Birthday Card Stakes

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

2020 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Miss Exfactor
  • 2nd: #6 Connemara
  • 3rd: #7 Bangkok



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 2020 ran on Saturday March 21, 2020 and was won by the Joe Pride-trained Miss Exfactor.

2020 Birthday Card Stakes
Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares | Qlty Hcp.
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Birthday Card Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Miss Exfactor
  • 2nd: #6 Connemara
  • 3rd: #7 Bangkok
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin barrier Weight SP
1 15 MISS EXFACTOR Joseph Pride Jay Ford 4 53kg $16
2 6 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 2.3L 2 53kg (cd 54kg) $19
3 7 BANGKOK Allan Denham Robbie Dolan (a) 2.5L 9 53kg $19
4 10 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 2.6L 6 53kg $8
5 5 GREY SHADOW Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 2.7L 5 53kg $10
6 19e KIAMICHI James Cummings Damian Lane 2.8L 12 54.5kg $5F
7 4 RESIN James Cummings Ms Rachel King 3L 14 54kg $13
8 18 DUNBRODY POWER John Thompson Michael Dee 4.3L 3 53kg $101
9 13 YAMAZAKI David Pfieffer Tommy Berry 4.5L 8 53kg (cd 54kg) $13
10 17 STELLA SEA SUN Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.7L 1 53kg (cd 54kg) $10
11 16 SO TAKEN Chris Waller Craig Williams 6L 13 53kg $31
12 11 ANJANA Lindsey Smith Glen Boss 6.2L 10 53kg $8
13 12 SPIRITUAL PURSUIT Jason Coyle Billy Egan 6.6L 11 53kg $26
14 9 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 6.7L 7 53kg $8
20e PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea 0
3 MANICURE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0
2 SOOTHING James Cummings James McDonald 0
8 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 0
14 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 0
1 BOOKER Gerald Ryan Mark Zahra 0

2020 Birthday Card Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Birthday Card Stakes 2020 odds are provided below sees the betting market link to Ladbrokes.com.au on the hopeful fillies & mares in the mix.

2020 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 2020 Birthday Card Stakes field & barrier draw will be published below when released the Wednesday of race week.

The Birthday Card Stakes 2020 field features a quality line-up of female gallopers including Lindsey Smith’s Sepoy four-year-old Anjana dropping right back in class of a Group 1 Oakleigh Plate run.

Click here for all the 2020 Golden Slipper Day scratchings.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Probable Weight) Hcp. Rating
1 19x0x807x8 BOOKER Gerald Ryan Mark Zahra 3 59kg 106
2 634x02151x SOOTHING James Cummings James McDonald 13 58kg 104
3 2303x1246x MANICURE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 19 57kg 102
4 268x749x83 RESIN James Cummings Ms Rachel King 20 54kg 96
5 2x103x10x3 GREY SHADOW Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 6 53kg 92
6 222133×499 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 2 53kg (53.5kg) 90
7 20211267×5 BANGKOK Allan Denham Robbie Dolan (a) 11 53kg 89
8 81114×3972 RIVER BIRD Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 53kg 89
9 21×6212234 INVICTUS SALUTE Mark Newnham Tim Clark 8 53kg 88
10 1x12x81x76 SEASONS Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 7 53kg 86
11 45x11360x0 ANJANA Lindsey Smith Glen Boss 12 53kg 84
12 x218x74927 SPIRITUAL PURSUIT Jason Coyle Billy Egan 14 53kg 84
13 12443×2176 YAMAZAKI David Pfieffer Tommy Berry 9 53kg (54kg) 82
14 676x46116x JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 18 53kg 79
15 x703396x26 MISS EXFACTOR Joseph Pride Jay Ford 5 53kg 79
16 33x35693x4 SO TAKEN Chris Waller Craig Williams 16 53kg 79
17 132114×432 STELLA SEA SUN Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 1 53kg (53.5kg) 79
18 12251318×7 DUNBRODY POWER John Thompson Michael Dee 4 53kg 72
19e 1130x05x39 KIAMICHI James Cummings Damian Lane 15 54.5kg 98
20e 9x510x060x PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea 17 54.5kg 97

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).

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
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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