Summoned Stakes

The Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 mares-only event held at Sandown's Ladbrokes Park in mid-November on Zipping Classic Day.

2020 Summoned Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Missile Mantra
  • 2nd: #7 Tricky Gal
  • 3rd: #5 My Pendant



The 2020 Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse – now Ladbrokes Park – at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on the second Saturday of November on Zipping Classic Day.

Raced over 1500m, the Summoned Stakes is held under set weights plus penalties conditions. Entry is restricted to mares aged four years and older.

With $160,000 prize money on offer, and as the only mares’ only event held on the card, the Summoned Stakes is quite a popular end-of-spring target and is named in honour of class broodmare Summoned.

The Summoned Stakes is held on Zipping Classic Day, which is one of the biggest days of racing at Sandown Racecourse during the year. Other races on the program include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (1400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, including the 3200m Sandown Cup.

Mares are typically pointed towards the Summoned Stakes at the tail end of a lengthy spring campaign. As Zipping Classic Day is essentially the last day of black-type racing in Melbourne for the spring, it’s a popular race for mares looking for some more prize money or further glory.

Typical lead up races include the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) – formerly the Myer Classic – over the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the latter producing recent Summoned Stakes winners Solicit (7th 2015) and Politeness (7th 2014). Politeness also went on to win the following year’s Myer Classic in 2015.

Missile Mantra (6th in 2020) was the last Summoned Stakes winning mare to salute on the back of a lead-up Empire Rose Stakes run.

The 2020 Summoned Stakes ran on Saturday November 14, 2020 and was narrowly won by the favourite Missile Mantra.

Summoned Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday November 14, 2020
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Summoned Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Missile Mantra
  • 2nd: #7 Tricky Gal
  • 3rd: #5 My Pendant

Peter & Paul Snowden’s well-backed Empire Rose graduate Missile Mantra ($3.80) relished a drop in grade to narrowly hold off Tricky Gal to salute for the punters in Sandown’s 2020 Summoned Stakes results. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 11 55kg $3.80F
2 7 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith Jye McNeil 0.1L 7 55kg $5.50
3 5 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 2.35L 10 55kg $5
4 1 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2.55L 9 58kg $17
5 14 ETHICAL SOLUTION Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 3.55L 4 55kg $91
6 6 NO EFFORT Gavin Bedggood Jason Maskiell 4.05L 8 55kg $81
7 2 AKARI Brad Widdup Luke Nolen 4.15L 1 56kg $11
8 16 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) Grahame Begg Glen Boss 4.25L 12 55kg $17
9 3 STROME David O’Prey Michael Poy 5.75L 6 55kg $26
10 13 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 6.5L 2 55kg $10
11 10 INDIANA LILLY Shea Eden Craig Newitt 6.6L 13 55kg $26
12 15 GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees Damien Oliver 7L 3 55kg $11
13 17e JENNI BAD CAT (NZ) David Brideoake Dean Yendall 12.5L 5 55kg $41
8 LA TIGERESA Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Michael Dee 0
9 THE CLOSER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 0
11 HIGH EXCALEBRATION Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 0
12 PIERRO BELLE Smiley Chan Dean Yendall 0
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Summoned Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Summoned Stakes 2020 odds and betting markets from Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below, so follow the links to back our Summoned Stakes tips at the hottest prices this spring.

Missile Mantra ($3.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Summoned Stakes betting to salute.

2020 Summoned Stakes Field

The Summoned Stakes field attracts a fairly decent host of mares every year. In recent years, the quality of the Summoned Stakes field has been recognised, with the race receiving an upgrade to Group 3 in 2013. Those mares who end up in the Summoned Stakes field may have come via a variety of preparations, ranging from non black type to Group 1 feature events.

The 2020 Summoned Stakes final field is released on the Wednesday before race day and will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The Summoned Stakes 2020 field features a capacity line-up to close the card on Zipping Classic Day, betting led by the widely-drawn Missile Mantra for Team Snowden.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x438P0x78 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 10 58kg 84
2 7734×60465 AKARI Brad Widdup Luke Nolen 1 56kg 83
3 6069640514 STROME David O’Prey Michael Poy (a) 6 55kg 88
4 0540×08346 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 14 55kg 90
5 56895×8506 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 11 55kg 86
6 0960319329 NO EFFORT Gavin Bedggood Jason Maskiell 9 55kg 80
7 16327×1552 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith Jye McNeil 7 55kg 90
8 0x882x5328 LA TIGERESA Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Michael Dee 16 55kg 83
9 5116×60840 THE CLOSER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 13 55kg 80
10 4633119×28 INDIANA LILLY Shea Eden Craig Newitt 17 55kg 72
11 1×24321319 HIGH EXCALEBRATION Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 12 55kg 79
12 327x11x317 PIERRO BELLE Smiley Chan Dean Yendall 8 55kg 75
13 11x77x4721 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 55kg 73
14 13111106×9 ETHICAL SOLUTION Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 4 55kg 72
15 2x1950x083 GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees Damien Oliver 3 55kg 76
16 6143237×72 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) Grahame Begg Glen Boss 15 55kg 70
17e 41×1 JENNI BAD CAT (NZ) David Brideoake 5 55kg 66
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Summoned Stakes Nominations

The Summoned Stakes nominations attract a bumper list of early hopefuls, mares coming off lead-up races in earlier Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events like the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day in late October.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x438P0x78 FASCINO (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 58kg 84
2 7734×60465 AKARI M 4 Brad Widdup 2 56kg 83
3 118x315x13 WILD VIXEN M 4 Levi Kavanagh 3 56kg 90
4 6069640514 STROME M 6 David O’Prey 4 55kg 88
5 0540×08346 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 55kg 90
6 56895×8506 MY PENDANT (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 6 55kg 86
7 0960319329 NO EFFORT M 6 Gavin Bedggood 7 55kg 80
8 16327×1552 TRICKY GAL M 5 Matthew Smith 8 55kg 90
9 0x882x5328 LA TIGERESA M 6 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 9 55kg 83
10 1122×32944 THOUSAND WISHES M 5 Danny O’Brien 10 55kg 77
11 5116×60840 THE CLOSER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55kg 80
12 11x77x4721 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 12 55kg 73
13 1×24321319 HIGH EXCALEBRATION M 5 Jerome Hunter 13 55kg 79
14 4633119×28 INDIANA LILLY M 6 Shea Eden 14 55kg 72
15 327x11x317 PIERRO BELLE M 5 Smiley Chan 15 55kg 75
16 13111106×9 ETHICAL SOLUTION M 4 Lloyd Kennewell 16 55kg 72
17 2x1950x083 GAME OF THORNS M 4 Kris Lees 17 55kg 76
18 6143237×72 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 4 Grahame Begg 18 55kg 70
19 41×1 JENNI BAD CAT (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake 19 55kg 66
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Summoned Stakes History

The Summoned Stakes was previously a listed race. However, years of consistently high quality fields and decent racing led to the ARB upgrading the event to Group 3 prior to the 2013 edition.

It has developed a reputation for being an exciting race that attracts some of the standout mares of the spring racing carnival.

In 2013, the Summoned Stakes was held at Caulfield Racecourse due to upgrades taking place at Sandown.

In the future, the Summoned Stakes will very likely be further upgraded as it becomes a more popular end-of-season target for decent mares.

Notable Summoned Stakes winners include Politeness (2014) and Silent Sedition (2016), the latter going on to win the following autumn’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).

Summoned Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Summoned Stakes
1st Missile Mantra 1 minute 30.02 seconds
2nd Tricky Gal
3rd My Pendant
2019
Summoned Stakes
1st Jamaican Rain 1 minute 31.02 seconds
2nd Sweet Scandal
3rd One More Try
2018
Summoned Stakes
1st I’m A Princess 1 minute 29.70 seconds
2nd Zumbelina
3rd Aeecee Tong De
2017
Summoned Stakes
1st Long Time Ago 1 minute 31.61 seconds
2nd Mrs Gardenia
3rd Oregon’s Day
2016
Summoned Stakes
1st Silent Sedition 1 minute 30.80 seconds
2nd Sweet Redemption
3rd Extensible
2015
Summoned Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 29.3 seconds
2nd She’s Clean
3rd Mossbeat
2014
Summoned Stakes
1st Politeness 1 minute 31.2 seconds
2nd Judicial Rock
3rd Ava’s Delight
2013
Summoned Stakes
1st Floria 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Hi Belle
3rd Wistful
2012
Summoned Stakes
1st Cabernet 1 minute 30.9 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Twilighting
2011
Summoned Stakes
1st Hi Belle 1 minute 32.2 seconds
2nd Sophie’s Spirit
3rd Hinemoa
2010
Summoned Stakes
1st Happy Hippy 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Ky’s The Limit
3rd Maquina
2009
Summoned Stakes
1st Dane Julia 1 minute 31.8 seconds
2nd Rose Syrah
3rd Amberino
2008
Summoned Stakes
1st Bernicia 1 minute 30.4 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Autumn Jeuney
2007
Summoned Stakes
1st Zip Baby Zip 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Like It Is
3rd El Pauji
2006
Summoned Stakes
1st Hasta La Ciao Ciao 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Apaiser
3rd Melrose Gardens
2005
Summoned Stakes
1st Umber 1 minute 32.96 seconds
2nd Kingston Bird
3rd Brom Felinity
2004
Summoned Stakes
1st Tully Bellotto 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd St Jessie
3rd Taken
2003
Summoned Stakes
1st Irongail 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Given
3rd Infinite Grace
2002
Summoned Stakes
1st Bridal Hill 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Special Grange
3rd Shovoff
2001
Summoned Stakes
1st Paris Heartbeat 1 minute 29.7 seconds
2nd Makarova
3rd Wyndham Special
2000
Summoned Stakes
1st It’s Platonic 1 minute 29.0 seconds
2nd Hip Hop
3rd Rain Dance Lady

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