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Birthday Card Stakes

The 2018 Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 race bringing together fillies and mares from across New South Wales during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The arrive at Rosehill Racecourse ahead of a 1200m sprint under quality handicap conditions. The race has previously been known as the Cleanevent Stakes and is worth $150,000.

The Birthday Card Stakes is a crucial support race for the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas on the Guineas Day program.

Being a quality handicap the Birthday Card Stakes is usually a very close event and it can often be tough to pick the winner.

There’s usually a good mix of horses rising through the grades for their first shot at black type and some proven mares that come in at a higher weight.

From this race the best runners are likely to be sent along to the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes on Derby Day at Randwick which is run over the same distance.

The winner of the Birthday Card Stakes isn’t always a genuine top liner but there have been some handy horses to pass through.

Toorak won this race in 1999 while Hot Riff did the same in 2002.

Since then it was won by Gamble Me in 2009 and Zingaling in 2011.

2017 Birthday Card Stakes Field

The 2018 Birthday Card Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3279x0981x NANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 8 58kg 100
2 523x444x11 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Hugh Bowman 11 56.5kg 97
3 117×1111 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees Jason Collett 3 55kg 94
4 5x2450x415 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 18 53kg 90
5 72117×3250 INSENSATA Jason Coyle Jay Ford 6 53kg 86
6 x13347x281 QUILISTA Darren Weir 7 53kg 86
7 x38483x90x SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Josh Adams 16 53kg 86
8 65512x1x42 FRAGONARD James Cummings Craig Williams 2 53kg 84
9 x38355330x HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins 15 53kg 84
10 16×132 MISS QUE Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 14 53kg 82
11 136x1312x7 SLOW BURN Les Bridge Tim Clark 1 53kg 82
12 x31105x252 ACQUME Brad Widdup 5 53kg 80
13 3325×21023 STAR REFLECTION Kris Lees Ms Kathy O’Hara 13 53kg 79
14 x14104x251 MISSILE CODA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 53kg 78
15 24316×5525 NO INTEREST Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 12 53kg 76
16 4341280×01 MARIQUITA Gerald Ryan 9 53kg 75
17 05x2468x49 CONCHITA Paul Perry Dwayne Dunn 10 53kg 73
18 3323×13423 WITCHES Brad Widdup Blake Spriggs 19 53kg 72
19e x14611x434 ZA ZI BA Brad Widdup 17 53kg 72

Birthday Card Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Birthday Card Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Raiment 2 Samantha 3 Nancy 1:14.1
2016 1 Sultry Feeling 2 Lucky Can Be 3 Perignon 1:10.9
2015 1 Shamalia 2 Mossfun 3 Ygritte  1:09.8
2014 1 Avoid Lightning 2 Plucky Belle 3 Aerobatics  1:11.8
2013 1 Arinosa 2 Shamal Wind 3 Miss Stellabelle  1:09.6
2012 1 Celts 2 Next The Universe 3 Divorces  1:10.6
2011 1 Zingaling 2 Ladys Angel 3 Flying Success  1:10.6
2010 1 Patronyme 2 Beaded 3 Melito  1.10:3
2009 1 Gamble Me 2 Belong To Many 3 Court  1:10.4
2008 1 Throne Inn 2 Karalee 3 Allaboutus  1:10.9
2007 1 Aunty Betty 2 Absolutelyfabulous 3 Martiniforus  1:11.1
2006 1 Imana 2 Freeroller 3 Tactfully  1:10.5
2005 1 Tui Song 2 World Peace 3 Shannon Bank  1:09.0
2004 1 Paraca 2 Cataclysm 3 Recurring  1:09.5
2003 1 Toast Of The Coast 2 Fatoon 3 Blue Suttarb  1:09.1
2002 1 Hot Riff 2 Omens 3 Palais  1:09.8
2001 1 Spinning Hill 2 Call Me Lily 3 Crestfallen  1:10.2
2000 1 Verdict Declared 2 Another Misty 3 Flickering Fire  1:11.4

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