Angus Armanasco Stakes

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a Group 2 race for 3yo fillies held in February on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Sassy Boom
  • 2nd: #6 So Glamorous
  • 3rd: #1 Serasana



The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies aged 3 years old run over 1400m. Held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse* in February each year on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the Angus Armanasco Stakes is worth $300,000 in prize money and attracts a lot of top quality fillies.

*Note: The 2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes and entire Blue Diamond Stakes race card took place at Sandown with renovations happening at Caulfield. 

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is run as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Also featured on the same race day are three Group 1 races, including the feature Blue Diamond Stakes for the season’s top two-year-olds.

Many of the runners in the field will come via the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at the track a fortnight prior.

Named after the Australian Racing Hall of Fame horse trainer, Angus Armanasco, the Stakes race is the ideal lead-up to the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1600m) held at Flemington on Super Saturday. Zarita (2008) was the last mare to complete the Angus Armanasco – Kewney Stakes double.

The 2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes form was franked by the runner-up Royal Merchant who soon after travelled to South Australia and completed the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes – Group 1 The Goodwood double at Morphettville.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in impressive fashion by the progressive Danny O’Brien-trained Sassy Boom ($8). 

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes
Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
Track: Caulfield Racecourse 
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW + P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Sassy Boom ($8)
  • 2nd: #6 So Glamourous
  • 3rd: #1 Serasana

Sassy Boom ($8), a rising Spirit Of Boom filly trained by Danny O’Brien, defied a class jump to win the 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes by a commanding three-quarters of a length at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 SASSY BOOM Danny O’Brien Blake Shinn 6 56kg $8
2 6 SO GLAMOROUS Grahame Begg Damian Lane 0.75L 9 56kg $5.50
3 1 SERASANA Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock John Allen 1.75L 7 58.5kg $4.40EF
4 4 HARLOW MIST (NZ) John Sargent Ms Jamie Kah 2.75L 8 56kg $14
5 3 PURE PARADISE Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Craig Williams 2.85L 5 56kg $7.50
6 2 AUTUMN ANGEL Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan 3.85L 4 58.5kg $4.40EF
7 7 DON’TDOUBTLAYLA Ciaron Maher Ethan Brown 5.1L 3 56kg $31
8 10 STARLACCA Shane Nichols Daniel Stackhouse 5.3L 10 56kg $151
9 8 SPARKLING Matt Laurie Ben Melham 8.05L 2 56kg $7.50
10 9 ROCKING THE BOAT (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 12.05L 1 56kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Angus Armanasco Stakes odds for 2024 will be available below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Shuffle Dancer ($3 in 2023) was the last favourite in Angus Armanasco Stakes betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

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2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 Tips on the fillies’ feature this Blue Diamond Day in Melbourne.

  • To Win: #2 Autumn Angel ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW

While Autumn Angel faces top weight alongside another runner, her credentials shout deserving favourite in this first-up outing. The Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained filly boasts impressive breeding and a blossoming resume. Following her Group 3 Ethereal Stakes win right here last October, she chased home talented colt Griff for third in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes, proving her ability against the boys. Known for performing well fresh and already acquainted with the track, she certainly possesses the class to conquer the 1400m distance despite the weight burden. Stick with Autumn Angel – she’s ready to soar.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Field

The Angus Armanasco Stakes field attracts a class line-up of three-year-old fillies each Blue Diamond Stakes Day, many coming out of the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) held at the track a fortnight earlier.

The 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released below on Wednesday February 21, 2024.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 field features a smart line-up of fillies including returning Ethereal Stakes winner Autumn Angel and the spring’s Group 2 Sandown Guineas champ Serasana.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14x3841x SERASANA Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock John Allen 7 58.5kg 82
2 2x1331x AUTUMN ANGEL Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan 4 58.5kg 80
3 2x48x2x241 PURE PARADISE Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Craig Williams 5 56kg 65
4 111338x HARLOW MIST (NZ) John Sargent Ms Jamie Kah 8 56kg 76
5 0x10x4x421 SASSY BOOM Danny O’Brien Blake Shinn 6 56kg 67
6 1217 SO GLAMOROUS Grahame Begg Damian Lane 9 56kg 69
7 4×16 DON’TDOUBTLAYLA Ciaron Maher Ethan Brown 3 56kg 64
8 0x2212 SPARKLING Matt Laurie Ben Melham 2 56kg 63
9 1 ROCKING THE BOAT (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 1 56kg 64
10 5156 STARLACCA Shane Nichols Daniel Stackhouse 10 56kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Nominations

The Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations feature some of the season’s key three-year-old fillies heading towards a race like Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington the following month.

The 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations will be published below the Monday prior to the race.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14x3841x SERASANA F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 1 58.5kg 82
2 2x1331x AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 2 58.5kg 80
3 111338x HARLOW MIST (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 3 56kg 76
4 1217 SO GLAMOROUS F 3 Grahame Begg 4 56kg 69
5 2163 CERTAINLY (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker 5 56kg 68
6 0x10x4x421 SASSY BOOM F 3 Danny O’Brien 6 56kg 67
7 1x06x2 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 7 56kg 66
8 2x48x2x241 PURE PARADISE F 3 Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans 8 56kg 65
9 4x221x134 PATCHOULI DREAM F 3 Ben Brisbourne 9 56kg 65
10 4×16 DON’TDOUBTLAYLA F 3 Ciaron Maher 10 56kg 64
11 1 ROCKING THE BOAT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 56kg 64
12 0x2212 SPARKLING F 3 Matt Laurie 12 56kg 63
13 451 BELLE INFERNO F 3 Ciaron Maher 13 56kg 63
14 5156 STARLACCA F 3 Shane Nichols 14 56kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Angus Armanasco Stakes History

The first recorded winner of the Angus Armanasco Stakes was Better Draw in 1976. Since then the race has undergone several name changes from the Tranquil Star Stakes, The Dalgety Stakes, The Inglis Premier Sale Stakes, The Jewel Stakes and then in 1996 it became the Angus Armanasco Stakes.

The race has switched between 1400m and 1600m and was a Principal race until 1980 when it became a Group 3 race. In 2000 the Angus Armanasco Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status.

Plenty of nice fillies have added their name to the Angus Armanasco Stakes winners’ list over the years including Qafila (2019) who went on to win the Group 1 SA Derby, subsequent Cox Plate winner Pinker Pinker (2011), and the iconic Miss Finland (2007).

In 2023 the event took place at Ladbrokes Park Lakeside, Sandown, with renovations happening at Caulfield.

Recent Angus Armanasco Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Sassy Boom 1 minute 23.91 seconds
2nd So Glamorous
3rd Serasana
2023
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Shuffle Dancer 1 minute 23.64 seconds
2nd Royal Merchant
3rd Call Di
2022
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Lavish Girl 1 minute 23.22 seconds
2nd Argentia
3rd Yearning
2021
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Yes Baby Yes 1 minute 24.76 seconds
2nd Malicorne
3rd Shojiki
2020
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st La Tene 1 minute 22.13 seconds
2nd Lady Lupino
3rd Luna Light
2019
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Qafila 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Angelic Ruler
3rd Zoubo
2018
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Summer Sham 1 minute 23.37 seconds
2nd Palazzo Vecchio
3rd Miss Wahoo
2017
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Savanna Amour 1 minute 22.99 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd Oregon’s Day
2016
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Catch A Fire 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Mossin’ Around
3rd Pasadena Girl
2015
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Sabatini 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Fontein Ruby
3rd Samartested
2014
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Spirits Dance 1 minutes 23.6 seconds
2nd Marianne
3rd Metaphorical
2013
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Meliora 1 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Members Joy
3rd Red Fez
2012
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Shopaholic 1 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Soft Sand
3rd Cute Emily
2011
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Pinker Pinker 1 minutes 21.4 seconds
2nd Sayahailmary
3rd Sistine Angel
2010
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Set For Fame 1 minute 22.56 seconds
2nd Gigas
3rd Irish Lights
2009
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Gold Water 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Gallica
3rd Miss Scarlatti
2008
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Pleasantsundaygirl
3rd El Daana
2007
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Causeway Lass
3rd Kisumu
2006
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Serenade Rose 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Doubting
3rd Fanciful Bella
2005
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Ballet Society 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Astrodame
3rd Glen Shian
2004
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Special Harmony 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Deep In The Woods
3rd Demerger
2003
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st La Bella Dama 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Lashed
3rd Dextrous
2002
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Elegant Fashion 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Li Lo Lill
3rd Moon Dragon
2001
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st Rose Archway 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd St Therese
3rd Ponton Flyer
2000
Angus Armanasco Stakes
1st I Am A Ripper 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Danarich
3rd Super Sequel

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