Red Roses Stakes

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

2019 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Sisstar
  • 2nd: #10 Niccovi
  • 3rd: #2 California Zimbol



The 2019 Red Roses Stakes 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 $300,000 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 a number of other black type races including the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m).

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 2019 Red Roses Stakes was held on Thursday November 7, 2019 and won by local Zoustar filly Sisstar.

Red Roses Stakes 2019
Date: Thursday November 7, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $300,000

2019 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Sisstar
  • 2nd: #10 Niccovi
  • 3rd: #2 California Zimbol
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 12 SISSTAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 11 55kg $9.50
2 10 NICCOVI Simon A Miller Tim Clark 0.2L 12 55kg $7
3 2 CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.95L 7 58kg $2.30F
4 7 NIEDORP Tony Gollan Mark Zahra 3.2L 13 56kg $31
5 5 WAYUPINTHESKY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 3.4L 2 57kg $19
6 1 TENLEY James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.6L 1 59kg $31
7 16 ANNIE’S MISSILE Pat Carey Jack Martin (a) 4.35L 9 55kg $101
8 4 ABSOLUTE FLIRT Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4.65L 3 57kg $9
9 18e MONETIZING Brent Stanley Michael Walker 6.15L 14 55kg $301
10 13 STILL SINGLE Chris Waller James McDonald 7.4L 4 55kg $51
11 17e MARCADA Gavin Bedggood Dwayne Dunn 7.5L 5 55kg $301
12 14 THE MOBOT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 7.6L 6 55kg $61
13 8 AMELIA’S ON FIRE Simon A Miller Luke Currie 11.1L 15 56kg $61
14 3 TARAAYEF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 12.1L 8 57kg $9
15 15 WITCHFULTHINKING Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 20.1L 10 55kg $15
9 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 0
11 SIZZLEFLY Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 0
6 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 0

2019 Red Roses Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest 2019 Red Roses Stakes odds below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your tips on the race at the right price.

2019 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 2019 Red Roses Stakes field  is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

California Zimbol is odds-on favourite in betting on the Red Roses Stakes 2019 field chasing her third straight win. Last start she defeated subsequent Group 1 Manikato Stakes winner Loving Gaby home by over two lengths.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1100x5307 TENLEY James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 86
2 152×11 CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 58kg 82
3 21×1851 TARAAYEF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 9 57kg 79
4 2x112x3220 ABSOLUTE FLIRT Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 57kg 76
5 51×1135 WAYUPINTHESKY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 2 57kg 77
6 4334×55349 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 3 56kg 76
7 17x33x2602 NIEDORP Tony Gollan Mark Zahra 15 56kg 72
8 144×414 AMELIA’S ON FIRE Simon A Miller Luke Currie 18 56kg 73
9 2112x RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 10 56kg 70
10 5x2166x252 NICCOVI Simon A Miller Tim Clark 14 55kg 72
11 1×1269136 SIZZLEFLY Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 17 55kg 73
12 4x038x11 SISSTAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 13 55kg 69
13 6220×18 STILL SINGLE Chris Waller James McDonald 5 55kg 68
14 1111 THE MOBOT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 7 55kg 75
15 13x WITCHFULTHINKING Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 12 55kg 64
16 5×21 ANNIE’S MISSILE Pat Carey Jack Martin (a) 11 55kg 62
17e 37×81 MARCADA Gavin Bedggood Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 60
18e 4329 MONETIZING Brent Stanley Michael Walker (late alt) 16 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
2019
Red Roses Stakes
1st Sisstar 1 minute 3.52 seconds
2nd Niccovi
3rd California Zimbol
2018
Red Roses Stakes
1st Bleu Roche 1 minute 3.82 seconds
2nd Causeway Girl
3rd Meryl
2017
Kennedy Plate
1st Jorda 1 minute 3.36 seconds
2nd I Am Excited
3rd Smart Coupe
2016
Red Roses Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 03.09 seconds
2nd Super Too
3rd Miss Wonderland
2015
Red Roses Stakes
1st Secret Agenda 1 minute 04.0 seconds
2nd Tempt Me Not
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Red Roses Stakes
1st Onemorezeta 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Eloping
3rd Tawteen
2013
Red Roses Stakes
1st Melrose Place 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Sense Of Hite
3rd Fare Well
2012
Red Roses Stakes
1st Shamal Wind 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Brave Soul
3rd Isabella Snowflake
2011
Red Roses Stakes
1st Emmalene 1 minute 1:10.7 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Anise
2010
Red Roses Stakes
1st Curtana 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Wonderful Lass
3rd Candy Stripes
2009
Red Roses Stakes
1st Trim 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Marquardt
3rd Cinecitta
2008
Red Roses Stakes
1st Exalted Keetah 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Tigresque
3rd Yesterday
2007
Red Roses Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Beaming
3rd Bold Moment
2006
Red Roses Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd McFly
2005
Red Roses Stakes
1st Crevette 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Divine Madonna
3rd Grey Stream
2004
Red Roses Stakes
1st Tahni Girl 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Maxerelle
3rd Sharp Aunty
2003
Red Roses Stakes
1st Danabaa 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Crown Princess
3rd Dilly Dally
2002
Red Roses Stakes
1st Red Labelle 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Gazania
2001
Red Roses Stakes
1st The Big Chill 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Vignette
3rd Langoustine
2000
Red Roses Stakes
1st Wyndham Special Unknown
2nd Hard Rider
3rd Chalonnaise

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