Angus Armanasco Stakes

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

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #3 Malicorne
  • 3rd: #7 Shojiki



The Neds 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 $200,000 in prize money and attracts a lot of top quality fillies.

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 Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 and saw Yes Baby Yes survive a protest to win. 

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW + P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #3 Malicorne
  • 3rd: #7 Shojiki

The brilliant season for jockey Jamie Kah continued in a thrilling 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes result with her mount, Yes Baby Yes, surviving a protest and holding on to narrowly salute in the Blue Diamond Day showdown.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Jamie Kah 8 58.5kg $5.50
2 3 MALICORNE Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 0.1L 2 56kg $4
3 7 SHOJIKI Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 0.3L 6 56kg $19
4 5 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 0.5L 3 56kg $3.60F
5 2 CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 1.25L 7 58.5kg $10
6 4 SAFE PASSAGE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 2L 1 56kg $7
7 8 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 2.2L 4 56kg $9.50
8 6 WANALIRRI Patrick F Ryan Jnr Luke Currie 3.7L 5 56kg $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Angus Armanasco Stakes odds for 2021 will be available below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 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 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released below on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 field features eight fillies led in betting by Impecunious who won by over two lengths carrying more weight at the track in mid-December.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1454621×00 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Jamie Kah 8 58.5kg 84
2 32x12310x CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 7 58.5kg 81
3 22x210x122 MALICORNE Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 2 56kg 74
4 1x74x11 SAFE PASSAGE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 1 56kg 70
5 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 3 56kg 68
6 46315 WANALIRRI Patrick F Ryan Jnr Luke Currie 5 56kg 62
7 14×33 SHOJIKI Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 6 56kg 63
8 7x17x MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4 56kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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) on Super Saturday at Flemington the following month.

The 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations will be published below the Monday prior to the race.

Nominations for the Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 have been extended until Tuesday morning with only 10 fillies making-up the early entries including the up-and-coming Impecunious.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 32x12310x CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 81
2 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
3 22x210x122 MALICORNE F 3 Matt Laurie 74
4 7x17x MISS GUGGENHEIM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
5 9x42227x21 PERFECT WORLD F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 62
6 1x74x11 SAFE PASSAGE F 3 Danny O’Brien 70
7 14×33 SHOJIKI F 3 Phillip Stokes 63
8 431x STARLIGHT SCOPE F 3 Pat Carey
9 46315 WANALIRRI F 3 Patrick F Ryan Jnr 62
10 1454621×00 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 84

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).

Recent Angus Armanasco Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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