
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Quilate 1 minute 36.13 seconds
2nd Flying Jess
3rd Prompt Response
2016
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Euro Angel 1 minutre 36.78 seconds
2nd Rocket Commander
3rd Antelucan
2015
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minutre 36.78 seconds
2nd Into The Mist
3rd Amarela
2014
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Star Fashion 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Lady Cumquat
3rd Suavito
2013
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Zonza 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Bonaria
3rd Two Sugars
2012
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Star Of Giselle 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Oasis
3rd Bloom Mabsam
2011
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Hi Belle 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Neriani
3rd Keep The Peace
2010
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Royal Commands 1 minute 40.7 seconds
2nd Our Tigress
3rd Lady Lynette
2009
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Dollops
2008
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Miss Badoura 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Bird Of Fire
3rd Princess Marizza
2007
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Post Thyme 1 minute 37.03 seconds
2nd Casual Kiss
3rd Cocoa Tycoon
2006
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Gawne 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Isanami
3rd Lyrical Bid

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