The 2015 Ottawa Stakes will run on Melbourne Cup Day alongside the race that stops a nation.
Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Ottawa Stakes is restricted to two year old fillies. It is run over a brief sprinter’s distance of 1000m and pays $150,000 prize money.
The listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes is worth watching as a lead up race to the Ottawa Stakes. The listed Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick is a similar event as well. There are very few accurate lead up races, so it’s important to do plenty of form study on the young fillies.
The 2015 Ottawa Stakes will be run at Flemington on November 3rd.
|Ottawa Stakes 2015|
|Date:||November 3rd, 2015|
|Race Type:||2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties|
2015 Ottawa Stakes Field
The Ottawa Stakes field usually attracts some very promising two year olds. As a newly awarded Group 3 event on one of the biggest days of racing on the calendar, trainers tend to target the Ottawa Stakes field with their best young fillies.
The 2015 Ottawa Stakes field will be published here.
|1||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Vlad Duric||8||55.5kg|
|2||BANGS||Richard Jolly||Dwayne Dunn||3||55.5kg|
|3||MOSHKI||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Hugh Bowman||2||55.5kg|
|4||CONCEALER||Tony McEvoy||Zac Purton||10||55.5kg|
|5||EXILIA MISS (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||7||55.5kg|
|6||INFRA DIG||John O’Shea||James McDonald||15||55.5kg|
|7||JESTER JEWEL||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||13||55.5kg|
|8||MOTOWN LIL||Robert Smerdon||Glen Boss||12||55.5kg|
|9||NONE AT ALL||John McArdle||Daniel Stackhouse||6||55.5kg|
|10||PEEKING DUCK||Trent Pennuto||Luke Currie||5||55.5kg|
|11||POP||Clinton McDonald||Blake Shinn||1||55.5kg|
|12||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||14||55.5kg|
|13||SECRETARY OF STATE||Alex Macpherson||Craig Newitt||9||55.5kg|
|14||STOP MAKING SENSE||Ciaron Maher||Kerrin McEvoy||4||55.5kg|
|15||TRIS||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||11||55.5kg|
2015 Ottawa Stakes Nominations
The Ottawa Stakes nominations attract two year old fillies from around Australia, with the majority usually hailing from Melbourne stables. One of the most lucrative and prestigious events for two year olds during the spring, the Ottawa Stakes nominations get a lot of attention and often provide a good indication of the rising crop of three year olds.
The 2015 Ottawa Stakes nominations will be provided here.
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
|1st||Oakleigh Girl||57.5 seconds|
|1st||Villa Verde||56.7 seconds|
|1st||She’s Got Gears||58.6 seconds|
|2nd||I’m A Smarty Pants|
|1st||Hips Don’t Lie||58.3 seconds|
|1st||Royal Asscher||57.7 seconds|
|1st||Follow The Till||57.9 seconds|
|1st||Red Hot Mama||58.3 seconds|
|1st||Flying Firebird||58.6 seconds|
|1st||Rinky Dink||57.6 seconds|
|2nd||Che Bella Mia|