Ethereal Stakes

The Ethereal Stakes is a Group 3 race for VRC Oaks-bound fillies held on Caulfield Cup Day.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Daisies
  • 2nd: #6 Glint Of Hope
  • 3rd: #1 Biscayne Bay



The Ethereal Stakes is a Group 3 race held in October on Caulfield Cup Day for VRC Oaks-bound fillies during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Named in honour of the 2011 Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double winning mare Ethereal, the race is open only to three-year-old fillies and takes place at set weights plus penalties.

Offering $200,000 and contested over 2000m, the Ethereal Stakes is a traditional lead-up into the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) held the following month at Flemington during the coveted four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Pinot (2017) was the last filly to complete the Ethereal Stakes – VRC Oaks double, while the year before the Ethereal Stakes winner Eleonora (2016) ran third in the VRC Oaks (then Crown Oaks) next start.

The 2021 edition of the Ethereal Stakes ran on Saturday October 16, 2021 as part of a bumper Caulfield Cup Day program and was won in style by Daisies. 

Ethereal Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YOs Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Ethereal Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Daisies ($10)
  • 2nd: #6 Glint Of Hope
  • 3rd: #1 Biscayne Bay

The Mick Price & Michael Kent Junior-trained Daises ($10) was too strong getting out over 2000m on a wet track, jockey Damian Lane making a terrific mid-race move to get up on the outside and lead from there all the way to the line for a dominant win in the 2021 Ethereal Stakes results ahead of the Kennedy Oaks on November 4th.

Click here to read more on the big 2021 Ethereal Stakes win by Oaks-bound Daisies.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 DAISIES Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 11 56kg $10
2 6 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 1.75L 6 56kg $12
3 1 BISCAYNE BAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3L 3 58kg $15
4 12 MORRISSETTE Simon Ryan Declan Bates 3.5L 2 56kg $13
5 8 TIZ MY BAY Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 4L 10 56kg $16
6 4 ADELE AMOUR John Sadler Michael Dee 5.25L 5 56kg $16
7 3 STALKING James Cummings Damien Oliver 5.45L 1 56kg $8.50
8 10 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 9.2L 4 56kg $2.20F
9 7 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Craig Williams 9.3L 8 56kg $10
10 2 GONNADANCEALOT Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 11.8L 9 57kg $61
11 9 KHAN’S TREASURE (NZ) Barry Goodwin Jarrod Fry 15.05L 7 56kg $81
5 I LIKE BIG PUTTS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Betting

Betting on the Ethereal Stakes 2021 opens the week of the race with all-in markets available at Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as the nominations are taken.

The latest Ethereal Stakes odds on the Oaks-bound fillies will be provided below as soon as released.

Verry Elleegant ($2.35 in 2018) was the last favourite in Ethereal Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Field

The official Ethereal Stakes 2021 Field & Barriers are announced the Wednesday leading-up to the Caulfield Cup. The day the Ethereal Stakes final acceptances close is also host to three Group status races at Caulfield for Blue Sapphire Stakes Day.

The 2021 Ethereal Stakes final field features a quality line-up of potential VRC Oaks-bound fillies led in betting by the Danny O’Brien-trained Kapalua Sunset

  • Scratched: #5 I Like Big Putts (4)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5121×78 BISCAYNE BAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 58kg 75
2 9x521x8 GONNADANCEALOT Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 10 57kg 66
3 22444 STALKING James Cummings Damien Oliver 1 56kg 65
4 66×125 ADELE AMOUR John Sadler Michael Dee 6 56kg 63
5 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 4 56kg 61
6 233 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 7 56kg 68
7 2×3277 MOKULUA Clarry Conners Craig Williams 9 56kg 60
8 824×433 TIZ MY BAY Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 11 56kg 63
9 5x883x571 KHAN’S TREASURE (NZ) Barry Goodwin Jarrod Fry 8 56kg 58
10 31 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 5 56kg 64
11 456 DAISIES Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 12 56kg 62
12 43×44 MORRISSETTE Simon Ryan Declan Bates 2 56kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Ethereal Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Ethereal Stakes in 2021 are confirmed on the Monday leading-up to the race and will be updated below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 66×125 ADELE AMOUR F 3 John Sadler 63
2 5121×78 BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 75
3 24×85 CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 59
4 456 DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 62
5 331 EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien 75
6 1×231 ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 84
7 53 ETEREA F 3 Matt Cumani
8 233 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
9 9x521x8 GONNADANCEALOT F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 66
10 112×211102 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
11 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 61
12 31 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 64
13 5x883x571 KHAN’S TREASURE (NZ) F 3 Barry Goodwin 58
14 2×3277 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 60
15 43×44 MORRISSETTE F 3 Simon Ryan 61
16 5 POWER OF SONG F 3 Symon Wilde
17 22444 STALKING F 3 James Cummings 65
18 824×433 TIZ MY BAY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ethereal Stakes History

The Ethereal Stakes was first conducted in 2000 making it one of the newer editions to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The event has gone by many names due to sponsorship purposes including its inaugural title – the Foster’s Light Ice Handicap. Originally it was a handicap race, but it is now a set weights plus penalties feature.

The Ethereal Stakes became a key VRC Oaks lead-up when upgraded to Group 3 status in 2015. It has been won by many quality fillies including Set Square (2014), that year’s VRC Oaks winner Pinot (2017) and the Chris Waller-trained Verry Elleegant (2018).

Ethereal Stakes results since the upgrade to Group 3 status are listed below.

Ethereal Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Ethereal Stakes
1st Daisies 2 minutes 06.47 seconds
2nd Glint Of Hope
3rd Biscayne Bay
2020
Ethereal Stakes
1st Chica Fuerte 2 minutes 07.20 seconds
2nd Salto Angel
3rd Star Of Eden
2019
Ethereal Stakes
1st Gamay 2 minutes 04.42 seconds
2nd Vegas Jewel
3rd Celestial Falls
2018
Ethereal Stakes
1st Verry Ellegant 2 minutes 5.56 seconds
2nd Aristia
3rd Sizzleme
2017
Ethereal Stakes
1st Pinot 2 minutes 2.71 seconds
2nd Rimraam
3rd Hiyaam
2016
Ethereal Stakes
1st Eleonora 2 minutes 5.31 seconds
2nd Tiamo Grace
3rd Savvan
2015
Ethereal Stakes
1st Dawnie Perfect 2 minutes 2.79 seconds
2nd Honesta
3rd Ambience

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