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).

2021 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Four Moves Ahead
  • 2nd: #4 Mallory
  • 3rd: #2 Swift Witness



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) and Dame Giselle (2020).

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 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 2021 ran on Saturday September 18, 2021 and was won by the John Sargent-trained Four Moves Ahead. 

2021 Tea Rose Stakes
Date: Saturday September 18, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1980

2021 Tea Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Four Moves Ahead
  • 2nd: #4 Mallory
  • 3rd: #2 Swift Witness

Dual Group 1 fourth placed Four Moves Ahead ($4.80) returned to winning form with a gun ride by jockey Nash Rawiller to get her first home in the 2021 Tea Rose Stakes results. The minor placings were reversed after a successful protest by jockey Jason Collett whose mount Mallory was promoted to second over Swift Witness.

Click here to read more on the 2021 Tea Rose Stakes win by Flight Stakes hope Four Moves Ahead.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 9 56kg $4.80
2 4 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 0.37L 1 56kg $4.60
3 2 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.53L 11 56kg $11
4 11 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 2.35L 12 56kg $51
5 8 CHILL Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 2.57L 2 56kg $51
6 6 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.2L 3 56kg $12
7 13 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Brock Ryan (a) 4.04L 8 56kg $31
8 3 SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 4.13L 7 56kg $4.40F
9 10 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 4.15L 6 56kg $21
10 5 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 7.35L 10 56kg $8
11 9 ROCKLILY Matthew Dunn Ms Rachel King 8.45L 5 56kg $81
12 7 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 9.47L 4 56kg $12
14 LEFT REELING (NZ) John Sargent Jean Van Overmeire 0
12 MORIOKA Chris Waller Jay Ford 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia

2021 Tea Rose Stakes Odds

The Tea Rose Stakes betting odds for 2021 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.

2021 Tea Rose Stakes Field

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2021 Final Field of Flight Stakes hopefuls will be published in full below once released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week.

The Princess Series’ continues with a class line-up of fillies doing battle in the 2021 Tea Rose Stakes field this Saturday, markets led by Four Moves Ahead and She’s All Class both looking to return to their better form.

  • Scratched: #12 Morioka (6)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1144×35 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 10 56kg 92
2 31020×16 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 56kg 89
3 3x132x8 SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 8 56kg 86
4 2x139x53 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 1 56kg 84
5 1x42x2 ROBODIRA John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 11 56kg 84
6 14×32 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 80
7 118×47 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 75
8 8628×716 CHILL Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 2 56kg 65
9 9×521 ROCKLILY Matthew Dunn Ms Rachel King 5 56kg 65
10 11 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 7 56kg 64
11 71 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 14 56kg 60
12 3x323x3 MORIOKA Chris Waller Jay Ford 6 56kg
13 2×32 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Brock Ryan (a) 9 56kg
14 3×22 LEFT REELING (NZ) John Sargent Jean Van Overmeire 13 56kg

scratTable Credit: Racing Australia. 

Tea Rose Stakes Nominations

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

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
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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