The 2015 Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse towards the end of the Spring Racing Carnival.
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 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 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m) and, for handier types, the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). The Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) held on Derby Day has in recent times proved to be a relatively decent guide.
The 2015 Summoned Stakes will be run on November 14th.
|Summoned Stakes 2015|
|Date:||November 14th, 2015|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares SWP|
2015 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 2015 Summoned Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||840x120x28||SOLICIT||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||14||59kg||102|
|2||1145×60771||TYCOON TARA||Symon Wilde||Steven Arnold||1||59kg||100|
|3||62313×4317||CORONATION SHALLAN||Brett Scott||Daniel Stackhouse||2||58kg||95|
|4||5277×00451||SCARLET BILLOWS||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||10||58kg||97|
|5||241x54x153||SHE’S CLEAN||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||9||57kg||100|
|6||1x85531x89||MINNIE DOWNS||Brian Cox||Jye McNeil (a)||12||57kg||88|
|7||7540×42602||PRECIOUS GEM||Gwenda Johnstone||Mark Zahra||3||57kg||88|
|8||460600×321||ANFITRIONA||Peter G Moody||Patrick Moloney (a)||13||57kg||78|
|9||14817×5504||BALLET SUITE||Chris Waller||James Winks||18||57kg||86|
|10||8215031325||JAPHILS||John Sadler||Stephen Baster||4||56kg||81|
|11||77×5234233||MOSSBEAT||Robbie Griffiths||Vlad Duric||20||55kg||75|
|12||x121041803||LILLY DAZZLER||Monica Croston||Michael Walker||6||55kg||79|
|13||x1330x3754||MATILIJA||Lee & Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||7||55kg||80|
|14||16204×1129||INTO THE MIST||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||5||55kg||77|
|15||4178×12211||ANDRASSY||Allison Sheehan||Matthew Allen||8||55kg||75|
|16||51783×2783||COUP DE BEEL (NZ)||Matt Laurie||Chris Parnham||16||55kg||65|
|17e||411x4x5905||HOLY COW||Michael Kent||–||11||55kg||70|
|18e||F81311||MEFNOODA||Mick Price||Damian Lane||17||55kg||72|
|19e||2121469×21||SAMERTHA HEIGHTS||Trent Pennuto||Daniel Stackhouse||15||55kg||68|
2015 Summoned Stakes Nominations
The Summoned Stakes nominations draw horses from all around, but largely from Melbourne stables. Although it is not at all uncommon for Sydney horses who are down south for the spring to enter the Summoned Stakes nominations.
The 2015 Summoned Stakes nominations will be published below.
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 Tolanda (1995), It’s Platonic (2000), Umber (2005) and Floria (2013).
Summoned Stakes Results
|1st||Solicit||1 minute 29.3 seconds|
|1st||Politeness||1 minute 31.2 seconds|
|1st||Floria||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Cabernet||1 minute 30.9 seconds|
|1st||Hi Belle||1 minute 32.2 seconds|
|1st||Happy Hippy||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|2nd||Ky’s The Limit|
|1st||Dane Julia||1 minute 31.8 seconds|
|1st||Bernicia||1 minute 30.4 seconds|
|1st||Zip Baby Zip||1 minute 31.5 seconds|
|2nd||Like It Is|
|1st||Hasta La Ciao Ciao||1 minute 29.5 seconds|
|1st||Umber||1 minute 32.96 seconds|
|1st||Tully Bellotto||1 minute 34.9 seconds|
|1st||Irongail||1 minute 29.5 seconds|
|1st||Bridal Hill||1 minute 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Paris Heartbeat||1 minute 29.7 seconds|
|1st||It’s Platonic||1 minute 29.0 seconds|
|3rd||Rain Dance Lady|