Ottawa Stakes

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

2017 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Setsuna
  • 2nd: #11 Roobeena
  • 3rd: #3 Aristocratic Miss

Ottawa Stakes News

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has been included in the nominations for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown on Saturday. The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin had no luck this year in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7 when twelfth to the…

The 2017 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 $150,000 prize money.

The Ottawa Stakes shares a race program with the Group 1 $6.25 million Melbourne Cup (3200m), the Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club 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 2017 Ottawa Stakes ran at Flemington on Tuesday November 7, 2017 as the Emirates 100th A380 Stakes.

Ottawa Stakes 2017
Date: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Setsuna
  • 2nd: #11 Roobeena
  • 3rd: #3 Aristocratic Miss

See below for the full Ottawa Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the Melbourne Cup Day opener won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Setsuna who backed-up off an Inglis win over the same distance on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day. Race favourite Qaflia was far from disgraced running fourth.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 1 56kg $4.60
2 11 ROOBEENA Tony McEvoy Zac Purton 1.25L 5 56kg $10
3 3 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 2.25L 9 56kg $14
4 2 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2.45L 10 56kg $2.80F
5 13 YULONG MONOCEROS Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 2.55L 2 56kg $15
6 6 HAVANA HEAT Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 3.55L 12 56kg $26
7 5 FARTHING WOOD Darren Weir John Allen 3.75L 8 56kg $17
8 7 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 4.5L 3 56kg $8.50
9 12 SATURATION Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Allen (a) 4.7L 7 56kg $26
10 4 CHEVALIER D’EON John McArdle Jamie Mott 5.1L 11 56kg $61
11 10 ROCK THE WORLD Shane Nichols Ben Melham 7.6L 4 56kg $26
12 9 MISS ZELDA Shane Bottomley Noel Callow 10.35L 6 56kg $71
8 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0

2017 Ottawa Stakes Odds

The Ottawa Stakes 2017 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.

2017 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 2017 Ottawa Stakes Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Friday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as released.

The 2017 Ottawa Stakes Final Field runs as the Emirates 100th A380 Stakes and drew 13 final acceptances. Just two in the line-up have previous race experience with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Setsuna having her third start and the Lindsay Park-trained Qaflia backing up from a win in the Debutant Stakes. Qaflia is drawn wide in barrier 11, while Setsuna has the inside run and chases two on the trot after a Cox Plate Day win last time out.

# Form Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 21 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 1 56kg
2 1 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 11 56kg
3 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 10 56kg
4 CHEVALIER D’EON John McArdle Jamie Mott 12 56kg
5 FARTHING WOOD Darren Weir John Allen 9 56kg
6 HAVANA HEAT Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 13 56kg
7 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3 56kg
8 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5 56kg
9 MISS ZELDA Shane Bottomley Noel Callow 7 56kg
10 ROCK THE WORLD Shane Nichols Ben Melham 4 56kg
11 ROOBEENA Tony McEvoy Zac Purton 6 56kg
12 SATURATION Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Allen (a) 8 56kg
13 YULONG MONOCEROS Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 2 56kg

2017 Ottawa Stakes Nominations

The Ottawa Stakes 2017 Nominations close on the Wednesday leading-up to Melbourne Cup Day and the full list of early entries will be available right here once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2017 Ottawa Stakes Nominations attracted 17 two-year-old fillies led by the Lindsay Park-trained Debutant Stakes winner Qaflia and Inglis Banner winner on Cox Plate Day Setsuna for last year’s winning stable (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott).

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
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