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.

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Lavish Girl
  • 2nd: #4 Argentia
  • 3rd: #1 Yearning



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 $300,000 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 2022 ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won in an upset by Lavish Girl ($16) from the Maher/Eustace stable. 

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW + P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Lavish Girl ($16)
  • 2nd: #4 Argentia
  • 3rd: #1 Yearning

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Lavish Girl ($16) was impressive posting an all-the-way upset win over the beaten odds-on favourite Argentia ($2.50F) and resuming Thousand Guineas winner Yearning ($11) in the 2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 LAVISH GIRL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 56kg $16
2 4 ARGENTIA Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 1.25L 1 58.5kg $2.50F
3 1 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 2.5L 5 59.5kg $11
4 5 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3.25L 9 56kg $7
5 2 BON’S A PEARLA Kevin Corstens Brett Prebble 4.25L 3 58.5kg $20
6 12 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Craig Williams 4.65L 6 56kg $19
7 13 FIASCO TESS David Brideoake Damien Thornton 4.75L 2 56kg $151
8 3 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Ms Jamie Kah 4.95L 10 58.5kg $26
9 11 HARDLY SWEET Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 5.95L 8 56kg $31
10 10 FORBIDDEN CITY Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 7.2L 7 56kg $3.70
7 MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 0
9 FINEPOINT Chris Waller Damien Oliver 0
8 ROOTS Chris Waller Damien Oliver 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Angus Armanasco Stakes odds for 2022 will be available below as soon as markets are released at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2022 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 2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field and barrier draw will be released below on Wednesday February 23, 2022.

A quality line-up of fillies is engaged in Saturday’s Angus Armanasco Stakes 2022 final field led in betting by the rails-drawn Frankel filly Argentia coming off a Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes win at the track.

  • Scratched: #7 Maracana (11); #8 Roots (13); #9 Finepoint (12)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockeysc Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 25x491214x YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 5 59.5kg 103
2 53110×6 BON’S A PEARLA Kevin Corstens Brett Prebble 3 58.5kg 84
3 2x327791x8 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Ms Jamie Kah 10 58.5kg 82
4 1x8x1 ARGENTIA Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 1 58.5kg 88
5 6433612315 DECENT RAINE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9 56kg 80
6 5×1248314 LAVISH GIRL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 56kg 71
7 1133x MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 11 56kg 74
8 123×1 ROOTS Chris Waller Damien Oliver 13 56kg 70
9 4211x FINEPOINT Chris Waller Damien Oliver 12 56kg 69
10 8x245x1 FORBIDDEN CITY Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 7 56kg 64
11 321 HARDLY SWEET Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg 63
12 7140×0 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Craig Williams 6 56kg 69
13 515x FIASCO TESS David Brideoake Damien Thornton 2 56kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 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 2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations will be published below the Monday prior to the race.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x8x1 ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
2 1×2 ASYMMETRICAL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
3 53110×6 BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens 84
4 16x496x22 COMMANDS THE FIELD F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
5 6433612315 DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
6 515x FIASCO TESS F 3 David Brideoake
7 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 69
8 8x245x1 FORBIDDEN CITY F 3 Peter G Moody 64
9 321 HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell 63
10 5×1248314 LAVISH GIRL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 71
11 1133x MARACANA (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 74
12 3×13 MISS MELBOURNE F 3 Danny O’Brien 62
13 2x327791x8 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners
14 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 70
15 7140×0 VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham
16 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103

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
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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