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 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|
|Race Type:||2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties|
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.
|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
|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|