Birthday Card Stakes

The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race held at Rosehill Gardens over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in March on Golden Slipper Day.

2021 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Seasons
  • 2nd: #2 Tricky Gal
  • 3rd: #3 Wandabaa



Note: The 2021 Birthday Card Stakes was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Racecourse each March on Golden Slipper Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by five Group 1 races including the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds and is also supported by a number of Group 3 events including the Birthday Card Stakes.

Run over 1200m by a field of fillies and mares under quality handicap conditions, it offers $160,000 in total prize money and is often contested by graduates from the previous month’s Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. The Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m) run in early March is another good lead-up into the Birthday Card Stakes. Sultry Feeling (2016) was the last to do the Triscay Stakes – Birthday Card Stakes double, while Arinosa (2013) was the last Birthday Card Stakes winner to come off a lead-up win in the Wenona Girl Handicap.

The best out of the Birthday Card Stakes field may back-up during April’s ‘The Championships’ in a race like the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) or for the three-year-old fillies the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at the same meeting is a lucrative option.

In 2018 Quilista completed the Birthday Card – Sapphire Stakes double. The following year, Group 1 winning Kiwi-trained filly Avantage backed up from her Birthday Card Stakes win to finish third behind Classique Legend in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint results.

The Birthday Card Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday March 27, 2021 as part of the rescheduled Golden Slipper Stakes Day in Sydney and was won by Seasons. 

2021 Birthday Card Stakes
Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares | Qlty Hcp.
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Seasons
  • 2nd: #2 Tricky Gal
  • 3rd: #4 Wandabaa
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 1 54.5kg $6.50
2 2 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith James McDonald 2.3L 3 58kg $11
3 4 WANDABAA Kris Lees Jason Collett 2.5L 12 55kg $8
4 17 AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle Craig Williams 2.7L 8 53.5kg $31
5 3 VULPINE Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 3L 13 55kg $11
6 14 WAYUPINTHESKY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 3.2L 2 53.5kg $19
7 13 I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 3.3L 9 53.5kg $41
8 5 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 4.7L 5 54.5kg $7
9 6 WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4.8L 10 54.5kg $6
10 15 FANCIFUL DREAM Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 5L 7 53.5kg $91
11 16 LUNAR TRAMP Jason Coyle Ms Louise Day (a) 5.1L 4 53.5kg $91
12 12 EMANATE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5.3L 11 53.5kg $3.90F
13 8 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 5.5L 6 54kg $26
19e SUPREME IDEA Anthony & Sam Freedman 0
18 TWICE AS SPECIAL Jason Coyle Damien Thornton 0
9 ALISON OF TUFFY Peter Robl Sam Clipperton 0
1 TAILLEUR James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0
11 SUNBORN Edward Cummings Jim Byrne 0
10 LASHES Matthew Smith Brenton Avdulla 0
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Birthday Card Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Birthday Card Stakes 2021 odds are provided below sees the betting market link to Ladbrokes.com.au on the hopeful fillies & mares in the mix.

2021 Birthday Card Stakes Field

The Birthday Card Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares coming to the end of their autumn campaigns and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before Golden Slipper Day.

The official 2021 Birthday Card Stakes field & barrier draw will be published below when released the Wednesday of race week.

The updated Birthday Card Stakes 2021 final field features a capacity line-up led by the Godolphin-raced mare Tailleur who is also accepted for the Group 1 The Galaxy on the card.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x1211x211 TAILLEUR James Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 58kg 100
2 x15522x220 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith James McDonald 6 58kg 100
3 x864831121 VULPINE Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 18 55kg 94
4 12122324×4 WANDABAA Kris Lees Jason Collett 17 55kg 94
5 2298x46x15 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 8 54.5kg 94
6 21x111x16 WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 15 54.5kg 94
7 764x3300x2 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 1 54.5kg 93
8 334x2396x4 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 9 54kg 92
9 x86714371x ALISON OF TUFFY Peter Robl Sam Clipperton 4 54kg 88
10 0x276x3240 LASHES Matthew Smith Brenton Avdulla 12 54kg 79
11 15x5750x8x SUNBORN Edward Cummings Jim Byrne 5 54kg 60
12 x72111x313 EMANATE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 16 53.5kg 90
13 8x30x0620x I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 14 53.5kg 82
14 x226x768x2 WAYUPINTHESKY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 3 53.5kg 82
15 012219×754 FANCIFUL DREAM Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 53.5kg 75
16 38134×2211 LUNAR TRAMP Jason Coyle Ms Louise Day (a) 7 53.5kg 74
17 3x2800642x AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle Craig Williams 13 53.5kg 70
18 41x1806x46 TWICE AS SPECIAL Jason Coyle Damien Thornton 2 53.5kg 65
19e 8x7556x432 SUPREME IDEA Anthony & Sam Freedman 19 53.5kg 74
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Birthday Card Stakes History

The Birthday Card Stakes has been run and won since 1986 and the inaugural winner was Kisim Hiat. Since then some nice types have won the event including Toorak (1999), Spinning Hill (2001), Avoid Lightning (2014), Sultry Feeling (2016) and multiple Group 1 winning Kiwi visitor Avantage (2019).

The race started out as a Listed event before gaining its Group 3 status from 2006 onwards. It ran at Canterbury from 1986-1996 and again from 2000-2002 and has gone via a number of different race names including the Clyde Kennedy Quality (1992) and the Allied Express Stakes (2006).

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day including the Birthday Card Stakes was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

Recent Birthday Card Stakes Winners

See below for a complete listing of the Birthday Card Stakes results & winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Seasons 1 minute 10.63 seconds
2nd Tricky Gal
3rd Wandabaa
2020
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Miss Exfactor 1 minute 10.11 seconds
2nd Connemara
3rd Bangkok
2019
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Avantage 1 minute 13.50 seconds
2nd Resin
3rd Star Reflection
2018
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Quilista 1 minute 12.24 seconds
2nd Sugar Bella
3rd Hetty Heights
2017
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Raiment 1 minute 14.12 seconds
2nd Samantha
3rd Nancy
2016
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Sultry Feeling 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Lucky Can Be
3rd Perignon
2015
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Shamalia 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Mossfun
3rd Ygritte
2014
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Avoid Lightning 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Plucky Belle
3rd Aerobatics
2013
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Arinosa 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Shamal Wind
3rd Miss Stellabelle
2012
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Celts 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Next The Universe
3rd Divorces
2011
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Zingaling 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Ladys Angel
3rd Flying Success
2010
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Patronyme 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Melito
2009
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Belong To Many
3rd Court
2008
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Throne Inn 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Karalee
3rd Allaboutus
2007
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Aunty Betty 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Martiniforus
2006
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Imana 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Freeroller
3rd Tactfully
2005
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Tui Song 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd World Peace
3rd Shannon Bank
2004
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Paraca 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Cataclysm
3rd Recurring
2003
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Toast Of The Coast 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Fatoon
3rd Blue Suttarb
2002
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Hot Riff 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Omens
3rd Palais
2001
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Call Me Lily
3rd Crestfallen
2000
Birthday Card Stakes
1st Verdict Declared 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Another Misty
3rd Flickering Fire

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