Ottawa Stakes

The Ottawa Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for 2YO fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

2019 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Aryaaf
  • 2nd: #8 Muntaseera
  • 3rd: #7 Marchena



The 2019 Ottawa Stakes is a key support act on the world-famous Melbourne Cup Day alongside the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November annually.

Run under set weights, the Ottawa Stakes is restricted to two-year-old fillies. It is run over a brief sprinter’s distance of 1000m and pays $200,000 prize money.

The Ottawa Stakes shares a race program with the Group 1 $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m), the Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes and a host of other Listed and non-black type Cup Day races.

The majority of juvenile fillies in the Ottawa Stakes field are making their debuts and it is a huge thrill for connections to have a starter on the country’s most popular day of racing. Plenty of the best fillies out of the Ottawa Stakes go on to contest tougher races over their career. The 2016 Ottawa Stakes third placed Madeenaty finished third in the following year’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast, while the 2015 runner-up Prompt Response would go on to win in Group 2 company.

The 2019 Ottawa Stakes ran at Flemington on Tuesday November 5, 2019 and was won by Aryaaf on debut.

Ottawa Stakes 2019
Date: Tuesday November 5, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2019 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Aryaaf
  • 2nd: #8 Muntaseera
  • 3rd: #7 Marchena
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 ARYAAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 10 56kg $9
2 8 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 1.75L 7 56kg $5F
3 7 MARCHENA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 4.5L 12 56kg $8
4 6 LA GIRL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 4.7L 14 56kg $16
5 14 UNBLUSHING James Cummings Brad Rawiller 4.9L 4 56kg $16
6 5 HARD ROCK GIRL Byron Cozamanis Kerrin McEvoy 6.15L 9 56kg $9.50
7 12 SUNFLARE John Moloney Jye McNeil 8.65L 15 56kg $41
8 13 THALA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 11.15L 13 56kg $9
9 1 AMOROSITY Henry Dwyer Ben Allen 11.9L 6 56kg $9
10 15 WILD CHERRY ROAD Dean Krongold Craig Williams 12L 8 56kg $19
11 16 WRITE THE SCORE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 12.2L 11 56kg $21
12 10 SLY CICADA Russell Osborne Luke Currie 15.2L 5 56kg $81
13 3 CUT IT OUT John McArdle Jamie Mott 15.6L 3 56kg $9.50
14 11 SOTIRIO Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 16.85L 1 56kg $41
15 9 OLD KENT ROAD Patrick F Ryan Jnr John Allen 16.95L 2 56kg $41
4 DIVINE CAPRICE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 0

2019 Ottawa Stakes Odds

The Ottawa Stakes 2019 betting odds on the young fillies racing in front of a 100,000 strong crowd of Melbourne Cup Day supports will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as available.

2019 Ottawa Stakes Field

The Ottawa Stakes field usually attracts promising, unraced two-year-old fillies. The last debutant to win the Ottawa Stakes was the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Invincible Star (2016).

Possible lead-up races for the fillies that aren’t debuting on Cup Day include the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in mid-October, the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in Sydney in late September or for the eligible runners in the lucrative Restricted Listed $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) at The Valley on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

The official 2019 Ottawa Stakes Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Friday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as released.

Ottawa Stakes History

The Ottawa Stakes was inaugurated in 1978 and two editions of the race were held that year. The next year it was made a listed race, whereas previously it had ran as a principal event.

The Ottawa Stakes was not run between 1986 and 1990. Following its return, it was regularly sponsored, with the sponsor often changing yearly. Some of the various names that the Ottawa Stakes has been known by include the Beck’s Bier Stakes, Toyota Victoria Stakes, Subaru Stakes, Myer Stakes, Jayco Stakes, Schiavello Stakes and 7News Plate.

Following the 2013 edition, the Ottawa Stakes was upgraded to Group 3.

Notable Ottawa Stakes winners include Specify (1978), Catalina Queen (1983), Bright Light (1995), True Jewels (2000) and Villa Verde (2012). Ottawa Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Ottawa Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Ottawa Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Ottawa Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Ottawa Stakes
1st Setsuna 58.24 seconds
2nd Roobeena
3rd Aristocratic Miss
2016
Ottawa Stakes
1st Invincible Star 58.3 seconds
2nd Lucky Louie
3rd Madeenaty
2015
Ottawa Stakes
1st Concealer 57.3 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Missrock
2014
Ottawa Stakes
1st Antelucan 57.8 seconds
2nd Thurlow
3rd Dagny
2013
Ottawa Stakes
1st Oakleigh Girl 57.5 seconds
2nd Top Dolly
3rd Singularity
2012
Ottawa Stakes
1st Villa Verde 56.7 seconds
2nd Purrific
3rd Thump
2011
Ottawa Stakes
1st Applegate 58.5 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Alezan Thunder
2010
Ottawa Stakes
1st Spectrolite 59.3 seconds
2nd Military Grace
3rd Dinner Date
2009
Ottawa Stakes
1st She’s Got Gears 58.6 seconds
2nd Shaaheq
3rd Crystal Lily
2008
Ottawa Stakes
1st Rostova 58.8 seconds
2nd I’m A Smarty Pants
3rd Dancescape
2007
Ottawa Stakes
1st Hips Don’t Lie 58.3 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Emma Princess
2006
Ottawa Stakes
1st Royal Asscher 57.7 seconds
2nd Beauty School
3rd Love’s Great
2005
Ottawa Stakes
1st Follow The Till 57.9 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd Catechuchu
2004
Ottawa Stakes
1st Red Hot Mama 58.3 seconds
2nd Sharna Myst
3rd Jestajewel
2003
Ottawa Stakes
1st Flying Firebird 58.6 seconds
2nd Little Chloe
3rd Courtney’s Cuddles
2002
Ottawa Stakes
1st Rinky Dink 57.6 seconds
2nd Arena Star
3rd Lanquin
2001
Ottawa Stakes
1st Flashed Unknown
2nd Che Bella Mia
3rd Fuji Dancer
2000
Ottawa Stakes
1st True Jewels Unknown
2nd Twin Peaks
3rd Karla Keys

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