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.

2019 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Oceanex
  • 2nd: #9 Miss Siska
  • 3rd: #10 Aristocratic Miss



The Group 2 2019 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 2019 Matriarch Stakes ran on Mackinnon Stakes Day, Saturday November 9, 2019, and was won in an upset by Oceanex. 

Matriarch Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2019 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Oceanex
  • 2nd: #9 Miss Siska
  • 3rd: #10 Aristocratic Miss

Despite drawing the inside alley on a day when the rail was out 9m at Flemington, the Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Oceanex proved the mare to beat with an upset win in the Matriarch Stakes 2019 results. The $18 shot in betting was given the perfectly-timed ride by jockey Jye McNeil for her deserving Group 2 success to continue her excellent 2000m form.

Read more on the 2019 Matriarch Stakes win by Oceanex now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1 55kg $18
2 9 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Craig Williams 0.5L 11 55kg $21
3 10 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ryan Moore 0.6L 6 55kg $101
4 8 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Damien Oliver 0.7L 15 55kg $7.50
5 2 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.45L 8 58.5kg $15
6 3 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1.75L 5 58.5kg $17
7 13 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2.05L 12 55kg $2.90F
8 7 RONDINELLA (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 2.15L 2 55kg $6
9 6 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2.55L 7 55kg $13
10 5 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2.65L 4 57.5kg $19
11 1 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 3.4L 9 58.5kg $16
12 12 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Stephen Baster 3.8L 3 55kg $41
13 16 CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens 6.3L 10 55kg $151
14 4 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Jamie Kah 6.7L 13 57.5kg $16
15 15 NAIVASHA Pat Carey Damien Thornton 10.2L 14 55kg $101
11 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 0

2019 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest Matriarch Stakes 2019 betting odds, markets out as soon as the field is released during Melbourne Cup week 2019, complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Matriarch Stakes Tips.

2019 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 2019 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.

The Matriarch Stakes 2019 Final Field features 16 class mares including the Kiwi-trained favourite Rondinella coming off back-to-back seconds in Group company this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Last year’s runner-up Miss Siska returns with Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams aboard, while the Ken Keys-trained Ladies Day Vase winner Spanish Reef is on the quick back-up after her good third behind Melody Belle in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes last weekend.

Update: #11 Fidelia (11) has been scratched from the Matriarch Stakes with connections opting to keep her fresh for a shot at the Group 1 Railway Stakes in Perth later in the month.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1257×00413 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 9 58.5kg 104
2 115237×595 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 58.5kg 105
3 211260×431 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5 58.5kg 97
4 8158×83619 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Jamie Kah 14 57.5kg 102
5 14253×0542 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 57.5kg 84
6 x43831x752 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55kg 97
7 112334×422 RONDINELLA (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 105
8 80009×0251 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ben Melham 16 55kg 89
9 2x147x2788 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Craig Williams 12 55kg 96
10 2361253176 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ryan Moore 6 55kg 83
11 1111×53630 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 11 55kg 92
12 23727×2700 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Stephen Baster 3 55kg 92
13 88123×1304 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 13 55kg 102
14 119×323262 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1 55kg 81
15 5x516x7220 NAIVASHA Pat Carey Damien Thornton 15 55kg 75
16 7114828609 CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens (late alt) 10 55kg 72

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
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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