Tea Rose Stakes

The Tea Rose Stakes is a race for 3YO fillies held in September at Randwick on George Main Stakes Day as a lead-up into the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

2019 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Funstar
  • 2nd: #3 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #1 Libertini



The Tea Rose Stakes is a Group 2 race held mid-way through the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in September.

Taking place on George Main Stakes Day at Royal Randwick, the Tea Rose Stakes is one of five Group races held at the meeting. Also run on the day are the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m), Group 2 The Shorts (1100m), Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m).

A middle-distance race run over 1400m, the Tea Rose Stakes is for three-year-old fillies at set weights and is worth $200,000. A good lead-up race to the Tea Rose Stakes is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1400m) two weeks before at Randwick. The Furious Stakes has proved a fantastic guide to the Tea Rose Stakes in recent years, with many fine fillies claiming victory in both races including Foxplay (2016).

Quality fillies that run well in the Tea Rose Stakes usually progress on to the premier fillies’ event at the carnival, the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day a fortnight later.

The Tea Rose Stakes is an ideal preparation to this showcase race for females, with many punters placing a bet on the Tea Rose Stakes / Flight Stakes double. Fillies to win both races include Alizee (2017), First Seal (2014), Guelph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Cheeky Choice (2006), Ha Ha (2001) and Unworldy (2000).

The latest edition of the Tea Rose Stakes 2019 ran on Saturday September 21, 2019 and was won in an upset by Funstar. 

2019 Tea Rose Stakes
Date: Saturday September 21, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1980

2019 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Funstar
  • 2nd: #3 Probabeel
  • 3rd: #1 Libertini

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2019 results saw the Chris Waller-trained Funstar shoot to the top of early Flight Stakes betting with her gutsy win over the fast-finishing Probabeel and beaten odds-on favourite Libertini.

Read more on the exciting 2019 Tea Rose Stakes win by Funstar.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 5 56kg $3.60
2 3 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 0.1L 1 56kg $15
3 1 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 0.2L 8 56kg $1.85F
4 12 EMERALDS John Sargent Nash Rawiller 2.8L 7 56kg $31
5 2 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 3.2L 6 56kg $11
6 7 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.3L 9 56kg $14
7 6 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 5.4L 3 56kg $15
8 10 ST COVET’S SPIRIT Jason Coyle Adam Hyeronimus 5.5L 4 56kg $151
9 9 ASPECT RATIO John Sargent Luke Currie 8.3L 2 56kg $71
4 FLIT James Cummings Tim Clark 0
11 DARLING POINT Brad Widdup Glen Boss 0
8 MADDI ROCKS Chris Waller Jason Collett 0

2019 Tea Rose Stakes Odds

The Tea Rose Stakes betting odds for 2019 will be available below with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au for punters to back their favourite spring fillies at the right price the week of the race.

2019 Tea Rose Stakes Field

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2019 Final Field of Flight Stakes hopefuls will be published in full below once released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week.

A quality line-up of 12 fillies make-up this year’s Tea Rose Stakes 2019 field with the hot favourite Libertini out wide in barrier 11 as she chases a fifth win on the trot.

Update: The 2019 Tea Rose Stakes field is down to nine fillies after three official scratchings from the Flight Stakes lead-up: #4 Flit (1), #8 Maddie Rocks (8), #11 Darling Point (6).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 211×11 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 11 56kg 94
2 1x51461x93 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 9 56kg 88
3 211165×4 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 2 56kg 88
4 312×2 FLIT James Cummings Tim Clark 1 56kg 85
5 11×2 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56kg 74
6 3×233 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg
7 1×21 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 56kg 70
8 21×26 MADDI ROCKS Chris Waller Jason Collett 8 56kg 68
9 76×22 ASPECT RATIO John Sargent Luke Currie 3 56kg 64
10 369×61 ST COVET’S SPIRIT Jason Coyle Adam Hyeronimus 5 56kg 63
11 2×16 DARLING POINT Brad Widdup Glen Boss 6 56kg 62
12 0x213 EMERALDS John Sargent Nash Rawiller 10 56kg 62

Tea Rose Stakes History

First run in 1980, the inaugural winner of the Tea Rose Stakes was Dark Eclipse. It began as a Listed race run over 1400m but soon gained Group 3 status in 1983. The race distance was increased in 1985 to 1500m when the Tea Rose Stakes became a Group 2 event. From 1990 – 1991 the race was run over the increased distance of 1550m before reverting back to 1500m in 1992. In 2007 the race was not held due to equine influenza. From 2013 onwards, the Tea Rose Stakes has been raced over 1400m as opposed to the previous 1500m.

Tea Rose Stakes Records
Race Record (at current 1400m distance): Guelph 1:22.1 (2013)

Recent Tea Rose Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Funstar 1 minute 23.04 seconds
2nd Probabeel
3rd Libertini
2018
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Miss Fabulass 1 minute 22.93 seconds
2nd Fiesta
3rd Pretty In Pink
2017
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Alizee 1 minute 22.58 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Cellargirl
2016
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Foxplay 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Skylight Glow
3rd Quick Feet
2015
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Pearls 1 minute 24.44 seconds
2nd Honesta
3rd Kimberley Star
2014
Tea Rose Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Winx
3rd Earthquake
2013
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Guelph 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Arabian Gold
3rd Bound For Earth
2012
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Longport 1 minute 29.33 seconds
2nd Norzita
3rd Jade Marauder
2011
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 30.31 seconds
2nd Pane In The Glass
3rd Florentina
2010
Tea Rose Stakes
1st More Strawberries 1 minute 29.72 seconds
2nd Parables
3rd Ambers Waltz
2009
Tea Rose Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 28.7 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Deer Valley
2008
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 30.61 seconds
2nd Kimillsy
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Tea Rose Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Cheeky Choice 1 minute 30.01 seconds
2nd Gallant Tess
3rd My Lady’s Chamber
2005
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 32.19 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Sydney Owner
2004
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Prisoner Of Love 1 minute 29.48 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Covertly
2003
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Shamekha 1 minute 30.01 seconds
2nd Unearthly
3rd Miss Ivy
2002
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 28.95 seconds
2nd Ms Bowie
3rd Quiet As
2001
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 29.78 seconds
2nd Lady Cay
3rd Hosannah
2000
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Unwordly 1 minute 30.17 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Lady Mulan

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