Tesio Stakes

The Tesio Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Cox Plate Day.

2023 Tesio Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Wishlor Lass
  • 2nd: #1 Thalassophile
  • 3rd: #3 Osmose



The Tesio Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1600m, the Tesio Stakes is a handicap event for mares aged four years and older and pays $200,000 in total prize money.

The Tesio Stakes is held on one of the nation’s biggest days of racing, Cox Plate Day. It shares a race program with a host of other Group races. These include the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m).

Lead up races to the Tesio Stakes include the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) – the latter now known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes.

Following the Tesio Stakes there are a variety of options for mares to take. The classier types might head to the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (formerly the Myer Classic), while the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) is also a popular target for those mares not at Group 1 level. Zanna (2003) was the last mare to complete the Tesio Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes double.

The 2021 Tesio Stakes form was franked with the third place-getter Annavisto returning the following autumn to run second in Sydney’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in 2022.

The 2022 Tesio Stakes form held the following winter with the runner-up Roots also finishing second in Brisbane’s Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in 2023.

The 2023 Tesio Stakes was held on Saturday October 28, 2023 on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day and was won in terrific fashion by the in-form Symon Wilde-trained favourite Wishlor Lass ($2.20F) who made it three straight victories. 

Tesio Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday October 28, 2023
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Tesio Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Wishlor Lass ($2.20F)
  • 2nd: #1 Thalassophile
  • 3rd: #3 Osmose

Symon Wilde’s in-form mare Wishlor Lass ($2.20F) kept the wins coming with Damian Lane aboard the impressive Tesio Stakes 2023 winner. She made it three on the trot backing up from her Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase win at Caulfield to take out the early Cox Plate Day event at The Valley for the punters.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 WISHLOR LASS Symon Wilde Damian Lane 1 59kg $2.20F
2 1 THALASSOPHILE Chris Waller James McDonald 1.25L 6 59kg $6.50
3 3 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.35L 4 54kg $6.50
4 6 MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 2.6L 7 54kg $26
5 7 DAZZLING LUCY Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 3.85L 2 54kg $12
6 5 SOUL CHOICE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Linda Meech 3.95L 5 54kg $5.50
7 4 EN FRANCAIS Jake Stephens Lachlan Neindorf 6.45L 3 54kg $9.50
9 DELICIOUS TYCOON Matt Laurie Ms Jamie Kah 0
8 RIVERINA CYCLONE Matt Laurie Beau Mertens 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Tesio Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Tesio Stakes 2023 odds will listed below, pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au, for punters to lock in their Tesio Stakes betting tips at the best Cox Plate Day odds.

Amangiri ($2.50 in 2019), Sovereign Award ($2.90 in 2020) and Wishlor Lass ($2.20 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Tesio Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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2023 Tesio Stakes Form Guide

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2023 Tesio Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Tesio Stakes 2023 Tips on the Cox Plate Day support act this October.

  • To Win: #2 Wishlor Lass ($2.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The favourite in the Tesio carries plenty of weight but deservingly so and is going too good to bet against. Symon Wilde’s five-year-old chases a third win on the trot and is proven at the mile. At her latest she won a Group 3 at Caulfield taking out the Ladies’ Day Vase narrowly with 56kg. Up to 59kg here but has the inside alley and is the class mare in the mix.

2023 Tesio Stakes Field

Each spring the Tesio Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of mares possibly looking to back-up the following Saturday at Flemington in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes field.

Mares to have completed the double include Zanna (2003), Western Chorus (1991) and Echo Lass (1989). In 2013 the Tesio Stakes winner Catkins finished runner-up in the Group 1 (then run as the Myer Classic) on VRC Derby Day, as did Lady Lynette in 2009. Lady Lynette also returned to win the 2010 Tesio Stakes, a race that often attracts similar line-ups of mares on back-to-back years.

The 2023 Tesio Stakes field are released on the Wednesday leading up to Cox Plate Day and will be provided in full below once announced.

The Tesio Stakes 2023 final field features a quality line-up of mares led in betting by Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase winner Wishlor Lass with the inside draw. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1127435×94 THALASSOPHILE Chris Waller James McDonald 7 59kg 97
2 1115×411 WISHLOR LASS Symon Wilde Damian Lane 1 59kg 97
3 6x4x9344x0 OSMOSE (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54kg 86
4 13x1127x32 EN FRANCAIS Jake Stephens Lachlan Neindorf 3 54kg 82
5 1221189×16 SOUL CHOICE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Linda Meech 6 54kg 82
6 67x0416x45 MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 8 54kg 77
7 6x2423x659 DAZZLING LUCY Tony Noonan Jake Noonan 2 54kg 74
8 61141280×7 RIVERINA CYCLONE Matt Laurie Beau Mertens 4 54kg 72
9 7034413252 DELICIOUS TYCOON Matt Laurie Ms Jamie Kah 9 54kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Tesio Stakes Nominations

The 2023 Tesio Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of Cox Plate week and will be announced below as soon as available.

2023 Tesio Stakes nominations extended until 10:00am (AEDT) 24/10/2023.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 112x614x12 AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 89
2 8×69844232 CHANDON BURJ M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78
3 6x2423x659 DAZZLING LUCY M 5 Tony Noonan 74
4 7034413252 DELICIOUS TYCOON M 5 Matt Laurie 69
5 13x1127x32 EN FRANCAIS M 6 Jake Stephens 82
6 67x0416x45 MARACANA (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 77
7 6x4x9344x0 OSMOSE (FR) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
8 23×7112427 PITCHANUN (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 74
9 61141280×7 RIVERINA CYCLONE M 5 Matt Laurie 72
10 1221189×16 SOUL CHOICE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82
11 1127435×94 THALASSOPHILE M 5 Chris Waller 97
12 41480×5304 WHISKY WISDOM M 4 Benjamin Smith 61
13 1115×411 WISHLOR LASS M 5 Symon Wilde
14 2x3114x78x ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tesio Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1988, the Tesio Stakes has seen quite a few classy mares pass through. The Tesio Stakes was a listed race between its inception in 1988 and 1993. In 1994, it gained Group 3 status, which it has retained since.

There was a dead heat for two years running. In 2007, Maslins Beach and Autumn Jeuney tied at the post, with Miss Badoura and Bird Of Fire doing the same in 2008. The 2008 edition also saw the next two runners, Permission To Land and Princess Marizza, tie for third only 0.2 lengths off the lead.

The Tesio Stakes has seen a lot of name changes over the years. In 1990 it was known as the BMW Australia Stakes, and in 1991 and 1992 it was known as the Dalgety Breeders’ Plate. In 1993 the race was again sponsored by BMW and was known as the BMW Plate. Between 1994 and 2004 it reverted to its original name, the Tesio Stakes. Following that, it became known as the Inglis Mile. In 2013 and 2014, the Tesio Stakes was known as the Eliza Park International Stakes.

Notable Tesio Stakes winners include Voltage (1988), Bold Alliance (1992), Zanna (2003), Lady Lynette (2009, 10) and Catkins (2013).

Tesio Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.

Tesio Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Tesio Stakes
1st Wishlor Lass 1 minute 35.99 seconds
2nd Thalassophile
3rd Osmose
2022
Tesio Stakes
1st My Whisper 1 minute 40.04 seconds
2nd Roots
3rd Sirileo Miss
2021
Tesio Stakes
1st Flying Mascot 1 minute 37.81 seconds
2nd Starelle
3rd Annavisto
2020
Tesio Stakes
1st Sovereign Award 1 minute 39.01 seconds
2nd I Am Elequent
3rd Paradee
2019
Tesio Stakes
1st Amangiri 1 minute 35.57 seconds
2nd Seewhatshebrings
3rd Vanuatu
2018
Tesio Stakes
1st Shoko 1 minute 36.03 seconds
2nd Mamzelle Tess
3rd Princess Posh
2017
Tesio Stakes
1st Lubiton 1 minute 34.42 seconds (new track record)
2nd Savapinski
3rd Invincibella
2016
Tesio Stakes
1st Kaniana 1 minute 39.17 seconds
2nd Rocket Commander
3rd Alaskan Rose
2015
Tesio Stakes
1st Coronation Shallan 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Azkadellia
3rd Lucky Lago
2014
Tesio Stakes
1st Suavito 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Precious Gem
3rd You’re So Good
2013
Tesio Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Cameo
3rd Lake Sententia
2012
Tesio Stakes
1st Star Of Giselle 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Tavarnelle
3rd Spirit Song
2011
Tesio Stakes
1st Ocean Challenger 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Hi Belle
3rd Lady Lynette
2010
Tesio Stakes
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Delta Gee
3rd Music Review
2009
Tesio Stakes
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Moment Of Time
3rd Pink Shimmer
2008
Tesio Stakes
=1st Miss Badoura 1 minute 36.5 seconds
=1st Bird Of Fire
=3rd Permission To Land/Princess Marizza
2007
Tesio Stakes
1st Autumn Jeuney 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Game Serena
3rd Maslins Beach
2006
Tesio Stakes
1st Valkyrie Diva 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Benko
3rd Celtic Bloom
2005
Tesio Stakes
1st Matras 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Hennessy Waltz
3rd Ballybleue
2004
Tesio Stakes
1st Joy Of Flight 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Galvanized
3rd Loyal Lauren
2003
Tesio Stakes
1st Zanna 1 minute 38.8 seconds
2nd Sweet Corn
3rd My Fraarlein
2002
Tesio Stakes
1st Gentle Genius 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Paris Heartbeat
3rd Rosa Marada
2001
Tesio Stakes
1st La Bella Dama 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Its Platonic
3rd Oregon Seal
2000
Tesio Stakes
1st Oregon Seal 1 minute 40.0 seconds
2nd Super Sequel
3rd Nova Clause

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