Ottawa Stakes

The Ottawa Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for 2YO fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on Kennedy Oaks Day.

2020 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Dosh
  • 2nd: #12 Nice For What
  • 3rd: #6 Butter Blonde



The 2020 Ottawa Stakes is a key support act on Oaks Day at Flemington held on the first Thursday of November, two days after Melbourne Cup Day featuring the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’.

Run under set weights, the Ottawa Stakes is restricted to two-year-old fillies. It is run over a brief sprinter’s distance of 1000m and pays $200,000 prize money.

The Ottawa Stakes shares a race program with the Group 1 $1 million Kennedy Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies along with the Group 3 Red Roses Stakes.

The majority of juvenile fillies in the Ottawa Stakes field are making their debuts and it is a huge thrill for connections to have a starter on the country’s most popular day of racing. Plenty of the best fillies out of the Ottawa Stakes go on to contest tougher races over their career. The 2016 Ottawa Stakes third placed Madeenaty finished third in the following year’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast, while the 2015 runner-up Prompt Response would go on to win in Group 2 company.

The Debutant Stakes at Caulfield can serve as a nice lead-up race into this, while some of the best out of the Ottawa Stakes may return the following autumn for a shot at the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

The 2020 Ottawa Stakes ran at Flemington on Thursday November 5, 2020 and was won by debutant Dosh.

Ottawa Stakes 2020
Date: Thursday November 5, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Fillies Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Ottawa Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Dosh
  • 2nd: #12 Nice For What
  • 3rd: #6 Butter Blonde
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 8 56kg $5.50EF
2 12 NICE FOR WHATSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 0.1L 11 56kg $7.50
3 6 BUTTER BLONDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 1.1L 4 56kg $8
4 1 FAKE LOVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 1.2L 2 56kg $5.50EF
5 10 FABRIKKA Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 1.3L 7 56kg $31
6 2 TEMPEST CHARMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 2.55L 9 56kg $7.50
7 11 LOVIN’ FEELIN’ Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 2.65L 10 56kg $16
8 3 MORTAL WITNESS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Dee 2.85L 6 56kg $20
9 7 DESIREDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 4.1L 5 56kg $14
10 5 NAPLESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings John Allen 4.2L 1 56kg $8
11 4 CLOUDYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 5.7L 3 56kg $15
14 SINGLE TAIL (NZ) John McArdle Jamie Mott 0
13 PAPER DRAGON (NZ) Henry Dwyer Michael Poy (a) 0
8 AUTUMN ROSESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme John McArdle Kerrin McEvoy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Ottawa Stakes Odds

The Ottawa Stakes 2020 betting odds on the young fillies racing as one of the key Kennedy Oaks Day support races will be available below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as available.

Dosh ($5.50 in 2020) was the last favourite or equal-favourite in Ottawa Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Ottawa Stakes Field

The Ottawa Stakes field usually attracts promising, unraced two-year-old fillies.

Possible lead-up races for the fillies that aren’t debuting on Oaks Day include the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on Caulfield Guineas Day in mid-October, the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick in Sydney in late September or for the eligible runners in the lucrative Restricted Listed $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m) at The Valley on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

The official 2020 Ottawa Stakes Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Monday before the race and will be published in full below as soon as released.

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s Debutant Stakes winning filly Fake Love in barrier two leads the 2020 Ottawa Stakes field and betting markets this Cup Carnival.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1 FAKE LOVE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 56kg 72
2 3 TEMPEST CHARMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 11 56kg 64
3 4 MORTAL WITNESS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Dee 7 56kg 63
4 3 CLOUDYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 3 56kg 64
5 3 NAPLESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings John Allen 1 56kg 64
6 1 BUTTER BLONDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 4 56kg 63
7 1 DESIREDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5 56kg 63
8 AUTUMN ROSESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme John McArdle Kerrin McEvoy 13 56kg
9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 9 56kg
10 FABRIKKA Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 8 56kg
11 LOVIN’ FEELIN’ Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 12 56kg
12 NICE FOR WHATSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 14 56kg
13 PAPER DRAGON (NZ) Henry Dwyer Michael Poy (a) 10 56kg
14 SINGLE TAIL (NZ) John McArdle Jamie Mott 6 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Ottawa Stakes History

The Ottawa Stakes was inaugurated in 1978 and two editions of the race were held that year. The next year it was made a listed race, whereas previously it had ran as a principal event.

The Ottawa Stakes was not run between 1986 and 1990. Following its return, it was regularly sponsored, with the sponsor often changing yearly. Some of the various names that the Ottawa Stakes has been known by include the Beck’s Bier Stakes, Toyota Victoria Stakes, Subaru Stakes, Myer Stakes, Jayco Stakes, Schiavello Stakes and 7News Plate.

Following the 2013 edition, the Ottawa Stakes was upgraded to Group 3.

Notable Ottawa Stakes winners include Specify (1978), Catalina Queen (1983), Bright Light (1995), True Jewels (2000) and Villa Verde (2012). Ottawa Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Ottawa Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Ottawa Stakes
1st Dosh 58.98 seconds
2nd Nice For What
3rd Butter Blonde
2019
Ottawa Stakes
1st Aryaaf 58.53 seconds
2nd Muntaseera
3rd Marchena
2018
Ottawa Stakes
1st Bella Rosa 59.61 seconds
2nd Lankan Star
3rd Champagne Boom
2017
Ottawa Stakes
1st Setsuna 58.24 seconds
2nd Roobeena
3rd Aristocratic Miss
2016
Ottawa Stakes
1st Invincible Star 58.3 seconds
2nd Lucky Louie
3rd Madeenaty
2015
Ottawa Stakes
1st Concealer 57.3 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Missrock
2014
Ottawa Stakes
1st Antelucan 57.8 seconds
2nd Thurlow
3rd Dagny
2013
Ottawa Stakes
1st Oakleigh Girl 57.5 seconds
2nd Top Dolly
3rd Singularity
2012
Ottawa Stakes
1st Villa Verde 56.7 seconds
2nd Purrific
3rd Thump
2011
Ottawa Stakes
1st Applegate 58.5 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Alezan Thunder
2010
Ottawa Stakes
1st Spectrolite 59.3 seconds
2nd Military Grace
3rd Dinner Date
2009
Ottawa Stakes
1st She’s Got Gears 58.6 seconds
2nd Shaaheq
3rd Crystal Lily
2008
Ottawa Stakes
1st Rostova 58.8 seconds
2nd I’m A Smarty Pants
3rd Dancescape
2007
Ottawa Stakes
1st Hips Don’t Lie 58.3 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Emma Princess
2006
Ottawa Stakes
1st Royal Asscher 57.7 seconds
2nd Beauty School
3rd Love’s Great
2005
Ottawa Stakes
1st Follow The Till 57.9 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd Catechuchu
2004
Ottawa Stakes
1st Red Hot Mama 58.3 seconds
2nd Sharna Myst
3rd Jestajewel
2003
Ottawa Stakes
1st Flying Firebird 58.6 seconds
2nd Little Chloe
3rd Courtney’s Cuddles
2002
Ottawa Stakes
1st Rinky Dink 57.6 seconds
2nd Arena Star
3rd Lanquin
2001
Ottawa Stakes
1st Flashed Unknown
2nd Che Bella Mia
3rd Fuji Dancer
2000
Ottawa Stakes
1st True Jewels Unknown
2nd Twin Peaks
3rd Karla Keys

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