Ottawa Stakes

The 2016 Ottawa Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day.

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The 2016 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 2016 Ottawa Stakes will be run at Flemington on November 1st.

Ottawa Stakes 2016
Date: November 1st, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 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 2016 Ottawa Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1 MADEENATY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 3 55.5kg
2 1 TIME AWAITS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 16 55.5kg
3 3 LUCKY LOUIE Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 18 55.5kg
4 2 TARIMA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 14 55.5kg
5 3 MARGOT Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 2 55.5kg
6 7 NEW BLESSING Erin Maher Ben Allen (a) 9 55.5kg
7 ARCTIC ANGEL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 20 55.5kg
8 BALLE D’OR Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 6 55.5kg
9 CARUSMATIC Shane Nichols Alan Creighton 7 55.5kg
10 FROM THE CLOUDS Matt Laurie Ben Melham 8 55.5kg
11 HARD FAITH John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 1 55.5kg
12 PURELY ROYAL Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 4 55.5kg
13 SEDUCE ME NOW Sam Pritchard-Gordon Chris Parnham 5 55.5kg
14 STRAVIERA Henry Dwyer Damien Oliver 12 55.5kg
15 SUPER SNOB Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Luke Nolen 10 55.5kg
16 WIRED Robbie Laing Dean Yendall 11 55.5kg
17e SHE KEEPS NOSECRET Jason Warren Stephen Baster 19 55.5kg
18e INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joao Moreira 17 55.5kg
19e BROADBAND Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13 55.5kg
20e WOMAN IN RED Grahame Begg 15 55.5kg

2016 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 2016 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
2015
Ottawa Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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