Tristarc Stakes

The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Cup Day as a lead-up to Flemington's Empire Rose Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Wrote To Arataki
  • 2nd: #4 Shuffle Dancer
  • 3rd: #9 Call Di



The Tristarc Stakes is a quality Group 2 thoroughbred event held as part of the coveted Melbourne Spring Carnival on one of the most anticipated days of racing, Caulfield Cup Day. Taking place on a Saturday in mid to late October, Caulfield Cup Day features a host of Group races including the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m), Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m), and Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m).

The Tristarc Stakes is run over the sprint distance of 1400m by a solid field of mares under set weights plus penalties and is worth $300,000. It is a great middle distance sprint for mares heading towards prestigious events including the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day or the Group 2 Matriach Stakes (2000m) on Mackinnon Stakes Day.

The set weights conditions that the race is run under ensures that the higher seeded females claim victory more often than not. In recent years the Tristarc Stakes has been a decent guide to the Empire Rose Stakes (formerly the Myer Classic).

Colette (2021) is the last mare to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes double.

The 2022 Tristarc Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Palaisipan going on to win Brisbane’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in the winter of 2023.

The 2023 Tristarc Stakes ran on Saturday October 21, 2023 as part of Caulfield Cup Day and saw the Matthew Williams-trained Wrote To Arataki ($6) lead all-the-way for a well earned Group 2 victory.

2023 Tristarc Stakes
Date: Saturday October 21, 2023
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: 4YO&Up Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1987

2023 Tristarc Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Wrote To Arataki ($6)
  • 2nd: #4 Shuffle Dancer
  • 3rd: #9 Call Di

The Matthew Smith-trained Wrote To Arataki ($6) was strong leading from barrier to box to hold off the fast-finishers and salute in the 2023 Tristarc Stakes results on Caulfield Cup Day in a well deserved Group 2 success for the last start Rose Of Kingston Stakes third place-getter.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 WROTE TO ARATAKI (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 7 57kg $6
2 4 SHUFFLE DANCER Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ben Melham 0.3L 6 57.5kg $21
3 9 CALL DI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Blake Shinn 0.5L 5 55kg $9
4 1 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller James McDonald 0.7L 1 58.5kg $10
5 7 WALTZ ON BY Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Damian Lane 1.1L 4 56kg $6.50
6 2 SKEW WIFF (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 1.3L 2 58.5kg $3.70F
7 6 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 1.6L 9 57kg $20
8 3 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1.8L 8 57.5kg $12
9 8 C’EST MAGIQUE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 5.3L 3 55kg $5

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Tristarc Stakes 2023 betting markets will be detailed below with the full Tristarc Stakes odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au so you can back your insider Tristarc Stakes tips at the right price this spring.

Colette ($2.45 in 2021) was the last favourite in Tristarc Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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2023 Tristarc Stakes Form Guide

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2023 Tristarc Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Tristarc Stakes 2023 Tips on the Caulfield Cup Day support race this spring.

  • To Win: #2 Skew Wiff ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

This classy Kiwi raider carries a bit of weight, but she has been impressive with more across the Tasman previously and looks the one to beat here at a backable price. The Mark Walker-trained Savabeel four-year-old has been in terrific form with three of her past four runs at home being in Group 1 company. She placed second in two of them, both over the mile during the autumn, and she was last seen winning the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on September 9. Travels down under now for a Group 2 over the same distance in a very winnable Caulfield Cup Day race for her.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Field

Each Caulfield Cup Day the Tristarc Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares coming off lead-up runs in races including Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), Flemington’s Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) a fortnight before or the Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) also open only to mares contested on Turnbull Stakes Day.

Wrote To Arataki (3rd in 2023) was the last mare to come off a Rose Of Kingston Stakes run and win the Tristarc Stakes.

The 2023 Tristarc Stakes field and barriers will be released on the Wednesday leading up to Caulfield Cup Day and published in full below so stay tuned.

The Tristarc Stakes 2023 final field features a smart line-up of mares including the Grahame Begg-trained favourite C’est Magique coming off a Group 2 Gilgai Stakes third and Group 1 winning New Zealand visitor Skew Wiff at a good price.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller James McDonald 1 58.5kg 102
2 5726122×21 SKEW WIFF (NZ) Mark Walker Opie Bosson 2 58.5kg 108
3 x5512x99x7 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 8 57.5kg 100
4 3121146×85 SHUFFLE DANCER Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 6 57.5kg 86
5 x33112x303 WROTE TO ARATAKI (NZ) Matthew Williams Dean Yendall 7 57kg 98
6 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 9 57kg 84
7 8x95143x64 WALTZ ON BY Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Damian Lane 4 56kg 86
8 1262×43 C’EST MAGIQUE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 3 55kg 96
9 3x1349x225 CALL DI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Blake Shinn 5 55kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Tristarc Stakes Nominations

The 2023 Tristarc Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria (RV) on the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be available below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x1349x225 CALL DI M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 78
2 1262×43 C’EST MAGIQUE M 4 Grahame Begg 96
3 22x689x298 CLIMBING STAR (NZ) M 4 Phillip Stokes 80
4 40x7903x53 DALCHINI M 5 Lee & Cherie Curtis 84
5 11333898×8 FORBIDDEN CITY M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 79
6 112x74x421 LIFE LESSONS (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 99
7 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 102
8 1153×211 NUNTHORPE M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 84
9 x5512x99x7 REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
10 0x22836x51 RIOYUKI M 5 Matthew Williams 70
11 3121146×85 SHUFFLE DANCER M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
12 5726122×21 SKEW WIFF (NZ) M 4 Mark Walker 108
13 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
14 8x95143x64 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
15 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 84
16 x33112x303 WROTE TO ARATAKI (NZ) M 5 Matthew Williams 98
17 2x3114x78x ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tristarc Stakes History

Canny Lass was the inaugural Tristarc Stakes winner when the race was first run in 1987. It began as a Listed race, reaching Group 3 status in 1994 and finally Group 2 status in 2005. The race distance has always been 1400m. Some high quality females have taken out the Tristarc Stakes including Typhoon Tracy (1999), M

ore Joyous (2011), Streama (2012), Red Tracer (2013), and Global Glamour (2017).

Tristarc Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Tristarc Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Tristarc Stakes
1st Wrote To Arataki 1 minute 23.53 seconds
2nd Shuffle Dancer
3rd Call Di
2022
Tristarc Stakes
1st Chain Of Lightning 1 minute 24.91 seconds
2nd Palaisipan
3rd Pride Of Jenni
2021
Tristarc Stakes
1st Colette 1 minute 24.99 seconds
2nd Steinem
3rd Aidensfield
2020
Tristarc Stakes
1st Madam Rouge 1 minute 27.75 seconds
2nd She Shao Fly
3rd Felicia
2019
Tristarc Stakes
1st Savatiano 1 minute 24.23 seconds
2nd Angelic Ruler
3rd Spanish Whisper
2018
Tristarc Stakes
1st Shumookh 1 minute 25.68 seconds
2nd Invincibella
3rd Aloisia
2017
Tristarc Stakes
1st Global Glamour 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd Cool Passion
3rd Shillelagh
2016
Tristarc Stakes
1st First Seal 1 minute 25.14 seconds
2nd Tycoon Tara
3rd Pearls
2015
Tristarc Stakes
1st La Passe 1 minute 23.77 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Jessy Belle
2014
Tristarc Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 25.42 seconds
2nd Girl Guide
3rd Catkins
2013
Tristarc Stakes
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 23.16 seconds
2nd Koonoomoo
3rd Ava’s Delight
2012
Tristarc Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 24.76 seconds
2nd Pear Tart
3rd Red Tracer
2011
Tristarc Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd Response
2010
Tristarc Stakes
1st Culminate 1 minute 26.51 seconds
2nd Jersey Lily
3rd Marquardt
2009
Tristarc Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Glowlamp
2008
Tristarc Stakes
1st Mimi Lebrock 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Tan Tat De Lago
3rd Absolutely Fabulous
2007
Tristarc Stakes
1st Miss Fantabulous 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Bellini Rose
3rd Like It Is
2006
Tristarc Stakes
1st Nuclear Free 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Belle Bizarre
3rd Divine Madonna
2005
Tristarc Stakes
1st Infinite Grace 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Storm Alert
2004
Tristarc Stakes
1st Our Egyptian Raine 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Infinite Grace
3rd Skewiff
2003
Tristarc Stakes
1st Infinite Grace 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Faith Hill
2002
Tristarc Stakes
1st Reactive 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Gentle Genius
3rd Taimana
2001
Tristarc Stakes
1st Pernod 1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Kaemess
3rd Calm Smyzer
2000
Tristarc Stakes
1st Lady Marion 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Pace Invader
3rd Spice Doll

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