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.

2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Expat
  • 2nd: #2 Brookspire
  • 3rd: #5 Amica



The 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 $200,000 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 2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes took place on Wednesday December 29th, 2021 and was won by the Mark Newnham-trained Expat ($8). 

Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2021
Date: Wednesday December 29th, 2021
Track: Gosford Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Expat ($8)
  • 2nd: #2 Brookspire
  • 3rd: #5 Amica
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 EXPAT (NZ) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 4 59kg $8
2 2 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0.36L 1 58.5kg $1.35F
3 5 AMICA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 3.43L 5 54kg $13
4 6 MONEGAL Theresa Bateup Brock Ryan 4.08L 8 54kg $19
5 3 WILLO TITTO Michael Costa Jean Van Overmeire 5.97L 10 58.5kg $31
6 7 MAJELLA Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.99L 9 54kg $31
7 10 ZOU DE MOON Jason Deamer Ms Winona Costin 6.24L 2 54kg $41
8 11 GIN MARTINI (NZ) John Sargent Regan Bayliss 8.29L 3 54kg $21
9 9 WILD SHEILA Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 8.58L 6 54kg $101
10 4 SO WICKED (NZ) Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 8.96L 7 57.5kg $41
8 BRIGHT RUBICK John Ramsey 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2021 betting odds will be listed below as soon as released by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 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 2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes field will be provided here when final acceptances close the week of the race.

2021 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2021 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.

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
2021
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Expat 1 minute 38.36 seconds
2nd Brookspire
3rd Amica
2020
Belle Of The Turf Stakes
1st Threeood 1 minute 39.78 seconds
2nd Oakfield Missile
3rd Selica
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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