Flight Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Flight Stakes News

Speedeor zooms into Magic Millions 3yo Guineas calculations

Speedeor zooms into Magic Millions 3yo Guineas calculations

Smart colt Speedeor has zoomed into calculations for the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14 with a third straight win at Ballarat last Saturday.

Speedeor, above in maroon and white colours, will head to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

The 2016 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.

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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).

2016 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 Hcp Rating
1 11x21x6 YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Blake Shinn 5 56kg 101
2 129×12 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 56kg 92
3 511×32 SKYLIGHT GLOW James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56kg 80
4 1x729x5363 QUICK FEET Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56kg 79
5 224×114 SEZANNE Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56kg 73
6 1×36 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 56kg 72
7 11×07 AWOKE (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 68
8 0x7312 BRIDLE LANE John P Thompson Mark Zahra 2 56kg 62

2016 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.

Flight Stakes Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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