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The Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 mares-only event held at Sandown's Ladbrokes Park in mid-November on Zipping Classic Day.

2017 Summoned Stakes Results

  • 1st: #16 Long Time Ago
  • 2nd: #10 Mrs Gardenia
  • 3rd: #2 Oregon's Day



The 2017 Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse – now Ladbrokes Park – at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on the second Saturday of November on Zipping Classic Day.

Raced over 1500m, the Summoned Stakes is held under set weights plus penalties conditions. Entry is restricted to mares aged four years and older.

With $150,000 prize money on offer, and as the only mares’ only event held on the card, the Summoned Stakes is quite a popular end-of-spring target.

The Summoned Stakes is held on Zipping Classic Day, which is one of the biggest days of racing at Sandown Racecourse during the year. Other races on the program include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (1400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, including the 3200m Sandown Cup.

Mares are typically pointed towards the Summoned Stakes at the tail end of a lengthy spring campaign. As Zipping Classic Day is essentially the last day of black-type racing in Melbourne for the spring, it’s a popular race for mares looking for some more prize money or further glory.

Typical lead up races include the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) both held on Derby Day, the latter producing recent Summoned Stakes winners Solicit (7th 2015) and Politeness (7th 2014). Politeness also went on to win the following year’s Myer Classic in 2015.

The 2017 Summoned Stakes ran on Saturday November 18, 2017 and was won in an upset by Long Time Ago.

Summoned Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Summoned Stakes Results

  • 1st: #16 Long Time Ago
  • 2nd: #10 Mrs Gardenia
  • 3rd: #2 Oregon’s Day

See below for the full Summoned Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the last race on Zipping Classic Day won in an upset by returning Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Long Time Ago who continued her ace record when fresh to narrowly defeat the Darren Weir-trained Mrs Gardenia. In third was another outside hope, Mick Price’s Domesday four-year-old Oregon’s Day ($19).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 16 LONG TIME AGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg $12
2 10 MRS GARDENIA Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.3L 1 55kg $9
3 2 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 2.8L 7 58kg $19
4 3 QUILATE Michael Kent Ethan Brown (a) 3.8L 12 58kg $18
5 13 WHYOUASK Matt Laurie Ben Thompson (a) 4L 13 55kg $51
6 8 PETITION Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 4.1L 4 55kg $3.80
7 5 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Ben Melham 7.1L 10 55kg $3
8 4 DEJA BLUE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 7.5L 5 57kg $51
9 12 RED IS THE ROSE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7.7L 3 55kg $17
10 14 LUCYINRIO Kylie Little Luke Currie 7.8L 9 55kg $31
11 6 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 11.55L 2 55kg $26
12 11 FILLE CHAMPAGNE Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 23.55L 6 55kg $41
13 7 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Noel Callow 43.55L 11 55kg $31
9 DIVINE QUALITY Robbie Griffiths Luke Nolen 0
15 A MIST OPPORTUNITY Andrew Noblet Patrick Moloney 0
1 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 0

2017 Summoned Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Summoned Stakes 2017 odds and betting markets from Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below, so follow the links to back our Summoned Stakes tips at the hottest prices this spring.

2017 Summoned Stakes Field

The Summoned Stakes field attracts a fairly decent host of mares every year. In recent years, the quality of the Summoned Stakes field has been recognised, with the race receiving an upgrade to Group 3 in 2013. Those mares who end up in the Summoned Stakes field may have come via a variety of preparations, ranging from non black type to Group 1 feature events.

The 2017 Summoned Stakes final field is released on the Wednesday before race day and will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The official Summoned Stakes 2017 Field & Barriers are now out with 16 mares in the mix including last start winning grey Deja Blue and the highly-rated Ravi with work to do from a wide barrier 15 draw. The in-form Lindsay Park-trained Red Is The Rose is up in grade and drawn well in gate three, while stablemate Sebring Dream is also progressing well this season and is one closer to the fence in barrier two.

Read more on the 2017 Summoned Stakes Field & Betting Markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 51x493x134 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 15 58kg 102
2 3815×81058 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 8 58kg 89
3 71728×3116 QUILATE Michael Kent Ethan Brown (a) 13 58kg 96
4 715763×941 DEJA BLUE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 6 57kg 89
5 62466×1132 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Ben Melham 11 55kg 91
6 183436×514 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 2 55kg 82
7 x7334x7730 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Noel Callow 12 55kg 75
8 3x112x3244 PETITION Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 5 55kg 84
9 113×126 DIVINE QUALITY Robbie Griffiths Luke Nolen 14 55kg 74
10 211720×121 MRS GARDENIA (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 1 55kg 75
11 103121×680 FILLE CHAMPAGNE Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 7 55kg 70
12 3143×44121 RED IS THE ROSE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 55kg 76
13 779x2154x3 WHYOUASK Matt Laurie Ben Thompson (a) 16 55kg 68
14 1438×09228 LUCYINRIO (NZ) Kylie Little Luke Currie 10 55kg 72
15 453568×010 A MIST OPPORTUNITY Andrew Noblet Patrick Moloney 4 55kg 67
16 7x10x1255x LONG TIME AGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 9 55kg 69

2017 Summoned Stakes Nominations

The Summoned Stakes nominations attract a bumper list of early hopefuls, mares coming off lead-up races in earlier Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events like the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day in late October.

The 2017 Summoned Stakes Nominations featured 21 mares with the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Ravi, coming off a lead-up fourth in Derby Day’s Salinger Stakes, the highest-rated of the early entries.

Summoned Stakes History

The Summoned Stakes was previously a listed race. However, years of consistently high quality fields and decent racing led to the ARB upgrading the event to Group 3 prior to the 2013 edition.

It has developed a reputation for being an exciting race that attracts some of the standout mares of the spring racing carnival.

In 2013, the Summoned Stakes was held at Caulfield Racecourse due to upgrades taking place at Sandown.

In the future, the Summoned Stakes will very likely be further upgraded as it becomes a more popular end-of-season target for decent mares.

Notable Summoned Stakes winners include Politeness (2014) and Silent Sedition (2016), the latter going on to win the following autumn’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).

Summoned Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Summoned Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Summoned Stakes
1st Long Time Ago 1 minute 31.61 seconds
2nd Mrs Gardenia
3rd Oregon’s Day
2016
Summoned Stakes
1st Silent Sedition 1 minute 30.80 seconds
2nd Sweet Redemption
3rd Extensible
2015
Summoned Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd She’s Clean
3rd Mossbeat
2014
Summoned Stakes
1st Politeness 1 minute 31.2 seconds
2nd Judicial Rock
3rd Ava’s Delight
2013
Summoned Stakes
1st Floria 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Hi Belle
3rd Wistful
2012
Summoned Stakes
1st Cabernet 1 minute 30.9 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Twilighting
2011
Summoned Stakes
1st Hi Belle 1 minute 32.2 seconds
2nd Sophie’s Spirit
3rd Hinemoa
2010
Summoned Stakes
1st Happy Hippy 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Ky’s The Limit
3rd Maquina
2009
Summoned Stakes
1st Dane Julia 1 minute 31.8 seconds
2nd Rose Syrah
3rd Amberino
2008
Summoned Stakes
1st Bernicia 1 minute 30.4 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Autumn Jeuney
2007
Summoned Stakes
1st Zip Baby Zip 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Like It Is
3rd El Pauji
2006
Summoned Stakes
1st Hasta La Ciao Ciao 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Apaiser
3rd Melrose Gardens
2005
Summoned Stakes
1st Umber 1 minute 32.96 seconds
2nd Kingston Bird
3rd Brom Felinity
2004
Summoned Stakes
1st Tully Bellotto 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd St Jessie
3rd Taken
2003
Summoned Stakes
1st Irongail 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Given
3rd Infinite Grace
2002
Summoned Stakes
1st Bridal Hill 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Special Grange
3rd Shovoff
2001
Summoned Stakes
1st Paris Heartbeat 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Makarova
3rd Wyndham Special
2000
Summoned Stakes
1st It’s Platonic 1 minute 29.0 seconds
2nd Hip Hop
3rd Rain Dance Lady

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