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.

2024 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Olentia
  • 2nd: #14 Arctic Glamour
  • 3rd: #1 Ruthless Dame



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 $300,000 in prize money as of 2024, 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 winner is exempt from ballot for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes. 

The 2022 Emancipation Stakes form was franked with the winner Promise Of Success returning in the spring to win the $2 million The Invitation race.

In 2023 the Emancipation Stakes winner Roots went on to run second that winter in Brisbane’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).

The 2023 Emancipation Stakes also produced that year’s next-up Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner with runner-up Atishu going on to claim the Group 1. Atishu also won the Group 1 Champions Stakes (2000m) at Flemington that spring.

The Emancipation Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday March 30, 2024 at Rosehill Gardens as a key lead-up to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes and was won in runaway fashion by the Chris Waller-trained Olentia ($6.50). 

2024 Emancipation Stakes
Date: Saturday March 30, 2024
Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares – Set Weight & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $300,000

2024 Emancipation Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Olentia ($6.50)
  • 2nd: #14 Arctic Glamour
  • 3rd: #1 Ruthless Dame

The in-form Chris Waller-trained Zoustar mare Olentia ($6.50) was huge dominating the Emancipation Stakes 2024 results with a 2.6 length romp home ahead of tougher targets this autumn.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3 55kg $6.50
2 14 ARCTIC GLAMOUR Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Dylan Gibbons (a) 2.61L 11 53kg $26
3 1 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 2.86L 5 58kg $4.60
4 13 MAKARENA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 3.65L 1 53kg $3F
5 2 HINGED Chris Waller James McDonald 4.07L 12 58kg $6
6 12 STORMY WITNESS Danny Williams Reece Jones 4.61L 2 54kg $201
7 7 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Tyler Schiller 4.65L 10 54kg $41
8 9 GENTLY ROLLED Bryce Heys Ms Rachel King 4.89L 6 54kg $31
9 11 STREET GOSSIP Joseph Pride Jay Ford 5.94L 9 54kg $71
10 4 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jason Collett 6.22L 8 56kg $41
11 6 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 6.41L 7 54kg $7.50
12 8 SHE’S ALL CLASS Ciaron Maher Tom Marquand 8.96L 4 54kg (cd 55kg) $61
10 SWEET MERCY David Payne 0
3 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Emancipation Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s updated Emancipation Stakes 2024 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 EMANCIPATION STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Emancipation Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 EMANCIPATION STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Emancipation Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Emancipation Stakes 2024 Tips on the Tancred Stakes Day event this autumn.

  • To Win: #13 Makarena ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Makarena looms as the deserving favourite in the Emancipation Stakes. Fully fit and ready to peak at her fourth run this campaign, she takes on the older mares with a clear shot at victory. Looking to capture her first win since the Tapp-Craig Stakes last spring (1400m), Makarena has been consistent throughout her autumn campaign. Her efforts include a promising fifth in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (two lengths off the winner in elite company) and a runner-up finish to the Group 1 VRC Oaks winner Zardozi in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (carrying 54.5kg). With a weight reduction to 53kg, jockey Tim Clark in the saddle again, and a good barrier draw (barrier 1), Makarena has a strong chance to claim victory.

2024 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 2024 Emancipation Stakes field and barriers are set to be released on Wednesday March 27, 2024 and will be published in full below.

The Emancipation Stakes 2024 final field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares led in betting by Makarena tipped to beat her older rivals fourth-up from barrier one.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 150x7527x8 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 5 58kg 109
2 4x40786x25 HINGED Chris Waller James McDonald 13 58kg 104
3 7x28047x30 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 58kg 102
4 85×4211310 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jason Collett 8 56kg 96
5 1x15800x24 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3 55kg 96
6 162x116x49 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 7 54kg 104
7 417420×050 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Tyler Schiller 11 54kg 100
8 15840x0x80 SHE’S ALL CLASS Ciaron Maher Tom Marquand 4 54kg 55kg 94
9 22113×2115 GENTLY ROLLED Bryce Heys Ms Rachel King 6 54kg 81
10 83x3717x18 SWEET MERCY David Payne 14 54kg 78
11 1136x450x0 STREET GOSSIP Joseph Pride Jay Ford 10 54kg 77
12 0x150x8084 STORMY WITNESS Danny Williams Reece Jones 2 54kg 56
13 211×252 MAKARENA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 1 53kg 90
14 2x1165x705 ARCTIC GLAMOUR Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Dylan Gibbons (a) 12 53kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

The official 2024 Emancipation Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW on Monday March 25, 2024.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 150x7527x8 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 1 58kg 109
2 4x40786x25 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 2= 58kg 104
3 162x116x49 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 2= 54kg 104
4 16x0301x48 FOXY FRIDA M 6 Andrew Noblet 4 55kg 103
5 7x28047x30 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 5 58kg 102
6 417420×050 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 6 54kg 100
7 14811115×3 SEONEE M 5 Patrick Payne 7 54kg 97
8 85×4211310 HELL HATH NO FURY M 4 Annabel Neasham 8= 56kg 96
9 1x15800x24 OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller 8= 55kg 96
10 15840x0x80 SHE’S ALL CLASS M 5 Ciaron Maher 10 54kg 94
11 614x1250x6 AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 11 54kg 92
12 211×252 MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 53kg 90
13 22113×2115 GENTLY ROLLED M 4 Bryce Heys 13 54kg 81
14 83x3717x18 SWEET MERCY M 4 David Payne 14 54kg 78
15 1136x450x0 STREET GOSSIP M 4 Joseph Pride 15 54kg 77
16 2x1165x705 ARCTIC GLAMOUR F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 16 53kg 76
17 130x6685x0 MAYROSE M 5 John Sargent 17 54kg 71
18 0x150x8084 STORMY WITNESS M 4 Danny Williams 18 54kg 56

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.

In 2022 the Emancipation Stakes was moved from Rosehill on Saturday the 26th of March to Newcastle on Monday the 28th of March due to unsafe Heavy track conditions and rainfall.

Recent Emancipation Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Emancipation Stakes
1st Olentia 1 minute 28.79 seconds
2nd Arctic Glamour
3rd Ruthless Dame
2023
Emancipation Stakes
1st Roots 1 minute 29.29 seconds
2nd Atishu
3rd Finepoint
2022
Emancipation Stakes
1st Promise Of Success 1 minute 32.07 seconds
2nd Kiku
3rd Vangelic
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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