Sheraco Stakes

The 2016 Sheraco Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Rosehill Racecourse.

Sheraco Stakes News

Golden Pendant Next for 2016 Sheraco Stakes Winner Heavens Above

Golden Pendant Next for 2016 Sheraco Stakes Winner Heavens Above

Tim Martin’s class mare Heavens Above will head towards an Epsom Handicap run via the Golden Pendant after winning the Sheraco Stakes 2016 second-up at Rosehill on Golden Rose Day.

2016 Sheraco Stakes winner Heavens Above will race in the Golden Pendant next on way to a Group 1 run over the mile. Photo: Steve Hart.

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The 2016 Sheraco Stakes is a 1200m Group 3 sprinting event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during September.

With total prize money of $125,000, the Sheraco Stakes is a nice Sydney Spring Racing Carnival kick-off for sprinting mares and is usually targeted by most major Sydney trainers. Open only to fillies and mares and run under set weights with penalties conditions, this is a great race for form guide to follow into later spring features.

Some of the better three-year-old fillies in the Sheraco Stakes might choose to step up in class and distance and contend the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) or The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick a week later. The Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) and Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m) held at Randwick a week earlier are good preparatory races.

The best mares out of the Sheraco Stakes results each spring could eventually end up in Melbourne on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington running in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) over the mile, a race the 2014 Sheraco Stakes winner Catkins ran third Bonaria in. Catkins also returned and went back-to-back winning the 2016 Sheraco Stakes.

The 2016 Sheraco Stakes will be held on September 10th, 2016.

Sheraco Stakes
Date: September 10th, 2016
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO&UP F&M SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125 000
Inaugurated: 1998

2016 Sheraco Stakes Field

The 2016 Sheraco Stakes field was released by Racing NSW on Wednesday September 7 and features 15 fillies and mares including the John O’Shea-trained Pearls coming off a win but drawn wide in barrier 12.

See below for the official Sheraco Stakes 2016 field and barrier draw complete with the current Sheraco Stakes odds provided by

2016 Sheraco Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Sheraco Stakes nominations were released on Monday September 5 and featured 17 mares including last start Toy Show Quality winner Pearls.

Check out the full 2016 Sheraco Stakes nominations by following the link now.

Sheraco Stakes History

The Sheraco Stakes is named after the winner of the 1982 Australian Oaks and all-round successful filly Sheraco.

Patou took out the inaugural edition of the Sheraco Stakes in 1998. Since then, a number of impressive horses have filled out the Sheraco Stakes each year, making this a race always worth punting on. Following only two years in existence, the quality of the field and the need for another black-type race for fillies and mares ensured that the Sheraco Stakes was quickly upgraded to listed status (in 2000). In 2013, the Sheraco Stakes was again upgraded and is now a Group 3 event.

Initially run over 1100m, with the upgrade to Group 3 came an increase in distance to 1200m. The Sheraco Stakes has also been known by the sponsored name “Winning Edge Presentation Stakes”.

Notable Sheraco Stakes winners include Nanny Maroon (2001), Mimi Lebrock (2008), More Joyous (2010, 12) and Driefontein (2013). Sheraco Stakes results since 2000 are below.

Sheraco Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Sheraco Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Sheraco Stakes
1st Heavens Above 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Ravi
3rd Magic Alibi
Sheraco Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 09.14 seconds
2nd Echo Gal
3rd Bounding
Sheraco Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd My Sabeel
3rd Neena Rock
Sheraco Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Peron
3rd Arctic Flight
Sheraco Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Miss Marx
3rd Streama
Sheraco Stakes
1st Gybe 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Phenomenal Lass
3rd Ofcourseican
Sheraco Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 03.25 seconds
2nd Girl Hussler
3rd Sister Madly
Sheraco Stakes
1st Madame Pedrille 1 minute 04.49 seconds
2nd Seeking Attention
3rd More Joyous
2008 (Aug)
Sheraco Stakes
1st Hairy 1 minute 03.94 seconds
2nd Judged
3rd Interfere
2008 (Feb)
Sheraco Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 06.58 seconds
2nd Vegas Showgirl
3rd Shirl Pegasus
Sheraco Stakes
Race Not Held
Sheraco Stakes
1st At Ease 1 minute 04.16 seconds
2nd Sugarbomb
3rd Fire Song
Sheraco Stakes
1st Shannon Bank 1 minute 03.55 seconds
2nd Shalimar Sky
3rd Imana
Sheraco Stakes
1st Covet Thee 1 minute 03.49 seconds
2nd Zakynthos Star
3rd Chatelaine
Sheraco Stakes
1st Oomph 1 minute 03.90 seconds
2nd Zakynthos Star
3rd Covet Thee
Sheraco Stakes
1st Pompeii 1 minute 03.32 seconds
2nd Mica’s Pride
3rd Lady Cay
Sheraco Stakes
1st Nanny Maroon 1 minute 04.19 seconds
2nd Arrabeea
3rd Perfect Halo
Sheraco Stakes
1st Brief Kiss 1 minute 04.10 seconds
2nd Perfect Halo
3rd Beat The Fade