Ottawa Stakes

The 2015 Ottawa Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

Ottawa Stakes News

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 Ottawa Stakes shares a race program with the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup, the Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes, Listed Melbourne Cup Day Plate, Listed Desirable Stakes and Listed Always Welcome Stakes.

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
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

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.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Antelucan 57.8 seconds
2nd Thurlow
3rd Dagny
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1st Oakleigh Girl 57.5 seconds
2nd Top Dolly
3rd Singularity
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1st Villa Verde 56.7 seconds
2nd Purrific
3rd Thump
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1st Applegate 58.5 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Alezan Thunder
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1st Spectrolite 59.3 seconds
2nd Military Grace
3rd Dinner Date
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1st She’s Got Gears 58.6 seconds
2nd Shaaheq
3rd Crystal Lily
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1st Rostova 58.8 seconds
2nd I’m A Smarty Pants
3rd Dancescape
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1st Hips Don’t Lie 58.3 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Emma Princess
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1st Royal Asscher 57.7 seconds
2nd Beauty School
3rd Love’s Great
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1st Follow The Till 57.9 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd Catechuchu
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1st Red Hot Mama 58.3 seconds
2nd Sharna Myst
3rd Jestajewel
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1st Flying Firebird 58.6 seconds
2nd Little Chloe
3rd Courtney’s Cuddles
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1st Rinky Dink 57.6 seconds
2nd Arena Star
3rd Lanquin
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1st Flashed Unknown
2nd Che Bella Mia
3rd Fuji Dancer
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1st True Jewels Unknown
2nd Twin Peaks
3rd Karla Keys