Matriarch Stakes

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

2018 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: Kenedna
  • 2nd: Miss Siska
  • 3rd: Luvaluva



The Group 2 2018 Matriarch Stakes is a set weights race for mares aged four years old and over. Held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Day, the event runs alongside the Group 1 $1 million Darley Classic (1200m), the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m), the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) and the meeting’s marquee race – the Group 1 $2 million Emirates Stakes (2000m) – formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes.

Emirates 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 2018 Matriarch Stakes ran on Emirates Stakes Day, Saturday November 10, 2018.

Matriarch Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday November 10, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2018 Matriarch Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 7 KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 2 55kg
2 13 MISS SISKA Tony McEvoy Damien Oliver 0.4L 5 55kg
3 3 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Dwayne Dunn 0.6L 3 58.5kg
4 10 ALL TOO SOON David Payne James McDonald 0.8L 12 55kg
5 6 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 1.1L 13 56kg
6 11 TEMPLE OF BEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1.2L 14 55kg
7 14 OUR LIBRETTO (NZ) Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 1.3L 6 55kg
8 8 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 1.7L 7 55kg
9 15 SILENT ROAR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2.95L 1 55kg
10 1 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Walker 3.95L 8 59.5kg
11 4 QUILATE Michael Kent Beau Mertens 4.95L 4 57.5kg
12 9 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Regan Bayliss 5.45L 11 55kg
13 2 SAVVY COUP (NZ) Michael & Matthew Pitman Chris Johnson 5.55L 15 59.5kg
14 12 AQUA D’IVINA Matthew Smith Jason Collett 5.75L 10 55kg
15 5 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Mark Zahra 7.5L 9 56.5kg

2018 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes 2018 betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2018, complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.

2018 Matriarch Stakes Field

The Matriarch Stakes Field attracts classy mares out of lead-up races like the Group 1 Myer Classic (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 2018 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.

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
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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