Furious Stakes

The Furious Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick as a lead-up to the Flight Stakes each spring.

2020 Furious Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dame Giselle
  • 2nd: #3 Hungry Heart
  • 3rd: #10 Forbidden Love



The Group 2 Furious Stakes is a set weight race for three year old fillies held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Held in early September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the 1200m event is worth $200,000 in prize money.

Many fillies will first race in the Silver Shadow Stakes held two weeks earlier. Formality (2017),  Libertini (2019) and Dame Giselle (2020) are the most recent fillies to complete the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double.

The better performing fillies will then advance to the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens. Foxplay (2016) was the last to take out the Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes double.

The Furious Stakes is part of the ‘Princess Series Of Races’ and the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) over the mile at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day completes the series.

The Furious Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday September 5, 2020 and was won by the Silver Shadow winner Dame Giselle.

Furious Stakes
Date: Saturday September 5, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights of 56kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Furious Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dame Giselle
  • 2nd: #3 Hungry Heart
  • 3rd: #10 Forbidden Love

Dame Giselle ($3.80) over came a run three-wide back the trip to salute for the punters in the 2020 Furious Stakes results, the Silver Shadow winner making it two-from-two this Princess Series heading towards the Group 1 Flight Stakes over a mile.

Click here to read more on the brave 2020 Furious Stakes win by the in-form Dame Giselle.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9 56kg $3.80F
2 3 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 0.5L 3 56kg $4.40
3 10 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Sam Clipperton 1.8L 7 56kg $10
4 5 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.2L 4 56kg $11
5 9 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 2.4L 5 56kg $41
6 11 CHIANTI Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 2.6L 1 56kg (cd 56.5kg) $5.50
7 7 REDOUTE’S IMAGE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.9L 10 56kg $21
8 4 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Jason Collett 4.5L 11 56kg $14
9 2 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 4.7L 6 56kg $7
10 8 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4.8L 2 56kg $61
11 12 ORPHEUM Ron Quinton Koby Jennings 7.8L 8 56kg $91
6 LA VERNAZZA (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Furious Stakes Odds

The season’s top Furious Stakes odds and betting markets will be available below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Libertini ($1.18 in 2019) followed by Dame Giselle ($3.80 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Furious Stakes betting to win.

2020 Furious Stakes Field

The official Furious Stakes 2020 Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and the full line-up of Flight Stakes-bound fillies will be published right here.

Twelve fillies make-up the 2020 Furious Stakes field this spring including the winning trifecta out of the Group 2 Silver Shadow StakesDame Giselle (1st), Thermosphere (2nd) and the over-priced Miss Canada (3rd).

Update: #6 La Vernazza (9) was scratched on Thursday after being found to be lame in her near hind leg post her work that morning.

Click here to read more on the key fillies in the Furious Stakes 2020 field and betting markets.

VIEW THE OFFICIAL 2020 CHELMSFORD STAKES DAY SCRATCHINGS & TRACK REPORT

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21x3174x1 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 10 56kg 88
2 2x2225x1 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 6 56kg 80
3 215x HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56kg 89
4 42110×2 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Jason Collett 12 56kg 84
5 1622x VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 56kg 80
6 3112x LA VERNAZZA (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 9 56kg 86
7 2x423x124 REDOUTE’S IMAGE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 11 56kg 72
8 13477×6 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 2 56kg 74
9 2x23x813 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 5 56kg 74
10 163×1 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Sam Clipperton 7 56kg 72
11 10×1 CHIANTI Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 1 56kg 69
12 4x6x41 ORPHEUM Ron Quinton Koby Jennings 8 56kg 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Furious Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Furious Stakes in 2020 close the Monday leading up the race and the full list of early entries will be published below.

First-up Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Dame Giselle heads the 16 Furious Stakes 2020 nominations looking for an early double in the Princess Series of races.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 10×1 CHIANTI F 3 Kris Lees 69
2 21x3174x1 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 88
3 6x86x7 FALL ON A STAR F 3 Kris Lees
4 163×1 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 72
5 6×21 GIOVANNA RUN F 3 Chris Waller 68
6 215x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller
7 10x KAAKIT AKIT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 65
8 3112x LA VERNAZZA (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 84
9 2x23x813 MISS CANADA F 3 Kris Lees 74
10 4x6x41 ORPHEUM F 3 Ron Quinton 64
11 13477×6 PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings 74
12 24×1 RAISON D’ETRE F 3 James Cummings 65
13 2x423x124 REDOUTE’S IMAGE F 3 Kris Lees 72
14 2x2225x1 STELLAR PAULINE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
15 42110×2 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 84
16 1622x VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Furious Stakes History

Originally a Listed race, the Furious Stakes became a Group 3 race between 1995 and 2004 until it was elevated to Group 2 status.

The Silver Shadow Stakes/Furious Stakes double has been won by Libertini (2019), Formality (2017), Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005) and Victory Vein (2002), while the Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes double has been won by Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005), Prisoner Of Love (2004), Shamekha (2003) and Victory Vein (2002).

Accomplishing the Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes/Flight Stakes treble is a hard victory but has there have been three successful fillies including Unwordly (2000), Danglissa (1999) and Sunline (1998).

The fastest race time was recorded in 2009 when Melito crossed the finish line in 1 minute 21.54 seconds. The slowest time was by Belle Jamie in 1978 with 1 minute 29 seconds. Between 2001 and 2012, the race was run over 1400m. From 2013 onwards it has been contested over 1200m.

Recent Furious Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Furious Stakes
1st Dame Giselle 1 minute 8.83 seconds
2nd Hungry Heart
3rd Forbidden Love
2019
Furious Stakes
1st Libertini 1 minute 9.22 seconds
2nd Villami
3rd Let It Pour
2018
Furious Stakes
1st Pure Elation 1 minute 9.17 seconds
2nd Fiesta
3rd Pretty in Pink
2017
Furious Stakes
1st Formality 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd I Am Excited
2016
Furious Stakes
1st Foxplay 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Bacarella
3rd Global Glamour
2015
Furious Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 10.64 seconds
2nd Perignon
3rd Ottoman
2014
Furious Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 11.99 seconds
2nd Alpha Miss
3rd Earthquake
2013
Furious Stakes
1st Bound For Earth 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd Guelph
3rd Thump
2012
Furious Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 22.95 seconds
2nd Meidung
3rd Jade Marauder
2011
Furious Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 25.0 seconds
2nd Florentina
3rd Detours
2010
Furious Stakes
1st More Strawberries 1 minute 27.08 seconds
2nd Divorces
3rd Parables
2009
Furious Stakes
1st Melito 1 minute 21.54 seconds
2nd Hurtle Myrtle
3rd Lovemelikearock
2008
Furious Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 26.21 seconds
2nd Love And Kisses
3rd Portillo
2007
Furious Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Furious Stakes
1st Just Dancing 1 minute 26.58 seconds
2nd My Lady’s Chamber
3rd Gallant Tess
2005
Furious Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 22.56 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Permissive
2004
Furious Stakes
1st Prisoner of Love 1 minute 23.06 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Our Sweet Moss
2003
Furious Stakes
1st Shamekha 1 minute 22.36 seconds
2nd Regimental Gal
3rd Spurcent
2002
Furious Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 24.22 seconds
2nd Royal Purler
3rd Lavishly
2001
Furious Stakes
1st Moonflute 1 minute 25.13 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Ha Ha
2000
Furious Stakes
1st Unworldly 1 minute 22.56 seconds
2nd Money Begets Money
3rd Preserve

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