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.

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 La Tene
  • 2nd: #6 Lady Lupino
  • 3rd: #8 Lunar Light



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 2020 ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 and was won in an upset by the Godolphin-raced La Tene. 

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW + P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

    • 1st: #2 La Tene
    • 2nd: #6 Lady Lupino
    • 3rd: #8 Lunar Light

It was a thrilling edition of the Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 on Blue Diamond Day but honours went to the returning James Cummings-trained Helmet filly La Tene ($18) who scored an upset win fresh, her first since the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes back in March last year at Flemington. La Tene dived right on the line to narrowly defeat Lady Lupino with Lunar Light third. The race favourite Acting meanwhile finished dead last.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 LA TENE James Cummings Brad Rawiller 2 57.5kg $18
2 6 LADY LUPINO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 0.1L 6 55kg $11
3 8 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 1.35L 1 55kg $11
4 9 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1.55L 5 55kg $14
5 10 CHASSIS John Price Damian Lane 1.95L 4 55kg $12
6 3 WESTPORT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damien Oliver 2.35L 8 56kg $31
7 4 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 8.1L 7 55kg $4
8 7 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 10.1L 3 55kg $4.60
9 1 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 10.5L 9 57.5kg $3.80F
11 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 0
5 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 0

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Angus Armanasco Stakes odds for 2020 will be available below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 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 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released below on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

Eleven smart female gallopers make-up the Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 field this Blue Diamond Day including Group 2 winning Savabeel filly Acting racing second-up after a fourth in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 71115×4 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 11 57.5kg 91
2 323116x20x LA TENE James Cummings Brad Rawiller 3 57.5kg 79
3 8x111750x9 WESTPORT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 10 56kg 71
4 7x1223x6 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 9 55kg 86
5 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 2 55kg 69
6 5913x70x84 LADY LUPINO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 7 55kg 74
7 5445×115 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 4 55kg 68
8 5×1117 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 1 55kg 67
9 21240x SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 6 55kg 70
10 44×11 CHASSIS John Price Damian Lane 5 55kg 67
11 15x SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 8 55kg 63

2020 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 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations will be published below the Monday prior to the race.

Fifteen fillies make-up the 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations this season including the undefeated Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained How Womantic chasing a fifth win on the trot after her impressive lead-up victory in the Kevin Hayes Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 57.5kg 83
2 71115×4 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 57.5kg 91
3 323116x20x LA TENE F 3 James Cummings 3 57.5kg 79
4 89311×6326 PARMIE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 4 56kg 72
5 8x111750x9 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 5 56kg 71
6 7x1223x6 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 6 55kg 86
7 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 55kg 69
8 5913x70x84 LADY LUPINO F 3 Danny O’Brien 8 55kg 74
9 5445×115 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 9 55kg 68
10 5×1117 LUNAR LIGHT F 3 Will Clarken 10 55kg 67
11 21240x SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55kg 70
12 13223×76 LADY LOIRE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 55kg 64
13 44×11 CHASSIS F 3 John Price 13 55kg 67
14 665x10590x SONG BROCADE F 3 John Sadler 14 55kg 61
15 15x SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes 15 55kg 63

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
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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