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Flight Stakes

The 2018 Flight Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held annually at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney in October. The Flight Stakes is run under set-weight conditions and is open to three-year-old fillies only. Run as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Flight Stakes is run over a distance of 1,600 metres and is worth [cf “prize_money”] in prize money.

The Flight Stakes takes place on Epsom Handicap Day along with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, Group 1 The Metropolitan, Group 2 Premiere Stakes, Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes, Group 3 Craven Plate and three Listed events to round off a massive day of racing.

The first Flight Stakes was run back in 1947 when it was won by a horse named Nizam’s Ring. The race is named after a champion mare named Flight who won the Cox Plate in both 1945 and 1946. The Flight Stakes first began as a Principal race and was run under this status from 1947 to 1978. The Flight Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status in 1979 before being granted its official Group 1 status in 1984. The Flight Stakes experienced a dead heat in 1996, when it was won by both Dash Eagle and Assertive Lass. The race was not run in 2007 due to an outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia.

Fillies that compete in the Flight Stakes often come via the Group 2 Furious Stakes or the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes. Sunline (1998), Danglissa (1999), Unworldly (2000) and Samantha Miss (2008) have all claimed the Flight Stakes, Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes treble. Other notable winners of the Flight Stakes throughout the years include Wenona Girl (1960), Research (1988), Triscay (1990), Ha Ha (2001), Lotteria (2004), Fashions Afield (2005) and More Joyous (2009).

2018 Flight Stakes Field

The Flight Stakes field usually contains a number of fairly handy three year olds. Those fillies who make it into the final Flight Stakes field tend to have a fairly good knack for mile distances.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x32322x544 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 11 56kg 90
2 2×161 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 90
3 2x1272x122 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 87
4 11×33 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Tye Angland 5 56kg 82
5 2x11223x08 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 10 56kg 79
6 417801×39 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 13 56kg 79
7 3×11111 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 8 56kg 78
8 211×20 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Sam Weatherley (a) 7 56kg 72
9 415 MAID OF HEAVEN Mark Newnham James McDonald 1 56kg 70
10 146 SYMI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56kg 69
11 326423×157 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 56kg 68
12 2822255 MIZZY Anthony & Edward Cummings Brenton Avdulla 12 56kg 68
13 21 NAKEETA JANE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9 56kg 66

2018 Flight Stakes Nominations

The Flight Stakes nominations attract both local three year old fillies and some from further abroad. A number of horses target the Flight Stakes nominations in an endeavour to get some fillies-only competition into their spring campaign.

NO Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 3×6 ADAGIRL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 1 ALEXANDRA DREAMING F 3 Henry Dwyer
3 13x ALIFEROUS F 3 Kris Lees
4 AMANGIRI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
5 28 AMBLEVE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
6 19×318 ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
7 111x ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
8 85×1 APERITIF F 3 Chris Waller
9 3326423×15 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
10 3×1111 BACCARAT BABY F 3 David Vandyke
11 1 BANDOL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 132 BUBBLES’N’TROUBLES F 3 Chris Waller
13 1x CARDINET F 3 Mick Price
14 231×9 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
15 125×9 CRISTOBAL F 3 James Cummings
16 7×1 CROSS LEGEND F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 9x CROWN DANCER F 3 Henry Dwyer
18 6×2 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 485×1 DOWNLOADS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 34x11x EAWASE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
21 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Benjamin Smith
22 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 362×713 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
24 32x1272x12 FIESTA F 3 Chris Waller
25 2x11223x0 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 417801×3 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 16 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 22332x GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 16 GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
30 4×1 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
31 225x1211x8 GRANNY RED SHOES F 3 Toby Edmonds
32 2510x I LIKE IT EASY F 3 Gerald Ryan
33 2218×9 KHULAASA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 10×33 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
35 23123x KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
36 13×3 LADY OF SHALOTT F 3 Kris Lees
37 5x1x1 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
38 41 MAID OF HEAVEN F 3 Mark Newnham
39 3 MANASARI F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 26 MEDIEVAL MISS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
41 6x10x67 MERYL F 3 Lee Curtis
42 3x MILLION F 3 Thomas Lunney
43 2×16 MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
44 5 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
45 28222 MIZZY F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
46 1×12 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings
47 21169×57 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
48 8515×338 ONTHETAKE F 3 Clare Cunningham
49 2x32322x54 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
50 43×4 OUR DAWN F 3 Clarry Conners
51 1353×25 OUTBACK BARBIE F 3 Tony Gollan
52 32 PARIS SHOWGIRL F 3 Henry Dwyer
53 1447 PEDICEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 31x8677x0 PERFECT PITCH F 3 Gary Portelli
55 25×2 PRESS BOX F 3 Chris Waller
56 11×3 PRETTY IN PINK F 3 John O’Shea
57 14x740x4 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 2×11 REGINAE F 3 Kris Lees
59 769×5 ROMANTIC WHISPER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 2 SADENTE F 3 Henry Dwyer
61 211×2 SANTA CATARINA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
62 1x20x SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
63 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
64 11×1 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
65 1213x SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 x111113x21 SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy
67 227×211 SUNREEL F 3 Kris Lees
68 75×17 SURE BET (NZ) F 3 Graeme Rogerson
69 1x5306x0 SWEET AVA F 3 Gerald Ryan
70 14 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 21 TARTUFO BIANCO F 3 Kris Lees
72 9 TEPARIO F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
73 211 THINE IS THE POWER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 3 THINK FREE F 3 Kris Lees
75 211×3 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
76 7×464 VITESSE F 3 Chris Waller
77 311 ZOURHEA F 3 Gerald Ryan

Flight Stakes Results

Below you will find a list of Flight Stakes winners and results since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Alizee 2 Champagne Cuddles 3 Cellargirl 1:34.8
2016 1 Global Glamour 2 Yankee Rose 3 Sezanne 1:35.8
2015 1 Speak Fondly 2 Honesta 3 Perignon 1:35.91
2014 1 First Seal 2 Winx 3 Thinking Of You 1:34.71
2013 1 Guelph 2 Sensibility 3 Bound For Earth 1:36.23
2012 1 Norzita 2 Longport 3 Dear Demi 1:36.0
2011 1 Streama 2 Hallowell Belle 3 Dowager Queen 1:36.7
2010 1 Secret Admirer 2 More Strawberries 3 Parables 1:34.6
2009 1 More Joyous 2 Sister Madly 3 Hurtle Myrtle 1:40.0
2008 1 Samantha Miss 2 Portillo 3 Kamillsy 1:38.4
2007 Race Not Run
2006 1 Cheeky Choice 2 My Lady’s Chamber 3 Fleur Royale 1:36.0
2005 1 Fashions Afield 2 Beauty Watch 3 Mnemosyne 1:37.2
2004 1 Lotteria 2 Cincinnati Gal 3 Covertly 1:37.6
2003 1 Unearthly 2 Santissima 3 Classy Dane 1:36.6
2002 1 Royal Purler 2 Victory Vein 3 Private Steer 1:37.4
2001 1 Ha Ha 2 Moonflute 3 Hosannah 1:36.2
2000 1 Unworldly 2 Picholine 3 Lady Mulan 1:34.5

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