Red Roses Stakes

The 2017 Red Roses Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on Oaks Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is known as the Kennedy Plate.

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The 2017 Red Roses Stakes – run in 2017 as the Kennedy Plate for sponsorship  purposes – is a 1100m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November each year.

A Group 3 event, the Red Roses Stakes is held under set weights and penalties conditions and is restricted to three year old fillies fighting for $200,000 in total prize money.

The Red Roses Stakes is held on Crown Oaks Day, now Kennedy Oaks Day, which is the third day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival. It shares the race program with four other black type races including the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m), formerly the Crown Oaks, and Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m) – which was previously run the Saturday before on Victoria Derby Day.

Fillies tend to gravitate towards the Red Roses Stakes following a wide variety of preparations. Most will have been racing on the Melbourne circuit in the weeks prior, although some might make the journey from Sydney or elsewhere. The Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) held at Flemington in September has proven to be a mildly accurate lead up race. The Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) might be targeted by some of the handier types on their way.

Following the Red Roses Stakes, some fillies might head to the paddock for a rest, while others might choose to extend their campaign. The Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) at Sandown is one potential future target, while some might head over to Western Australia for the WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in mid-November.

The 2017 Red Roses Stakes will be held on Thursday November 9, 2017 as the Kennedy Plate.

Red Roses Stakes 2017
Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $200,000

2017 Red Roses Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest 2017 Red Roses Stakes odds below complete with links to the markets at for you to lock in your tips on the race now known as the Kennedy Plate at the right price.

2017 Red Roses Stakes Field

The Red Roses Stakes field is comprised of some fairly handy three year old fillies haling from many places, but mainly Melbourne stables. Good lead-up races into the event now known as the Kennedy Plate include Moonee Valley’s Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day and earlier on Caulfield Cup Day the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m).

The 2017 Red Roses Stakes field – or Kennedy Plate field – is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

The 2017 Kennedy Plate Final Field drew 17 final acceptors before the early scratching of Shantou (12). Key three-year-old fillies in the Kennedy Plate Field include early market mover Debonairly last seen winning a black-type in Scone back in the winter, the Godolphin-raced Crockett Stakes third placed Commands filly Demerara and I Am Excited looking to improve on her recent runs in tougher company including the Group 1 Flight Stakes seventh to Alizee in late September.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 17x121x DEBONAIRLY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg 76
2 10×12601 BLONDIE Brendan McCarthy Ethan Brown (a) 7 56.5kg 78
3 3x116x4244 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 15 56.5kg 72
4 1×3836 JORDA James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg 75
5 1×113 DEMERARA James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 55kg 73
6 31×5377 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Blake Shinn 17 55kg 73
7 11×3 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3 55kg 68
8 4x116x1 EGYPTIAN BULLET John McArdle Jamie Mott 9 55kg 70
9 6xLx215 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 14 55kg 62
10 20×11 SHANTOU Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 12 55kg 65
11 0x210 DIVINE MESSENGER Robert Smerdon Ben Melham 1 55kg 66
12 37×1 CAMILA LUCINDA David Brideoake Jake Noonan 16 55kg 62
13 45×1 WRAPSODY Aaron Purcell Michael Dee 4 55kg 62
14 15 JUNGLE QUEEN Christopher Davis Patrick Moloney 13 55kg 63
15 1x FLEETING FEELING Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5 55kg 63
16 1 SHE’S POPULAR (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 10 55kg 63
17 4 ELUSIVE MELODY Henry Dwyer Beau Mertens (a) 8 55kg 60

Red Roses Stakes History

The Red Roses Stakes can trace its history at least as far back as 1983 when Nouvelle Star took out the event.

The Red Roses Stakes was a listed event until it was upgraded prior to the 2014 edition. Prior to 2014, it was held over 1200m.

The Red Roses Stakes has been known by a few different names in its time, including the Gucci Icons of Heritage Stakes, the Gucci Stakes, the TCL Electronic Stakes, the Cadbury Roses Stakes, the Cadbury Eden Stakes, the Schweppervescence Stakes, the Schweppes Agrum Stakes and the Aquaveta Stakes.

Notable Red Roses Stakes winners include Goodwood Lady (1985), Princess D’Or (1994), Wyndham Special (2000), Tahni Girl (2004), Gold Edition (2006) and Shamal Wind (2012). Red Roses Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Red Roses Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Kennedy Plate
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Red Roses Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 03.09 seconds
2nd Super Too
3rd Miss Wonderland
Red Roses Stakes
1st Secret Agenda 1 minute 04.0 seconds
2nd Tempt Me Not
3rd Lake Geneva
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1st Onemorezeta 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Eloping
3rd Tawteen
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1st Melrose Place 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Sense Of Hite
3rd Fare Well
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1st Shamal Wind 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Brave Soul
3rd Isabella Snowflake
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1st Emmalene 1 minute 1:10.7 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Anise
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1st Curtana 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Wonderful Lass
3rd Candy Stripes
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1st Trim 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Marquardt
3rd Cinecitta
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1st Exalted Keetah 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Tigresque
3rd Yesterday
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1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Beaming
3rd Bold Moment
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1st Gold Edition 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd McFly
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1st Crevette 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Divine Madonna
3rd Grey Stream
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1st Tahni Girl 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Maxerelle
3rd Sharp Aunty
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1st Danabaa 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Crown Princess
3rd Dilly Dally
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1st Red Labelle 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Gazania
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1st The Big Chill 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Vignette
3rd Langoustine
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1st Wyndham Special Unknown
2nd Hard Rider
3rd Chalonnaise