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Flight Stakes

The 2019 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 $500,000 in prize money.

The Flight Stakes takes place on Epsom Handicap Day along with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap and Group 1 The Metropolitan.

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).

2019 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.

2019 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.

The 2019 Flight Stakes nominations are now out with 68 early entries led by the in-form Libertini who dominates early Flight Stakes odds this spring.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 711 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 76×22 ASPECT RATIO F 3 John Sargent
3 62×11 ATEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
4 1x34334x55 ATHIRI F 3 James Cummings
5 2254×4416 AVON RIVER F 3 James Cummings
6 24x BALAABEL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
7 1×1 BEAUTY BOLT F 3 Grahame Begg
8 28×7 BRIGHT RUBICK F 3 Bjorn Baker
9 521×2 CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham
10 2×16 DARLING POINT F 3 Brad Widdup
11 0x213 EMERALDS F 3 John Sargent
12 7×612 EXCELIDA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 153 EXCUSED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 345×1 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 312×2 FLIT F 3 James Cummings
16 4232×6 FOXBOROUGH F 3 John Sargent
17 11×2 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller
18 3110x84x33 GIRLS ARE READY F 3 Joe Cleary
19 15×0 HILLS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
20 3x5x171 I AM ELOQUENT F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 6255x JUST ZERENE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
22 1×1 KALI (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
23 11×3 KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
24 323116×2 LA TENE F 3 James Cummings
25 8×110 LADY APPLETON F 3 Barry Baldwin
26 1322 LADY LOIRE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 3 LADYLOVESTOGAMBLE F 3 Clare Cunningham
28 9×15 LAKIA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 3×233 LET IT POUR F 3 Bjorn Baker
30 211×11 LIBERTINI F 3 Anthony Cummings
31 218 LIVING ROCKS F 3 Chris Waller
32 71×3 LOIRE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
33 2 LUNAKORN F 3 Anthony Freedman
34 51113×4 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
35 21×26 MADDI ROCKS F 3 Chris Waller
36 2123 MARNDARRA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
37 11×5 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman
38 11×5 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 0x64411 MY SWEET FISH F 3 John Sargent
40 566x2212x ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
41 35×3 OUR GIRL SNITI F 3 Ron Quinton
42 4 PARCHE F 3 Gary Portelli
43 0x8 PERFECT IMPRESSION F 3 Anthony Cummings
44 1x105x38 PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings
45 1×5 POINT OF INTEREST F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
46 245×168 PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
47 211165×4 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
48 4×2 RAPTURES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 41x READY SET SAIL F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 2x SANDSATION F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
51 138431x SHE SHAO FLY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
52 93×4 SHINING EAGLE F 3 John Sargent
53 14 SILENT SOVEREIGN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
54 21 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 21 SOCIAL ORDER (NZ) F 3 Billy Healey
56 7×1 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
57 15x SPLENDORONTHEGRASS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 369×6 ST COVET’S SPIRIT F 3 Jason Coyle
59 0x83 STICK ’EM UP F 3 John Sargent
60 1×21 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
61 1x1100x5 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings
62 95x THE NATURAL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
63 31×3 TRAGIC F 3 Anthony Freedman
64 183×42 VILLAMI F 3 Gerald Ryan
65 8×1117 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
66 3 WRITTEN IN ROSES F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
67 13x XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
68 818x YOU HADME AT HELLO F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy

Flight Stakes Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2019 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2018 1 Oohood 2 Fiesta 3 Nakeeta Jane 1:34.7
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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