Sheraco Stakes

The Sheraco Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Rosehill Racecourse in September on The Run To The Rose Day in Sydney.

2023 Sheraco Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Sunshine In Paris
  • 2nd: #2 Espiona
  • 3rd: #5 Zapeto



The Sheraco Stakes is a 1200m Group 2 sprinting event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse* during September.

*Note: The 2021 edition of the Sheraco Stakes ran at Kembla Grange having been moved due to COVID-19. 

With total prize money of $300,000 as of 2023, the Sheraco Stakes is a nice Sydney Spring Racing Carnival kick-off for sprinting fillies and mares, and is usually targeted by most major Sydney trainers. Open only to fillies and mares and run under set weights with penalties conditions, this is a great race for form guide to follow into later spring features.

Some of the better three-year-old fillies in the Sheraco Stakes might choose to step up in class and distance and contend the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m), while the lucrative Group 2 Golden Pendant later in the month is another likely aim. Mizzy (2019) was the last mare to win the Sheraco Stakes – Golden Pendant racing double.

The best mares out of the Sheraco Stakes results each spring could eventually end up in Melbourne on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington running in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) over the mile, a race the 2014 Sheraco Stakes winner Catkins ran third to Bonaria in. Catkins also returned and went back-to-back winning the 2016 Sheraco Stakes.

In 2020 the Sheraco Stakes winner Haut Brion Her went on to run second in that season’s $1 million Winners Stakes.

The 2021 Sheraco Stakes form was franked with the winner Entriviere running third in the Golden Pendant and fourth in the The Invitation before heading back across the Tasman for a Group 1 NZ Railway Stakes victory the following January.

The 2022 Sheraco Stakes winner Shades Of Rose went on to contest that year’s The Everest race – now worth $20 million – finishing eighth in the world’s richest turf race.

The 2023 Sheraco Stakes ran on Saturday September 9, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens and was won in style first-up by Annabel Neasham’s resuming Group 1 Surround Stakes winner Sunshine In Paris ($8.50). 

2023 Sheraco Stakes
Date: Saturday September 9, 2023
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO&UP – F&M – SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1998

2023 Sheraco Stakes Results

Check out the full Sheraco Stakes 2023 Results & Finishing Order below once the event takes place on Saturday September 9, 2023 as part of The Run To The Rose Day.

  • 1st: #4 Sunshine In Paris ($8.50)
  • 2nd: #2 Espiona
  • 3rd: #5 Zapeto

The Annabel Neasham-trained Group 1 Surround Stakes winner from the autumn, Sunshine In Paris ($8.50), made a stunning return to racing storming to the front the closing stages before kicking away for a comprehensive upset first-up in the 2023 Sheraco Stakes results at Rosehill.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 SUNSHINE IN PARIS Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 5 58kg $8.50
2 2 ESPIONA Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0.89L 8 58kg $17
3 5 ZAPATEO James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 1.79L 3 56kg $2.35F
4 3 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller Jason Collett 1.94L 4 58kg $7.50
5 1 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1.96L 7 58kg $51
6 6 I AM ME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Adam Hyeronimus 2.08L 6 56kg $3.80
7 7 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 2.44L 1 55.5kg $9
8 9 CINDERELLA DAYS Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 5.77L 2 54kg $21
8 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tyler Schiller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Sheraco Stakes Betting

The season’s top Sheraco Stakes 2023 betting markets and links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available here the week of the race.

Entriviere ($2.60 in 2021) and Shades Of Rose ($2.45 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Sheraco Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 SHERACO STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Sheraco Stakes Form

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2023 Sheraco Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Sheraco Stakes 2023 Tips on the Run To The Rose Day support act this September.

  • To Win: #4 Sunshine In Paris ($9 at time of publish) – BET NOW

It’s a diminutive but top-class Sheraco field this spring with a host of live-wire chances. Taking on the favourite and have the returning Sunshine In Paris on top at a nice price. The four-year-old Annabel Neasham-trained Invader mare was excellent last prep, ending her campaign with a narrow Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) win at Randwick. She has won her only other first-up assignment, has been brought on fitness-wise with a couple of solid trials, and has a great strike-rate at the distance (4:2-1-1). No surprises to see her kick things off with another win here.

2023 Sheraco Stakes Field

The 2023 Sheraco Stakes field is released on the Wednesday before the race attracting a quality line-up of fillies and mares at the start of their spring campaigns.

The Sheraco Stakes 2023 final field features a small but quality line-up of female gallopers led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained market mover I Am Me coming off a win fresh here by nearly two lengths in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m).

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5123x216Px ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 58kg 111
2 x640x6117x ESPIONA Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 58kg 106
3 x111x419x6 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller Jason Collett 4 58kg 105
4 13121x SUNSHINE IN PARIS Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 6 58kg 104
5 144x01133x ZAPATEO James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 3 56kg 110
6 46x11117x1 I AM ME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Adam Hyeronimus 7 56kg 107
7 x4158x28x2 QUEEN OF THE BALL Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 1 55.5kg 90
8 x3413x353x MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tyler Schiller 5 54kg 98
9 x131x360x4 CINDERELLA DAYS Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 2 54kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Sheraco Stakes Nominations

The 2023 Sheraco Stakes nominations are released by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5123x216Px ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 1 58kg 111
2 144x01133x ZAPATEO M 5 James Cummings 2 56kg 110
3 46x11117x1 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56kg 107
4 x640x6117x ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller 4 58kg 106
5 x111x419x6 ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 5 58kg 105
6 13121x SUNSHINE IN PARIS M 4 Annabel Neasham 6 58kg 104
7 707x20429x EXPAT (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 7 56kg 100
8 x3413x353x MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 54kg 98
9 x4158x28x2 QUEEN OF THE BALL M 4 Michael Freedman 9 55.5kg 90
10 x131x360x4 CINDERELLA DAYS M 4 Joseph Pride 10 54kg 88
11 6440x7903x DALCHINI M 5 Lee & Cherie Curtis 11 54kg 84
12 51125×4831 DIAMOND DEALER M 5 Bjorn Baker 12 54kg 80
13 333331x TREASURWAY F 3 Jason Warren 13 54kg 73

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sheraco Stakes History

The Sheraco Stakes is named after the winner of the 1982 Australian Oaks and all-round successful filly Sheraco.

Patou took out the inaugural edition of the Sheraco Stakes in 1998. Since then, a number of impressive horses have filled out the Sheraco Stakes each year, making this a race always worth punting on. Following only two years in existence, the quality of the field and the need for another black-type race for fillies and mares ensured that the Sheraco Stakes was quickly upgraded to Listed status (in 2000). In 2013, the Sheraco Stakes was again upgraded and is now a Group 2 event.

Initially run over 1100m, with the upgrade came an increase in distance to 1200m. The Sheraco Stakes has also been known by the sponsored name “Winning Edge Presentation Stakes”.

The Sheraco Stakes was later boosted to a Group 2 event for the first time in 2018.

Notable Sheraco Stakes winners include Nanny Maroon (2001), Mimi Lebrock (2008), More Joyous (2010, 2012), Driefontein (2013) and Entriviere (2021). Sheraco Stakes results since 2000 are below.

The 2021 Sheraco Stakes ran at Kembla Grange due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Sheraco Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Sheraco Stakes
1st Sunshine In Paris 1 minute 08.80 seconds
2nd Espiona
3rd Zapeto
2022
Sheraco Stakes
1st Shades Of Rose 1 minute 10.06 seconds
2nd Electric Girl
3rd Palaisipan
2021
Sheraco Stakes
(Run at Kembla Grange)
1st Entriviere 1 minute 09.99 seconds
2nd Fituese
3rd Marboosha
2020
Sheraco Stakes
1st Haut Brion Her 1 minute 09.05 seconds
2nd Jen Rules
3rd Seasons
2019
Sheraco Stakes
1st Mizzy 1 minute 09.92 seconds
2nd Fasika
3rd Champagne Cuddles
2018
Sheraco Stakes
1st Invincibella 1 minute 13.35 seconds
2nd Noire
3rd Magic Alibi
2017
Sheraco Stakes
1st Ravi 1 minute 09.42 seconds
2nd Perizada
3rd Daysee Doom
2016
Sheraco Stakes
1st Heavens Above 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Ravi
3rd Magic Alibi
2015
Sheraco Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 09.14 seconds
2nd Echo Gal
3rd Bounding
2014
Sheraco Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd My Sabeel
3rd Neena Rock
2013
Sheraco Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Peron
3rd Arctic Flight
2012
Sheraco Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Miss Marx
3rd Streama
2011
Sheraco Stakes
1st Gybe 1 minute 03.8 seconds
2nd Phenomenal Lass
3rd Ofcourseican
2010
Sheraco Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 03.25 seconds
2nd Girl Hussler
3rd Sister Madly
2009
Sheraco Stakes
1st Madame Pedrille 1 minute 04.49 seconds
2nd Seeking Attention
3rd More Joyous
2008 (Aug)
Sheraco Stakes
1st Hairy 1 minute 03.94 seconds
2nd Judged
3rd Interfere
2008 (Feb)
Sheraco Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 06.58 seconds
2nd Vegas Showgirl
3rd Shirl Pegasus
2007
Sheraco Stakes
Race Not Held
2006
Sheraco Stakes
1st At Ease 1 minute 04.16 seconds
2nd Sugarbomb
3rd Fire Song
2005
Sheraco Stakes
1st Shannon Bank 1 minute 03.55 seconds
2nd Shalimar Sky
3rd Imana
2004
Sheraco Stakes
1st Covet Thee 1 minute 03.49 seconds
2nd Zakynthos Star
3rd Chatelaine
2003
Sheraco Stakes
1st Oomph 1 minute 03.90 seconds
2nd Zakynthos Star
3rd Covet Thee
2002
Sheraco Stakes
1st Pompeii 1 minute 03.32 seconds
2nd Mica’s Pride
3rd Lady Cay
2001
Sheraco Stakes
1st Nanny Maroon 1 minute 04.19 seconds
2nd Arrabeea
3rd Perfect Halo
2000
Sheraco Stakes
1st Brief Kiss 1 minute 04.10 seconds
2nd Perfect Halo
3rd Beat The Fade

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