Vamos Stakes

The Vamos Stakes is a Group 3 race run at Launceston Racecourse in February during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

2021 Vamos Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Still A Star
  • 2nd: #1 Deroche
  • 3rd: #7 Runaway Girl



The Vamos Stakes is a Group 3 race for fillies and mares run at Launceston Racecourse each February during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

Held on the same day as the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m), the Vamos Stakes is run over 1400m and offers $150,000 in total prize money.

The Launceston Group 3 is contested under weight-for-age conditions by field dominated by local Tasmanian-trained fillies and mares coming off a run in a race like the Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m) run at Hobart a fortnight earlier. In 2016 I Love It backed up from a second in the Bow Mistress to win the Vamos Stakes, while in 2017 Lyuba ran second in both races. In 2019 the Bow Mistress was won by the previous year’s Vamos Stakes winner Life On The Wire, who also placed third to Twitchy Frank in the 2019 Vamos Stakes results.

The best out of the Vamos Stakes field may head to Adelaide for a shot at the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in the winter, a race the 2016 Vamos Stakes winner I Love It finished third to Precious Gem in. I Love It also returned in the Vamos Stakes of 2017 to finish third on the back of her Bow Mistress third in the same year.

The Vamos Stakes 2021 took place Launceston Racecourse on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and was won by the ultra-consistent Still A Star. 

2021 Vamos Stakes
Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021
Track: Launceston Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Fillies & Mares | WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2021 Vamos Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Still A Star
  • 2nd: #1 Deroche
  • 3rd: #7 Runaway Girl
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 STILL A STAR Bill Ryan Brendon McCoull 2 57kg $3.90
2 1 DEROCHE Leanne Gaffney Craig Newitt 0.75L 8 57kg $4.40
3 7 RUNAWAY GIRL Scott Brunton Blaike McDougall 1.75L 5 57kg $41
4 6 MANILENYA Julie Richards Bulent Muhcu 3.25L 1 57kg $81
5 4 ETHICAL SOLUTION Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 4.25L 7 57kg $2.10F
6 3 MYSTICAL PURSUIT Adam Trinder Jeff Penza 4.35L 4 57kg $11
7 8 LUCKY LIL Scott Brunton David Pires 4.75L 3 57kg $31
8 5 MELODEON Charlotte Littlefield Kyle Maskiell (a) 4.95L 6 57kg $19
9 FRENCH HEIRESS John Blacker 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Vamos Stakes Betting Odds

The updated Vamos Stakes 2021 odds and betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as markets on the Group 3 summer clash are released.

The last favourite in Vamos Stakes betting to win was Deroche ($1.80 in 2020).

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 VAMOS STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2021 Vamos Stakes Field

The Vamos Stakes field is released by Tas Racing on the Friday before the race takes place on a Wednesday afternoon in late February as part of Launceston Cup Day.

The official 2021 Vamos Stakes field and barriers will be published in full below.

The Vamos Stakes 2021 field is down to eight with the early scratching of French Heiress, betting by Lloyd Kennewell’s last start Group 3 Bow Mistress winner Ethical Solution.

  • Scratched: #9 French Heiress (6)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11211x3x15 DEROCHE Leanne Gaffney Craig Newitt 9 57kg 91
2 1x1121111x STILL A STAR Bill Ryan Brendon McCoull 2 57kg 90
3 1412×52615 MYSTICAL PURSUIT Adam Trinder Jeff Penza 4 57kg 91
4 1106x953x1 ETHICAL SOLUTION Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 8 57kg 85
5 71540731×8 MELODEON Charlotte Littlefield Kyle Maskiell (a) 7 57kg 81
6 4324×15474 MANILENYA Julie Richards Bulent Muhcu 1 57kg 71
7 32121118×3 RUNAWAY GIRL Scott Brunton Blaike McDougall 5 57kg 70
8 2131×25121 LUCKY LIL Scott Brunton David Pires 3 57kg 67
9 3235132213 FRENCH HEIRESS John Blacker 6 57kg 6

Vamos Stakes History

The Vamos Stakes is a relatively young Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival black-type having first taken place in 2007 as a Listed event when Lekitama won. Since then notable Vamos Stakes winners include triple champion Lady Lynette (2009 & 2011-12) and I Love It (2016). The race gained Group 3 status in 2014 and continues to attract better gallopers each season.

Vamos Stakes Winners

See below for a full list of Vamos Stakes winners and results going back to the first edition of the race run in 2007.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Vamos Stakes
1st Still A Star 1 minute 24.06 seconds
2nd Deroche
3rd Runaway Girl
2020
Vamos Stakes
1st Deroche 1 minute 25.39 seconds
2nd Miss Mandito
3rd Jentico
2019
Vamos Stakes
1st Twitchy Frank 1 minute 25.06 seconds
2nd I Remember You
3rd Life On The Wire
2018
Vamos Stakes
1st Life On The Wire 1 minute 23.77 seconds
2nd Step The Pedal
3rd Gee Gees Top Notch
2017
Vamos Stakes
1st Kiss Me Ketut 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Lyuba
3rd I Love It
2016
Vamos Stakes
1st I Love It 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Boundary
3rd Sh’bourne Spirit
2015
Vamos Stakes
1st Vibrant Rouge 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Miss Middleton
3rd Nadeem Lass
2014
Vamos Stakes
1st Rebel Bride 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Isibaeva
2013
Vamos Stakes
1st Beautiful Buns 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Rebel Bride
3rd Tariana
2012
Vamos Stakes
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 24.5 seconds
2nd Buzzing Along
3rd Rebel Bride
2011
Vamos Stakes
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Princess Quality
3rd Winged Charm
2010
Vamos Stakes
1st I’m A Hussy 1 minute 24.31 seconds
2nd Moulin Rouge
3rd Roses For Claire
2009
Vamos Stakes
1st Lady Lynette 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Hidden Energy
3rd Roses For Claire
2008
Vamos Stakes
1st Blazonry 1 minute 24.53 seconds
2nd Reunification
3rd Diamond Cove
2007
Vamos Stakes
1st Lekitama 1 minute 25.05 seconds
2nd Oceano
3rd Reunification

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