Let’s Elope Stakes

The Let's Elope Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares held at Flemington Racecourse in September as part of Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

2021 Let's Elope Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



Held during the early stages of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes is named in honour of racing champion and 1991 Melbourne Cup winner Let’s Elope.

The 1400m race takes place at Flemington Racecourse in early – mid September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day and is worth $300,000 in prize money as of 2021. Many of the Let’s Elope Stakes runners will come via the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) held earlier at Caulfield and could continue onto the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) – now known as the Empire Rose Stakes – back at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

No mare has completed the Let’s Elope Stakes – Myer Classic (now Empire Rose Stakes) double in the same season however since Rose Of Portland (1996).

The Let’s Elope Stakes form has stacked-up in tougher races many times however including in 2020 when the runner-up Arcadia Queen went on to complete the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes – Mackinnon Stakes double that spring.

The next edition of the 2021 Let’s Elope Stakes runs on Saturday September 11, 2021. 

2021 Let’s Elope Stakes
Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Mares 4YO & Over – Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Let’s Elope Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Check out the official Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order immediately following the conclusion of the race.

2021 Let’s Elope Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 betting markets and links to the odds at Ladbrokes.com.au on the hopeful mares racing in the Group 2 Flemington race will be provided for punters below once released.

2021 Let’s Elope Stakes Field

The Let’s Elope Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival who may have had an earlier run in the Cockram Stakes a fortnight prior, which is the traditional lead-up into the Flemington clash.

The official Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 field & barriers are released the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day and will be published below once announced.

2021 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

The Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 nominations are released by Racing Victoria the Monday of race week and will be available below.

Let’s Elope Stakes History

Originally a Listed race from 1987 to 2004, the Let’s Elope Stakes then elevated to Group Three status from 2005 to 2008 and in 2009 it finally reached Group Two status. Previously known as the Milady Stakes, the event’s fastest winning time was recorded in 2013 when Commanding Jewel won in a sharp 1:22.5. Commanding Jewel returned to take out the race again in 2014.

The Let’s Elope Stakes retains an important place in the Spring Racing Carnival as a reasonably accurate form indicator for punters in later Group 1 races, including in 2011 when the winner Pinker Pinker won the Cox Plate that October.

Recent Let’s Elope Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Pretty Brazen 1 minute 22.84 seconds
2nd Arcadia Queen
3rd Bonvicini
2019
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Spanish Whisper 1 minute 22.23 seconds
2nd Miss Siska
3rd Fidelia
2018
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 23.11 seconds
2nd Bella Martini
3rd Sheezdashing
2017
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Sword Of Light 1 minute 23.50 seconds
2nd Swampland
3rd Lovani
2016
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Thames Court
3rd Manageress
2015
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Amicus 1 minute 23.07 seconds
2nd Precious Gem
3rd May’s Dream
2014
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 23.61 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Nautical
2013
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Commanding Jewel 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd A Time For Julia
2012
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Zurella 1 minute 23.38 seconds
2nd Hi Belle
3rd Total Attraction
2011
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Pinker Pinker 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Mid Summer Music
3rd Parables
2010
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st No Evidence Needed 1 minute 26.85 seconds
2nd Response
3rd Live In Sin
2009
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Cats Whisker 1 minute 25 seconds
2nd Romneya
3rd Symphony Miss
2008
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 28.2 seconds
2nd Bellini Rose
3rd Devil Moon
2007
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Devil Moon 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Eskimo Queen
3rd Bellini Rose
2006
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Rewaaya 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Be Delicious
3rd Celtic Bloom
2005
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Dea 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Catscan
2004
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Beautiful Gem 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Galvanized
3rd Demerger
2003
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Ain’t Seen Nothin 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Classic Patches
3rd Reactive
2002
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Purple Groove 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd Crimson Gem
2001
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Flushed 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Miss Power Bird
3rd Lolita Star
2000
Let’s Elope Stakes
1st Tickle My 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Love’s Choice
3rd Monterosso

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