Flight Stakes

The Flight Stakes is a 1600m mile event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Epsom Handicap Day in Sydney.

2018 Flight Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Flight Stakes is a 1600m set weights race held at Randwick Racecourse on Epsom Handicap Day on AFL Grand Final Day in late September or early October each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC), the Group 1 race attracts the best three-year-old fillies from around the country to compete for the $500,000 prize money.

The Flight Stakes shares a race program with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) making it one of the biggest Sydney race days over the spring, on part of a massive weekend of racing that also sees Melbourne host Moir Stakes Night on the Friday and Underwood Stakes Day on the Sunday.

Fillies often target the Flight Stakes following successful runs in earlier events such as the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes or Group 2 Furious Stakes. These races form the Princess Series with the Flight Stakes the last leg. Some of the better runners in the Flight Stakes might continue onto other elite level races in Melbourne later in the spring including the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in a fortnight’s time at Caulfield. Global Glamour (2016) was the last filly to complete the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas interstate double.

This season the Flight Stakes 2018 took place on Saturday September 29, 2018.

2018 Flight Stakes
Date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weight
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 Flight Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

See below for the official Flight Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.

Flight Stakes Betting Odds

The full Flight Stakes betting markets and updated Flight Stakes odds on the hopeful three-year-old fillies in the Epsom Handicap Day Group 1 are detailed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Flight Stakes tips.

2018 Flight Stakes Field

Each spring the Flight Stakes field attracts a line-up of quality three-year-old fillies that traditionally come out of the Tea Rose Stakes. The Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double was recently completed by Alizee (2017), Guelph (2013) and First Seal (2014).

The Flight Stakes field and barrier draw are released on Wednesday of race week and will be provided in full below as soon as final acceptances for the mile feature are released by Racing NSW.

The Flight Stakes 2018 Final Field is now out with 13 three-year-old fillies engaged for the mile classic including Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) winner Miss Fabulass.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x32322x544 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 11 56kg 90
2 2×161 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 90
3 2x1272x122 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 87
4 11×33 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Tye Angland 5 56kg 82
5 2x11223x08 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 10 56kg 79
6 417801×39 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 13 56kg 79
7 3×11111 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 8 56kg 78
8 211×20 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Sam Weatherley (a) 7 56kg 72
9 415 MAID OF HEAVEN Mark Newnham James McDonald 1 56kg 70
10 146 SYMI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56kg 69
11 326423×157 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 56kg 68
12 2822255 MIZZY Anthony & Edward Cummings Brenton Avdulla 12 56kg 68
13 21 NAKEETA JANE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9 56kg 66

2018 Flight Stakes Nominations

The Flight Stakes nominations are released by Racing NSW on the Monday leading up to Epsom Handicap Day and will be available below as soon as announced.

NO Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 3×6 ADAGIRL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 1 ALEXANDRA DREAMING F 3 Henry Dwyer
3 13x ALIFEROUS F 3 Kris Lees
4 AMANGIRI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
5 28 AMBLEVE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
6 19×318 ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
7 111x ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
8 85×1 APERITIF F 3 Chris Waller
9 3326423×15 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
10 3×1111 BACCARAT BABY F 3 David Vandyke
11 1 BANDOL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 132 BUBBLES’N’TROUBLES F 3 Chris Waller
13 1x CARDINET F 3 Mick Price
14 231×9 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
15 125×9 CRISTOBAL F 3 James Cummings
16 7×1 CROSS LEGEND F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 9x CROWN DANCER F 3 Henry Dwyer
18 6×2 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 485×1 DOWNLOADS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 34x11x EAWASE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
21 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Benjamin Smith
22 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 362×713 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
24 32x1272x12 FIESTA F 3 Chris Waller
25 2x11223x0 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 417801×3 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 16 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 22332x GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 16 GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
30 4×1 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
31 225x1211x8 GRANNY RED SHOES F 3 Toby Edmonds
32 2510x I LIKE IT EASY F 3 Gerald Ryan
33 2218×9 KHULAASA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 10×33 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
35 23123x KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
36 13×3 LADY OF SHALOTT F 3 Kris Lees
37 5x1x1 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
38 41 MAID OF HEAVEN F 3 Mark Newnham
39 3 MANASARI F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 26 MEDIEVAL MISS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
41 6x10x67 MERYL F 3 Lee Curtis
42 3x MILLION F 3 Thomas Lunney
43 2×16 MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
44 5 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
45 28222 MIZZY F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
46 1×12 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings
47 21169×57 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
48 8515×338 ONTHETAKE F 3 Clare Cunningham
49 2x32322x54 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
50 43×4 OUR DAWN F 3 Clarry Conners
51 1353×25 OUTBACK BARBIE F 3 Tony Gollan
52 32 PARIS SHOWGIRL F 3 Henry Dwyer
53 1447 PEDICEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 31x8677x0 PERFECT PITCH F 3 Gary Portelli
55 25×2 PRESS BOX F 3 Chris Waller
56 11×3 PRETTY IN PINK F 3 John O’Shea
57 14x740x4 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 2×11 REGINAE F 3 Kris Lees
59 769×5 ROMANTIC WHISPER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 2 SADENTE F 3 Henry Dwyer
61 211×2 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
62 1x20x SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
63 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
64 11×1 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
65 1213x SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 x111113x21 SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy
67 227×211 SUNREEL F 3 Kris Lees
68 75×17 SURE BET (NZ) F 3 Graeme Rogerson
69 1x5306x0 SWEET AVA F 3 Gerald Ryan
70 14 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 21 TARTUFO BIANCO F 3 Kris Lees
72 9 TEPARIO F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
73 211 THINE IS THE POWER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 3 THINK FREE F 3 Kris Lees
75 211×3 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
76 7×464 VITESSE F 3 Chris Waller
77 311 ZOURHEA F 3 Gerald Ryan

Flight Stakes History

The Flight Stakes was named after the champion mare Flight, which won the Cox Plate in 1945 and 1946. One year later, the first Flight Stakes race was won by Nizam’s Ring. From 1947 to 1978, the event was a principal race however it then elevated to Group 2 status until 1984.

In 2007, the race was cancelled due to the spread of the Equine Flu. Many of the Flight Stakes winners come via the Group 2 Furious Stakes and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes. Fillies which have placed or won this particular race have made up seven of the last nine Flight Stakes winners.

The Tea Rose Stakes / Flight Stakes double is a popular one for the punters, while the more difficult Furious Stakes / Tea Rose Stakes / Flight Stakes Treble has been won by the likes of Samantha Miss in 2008, Unworldly in 2000, Danglissa in 1999 and Sunline in 1998.

Gai Waterhouse has trained more Flight Stakes winners than any other trainer preparing her record ninth champion in 2016 with the success of that year’s subsequent Thousand Guineas champion Global Glamour.

Flight Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Flight Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Flight Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Flight Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 34.83 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Cellargirl
2016
Flight Stakes
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Yankee Rose
3rd Sezanne
2015
Flight Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 35.91 seconds
2nd Honesta
3rd Perignon
2014
Flight Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 34.71 seconds
2nd Winx
3rd Thinking Of You
2013
Flight Stakes
1st Guelph 1 minute 36.23 seconds
2nd Sensibility
3rd Bound For Earth
2012
Flight Stakes
1st Norzita 1 minute 36.01 seconds
2nd Longport
3rd Dear Demi
2011
Flight Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 36.70 seconds
2nd Hallowell Belle
3rd Dowager Queen
2010
Flight Stakes
1st Secret Admirer 1 minute 34.66 seconds
2nd More Strawberries
3rd Parables
2009
Flight Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 40.06 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd Hurtle Myrtle
2008
Flight Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 38.49 seconds
2nd Portillo
3rd Kimillsy
2007
Flight Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Flight Stakes
1st Cheeky Choice 1 minute 35.95 seconds
2nd My Lady’s Chamber
3rd Fleur Royale
2005
Flight Stakes
1st Fashions Afield 1 minute 37.19 seconds
2nd Beauty Watch
3rd Mnemosyne
2004
Flight Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 37.62 seconds
2nd Cincinnati Gal
3rd Covertly
2003
Flight Stakes
1st Unearthly 1 minute 36.57 seconds
2nd Santissima
3rd Classy Dane
2002
Flight Stakes
1st Royal Purler 1 minute 37.39 seconds
2nd Victory Vein
3rd Private Steer
2001
Flight Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 36.19 seconds
2nd Moonflute
3rd Hosannah
2000
Flight Stakes
1st Unworldly 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Picholine
3rd Lady Mulan

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