Red Roses Stakes

The Red Roses Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on Oaks Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2020 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Written Beauty
  • 2nd: #12 Marboosha
  • 3rd: #10 Celestine



The 2020 Red Roses Stakes is a 1100m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November each year.

A Group 3 event, the Red Roses Stakes is held under set weights and penalties conditions and is restricted to three year old fillies fighting for $200,000 in total prize money.

The Red Roses Stakes is held on Crown Oaks Day, now Kennedy Oaks Day, which is the third day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival. It shares the race program with a number of other black type races including the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m).

Fillies tend to gravitate towards the Red Roses Stakes following a wide variety of preparations. Most will have been racing on the Melbourne circuit in the weeks prior, although some might make the journey from Sydney or elsewhere. The Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) held at Flemington in September has proven to be a mildly accurate lead up race. The Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) might be targeted by some of the handier types on their way.

Following the Red Roses Stakes, some fillies might head to the paddock for a rest, while others might choose to extend their campaign. The Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) at Sandown is one potential future target, while some might head over to Western Australia for the WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in mid-November.

The 2020 Red Roses Stakes was held on Thursday November 5, 2020 and won by the odds-on favourite Written Beauty.

Red Roses Stakes 2020
Date: Thursday November 5, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $200,000

2020 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Written Beauty
  • 2nd: #12 Marboosha
  • 3rd: #10 Celestine
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 14 56kg $1.80F
2 12 MARBOOSHA Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 0.2L 1 55kg $19
3 10 CELESTINE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.7L 7 55kg $19
4 2 BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Mark Zahra 0.9L 4 58kg $19
5 11 HIGHLY DISCREETSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 1L 2 55kg $41
6 13 CHIANTI Kris Lees Damien Oliver 1.1L 10 55kg $12
7 9 MAHA Tony & Calvin McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 1.2L 12 55kg $17
8 14 EITHER OARSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Gwenda Markwell Craig Williams 1.7L 3 55kg $101
9 4 MINHAAJ Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 2.7L 11 58kg $9
10 15 ZOUSHINE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jye McNeil 3.45L 6 55kg $101
11 1 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 3.85L 5 59kg $81
12 5 RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ben Melham 5.1L 8 57kg $71
13 3 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5.2L 9 58kg $81
14 16 AMURI Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 8.45L 13 55kg $8
8 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Michael Walker 0
7 STANDOFF Grant & Peter Dalziel Brian Park 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Red Roses Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest 2020 Red Roses Stakes odds below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your tips on the race at the right price.

Written Beauty ($1.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Red Roses Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Red Roses Stakes Field

The Red Roses Stakes field is comprised of some fairly handy three year old fillies haling from many places, but mainly Melbourne stables. Good lead-up races into the event now known as the Kennedy Plate include Moonee Valley’s Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day and earlier on Caulfield Cup Day the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m).

The 2020 Red Roses Stakes field  is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

The Hawkes Racing-trained Written Beauty is the red hot favourite in the 2020 Red Roses Stakes field as the daughter of Written Tycoon chases a fourth win on the trot with William Pike to ride from the wide alley.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 116×44 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 6 59kg 75
2 42424×1032 BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Mark Zahra 5 58kg 82
3 5x1330x764 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 11 58kg 81
4 110×33 MINHAAJ Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 13 58kg 78
5 x92152x280 RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 57kg 72
6 21×11 WRITTEN BEAUTY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 16 56kg 75
7 8x133x0 STANDOFF Grant & Peter Dalziel Brian Park 2 56kg 67
8 9×33111520 JOVIALITY Chris Waller Michael Walker 7 55kg 76
9 116×525 MAHA Tony & Calvin McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 14 55kg 74
10 1112 CELESTINE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55kg 70
11 14×253 HIGHLY DISCREETSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 3 55kg 72
12 112×3 MARBOOSHA Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 1 55kg 72
13 10×162 CHIANTI Kris Lees Damien Oliver (late alt) 12 55kg 69
14 52×311 EITHER OARSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Gwenda Markwell Craig Williams 4 55kg 66
15 2236×2 ZOUSHINE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jye McNeil 8 55kg 63
16 01 AMURI Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 15 55kg 64
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Red Roses Stakes History

The Red Roses Stakes can trace its history at least as far back as 1983 when Nouvelle Star took out the event.

The Red Roses Stakes was a listed event until it was upgraded prior to the 2014 edition. Prior to 2014, it was held over 1200m.

The Red Roses Stakes has been known by a few different names in its time, including the Gucci Icons of Heritage Stakes, the Gucci Stakes, the TCL Electronic Stakes, the Cadbury Roses Stakes, the Cadbury Eden Stakes, the Schweppervescence Stakes, the Schweppes Agrum Stakes and the Aquaveta Stakes.

Notable Red Roses Stakes winners include Goodwood Lady (1985), Princess D’Or (1994), Wyndham Special (2000), Tahni Girl (2004), Gold Edition (2006) and Shamal Wind (2012). Red Roses Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Red Roses Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Red Roses Stakes
1st Written Beauty 1 minute 3.76 seconds
2nd Marboosha
3rd Celestine
2019
Red Roses Stakes
1st Sisstar 1 minute 3.52 seconds
2nd Niccovi
3rd California Zimbol
2018
Red Roses Stakes
1st Bleu Roche 1 minute 3.82 seconds
2nd Causeway Girl
3rd Meryl
2017
Kennedy Plate
1st Jorda 1 minute 3.36 seconds
2nd I Am Excited
3rd Smart Coupe
2016
Red Roses Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 03.09 seconds
2nd Super Too
3rd Miss Wonderland
2015
Red Roses Stakes
1st Secret Agenda 1 minute 04.0 seconds
2nd Tempt Me Not
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Red Roses Stakes
1st Onemorezeta 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Eloping
3rd Tawteen
2013
Red Roses Stakes
1st Melrose Place 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Sense Of Hite
3rd Fare Well
2012
Red Roses Stakes
1st Shamal Wind 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Brave Soul
3rd Isabella Snowflake
2011
Red Roses Stakes
1st Emmalene 1 minute 1:10.7 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Anise
2010
Red Roses Stakes
1st Curtana 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Wonderful Lass
3rd Candy Stripes
2009
Red Roses Stakes
1st Trim 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Marquardt
3rd Cinecitta
2008
Red Roses Stakes
1st Exalted Keetah 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Tigresque
3rd Yesterday
2007
Red Roses Stakes
1st Gamble Me 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Beaming
3rd Bold Moment
2006
Red Roses Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Satin Robes
3rd McFly
2005
Red Roses Stakes
1st Crevette 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Divine Madonna
3rd Grey Stream
2004
Red Roses Stakes
1st Tahni Girl 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Maxerelle
3rd Sharp Aunty
2003
Red Roses Stakes
1st Danabaa 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Crown Princess
3rd Dilly Dally
2002
Red Roses Stakes
1st Red Labelle 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Gazania
2001
Red Roses Stakes
1st The Big Chill 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Vignette
3rd Langoustine
2000
Red Roses Stakes
1st Wyndham Special Unknown
2nd Hard Rider
3rd Chalonnaise

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