Tesio Stakes

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

2021 Tesio Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Flying Mascot
  • 2nd: #6 Starelle
  • 3rd: #4 Annavisto



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 Gold Cup (2500m), 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 was held on Saturday October 23, 2021 and won by Flying Mascot ($8).

Tesio Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 23, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Tesio Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Flying Mascot
  • 2nd: #6 Starelle
  • 3rd: #4 Annavisto
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 14 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig Blaike McDougall 8 54kg $8
2 6 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 4.25L 1 54kg $6
3 4 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 5.5L 7 54kg $4.60F
4 1 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) Symon Wilde Declan Bates 6.5L 6 58kg $21
5 9 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 8L 2 54kg $6
6 2 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Dean Yendall 8.75L 10 56.5kg $16
7 8 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Glen Boss 10.5L 9 54kg $21
8 5 MAGNA BELLA Andrew Clarken Ms Linda Meech 10.6L 5 54kg $12
9 11 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Billy Egan 11.35L 3 54kg $10
10 3 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Craig Newitt 11.55L 4 54kg $7
13 IL AFFARE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 0
15 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Craig Newitt 0
10 LE LUDE John Thompson Fred Kersley 0
7 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Currie 0
12 GOOD AND PROPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Tesio Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Tesio Stakes 2021 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) followed by Sovereign Award ($2.90 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Tesio Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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.

Caulfield’s Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m) held on Thousand Guineas Day is a nice lead-up into the Tesio Stakes field and Sovereign Award (2020) was the last mare to do the double.

The 2021 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 2021 final field features a bumper line-up of fillies and mares facing off in the last on Cox Plate Day led in betting by Annavisto for the in-form Price/Kent stable.

  • Scratched: #7 Only Words (3); #10  Le Lude (1); #12 Good And Proper (13); #13  Il Affare (6); #15 Kiss And Cry (4)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 80571520×0 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) Symon Wilde Declan Bates 10 58kg 103
2 399x1704x0 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Dean Yendall 15 56.5kg 100
3 x356x61192 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Craig Newitt 8 54kg 95
4 x12113x215 ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 11 54kg 90
5 14x140x432 MAGNA BELLA Andrew Clarken Ms Linda Meech 9 54kg 90
6 86x3156x45 STARELLE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 2 54kg 90
7 619317×044 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Currie 3 54kg 88
8 213615×070 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Glen Boss 14 54kg 84
9 3x11160x54 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 5 54kg 84
10 x1444x0558 LE LUDE John Thompson Fred Kersley 1 54kg 83
11 10260×1286 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Billy Egan 7 54kg 82
12 112231×385 GOOD AND PROPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 13 54kg 79
13 16324649×4 IL AFFARE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 6 54kg 76
14 31x1280x12 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig Blaike McDougall 12 54kg 71
15 x398078379 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Craig Newitt 4 54kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Tesio Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Tesio Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of Cox Plate week and will be announced below as soon as available.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 213615×070 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 84
2 x12113x215 ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
3 31111×1416 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 101
4 400×341347 BARBIE’S FOX M 5 Louise Bonella 78
5 0x38478x90 BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
6 6212112975 CHARLEISE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 94
7 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 77
8 10260×1286 ECUMENICAL M 4 Mick Huxtable 82
9 31x1280x12 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 71
10 7314131×01 FRENCH RESPONSE M 6 Mark Minervini 70
11 112231×385 GOOD AND PROPER M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 79
12 3x11160x54 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 84
13 33x21136x3 GROOVY KINDA LOVE M 5 Michael Kent 66
14 16324649×4 IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 76
15 x4339x4055 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
16 13x1116x63 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 90
17 x398078379 KISS AND CRY M 6 Michael Kent 69
18 x1444x0558 LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 83
19 14x140x432 MAGNA BELLA M 6 Andrew Clarken 90
20 x356x61192 MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 95
21 619317×044 ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 88
22 80571520×0 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 6 Symon Wilde 103
23 x060411710 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 111
24 86x3156x45 STARELLE M 4 Danny O’Brien 90
25 399x1704x0 VANNA GIRL M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 100

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
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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