Sunline Stakes

The Sunline Stakes (1600m) is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse for fillies & mares on William Reid Stakes Day each March.

2024 Sunline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Eternal Flame
  • 2nd: #5 Rumbled Again
  • 3rd: #1 Campionessa



The Group 2  Sunline Stakes is named in honour of the champion mare Sunline, who was the world’s highest earning female horse of her time. In a total of 48 career starts, Sunline won 32 races in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong making her total career earnings over $11 million.

Run over a 1600m distance, the weight-for-age race is held specifically for fillies and mares aged three years and over.

Worth $300,000 in prize money, the Sunline Stakes is held at the same meeting as the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Good lead-up races to the Sunline Stakes field include the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes and the Frances Tressady Stakes, both 1400m races for mares are held at Flemington.

In 2021 the Sunline Stakes winner Quantum Mechanic went on to run third in that year’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in Sydney.

The Sunline Stakes 2022 form was franked with the runner-up Barb Raider going on to also run second in the both Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide that April and the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) in Brisbane in June.

The Sunline Stakes 2024 ran on William Reid Stakes Day at The Valley on Saturday March 23, 2024 and was won in a stylish upset by Michael Kent’s in-form four-year-old Eternal Flame ($9.50).

2024 Sunline Stakes Info
Date: Saturday March 23, 2024
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares 3YO&UP Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $300,000

2024 Sunline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Eternal Flame ($9.50)
  • 2nd: #5 Rumbled Again
  • 3rd: #1 Campionessa

Trained by Michael Kent, the four-year-old Sacred Falls mare Eternal Flame ($9.50) continued her successful autumn campaign with a victory in the 2024 Sunline Stakes results on William Reid Stakes Day.. Following her Group 3 Matron Stakes win, she led the home straight to claim a stylish upset.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) Michael Kent Ethan Brown 2 57kg $9.50
2 5 RUMBLED AGAIN Michael Trotter Michael Dee 0.75L 7 57kg $81
3 1 CAMPIONESSA (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 1.5L 1 57kg $4.60
4 9 ROLL ON HIGH Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan 1.9L 4 54kg $3.20F
5 2 WISHLOR LASS Symon Wilde Ben Melham 4.15L 6 57kg $3.40
6 6 FOXY CLEOPATRA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 4.25L 5 57kg $14
7 4 RUNNING BY Ciaron Maher John Allen 5L 8 57kg $12
8 8 LEGACIES Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Linda Meech 7.25L 3 54kg $12
3 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Sunline Stakes Betting

The autumn’s Sunline Stakes 2024 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 SUNLINE STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Sunline Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 SUNLINE STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Sunline Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Sunline Stakes 2024 Tips on The Valley Group 2 mile feature.

  • To Win: #1 Campionessa ($3.10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Mark Walker has a strong hand at Moonee Valley on Saturday, with Campionessa a leading contender in the Sunline Stakes. The six-year-old Contributor mare makes her debut at the track but arrives in top form after winning the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield. While the margin of victory was narrow, her Group 1 win in New Zealand underlines her class. Campionessa displayed her staying potential with a close sixth-place finish (beaten only two lengths) in last year’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). Drawn ideally at barrier one and in peak condition, Campionessa shapes as a major threat in this race.

2024 Sunline Stakes Field

The Sunline Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of middle-distance fillies and mares each autumn coming out of similar class Melbourne races.

The best out of the Sunline Stakes field could then head up to Sydney for ‘The Championships’ races in autumn or return in the winter for the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide that the 2017 Sunline Stakes winner I Am A Star ran third in.

The official 2024 Sunline Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is released the Wednesday before William Reid Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

Group 1 winning New Zealander Campionessa heads the Sunline Stakes 2024 field and betting markets at The Valley this weekend.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6×50111921 CAMPIONESSA (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 1 57kg 109
2 15x41116x6 WISHLOR LASS Symon Wilde Ben Melham 7 57kg 103
3 85×4211310 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 4 57kg 97
4 x62x211422 RUNNING BY Ciaron Maher John Allen 9 57kg 91
5 787×335418 RUMBLED AGAIN Michael Trotter Michael Dee 8 57kg 80
6 27x228x263 FOXY CLEOPATRA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 6 57kg 96
7 6x15x51541 ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) Michael Kent Ethan Brown 2 57kg 97
8 11x267x61 LEGACIES Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Linda Meech 3 54kg 82
9 2211×6 ROLL ON HIGH Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Billy Egan 5 54kg 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Sunline Stakes Nominations

The Sunline Stakes 2024 nominations will be available right here the Monday of race week and many mares in the mix may also hold a nomination for the Group 1 William Reid Stakes race at the same meeting.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6×50111921 CAMPIONESSA (NZ) M 6 Mark Walker 1 57kg 109
2 15x41116x6 WISHLOR LASS M 5 Symon Wilde 2 57kg 103
3 x1736417x0 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 3 57kg 102
4 85×4211310 HELL HATH NO FURY M 4 Annabel Neasham 4 57kg 97
5 6x15x51541 ETERNAL FLAME (NZ) M 4 Michael Kent 5 57kg 97
6 27x228x263 FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 6 57kg 96
7 72476x58x3 BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) M 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 7 57kg 94
8 x62x211422 RUNNING BY M 4 Ciaron Maher 8 57kg 91
9 2211×6 ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 9 54kg 84
10 x192x800x8 REO M 4 Richard Laming 10 57kg 83
11 11x267x61 LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 11 54kg 82
12 14x3841x38 SERASANA F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 12 54kg 81
13 2x1144x33 MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 13 54kg 80
14 787×335418 RUMBLED AGAIN M 6 Michael Trotter 14 57kg 80
15 41186×4032 JENNY JEROME M 4 Patrick Payne 15 57kg 78
16 9322x8148x FLASH MARY (NZ) M 5 Cindy Alderson 16 57kg 75
17 5910×51718 HARMONIOUS SENORA M 4 Charmaine Barnes 17 57kg 74
18 32116 JUSTABOOM F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 18 54kg 68

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sunline Stakes History

First held in 1981 and won by Epillette, the Sunline Stakes was originally named the Diamond Jubilee Stakes until 2000.

Held over a 1500m distance in 2005, the Group Two event was first introduced as a Listed race until 1990 when it was changed until 1994 as a Group Three event.

Sunline Stakes Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2024
Sunline Stakes
1st
Eternal Flame
1 minute 36.54 seconds
2nd Rumbled Again
3rd Campionessa
2023
Sunline Stakes
1st
Sirileo Miss
1 minute 36.04 seconds
2nd Revolutionary Miss
3rd Deny Knowledge
2022
Sunline Stakes
1st
Shout The Bar
1 minute 35.08 seconds
2nd Barb Raider
3rd Flying Mascot
2021
Sunline Stakes
1st
Quantum Mechanic
1 minute 36.46 seconds
2nd Grand De Flora
3rd Scarlet Dream
2020
Sunline Stakes
1st
Mamzelle Tess
1 minute 35.72 seconds
2nd Bam’s On Fire
3rd Fidelia
2019
Sunline Stakes
1st
Consensus
1 minute 36.83 seconds
2nd Spanish Reef
3rd Kenedna
2018
Sunline Stakes
1st
Spanish Reef
1 minute 35.34 seconds
2nd Samovare
3rd Flying Jess
2017
Sunline Stakes
1st
I Am A Star
1 minute 36.69 seconds
2nd French Emotion
3rd First Seal
2016
Sunline Stakes
1st
Miss Rose De Lago
1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Noble Protector
3rd Metaphorical
2015
Sunline Stakes
1st
Noble Protector
1 minute 36.51 seconds
2nd Girl In Flight
3rd Marianne
2014
Sunline Stakes
1st
Text’n Hurley
1 minute 36.89 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd You’re So Good
2013
Sunline Stakes
1st
Spirit Song
1 minute 35.71 seconds
2nd Lights Of Heaven
3rd Goldslick
2012
Sunline Stakes
1st
Spirit Song
1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Lady Lynette
3rd Raspberries
2011
Sunline Stakes
1st
Nakaaya
1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Lady Lynette
3rd Platinum Passion
2010
Sunline Stakes
1st
Zarita
1 minute 39.6 seconds
2nd Princess Marizza
3rd Silvercitymiss
2009
Sunline Stakes
1st
Subtle Cove
1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Youthful High
3rd Fifth Avenue Lady
2008
Sunline Stakes
1st
Laura’s Charm
1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Illnois Girl
3rd Wayne’s Gold
2007
Sunline Stakes
1st
Like It Is
1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Laura’s Charm
3rd Brockman’s Lass
2006
Sunline Stakes
1st
Candy Vale
1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Plans
3rd Holy Bounty
2005
Sunline Stakes
1st
Beautiful Gem
1 minute 30.3 seconds
2nd Umber
3rd Charmed Lady
2004
Sunline Stakes
1st
Sylvaner
1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd La Sirenuse
3rd Love’s Here
2003
Sunline Stakes
1st
Tickle My
1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Kayano
3rd White Mist
2002
Sunline Stakes
1st
Spurn
1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd It’s Platonic
2001
Sunline Stakes
1st
Flushed
1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Calm Smytzer
3rd Shelbourne Lass
2000
Sunline Stakes
1st
Rose O’War
1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Lady Elsie
3rd Gold Crystal

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