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.
|Date:||September 10th, 2016|
|Conditions:||3YO&UP F&M SWP|
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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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
|1st||Heavens Above||1 minute 11.6 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 09.14 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|1st||Driefontein||1 minute 09.9 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|1st||Gybe||1 minute 03.8 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 03.25 seconds|
|1st||Madame Pedrille||1 minute 04.49 seconds|
|1st||Hairy||1 minute 03.94 seconds|
|1st||Mimi Lebrock||1 minute 06.58 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||At Ease||1 minute 04.16 seconds|
|1st||Shannon Bank||1 minute 03.55 seconds|
|1st||Covet Thee||1 minute 03.49 seconds|
|1st||Oomph||1 minute 03.90 seconds|
|1st||Pompeii||1 minute 03.32 seconds|
|1st||Nanny Maroon||1 minute 04.19 seconds|
|1st||Brief Kiss||1 minute 04.10 seconds|
|3rd||Beat The Fade|