Emancipation Stakes

The Emancipation Stakes is a nice Queen Of The Turf Stakes lead-up for fillies and mares run at Rosehill Gardens in the autumn on Tancred Stakes Day.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Nimalee
  • 2nd: #2 Greysful Glamour
  • 3rd: #4 Quantum Mechanic



Named in honour of the former champion mare Emancipation, the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes is a set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares held in late March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run over 1500m and offering $200,000 in prize money, the Emancipation Stakes moved to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in 2014 and now takes place on Tancred Stakes Day.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $1.5 million Tancred Stakes (2400m) and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m). Along with the Emancipation Stakes, the other Group 2 support act on the card is the Tulloch Stakes (2000m) for ATC Derby types.

Runners in the Emancipation Stakes field may come via a run in a race like the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at the same track / distance a fortnight earlier. After the Group 2 a nice option for the best out of the Emancipation Stakes is a Royal Randwick run during ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 Queen Of the Turf Stakes (1600m) and Amanpour (2nd in 2015) was the last Emancipation Stakes graduate to go on and win that Group 1.

The Emancipation Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday April 3, 2021 and was won by the Matthew Smith-trained favourite Nimalee. 

2021 Emancipation Stakes
Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares – Set Weight & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000

2021 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Nimalee
  • 2nd: #2 Greysful Glamour
  • 3rd: #4 Quantum Mechanic

The Matthew Smith-trained Nimalee ($4.20F) saluted for the punters in the 2021 Emancipation Stakes results thanks to a well-timed ride by Rachel King to run down the leader Greysful Glamour ahead of the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’.

Click here to read more on the late 2021 Emancipation Stakes win by the Coolmore Legacy-bound Nimalee.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 1 54kg $4.20F
2 2 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham James McDonald 0.8L 5 56kg $5.50
3 4 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Joshua Parr 1L 4 56kg $21
4 9 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 1.3L 10 54kg $8.50
5 8 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1.8L 3 55kg $9
6 6 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 2L 9 55.5kg $14
7 1 KRONE Tony Gollan Tim Clark 2.1L 2 58kg $4.40
8 5 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Hugh Bowman 2.6L 6 55.5kg (cd 56kg) $9
9 11 AMICA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 3.4L 8 54kg $101
10 7 IRITHEA John O’Shea Tom Marquand 7.8L 7 55.5kg $31
SB 3 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 0 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Emancipation Stakes Odds & Betting

The season’s updated Emancipation Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of Tancred Stakes Day.

Nimalee ($4.20 in 2021) is the latest Emancipation Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Field

The Emancipation Stakes field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares proven at around a mile or further and is released on the Wednesday before Tancred Stakes Day.

The 2021 Emancipation Stakes field and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday March 31, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The Emancipation Stakes 2021 final field features 11 female gallopers led by Tony Gollan’s impressive Group 1 Coolmore Classic winner Krone chasing a fourth win on the trot.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 521×030111 KRONE Tony Gollan Tim Clark 2 58kg 110
2 0280115×00 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham James McDonald 5 56kg 106
3 511x00030x OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8 56kg 105
4 322×533121 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Joshua Parr 4 56kg 92
5 5x19941x50 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Hugh Bowman 6 55.5kg 56kg 106
6 1273181×19 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 10 55.5kg 101
7 418x95930x IRITHEA John O’Shea Tom Marquand 7 55.5kg 100
8 13x1174x36 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 3 55kg 100
9 242512×335 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg 104
10 211x2235x1 NIMALEE Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 1 54kg 92
11 14x518114x AMICA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 9 54kg 79

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

The official 2021 Emancipation Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday March 29, 2021.

Star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen in her Sydney return ahead of the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes and Tony Gollan’s Coolmore Classic winner Krone headline the 16 Emancipation Stakes 2021 nominations for this weekend.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x523151x2 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 1 59kg 116
2 521×030111 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 2 58kg 110
3 0280115×00 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham 3= 56kg 106
4 5x19941x50 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 3= 55.5kg 106
5 511x00030x OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 5 56kg 105
6 242512×335 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 6 54kg 104
7 1273181×19 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 55.5kg 101
8 418x95930x IRITHEA M 7 John O’Shea 8= 55.5kg 100
9 13x1174x36 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 8= 55kg 100
10 322×533121 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10= 56kg 92
11 211x2235x1 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 10= 54kg 92
12 16x1121x50 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 5 Matthew Smith 12 54kg 86
13 0340x360x4 NUDGE M 4 Chris Waller 13 54kg 85
14 14x518114x AMICA M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 14 54kg 79
15 8134×22110 LUNAR TRAMP M 6 Jason Coyle 15 54kg 74
16 x2150x4572 LOVE SENSATION F 3 Kevin Corstens 16 53kg 73

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Emancipation Stakes History

First held in 1985, the Emancipation Stakes was first won by Aspirations when it was a Listed race. In 1996 it became a Group 3 event until 1999 when it was elevated to Group 2 status. R.S. Dye is the only jockey to have managed six wins in the event between years 1988 to 1999.

The race is named in honour of Emancipation. Emancipation was a mare who only raced as a three and four year old however her racing career was outstanding. She won 19 out of 28 starts and all seven of her Group 1 wins were in Sydney.

There have been three dual winners of the race in the past decade with: Skyerush (2012-13), Catkins (2014-15) and Zanbagh (2016-17).

See below for a full list of Emancipation Stakes results going back to 2000.

Recent Emancipation Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Emancipation Stakes
1st Nimalee 1 minute 28.99 seconds
2nd Greysful Glamour
3rd Quantum Mechanic
2020
Emancipation Stakes
1st Positive Peace 1 minute 31.67 seconds
2nd Noire
3rd Amangiri
2019
Emancipation Stakes
1st Invincible Gem 1 minute 33.44 seconds
2nd Daysee Doom
3rd Noire
2018
Emancipation Stakes
1st Prompt Response 1 minute 31.11 seconds
2nd Oregon’s Day
3rd Dixie Blossoms
2017
Emancipation Stakes
1st Zanbagh 1 minute 34.55 seconds
2nd Daysee Doom
3rd Dixie Blossoms
2016
Emancipation Stakes
1st Zanbagh 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Supara
3rd Amicus
2015
Emancipation Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 29.21 seconds
2nd Amanpour
3rd Gypsy Diamond
2014
Emancipation Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 31.99 seconds
2nd Sharnee Rose
3rd Angel Of Mercy
2013
Emancipation Stakes
1st Skyerush 1 minute 35.49 seconds
2nd Floria
3rd Cathay Lady
2012
Emancipation Stakes
1st Skyerush 1 minute 35.36 seconds
2nd Fibrillation
3rd Divorces
2011
Emancipation Stakes
1st Sworn To Secrecy 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Shannara
2010
Emancipation Stakes
1st Sacred Choice 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Strawberry Field
2009
Emancipation Stakes
1st Amberino 1 minute 38.39 seconds
2nd Bernicia
3rd Reggie
2008
Emancipation Stakes
1st Kosi Bay 1 minute 37.42 seconds
2nd Translate
3rd Camarilla
2007
Emancipation Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 37.16 seconds
2nd Kosi Bay
3rd More Than Lucky
2006
Emancipation Stakes
1st Fantasia 1 minute 34.52 seconds
2nd Octapussy
3rd Villa Bled
2005
Emancipation Stakes
1st Perfect Promise 1 minute 37.05 seconds
2nd Uprize
3rd Tui Song
2004
Emancipation Stakes
1st Hec of a Party 1 minute 35.98 seconds
2nd Zanna
3rd In a Bound
2003
Emancipation Stakes
1st Faith Hill 1 minute 38.27 seconds
2nd Moon Dragon
3rd Barawin
2002
Emancipation Stakes
1st Miss Zoe 1 minute 36.01 seconds
2nd Sibyl
3rd Call Me Lily
2001
Emancipation Stakes
1st Heather 1 minute 37.15 seconds
2nd Poppett
3rd More Haste
2000
Emancipation Stakes
1st Beat The Fade 1 minute 39.3 seconds
2nd Mary Machree
3rd Camena

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