Ladies’ Day Vase

The Ladies' Day Vase is a Group 3 mile event held at Caulfield Racecourse in October on Thousand Guineas Day during the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

2021 Ladies' Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #9 Sirileo Miss
  • 2nd: #4 Foxy Frida
  • 3rd: #6 Harmony Rose



The Ladies’ Day Vase is a Group 3 mile event held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1600m, the Ladies’ Day Vase is open to mares aged four years and older. Run under set weights plus penalties, the Ladies’ Day Vase is an effective counter to Randwick’s Angst Stakes (1600m) held the Saturday prior in Sydney.

The Ladies’ Day Vase falls on the second day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival as a feature event and key support race on what is now known as Thousand Guineas Day.

The card was previously known as Blue Sapphire Stakes Day and headlined by the lucrative and recently upgraded $400,000 Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Coongy Cup for 11th hour Caulfield Cup hopefuls before the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) joined the line-up in 2021 moved from the Saturday prior.

While most of the attention dedicated to the Caulfield Cup Carnival is focused on the other two days, Caulfield Guineas Day and Caulfield Cup Day, the Ladies’ Day Vase is an exciting race with an important role in the Spring Racing Carnival.

Mares tend to target the Ladies’ Day Vase as part of an ongoing spring campaign. Because it falls in the middle of October, most of the horses that contend the Ladies’ Day Vase have already had several lead up races, which makes it somewhat easier to judge form.

The Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) held at Flemington under similar conditions earlier in the month can act as a fairly good lead up race. Mares that perform well in the Ladies’ Day Vase might back-up in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) over the same distance at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2019 the Ladies’ Day Vase winner Spanish Reef went on to run third in the Empire Rose Stakes results.

The 2021 Ladies’ Day Vase ran on Wednesday October 13, 2021 and was won by the in-form favourite Sirileo Miss. 

Ladies’ Day Vase
Date: Wednesday October 13, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Ladies’ Day Vase Results

  • 1st: #9 Sirileo Miss ($2.45)
  • 2nd: #4 Foxy Frida
  • 3rd: #6 Harmony Rose

Symon Wilde’s in-form Oaks performer Sirileo Miss ($2.45F) continued her winning ways with with a narrow victory for the punters in the 2021 Ladies’ Day Vase results to close the Thousand Guineas Day card at Caulfield.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 SIRILEO MISS Symon Wilde Ms Linda Meech 4 56kg $2.45F
2 4 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Daniel Moor 0.2L 12 57kg $12
3 6 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Brett Prebble 0.4L 5 56kg $4
4 1 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 1.15L 3 59kg $9
5 2 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 1.35L 13 59kg $11
6 3 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Billy Egan 1.55L 2 57kg $15
7 8 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Lewis German (a) 4.55L 6 56kg $41
8 14 MAID OF IRON Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 4.95L 8 56kg $61
9 10 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Damian Lane 5.45L 9 56kg $81
10 11 LAFFALONG Nigel Blackiston Michael Dee 5.75L 11 56kg $61
11 13 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Luke Currie 5.95L 1 56kg $61
12 12 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 6.7L 10 56kg $17
13 5 FLORENT Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 10.45L 7 56kg $201
7 AIDENSFIELD Ben & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Ladies’ Day Vase Betting Odds

The latest Ladies’ Day Vase 2021 betting odds for the Blue Sapphire Stakes Day feature will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Ladies’ Day Vase tips this spring.

Sovereign Award ($3.10 in 2020) followed by Sirileo Miss ($2.45 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Ladies’ Day Vase betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Ladies’ Day Vase Field

The Ladies’ Day Vase field draws a quality line-up of mares with form over a mile. Good lead-up spring races mares may contest on way to the Ladies Day Vase field include the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley three weeks earlier or Flemington’s Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) a fortnight earlier. I Am A Star (2018) was the last mare to do the Stocks Stakes – Ladies’ Day Vase double.

The official Ladies’ Day Vase 2021 Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2021 Ladies’ Day Vase field features a smart line-up of mares led in betting by the Symon Wilde-trained Sirileo Miss chasing a hat-trick of wins.

  • Scratched: #7 Aidensfield (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5619317×04 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 3 59kg 88
2 286x3156x4 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 14 59kg 90
3 710260×128 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Billy Egan 2 57kg 82
4 2x215112x5 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Daniel Moor 13 57kg 78
5 7006510234 FLORENT Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 7 56kg 68
6 12x1327x60 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Brett Prebble 5 56kg 95
7 0x5x734223 AIDENSFIELD Ben & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 8 56kg 74
8 3400×34134 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Lewis German (a) 6 56kg 78
9 12x1235x11 SIRILEO MISS Symon Wilde Ms Linda Meech 4 56kg 84
10 7×39807837 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Damian Lane 10 56kg 69
11 183412x0N1 LAFFALONG Nigel Blackiston Michael Dee 12 56kg 70
12 212×89 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 11 56kg 78
13 17x705x610 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) John Allen 1 56kg 66
14 1x436x71 MAID OF IRON Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 9 56kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Ladies’ Day Vase Nominations

Nominations on the Ladies’ Day Vase in 2021 close the Thursday prior to the race and will be published below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2821121×36 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 1 60kg 103
2 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 2 59kg 110
3 81×9312111 SO YOU ASSUME M 4 Shane Nichols 3 59kg 96
4 5619317×04 ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 4 59kg 88
5 286x3156x4 STARELLE M 4 Danny O’Brien 5 59kg 90
6 22x2111x9 MIMI’S AWARD M 4 Ben & JD Hayes 6 58kg 78
7 x50451220x YAMAZAKI M 6 Matthew Dunn 7 57kg 96
8 710260×128 ECUMENICAL M 4 Mick Huxtable 8 57kg 82
9 3621211297 CHARLEISE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 57kg 94
10 2x215112x5 FOXY FRIDA M 4 Andrew Noblet 10 57kg 78
11 7006510234 FLORENT M 5 Tony Noonan 11 56kg 68
12 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 12 56kg 77
13 12x1327x60 HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 13 56kg 95
14 4112231×38 GOOD AND PROPER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 14 56kg 79
15 0x5x734223 AIDENSFIELD M 4 Ben & JD Hayes 15 56kg 74
16 3400×34134 BARBIE’S FOX M 5 Louise Bonella 16 56kg 78
17 12x1235x11 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 17 56kg 84
18 x275126746 LADY D’ORO M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 18 56kg 69
19 66×6725394 MINYINGA M 7 Jamie Edwards 19 56kg 72
20 3112x26x52 PRIDE OF JENNI M 4 Symon Wilde 20 56kg 80
21 7×39807837 KISS AND CRY M 6 Michael Kent 21 56kg 69
22 549×922650 HORSE FOR HIGHER M 6 Dan O’Sullivan 22 56kg 65
23 1x4339x405 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 23 56kg 80
24 8×22015144 UNDER MY SPELL M 5 Nigel Blackiston 24 56kg 73
25 183412x0N1 LAFFALONG M 5 Nigel Blackiston 25 56kg 70
26 212×89 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) M 4 Grahame Begg 26 56kg 78
27 33x21136x3 GROOVY KINDA LOVE M 5 Michael Kent 27 56kg 66
28 17x705x610 MISS GUGGENHEIM M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 28 56kg 66
29 1x436x71 MAID OF IRON M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 29 56kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Ladies’ Day Vase History

Inaugurated in its current format in 2006, the Ladies’ Day Vase has a brief history in comparison to other events at Caulfield. The Ladies’ Day Vase has always been held at Caulfield Racecourse, and will most likely remain the feature event of the middle day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival for some time to come.

The Ladies’ Day Vase provides an important opportunity for punters (and trainers) to see the participating mares perform in level company, in order to gauge their overall ability.

Originally a Listed race, the Ladies’ Day Vase was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2013. It was also referred to as the Snowhite Maintenance Classic for that year, and in the past as the carsales.com.au Classic and the Perri Cutten Classic.

Notable Ladies’ Day Vase winners include Gawne (2006), Lady Lynette (2009), Royal Commands (2010) and I Am A Star (2018). Ladies’ Day Vase results and winning times since 2006 are listed below.

Ladies’ Day Vase Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Sirileo Miss 1 minute 37.69 seconds
2nd Foxy Frida
3rd Harmony Rose
2020
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Sovereign Award 1 minute 37.25 seconds
2nd Fabric
3rd Chaillot
2019
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Spanish Reef 1 minute 38.05 seconds
2nd Rondinella
3rd Fidelia
2018
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 38.73 seconds
2nd Kenedna
3rd Oregon’s Day
2017
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Quilate 1 minute 36.13 seconds
2nd Flying Jess
3rd Prompt Response
2016
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Euro Angel 1 minutre 36.78 seconds
2nd Rocket Commander
3rd Antelucan
2015
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minutre 36.78 seconds
2nd Into The Mist
3rd Amarela
2014
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Star Fashion 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Lady Cumquat
3rd Suavito
2013
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Zonza 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Bonaria
3rd Two Sugars
2012
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Star Of Giselle 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Oasis
3rd Bloom Mabsam
2011
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Hi Belle 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Neriani
3rd Keep The Peace
2010
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Royal Commands 1 minute 40.7 seconds
2nd Our Tigress
3rd Lady Lynette
2009
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Dollops
2008
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Miss Badoura 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Bird Of Fire
3rd Princess Marizza
2007
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Post Thyme 1 minute 37.03 seconds
2nd Casual Kiss
3rd Cocoa Tycoon
2006
Ladies’ Day Vase
1st Gawne 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Isanami
3rd Lyrical Bid

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