Matriarch Stakes

The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 staying event for mares held at Flemington Racecourse on Stakes Day at the end of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Affair To Remember
  • 2nd: #6 Paradee
  • 3rd: #2 Toffee Tongue



The Group 2 2020 Matriarch Stakes is a set weights race for mares aged four years old and over. Held at Flemington Racecourse on Mackinnon Stakes Day, the event runs alongside the Group 1 $2 million Darley Sprint Classic (1200m), the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and the meeting’s marquee race – the Group 1 $2 million Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) – formerly known as the Emirates Stakes.

Mackinnon Stakes Day marks the end of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival and many of runners from the Matriarch Stakes will go on to compete in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) or the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) the following Saturday at Sandown Racecourse.

The 2020 Matriarch Stakes ran on Mackinnon Stakes Day, Saturday November 7, 2020 , and was won by Affair To Remember. 

Matriarch Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday November 7, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2020 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Affair To Remember
  • 2nd: #6 Paradee
  • 3rd: #2 Toffee Tongue
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 10 55kg $7
2 6 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.1L 7 57.5kg $10
3 2 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 0.2L 13 58.5kg $8.50
4 11 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani Craig Williams 1.95L 9 55kg $31
5 10 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Daniel Stackhouse 2.05L 12 55kg $7.50
6 8 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2.15L 2 55kg $18
7 5 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.25L 6 57.5kg $31
8 13 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 2.65L 4 55kg $4.80F
9 3 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 2.85L 5 57.5kg $5.50
10 7 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3.6L 3 56.5kg $13
11 4 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Luke Currie 5.6L 1 57.5kg $15
12 15 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 7.1L 11 55kg $151
13 14 IMELDA MARY (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 13.1L 8 55kg $201
1 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Jye McNeil 0
9 DANZDANZDANCE Dean Binaisse Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes 2020 betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2020, complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Field

The Matriarch Stakes Field attracts classy mares out of lead-up races like the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at the track the Saturday prior and even the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) the month before, which Lucia Valentina (2015) improved on a lead-up ninth in to win the Matriarch Stakes.

The 2020 Matriarch Stakes field and barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week, the full list of mares facing off in the set weights plus penalties clash to be published below once released.

Past Oaks performers Princess Jenni and Toffee Tongue drawn wide in gates 13 and 15 respectively head a 15-mare 2020 Matriarch Stakes field this Stakes Day at HQ.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x356x80571 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Jye McNeil 13 59.5kg 105
2 22221×5820 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 15 58.5kg 105
3 21111×9039 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 5 57.5kg 99
4 10320×4028 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Luke Currie 1 57.5kg 97
5 04x180x384 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 7 57.5kg 89
6 x13116x453 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 8 57.5kg 83
7 0x38x31145 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 56.5kg 98
8 x507x06360 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah (late alt) 2 55kg 101
9 x5663x9006 DANZDANZDANCE Dean Binaisse Glen Boss 6 55kg 99
10 111×536132 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Daniel Stackhouse 14 55kg 92
11 x3473x6363 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani Craig Williams 10 55kg 88
12 3133×50192 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 11 55kg 82
13 11×134 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4 55kg 87
14 1300x1x797 IMELDA MARY (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 9 55kg 89
15 21x302x745 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 12 55kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Matriarch Stakes History

Won by Big Colony twice in 1991 and 1992, the Matriarch Stakes fastest winning time since 1988 was by Purple in 2009 with 2 minutes 00.1 seconds. Meanwhile Concordance recorded the slowest winning time in 1988 with 2 minutes 5.9 seconds.

Originally a Listed race, the Matriarch Stakes was elevated to Group Three status between years 2001 to 2004 and in 2005 it was finally given Group Two status. The race was not held in 2005.

Inaugurated in 1981, the Matriarch Stakes has acquired a reputation for producing some quality winners. Notable Matriarch Stakes winners include Castilla (1982), Flawlessly (1991, 92, 93), Starine (2001) and Ventura (2009). Matriarch Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Matriarch Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Matriarch Stakes
1st Affair To Remember 2 minutes 3.07 seconds
2nd Paradee
3rd Toffee Tongue
2019
Matriarch Stakes
1st Oceanex 2 minutes 3.25 seconds
2nd Miss Siska
3rd Aristocratic Miss
2018
Matriarch Stakes
1st Kenedna 2 minutes 3.8 seconds
2nd Miss Siska
3rd Luvaluva
2017
Matriarch Stakes
1st Savapinski 2 minutes 1.59 seconds
2nd Payroll
3rd Token Of Love
2016
Matriarch Stakes
1st Jessy Belle 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Sort After
3rd Happy Hannah
2015
Matriarch Stakes
1st Lucia Valentina 2 minutes 4.18 seconds
2nd Manageress
3rd Casino Dancer
2014
Matriarch Stakes
1st Suavito 2 minutes 1.75 seconds
2nd Girl In Flight
3rd Amanpour
2013
Matriarch Stakes
1st Girl Gone Rockin’ 2 minutes 4.79 seconds
2nd Queenstown
3rd Keep De Rose
2012
Matriarch Stakes
1st Midnight Martini 2 minutes 3.15 seconds
2nd Lake Sententia
3rd Crafty Irna
2011
Matriarch Stakes
1st Vintedge 2 minutes 1.29 seconds
2nd Stole
3rd Skyerush
2010
Matriarch Stakes
1st Well Rounded 2 minutes 2.55 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Keep The Peace
2009
Matriarch Stakes
1st Purple 2 minutes 0.1 seconds
2nd Moment In Time
3rd Lady Lynette
2008
Matriarch Stakes
1st Bird Of Fire 2 minutes 5 seconds
2nd Tan Tat De Lago
3rd El Daana
2007
Matriarch Stakes
1st Hidden Strings 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Sovereign Miss
3rd Danevade
2006
Matriarch Stakes
1st Brom Felinity 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Pin Up
3rd Purde
2005
Matriarch Stakes
1st Sutology 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Storm Alert
3rd Aqua D Amore
2004
Matriarch Stakes
1st Demerger 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Aint Seen Nothin
3rd Full Spec
2003
Matriarch Stakes
1st Sweet Corn 2 minutes 4.4 seconds
2nd Sylvaner
3rd Mrs Tendulkar
2002
Matriarch Stakes
1st Damaschino 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Little Miss Quick
3rd Terrenora
2001
Matriarch Stakes
1st Piper Star 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Umaline
3rd Tickle My
2000
Matriarch Stakes
1st Flushed 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Nova Clause
3rd Tickle My

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