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.

2017 Ladies Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #7 Quilate
  • 2nd: #2 Flying Jess
  • 3rd: #1 Prompt Response



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 a fortnight earlier 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 $350,000 Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m).

While most of the attention dedicated to the Caulfield Cup Carnival is focused on the other two days, Ladbrokes 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 Myer Classic (1600m) over the same distance at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2017 Ladies Day Vase ran on Wednesday October 18, 2017 .

Ladies Day Vase
Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Ladies Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #7 Quilate
  • 2nd: #2 Flying Jess
  • 3rd: #1 Prompt Response

The Ladies Day Vase 2017 winner was the roughie of the field, the Michael Kent-trained Bramshaw five-year-old Quilate ($51 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) flashing home late down the outside to defeat the better fancied Hinchinbrook four-year-old Flying Jess ($4.20), who came off a lead-up second in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes, narrowly in the Blue Sapphire Stakes Day feature. Quilate made it back-to-back victories having saluted at Mornington in a fillies-and-mares’ Benchmark 70 last time out and was ridden to victory by Beau Mertens who has the 2017 Caulfield Cup ride on Abbey Marie this Saturday. In third rounding out the Ladies Day Vase trifecta was the beaten favourite Prompt Response ($3.80).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight
1 7 QUILATE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 7 55kg
2 2 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 0.2L 2 56kg
3 1 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 0.3L 5 58kg
4 4 TAHANEE (ARG) Darren Weir Craig Williams 1.55L 1 55kg
5 9 STORMSABREWING (NZ) Henry Dwyer Mark Zahra 4.05L 4 55kg
6 6 LOVANI Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 4.8L 9 55kg
7 8 SPANNER HEAD Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 4.9L 6 55kg
8 3 HELL OR HIGHWATER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 6.15L 3 56kg
9 5 HAPPY HANNAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 7.4L 8 55kg

Ladies Day Vase Betting Odds

The latest Ladies Day Vase 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.

2017 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.

The official Ladies Day Vase 2017 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 2017 Ladies Day Vas Field attracted just nine hopeful mares including Stocks Stakes runner-up Flying Jess and the in-form Hell Or Highwater who won three on the trot before her Stocks Stakes third.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x242212x50 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 5 58kg 101
2 471x67x202 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 2 56kg 96
3 3×06531113 HELL OR HIGHWATER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 56kg 101
4 3x75430x46 TAHANEE (ARG) Darren Weir Craig Williams 1 55kg 83
5 33x6759x09 HAPPY HANNAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg 91
6 15×4021103 LOVANI Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 9 55kg 78
7 6371728×31 QUILATE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 7 55kg 76
8 123x6125x1 SPANNER HEAD Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 6 55kg 74
9 43135215×7 STORMSABREWING (NZ) Henry Dwyer Mark Zahra 4 55kg 74

 

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 Zonza (2013). Ladies Day Vase results and winning times since 2006 are listed below.

Ladies Day Vase Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Ladies Day Vase
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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