Kewney Stakes

The Kenwney Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies run at Flemington Racecourse in March on 'Super Saturday' each autumn.

2020 Kewney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Rubisaki
  • 2nd: #2 Pretty Brazen
  • 3rd: #6 Fascino



The Group 2 A.V. Kewney Stakes is held at Flemington Racecourse in March as a part of Super Saturday. As the premier three-years-old fillies’ mile event of the season, the Kewney Stakes takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Worth $200,000 in prize money, the set weights event is raced over a 1400m distance. The ideal lead-up races to the Kewney Stakes include the Group 3 Vanity Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m). Zarita (2008) was the last filly to complete the Angus Armanasco Stakes – Kewney Stakes double.

The Kewney Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won by the favourite Rubisaki who posted her fourth win on the trot. 

2020 Kewney Stakes
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000

2020 Kewney Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Rubisaki
  • 2nd: #2 Pretty Brazen
  • 3rd: #6 Fascino

The Patrick Payne-trained Inglis Sprint winner Rubisaki kept the winning streak going with her fourth straight victory saluting for the punters in the 2020 Kewney Stakes results on way to Sydney’s PJ Bell Stakes during ‘The Championships’.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 6 55.5kg $3F
2 2 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 1.25L 9 55.5kg $5.50
3 6 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 1.75L 12 55.5kg $21
4 3 TENLEY James Cummings Damian Lane 2.5L 3 55.5kg $7.50
5 11 SCORE John Sadler Regan Bayliss 2.7L 5 55.5kg $41
6 4 LA TENE James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 3.45L 10 55.5kg $18
7 10 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 3.55L 8 55.5kg $31
8 5 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.3L 11 55.5kg $7
9 15 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 4.5L 14 55.5kg $71
10 7 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ben Melham 4.8L 13 55.5kg $51
11 13 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 5L 4 55.5kg $41
12 14 CHASSISSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme John Price John Allen 5.5L 2 55.5kg $61
13 8 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman William Pike 8.5L 1 55.5kg $13
14 9 SASSY SALITAGE Greg Eurell Glen Boss 12.5L 7 55.5kg $16
12 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 0

2020 Kewney Stakes Betting

The autumn’s top Kewney Stakes 2020 odds and betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets are released.

2020 Kewney Stakes Field

The Kewney Stakes field attracts a nice line-up of quality Group performed three-year-old fillies coming out of earlier autumn lead-ups run under similar conditions including the Angus Armanasco Stakes on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Fillies may even drop down in grade off a Group 1 start in a race like the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) as they rise in distance.

The official 2020 Kewney Stakes field and barriers are released on Wednesday March 4, 2020 and will be published in full below.

Fifteen class fillies make-up the Kewney Stakes 2020 final field this ‘Super Saturday’ including the undefeated How Womantic chasing a fifth straight win. Also in flying form is the Patrick Payne-trained favourite Rubisaki after her fourth on the trot this prep following her Inglis Sprint win in the wet a month ago.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2112×111 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 6 55.5kg 88
2 x1681151x2 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 9 55.5kg 87
3 00x53076x2 TENLEY James Cummings Damian Lane 3 55.5kg 85
4 23116x20x1 LA TENE James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 10 55.5kg 88
5 1111 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 11 55.5kg 83
6 345x1421x4 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 12 55.5kg 82
7 21x8461x LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ben Melham 14 55.5kg 82
8 7x1223x67 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman William Pike 1 55.5kg 84
9 112×4 SASSY SALITAGE Greg Eurell Glen Boss 7 55.5kg 75
10 647x311x MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 8 55.5kg 69
11 5445×1158 SCORE John Sadler Regan Bayliss 5 55.5kg 68
12 318437×93 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 13 55.5kg 67
13 036×11 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 4 55.5kg 67
14 44×115 CHASSIS John Price John Allen 2 55.5kg 67
15 15×1 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 15 55.5kg 68

2020 Kewney Stakes Nominations

The Kewney Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday prior to the race, giving punters plenty of time to begin their form study and develop an understanding of the way the race will be run.

The official 2020 Kewney Stakes Nominations will be published below on the Monday leading up to Super Saturday.

The Kewney Stakes 2020 nominations attracted a bumper 27 fillies including the flying Inglis Sprint Rubisaki chasing her fourth win on the trot and the undefeated How Womantic who was last seen taking out Caulfield’s Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2112×111 RUBISAKI F 3 Patrick Payne 1 55.5kg 88
2 x1681151x2 PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 2 55.5kg 87
3 14x4123x MOONLIGHT MAID F 3 Mitchell Freedman 3 55.5kg 86
4 00x53076x2 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings 4 55.5kg 85
5 23116x20x1 LA TENE F 3 James Cummings 5 55.5kg 88
6 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 55.5kg 83
7 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 55.5kg 90
8 345x1421x4 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 55.5kg 82
9 21x8461x LA FALAISE F 3 Henry Dwyer 9 55.5kg 82
10 17104×1 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 55.5kg 86
11 7x1223x67 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 11 55.5kg 84
12 112×4 SASSY SALITAGE F 3 Greg Eurell 12 55.5kg 75
13 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 13 55.5kg 75
14 647x311x MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 14 55.5kg 69
15 5445×1158 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 15 55.5kg 68
16 x111750x96 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 16 55.5kg 70
17 6x24110x1 FOXY LADY F 3 Matt Laurie 17 55.5kg 69
18 x22121460x ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 18 55.5kg 65
19 318437×93 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS F 3 Robbie Griffiths 19 55.5kg 67
20 21240×4 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 20 55.5kg 70
21 483711×1 KATSUMA F 3 Matt Laurie 21 55.5kg 69
22 036×11 RICH HIPS F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22 55.5kg 67
23 44×115 CHASSIS F 3 John Price 23 55.5kg 67
24 15×1 SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes 24 55.5kg 68
25 11x ZAYYDANI (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 25 55.5kg 68
26 426×22 ASTRALIS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 26 55.5kg 59
27 5127×64 ALL TOO TERRIFIC F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 27 55.5kg 63

Kewney Stakes History

First won by Great Field in 1952, the A.V. Kewney Stakes has featured several superb fillies including 1999 winner Sunline from New Zealand. Sunline was the highest earning female racehorse of her time amassing over $11 million in prize money.

The Kewney Stakes was traditionally run over 2000m before being cut to a mile (1600m) from 1985 – 2009 and then the current 1400m distance from 2010 onwards. After kicking off as a Principle Race, the event gained Group 2 status in 1979 and took place at Caulfield Racecourse for one year in 2007 as Flemington underwent an upgrade.

Notable recent Kewney Stakes winners include Solicit (2014) and I Am A Star (2017).

See below for the Kewney Stakes winners and placegetters dating back to 2000 below.

Kewney Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Kewney Stakes
1st Rubisaki TBD
2nd Pretty Brazen
3rd Fascino
2019
Kewney Stakes
1st Spanish Whisper 1 minute 22.04 seconds
2nd Victory Kingdom
3rd Angelic Ruler
2018
Kewney Stakes
1st Bella Martini 1 minute 22.37 seconds
2nd Shokora
3rd Palazzo Vecchio
2017
Kewney Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 22.48 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd Kenedna
2016
Kewney Stakes
1st Badawiya 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Don’t Doubt Mamma
3rd Egypt
2015
Kewney Stakes
1st Wawail 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Sabatini
3rd Vezalay
2014
Kewney Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Marianne
3rd Suavito
2013
Kewney Stakes
1st Flying Snitzel 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Norzita
3rd Red Fez
2012
Kewney Stakes
1st Empress Rock 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Bliss Street
2011
Kewney Stakes
1st Do Ra Mi 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Brazilian Pulse
3rd Divorces
2010
Kewney Stakes
1st Faint Perfume 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Response
3rd No Evidence Needed
2009
Kewney Stakes
1st Gallica 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Lamarr
2008
Kewney Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Bashful Girl
2007
Kewney Stakes
1st Anamato 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Catechuchu
3rd Flame Of Sydney
2006
Kewney Stakes
1st Doubting 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Serenade Rose
3rd Empress Lily
2005
Kewney Stakes
1st Ballet Society 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Kylikwong
3rd Astrodame
2004
Kewney Stakes
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Country Lodge
3rd Sky Cuddle
2003
Kewney Stakes
1st Lashed 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Umaris
3rd Tarcoola Diamond
2002
Kewney Stakes
1st Elegant Fashion 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd Bridal Hill
3rd Gold Lottey
2001
Kewney Stakes
1st Ponton Flyer 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd St Therese
3rd Flying Spice
2000
Kewney Stakes
1st Umaline 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Grand Echezeaux
3rd Brulant

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