Tea Rose Stakes

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

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Tiz Invincible
  • 2nd: #3 Kimochi
  • 3rd: #8 Tropical Squall



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

Taking place on The Shorts Day at Royal Randwick, the Tea Rose Stakes is one of four Group races held at the meeting. Also run on the day are the now $1 million Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) for The Everest hopes, Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m), and Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m).

Replacing the George Main Stakes – which now runs as the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on The Everest Day in mid-October – on the card as of 2023 is the $1 million 7 Stakes (1600m) which offers an Epsom Handicap ballot exemption.

A middle-distance race run over 1400m, the Tea Rose Stakes is for three-year-old fillies at set weights and is worth $300,000. 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), Dame Giselle (2020) and most recently Tiz Invincible (2023).

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 Zougotcha (2022), Funstar (2019), 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 2023 ran on Saturday September 16, 2023 as part of Randwick’s The Shorts Day card and was won in style by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Furious Stakes winning favourite Tiz Invincible ($3.20F).

2023 Tea Rose Stakes
Date: Saturday September 16, 2023
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1980

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Tiz Invincible ($3.20F)
  • 2nd: #3 Kimochi
  • 3rd: #8 Tropical Squall

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Tiz Invincible ($3.20F) was huge late charging home once getting the gap to make it three on the trot this prep when dominating the 2023 Tea Rose Stakes results for the punters ahead of the Group 1 Flight Stakes on September 30.

Click here to read more on the impressive Tea Rose Stakes 2023 win by the top elect Tiz Invincible.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Results & Finishing Order   

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Zac Lloyd (a) 2 56kg $3.20F
2 3 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Jason Collett 1.35L 5 56kg $4
3 8 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2.04L 12 56kg $5.50
4 10 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR Matthew Smith Dylan Gibbons (a) 3.1L 14 56kg $31
5 14 SUMMER LOVING Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 3.33L 8 56kg $17
6 15 PRIVATE LEGACY Gregory Hickman Tyler Schiller 4.01L 3 56kg $91
7 11 TUTTA LA VITA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4.16L 13 56kg $41
8 2 AUTUMN BALLET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 4.23L 10 56kg $14
9 13 MUMBAI MUSE Michael Freedman Brett Prebble 4.8L 4 56kg $14
10 12 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) John Sargent Chad Schofield 5.19L 9 56kg $26
11 7 AUGUST BLOOM Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 5.82L 7 56kg $21
12 9 CAPTAIN AMELIA John O’Shea Joshua Parr 6.22L 16 56kg $101
13 4 MISS JOELENE Kelly Schweida Kyle Wilson-Taylor 7.18L 11 56kg $51
14 6 ZARDOZI James Cummings Jean Van Overmeire 13.42L 1 56kg $31
15 5 PLATINUM JUBILEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 14.61L 15 56kg $31
16 16 NANTUCKET ISLAND Edward Cummings Brock Ryan 14.65L 6 56kg $201

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Betting Odds

The Tea Rose Stakes betting odds for 2023 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.

Zougotcha ($1.95 in 2022) and Tiz Invincible ($3.20 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Tea Rose Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 TEA ROSE STAKES FORM GUIDE

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Tea Rose Stakes 2023 Tips on the key Flight Stakes lead-up this September.

  • To Win: #1 Tiz Invincible ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

A host of livewire chances in the Tea Rose and plenty of form lines to consider, but happy to stick with Tiz Invincible who is going too good to ignore while still presenting at a backable price. She chases a third win on the trot here following Sydney wins in The Rosebud where she beat home the boys and Group 2 Furious Stakes. Improving each time out, from the powerhouse Maher/Eustace stable, and has beaten plenty of these before. If she gets the distance she can win again.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Field

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2023 Final Field of Flight Stakes hopefuls will be published in full below once released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2023 Tea Rose Stakes field features a quality line-up of Flight Stakes-bound fillies led in betting by the Furious Stakes winner Tiz Invincible and the Gary Portelli-trained Kimochi who ran second in the same key Group 2 lead-up. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 42×11 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Zac Lloyd (a) 2 56kg 88
2 15×18 AUTUMN BALLET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 10 56kg 84
3 2x13x32 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Jason Collett 5 56kg 82
4 14x1844x2 MISS JOELENE Kelly Schweida Kyle Wilson-Taylor 11 56kg 80
5 1x2220x76 PLATINUM JUBILEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 15 56kg 80
6 111×0 ZARDOZI James Cummings Jean Van Overmeire 1 56kg 74
7 443×1 AUGUST BLOOM Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 7 56kg 72
8 1×1 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 12 56kg 72
9 187×16 CAPTAIN AMELIA John O’Shea Joshua Parr 16 56kg 70
10 2×191 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR Matthew Smith Dylan Gibbons (a) 14 56kg 70
11 221×6 TUTTA LA VITA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 56kg 69
12 2×2 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) John Sargent Chad Schofield 9 56kg 65
13 35×43 MUMBAI MUSE Michael Freedman Brett Prebble 4 56kg
14 3330×264 SUMMER LOVING Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 8 56kg
15 24280 PRIVATE LEGACY Gregory Hickman Tyler Schiller 3 56kg
16 5 NANTUCKET ISLAND Edward Cummings Brock Ryan 6 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Tea Rose Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Tea Rose Stakes close the Monday leading-up to The Shorts Day and will be published for punters below as soon as released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x2220x76 PLATINUM JUBILEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 56kg 80
2 42×11 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56kg 88
3 3330×264 SUMMER LOVING F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56kg
4 15×18 AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 56kg 84
5 2x13x32 KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 5 56kg 82
6 14x1844x2 MISS JOELENE F 3 Kelly Schweida 6 56kg 80
7 111×0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 7 56kg 74
8 221×6 TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller 8 56kg 69
9 35×43 MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 9 56kg
10 2×191 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 10 56kg 70
11 187×16 CAPTAIN AMELIA F 3 John O’Shea 11 56kg 70
12 443×1 AUGUST BLOOM F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56kg 72
13 1×1 TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 56kg 72
14 24280 PRIVATE LEGACY F 3 Gregory Hickman 14 56kg
15 2×2 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 15 56kg 65
16 1×0 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 16 56kg 65
17 5 NANTUCKET ISLAND F 3 Edward Cummings 17 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

In 2020 Dame Giselle won the first three legs of the Princess Series taking out the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes hat-trick.

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

Recent Tea Rose Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Tiz Invincible 1 minute 22.82 seconds
2nd Kimochi
3rd Tropical Squall
2022
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Zougotcha 1 minute 25.83 seconds
2nd Madame Pommery
3rd Wolverine
2021
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Four Moves Ahead 1 minute 24.24 seconds
2nd Mallory*
3rd Swift Witness
*on protest
2020
Tea Rose Stakes
1st Dame Giselle 1 minute 22.26 seconds
2nd Hungry Heart
3rd Vangelic
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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