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The 2015 Angst Stakes is a Group 3 mile event (1600m) held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during October.

An important feature of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Angst Stakes is held on Spring Champion Stakes Day alongside the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m).

The Angst Stakes is held under set weights plus penalties conditions and is restricted to mares aged four years and older. These conditions engender serious competition and enjoyable punting, as the better mares always tend to rise to the top.

With $150,000 on offer, the Angst Stakes presents a fairly attractive target to handier mares that are comfortable with mile events. Often you’ll see horses step up to the 1600m from earlier races at 1400m, rather than stepping down from lengthier distances.

It pays to watch the lead-up races to the Angst Stakes. You’ll notice a pattern of similar winners and fields between earlier races such as the Group 3 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens and the Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Newcastle Racecourse. If a mare runs well in either of those events, she’s worth keeping an eye on in the Angst Stakes.

The Angst Stakes was inaugurated in 1994, with Sky Watch taking out the first edition of the race. Since then, the Angst Stakes has played a central part in the spring campaigns of many mares, and fulfilled an important role in Sydney Spring racing.

Named after champion mare Angst, the Angst Stakes is one of the better events for mares held towards the end of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

Over the years, the Angst Stakes has adjusted in distance from 1400m, to 1500m, and finally to the 1600m distance it holds today. Inaugurated as a Listed race, the Angst Stakes earned Group 3 status in 2013.

The Angst Stakes has changed venues a few times, but has always been held at either Rosehill Gardens or Royal Randwick.

2016 Angst Stakes Field

The Angst Stakes field usually features a fairly diverse range of skills and racing backgrounds. Mares contest the Angst Stakes field following a variety of preparations, however the majority have had a few starts prior.

The 2016 Angst Stakes field is now published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 149x2515x0 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Tye Angland 11 57kg 102
2 2x224550x1 SPIRIT BIRD (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 56kg 89
3 x223010x00 DIAMOND MADE Bruce Cross Jason Collett 9 56kg 76
4 3x574126x5 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2 55kg 97
5 622333×316 ROCKET COMMANDER Matthew Dale Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 55kg 89
6 6x94121x0 REPLIQUE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5 55kg 75
7 11422×202 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Tim Clark 10 54kg 91
8 21x1x23121 EXTENSIBLE Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 12 54kg 84
9 6x21130x6 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 3 54kg 80
10 x417825x65 UNEQUIVOCAL Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 8 54kg 80
11 904×421270 TEARS IN HEAVEN Tracey Bartley Dean Yendall 7 54kg 71
12 x39x412415 YOU ARE GOLDEN (IRE) Greg Bennett Blake Spriggs 6 54kg 71

2016 Angst Stakes Nominations

The Angst Stakes nominations provide a pretty good indication of the intentions of a lot of horses for the remainder of the spring. A lot of mares who enter the Angst Stakes nominations are unlikely to head to Melbourne to contest spring fixtures there.

The 2016 Angst Stakes nominations will be uploaded here on Monday, October 5th.

Angst Stakes Results

Notable Angst Stakes winners include Rich Aunty (1996), Prenuptial (2000), Hennessy Waltz (2004), More Than Lucky (2006) and Sharnee Rose (2013). Angst Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Dixie Blossoms 2 Lady Le Fay 3 Happy Hannah 1:34.0
2015 1 Casino Dancer 2 Wine Tales 3 Zarzali 1:33.2
2014 1 Neena Rock 2 Estonian Princess 3 Danesiri 1:34.5
2013 1 Sharnee Rose 2 Queenstown 3 Porcellanus 1:35.5
2012 1 Nocturnelle 2 Angelus 3 Skyerush 1:31.5
2011 1 Little Surfer Girl 2 Quidnunc 3 Skyerush 1:24.7
2010 1 Lovemelikearock 2 Shannara 3 Live In Sin 1:22.8
2009 1 Illuminates 2 Patronyme 3 Love And Kisses 1:24.8
2008 1 Neroli 2 Lustre Lady 3 Vecchia Roma 1:23.97
2007 Race Not Run
2006 1 More Than Lucky 2 Melody 3 A Country Girl 1:22.9
2005 1 Wild Queen 2 One In A Million 3 Shalimar Sky 1:22.0
2004 1 Hennessy Waltz 2 Magsaya 3 Wasimah 1:24.8
2003 1 Zanna 2 Fiammarosa 3 Coupe 1:24.2
2002 1 Miss Zoe 2 Veloce 3 Palidamah 1:24.5
2001 1 Danasia 2 Dandify 3 Gypsy Mai 1:24.3
2000 1 Prenuptial 2 Miss Zoe 3 Briannon 1:23.2