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.

2021 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Flying Evelyn
  • 2nd: #11 A Very Fine Red
  • 3rd: #3 Seradess



The 2021 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 $300,000 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 2021 Red Roses Stakes was held on Thursday November 4, 2021 and won in an upset by Flying Evelyn at $18. 

Red Roses Stakes 2021
Date: Thursday November 4, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $300,000

2021 Red Roses Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Flying Evelyn
  • 2nd: #11 A Very Fine Red
  • 3rd: #3 Seradess
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 FLYING EVELYN Anthony & Sam Freedman Brett Prebble 4 55kg $18
2 11 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 0.5L 2 55kg $5F
3 3 SERADESS Mark & Levi Kavanagh Luke Currie 0.6L 8 58kg $12
4 4 SONNET STAR Damien Lane Damian Lane 0.9L 3 57kg $14
5 14 BUTTER BLONDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blaike McDougall 1.1L 10 55kg $71
6 2 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Glen Boss 1.5L 5 59kg $21
7 8 PICARONES James Cummings Nash Rawiller 1.6L 14 56kg $21
8 15 SPINNING Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 2.35L 15 55kg $12
9 6 DREAM QUEEN (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Luke Nolen 2.55L 1 57kg $26
10 13 MORIOKA Chris Waller Craig Newitt 3.05L 11 55kg $31
11 5 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 3.8L 7 57kg $11
12 7 ROBODIRA John O’Shea James McDonald 5.05L 9 56kg $7
13 17e XTRA GEAR Richard Laming Craig Williams 5.15L 13 55kg $8
14 18e NICCOLITE Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5.9L 16 55kg $31
15 9 FROST FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Holland 6.9L 6 56kg $81
16 10 ASHEMA Annabel Neasham Fred Kersley 7.65L 12 55kg $10
20e RAVAGED AWARD Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 0
19e MY YANKEE GIRL John Salanitri 0
1 ARCADED James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0
16 VIVIANE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Red Roses Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Red Roses Stakes field  is announced on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11015x7x ARCADED James Cummings Hugh Bowman 17 59kg 83
2 210×665 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Glen Boss 6 59kg 84
3 11×514 SERADESS Mark & Levi Kavanagh Luke Currie 9 58kg 80
4 2156×2 SONNET STAR Damien Lane Damian Lane 4 57kg 68
5 118×470 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 8 57kg 74
6 12x21x71 DREAM QUEEN (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Luke Nolen 1 57kg 79
7 1x42x2054 ROBODIRA John O’Shea James McDonald 10 56kg 82
8 134×7440 PICARONES James Cummings Nash Rawiller 16 56kg 66
9 135×70 FROST FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Holland 7 56kg 69
10 2301332×37 ASHEMA Annabel Neasham Fred Kersley 14 55kg 76
11 14×3156 A VERY FINE RED Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 75
12 12×520 FLYING EVELYN Anthony & Sam Freedman Brett Prebble 5 55kg 70
13 3x323x3603 MORIOKA Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 55kg 64
14 139x917x BUTTER BLONDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blaike McDougall 11 55kg 67
15 23×17 SPINNING Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 19 55kg 63
16 8x264x VIVIANE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 2 55kg 61
17e 217 XTRA GEAR Richard Laming Craig Williams 15 55kg 62
18e 2×416 NICCOLITE Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 20 55kg 62
19e 12 MY YANKEE GIRL John Salanitri 18 55kg 63
20e 1 RAVAGED AWARD Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 13 55kg 63

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
2021
Red Roses Stakes
1st Flying Evelyn 1 minute 5.14 seconds
2nd A Very Fine Red
3rd Seradess
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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