- Date: November 5th
- Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
- Race Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Mares, Set Weights + Penalties
- Prize Money: $200,000
The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse in early November.
Held under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Begonia Belle Stakes is restricted to mares only. Run over 1100m, the Begonia Belle Stakes presents a great opportunity for classy mares to showcase their skills on one of the nation’s most famous tracks.
With $200,000 prize money on offer, the Begonia Belle Stakes is a fairly lucrative Group 3 event.
The Begonia Belle Stakes is held on Day 2 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Crown Oaks Day. It shares a race program with the Group 1 Crown Oaks, Group 3 Red Roses Stakes, Listed Batman Handicap and Listed Century Stakes.
Mares typically target the Begonia Belle Stakes following runs in earlier races under similar conditions. The Group 2 Premiere Stakes held at Randwick has in the past been targeted by some of the mares who contest this race.
The Begonia Belle Stakes has been known as the GH Mumm Stakes and the Crown Promenade Stakes in the past. It was a listed event prior to being upgraded to Group 3 in 2013. Inaugurated in 2009, the Begonia Belle Stakes may only have a short history but it has been contested by some very classy mares.
Notable Begonia Belle Stakes winners include Very Discreet (2009) and Ortensia (2011).
2015 Begonia Belle Stakes Field
The Begonia Belle Stakes field draws horses from a wide range of preparations. Those mares which contest the Begonia Belle Stakes are usually fairly classy types who have had plenty of starts at group level. The Begonia Belle Stakes field has in its short time already acquired a reputation for producing top flight mares.
The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1162x770x4||ELOPING||John Sargent||Glen Boss||21||59kg||92|
|2||816x1103x1||LUMOSTY||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||16||59kg||105|
|3||9x4348x416||AFLEET ESPRIT||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||19||57.5kg||93|
|4||7×12281392||MISS PROMISCUITY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damien Oliver||5||57.5kg||100|
|5||05x63130x7||YGRITTE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||1||57.5kg||82|
|6||91x1239x54||I LOVE IT||John Salanitri||Stephen Baster||6||57.5kg||92|
|7||5x371110x9||IN STYLE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Steven Arnold||8||57.5kg||103|
|8||x11x13x210||THE MESSINA NYMPH||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||11||56.5kg||99|
|9||x08x171x79||BROOK ROAD||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||10||55.5kg||97|
|10||2110x1210x||DUBLIN LASS||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||9||55.5kg||94|
|11||0821503132||JAPHILS||John Sadler||Craig Williams||20||55.5kg||81|
|12||4x31787x46||PITTSBURGH FLYER||Lee & Shannon Hope||James McDonald||15||55.5kg||82|
|13||0x73350x92||NAUTICAL||Nikki Burke||Glyn Schofield||7||55kg||85|
|14||6x111321x1||HIDDEN PEARL||Barry Lockwood||Jim Cassidy||12||55kg||89|
|15||33504×4111||I AM GYPSY||Gordon Richards||Ms Jamie Kah||4||55kg||81|
|16||315x11x354||CATCH THAT CAT||Gwenda Johnstone||Luke Currie||3||55kg||82|
|17||x625046277||JUDICIAL ROCK||Leon & Troy Corstens||Craig Newitt||2||55kg||74|
|18||11x123x13||TUSCAN SLING||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||17||55kg||84|
|19||311×340229||NORTHERN SAINT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||James Winks||13||55kg||72|
|20||1x1330x375||MATILIJA||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||18||55kg||78|
|21e||0x316689x5||OH SO ASSERTIVE (NZ)||Dean Binaisse||–||14||55kg||70|
2015 Begonia Belle Stakes Nominations
The Begonia Belle Stakes nominations attract horses from stables across the entire country. However, the majority of mares on the Begonia Belle Stakes nominations tend to race out of Melbourne stables. There are usually a few top talents among the Begonia Belle Stakes nominations, as it is certainly quite a lucrative race in light of its status.
The 2015 Begonia Belle Stakes nominations will be published below.
Begonia Belle Stakes Results
Begonia Belle Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2009 are published below.
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 Pittsburgh Flyer||2 Dublin Lass||3 Brook Road||1:04.4|
|2014||1 Vain Queen||2 Bounding||3 Lilliburlero||1:02.7|
|2013||1 Dystopia||2 Shamal Wind||3 She Can Skate||1:03.7|
|2012||1 Honey Flower||2 Dystopia||3 Anise||1:03.2|
|2011||1 Ortensia||2 Balmont Miss||3 Octopussy||1:03.2|
|2010||1 Status Symbol||2 Jerezana||3 Zingaling||1:04.9|
|2009||1 Very Discreet||2 Seeking Attention||3 Serenissima||1:03.6|