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.

2020 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Positive Peace
  • 2nd: #6 Noire
  • 3rd: #10 Amangiri



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 2020 ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by the in-form Positive Peace.

2020 Emancipation Stakes
Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares – Set Weight & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000

2020 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Positive Peace
  • 2nd: #6 Noire
  • 3rd: #10 Amangiri

The Bjorn Baker-trained Positive Peace enjoyed her fifth win on the trot with a dominant 1.3 length win in the Emancipation Stakes 2020 results on way to a potential elite level run in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Emancipation Stakes winner Positive Peace.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 14 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 11 54kg $7.50
2 6 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.3L 1 56kg $10
3 10 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.8L 5 55kg $7.50
4 5 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Glen Boss 2.3L 12 56kg $26
5 8 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.5L 2 55.5kg (cd 56kg) $3.10F
6 12 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 3.6L 14 54kg $41
7 7 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Tom Marquand 4L 8 56kg $51
8 3 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Joshua Parr 4.2L 3 56kg $11
9 9 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 5L 13 55kg $7.50
10 11 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.4L 4 54kg $16
11 1 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6.2L 6 58kg $26
12 2 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 6.6L 7 57kg $201
13 4 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7.1L 9 56kg $26
14 13 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 8.8L 10 54kg $26

2020 Emancipation Stakes Odds & Betting

The season’s updated Emancipation Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of Tancred Stakes Day.

2020 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 2020 Emancipation Stakes field and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday March 25, 2020 and will be published in full below.

There are 14 hopefuls in the Emancipation Stakes 2020 final field including five for Sydney’s star trainer Chris Waller who previously prepared dual champion Catkins (2014-15). Waller’s contingent in the 2020 Emancipation Stakes field includes Noire down in grade off a Group 1 Coolmore Classic third last start.

Sweet Deal for John Thompson is the clear favourite drawn a treat in barrier two for her third-up run this prep.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Emancipation Stakes field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 53403x600x UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 58kg 103
2 355x3x03x8 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 57kg 105
3 237x042x30 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees TBA 3 56kg 107
4 x2130x3417 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9 56kg 104
5 08×7718262 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Glen Boss 12 56kg 102
6 x54565x553 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 56kg 102
7 x3232621x0 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Tom Marquand 8 56kg 100
8 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2 55.5kg 106
9 2x4247x338 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 13 55kg 102
10 1260x4316x AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5 55kg 97
11 123x13047x GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54kg 102
12 790527×520 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees TBA 14 54kg 100
13 8x1332x645 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 10 54kg 95
14 9222×21111 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 11 54kg 91

2020 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

The official 2020 Emancipation Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday March 23, 2020.

The Emancipation Stakes 2020 nominations attracted 18 class mares including the reigning champion Invincible Gem who, if accepted, will become the fourth dual winner of the race in the past decade.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1260x4316x AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
2 22133×4992 CONNEMARA M 5 Bjorn Baker 94
3 x2130x3417 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
4 790527×520 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 100
5 123x13047x GIRL TUESDAY M 5 Chris Waller 102
6 770×685290 INSENSATA M 6 Jason Coyle 83
7 237x042x30 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 107
8 08×7718262 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 102
9 x54565x553 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 102
10 x3232621x0 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 100
11 355x3x03x8 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 105
12 2x4247x338 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 102
13 9222×21111 POSITIVE PEACE M 4 Bjorn Baker 91
14 16x7104x35 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake 103
15 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 106
16 8x1332x645 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 95
17 15x513x110 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
18 53403x600x UNFORGOTTEN M 5 Chris Waller 103

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
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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