Belle Of The Turf Stakes

The Belle Of The Turf Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Gosford Racecourse in late December during the Central Coast Racing Carnival.

2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Tinkermosa
  • 2nd: #7 Statuesquely
  • 3rd: #10 Saas Fee



The 2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Gosford Racecourse during the summer in late December having been moved from its previous time slot of January as part of the Central Coast Carnival.

Raced over one mile (1600m), the Belle Of The Turf Stakes is held under handicap conditions and pays $170,000 total prize money. It is open only to fillies and mares aged three years and older, and tends to be a popular Christmas season target taking place around the Boxing Day races.

The key support act on the Belle Of The Turf Stakes Day card is the Listed Gosford Guineas (1200m) for three-year-old sprinters.

Fillies and mares in the Belle Of The Turf Stakes field traditionally come off lead-up summer races against similar company at Sydney tracks like Warwick Farm and Rosehill Gardens.

In 2017 there were two editions of the Belle Of The Turf Stakes, the first won by Imposing Lass in mid-January and the later to run in late December with the Joe Pride-trained Pecans victorious for her first Group race victory.

The 2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes took place on Friday December 27, 2019 and was won in an upset by Tinkermosa. 

Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2019
Date: Friday December 27, 2019
Track: Gosford Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $170,000

2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Tinkermosa
  • 2nd: #7 Statuesquely
  • 3rd: #10 Sass Fee
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 TINKERMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Jeff Penza 7 56.5kg $20
2 7 STATUESQUELY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glyn Schofield 0.2L 4 56.5kg $10
3 10 SAAS FEE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1.25L 2 56.5kg $3.60
4 1 AQUA D’IVINA Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 2.01L 5 58kg $6.50
5 6 ZAVANCE Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan (a) 4.07L 9 56.5kg $17
6 4 MISS REDOBLE Tracey Bartley Aaron Bullock 4.2L 10 56.5kg $19
7 5 ELUSIVE NATURE Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 5.02L 3 56.5kg $21
8 9 COMMUTE Tracey Bartley Jay Ford 10.08L 1 56.5kg $41
9 8 WHISKEY SHOOTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 10.2L 8 56.5kg $18
10 2 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 12.82L 6 57.5kg $2.60F

2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Odds

The latest Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2019 betting odds will be listed below as soon as released by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Field

The Belle Of The Turf Stakes field regularly attracts a highly talented selection of young fillies and experienced mares. Because it’s held early in late December, many of the young horses in the Belle Of The Turf Stakes field are coming off earlier spring lead-up races in Sydney.

The 2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes field will be provided here when final acceptances close the week of the race.

The Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2019 final field attracted just 10 runners with the Chris Waller-trained Toryjoy the clear favourite in betting following a first-up win at Rosehill last start.

Read more on the 2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Field & Odds. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 10x60x9819 AQUA D’IVINA Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 5 58kg 89
2 48821913×1 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57.5kg 88
3 9436013×79 TINKERMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Jeff Penza 7 56.5kg 77
4 107×761527 MISS REDOBLE Tracey Bartley Aaron Bullock 10 56.5kg 75
5 7×52103212 ELUSIVE NATURE Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 3 56.5kg 71
6 1x64538x70 ZAVANCE Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan (a) 9 56.5kg 71
7 21125×3327 STATUESQUELY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 70
8 1807x57x01 WHISKEY SHOOTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 8 56.5kg 70
9 7174642214 COMMUTE Tracey Bartley Jay Ford 1 56.5kg 67
10 3×12 SAAS FEE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 65

2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2019 at Gosford are announced about a week out from the race that takes place just after Boxing Day. The full list of potential Belle Of The Turf Stakes fillies and mares will be released below as soon as announced.

The 2019 Belle Of The Turf Stakes nominations attracted 17 female gallopers including the Matthew Smith-trained Pierro five-year-old Aqua D’Ivina who also holds a nomination for the Group 3 Summer Cup at Randwick on Boxing Day. Last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller (Sexy Eyes) is back with last start Rosehill winning Street Cry mare Tory Joy, while the Gerald Ryan-trained All Too Hard three-year-old Saas Fee is the only filly nominated for a potential run against the older mares.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 10x60x9819 AQUA D’IVINA M 5 Matthew Smith 89
2 x38x260x02 BELLARIA (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 79
3 7174642214 COMMUTE M 4 Tracey Bartley 67
4 7×52103212 ELUSIVE NATURE M 4 Gerald Ryan 71
5 55310×0052 ETANA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 87
6 107×761527 MISS REDOBLE M 5 Tracey Bartley 75
7 0x627254Px MISSYBEEL (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 70
8 x3D5925x32 PUMPKIN PIE M 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
9 3×12 SAAS FEE F 3 Gerald Ryan 65
10 100990×756 SIREN’S FURY M 6 Jason Coyle 96
11 21125×3327 STATUESQUELY M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
12 1213×94127 STROME M 5 Gary Portelli 88
13 9436013×79 TINKERMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 77
14 x3x290x425 TO YOUR HEALTH M 5 Anthony Cummings 63
15 48821913×1 TORYJOY M 5 Chris Waller 88
16 1807x57x01 WHISKEY SHOOTER M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
17 1x64538x70 ZAVANCE M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 71

Belle Of The Turf Stakes History

The history of the Belle Of The Turf Stakes reaches back at least to 1988, with St. Klaire winning the race that year.

Previously a listed race, the Belle Of The Turf Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2013, making it the ideal target for talented types to get some group level points on the scoreboard.

Notable recent Belle Of The Turf Stakes winners include Mamwaazel (2015) and Imposing Lass (January, 2017). Imposing Lass won the first of two editions of the race in 2017 with a second scheduled in December after a move by the Gosford Turf Club and subsequently won by Pecans (December, 2017).

Belle Of The Turf Stakes results since 2005, along with winning jockeys and trainers, are provided below.

Belle Of The Turf Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Tinkermosa 1 minute 35.77 seconds
2nd Statuesquely
3rd Saas Fee
2018
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Sexy Eyes 1 minute 37.03 seconds
2nd Irithea
3rd Zumbelina
2017
Belle Of The Turf Stakes (December)
1st Pecans 1 minute 36.30 seconds
2nd Sedanzer
3rd Positive Problems
2017
Belle Of The Turf Stakes (January)
1st Imposing Lass 1 minute 35.79 seconds
2nd Queen Of Wands
3rd Sewreel
2016
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Ammirata 1 minute 38.48 seconds
2nd Mary Lou
3rd Kellyville Flyer / Holy Delusions
2015
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Mamwaazel 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Peace Force
3rd Mary Lou
2014
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Myamira 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Pleiades
3rd La Pieta
2013
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Cathay Lady 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Babel
3rd Shamardini
2012
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2011
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Skyerush 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Quidnunc
3rd Miss Keepsake
2010
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Hidden Wonder 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Devils Arcade
3rd Kimillsy
2009
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Messenger 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Bernicia
3rd Illuminates
2008
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Prima Nova 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Alverta
3rd Lustre Lady
2007
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Pekalan 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Interche
3rd Martiniforus
2005
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Wild Queen 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Johan’s Toy
3rd A Fairy’s Kiss

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