The 2018 Frances Tressady Stakes is a Group 3 race held annually in March as part of the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. It’s an event specifically for mares and contested over a trip of 1400m.
Held under set weight conditions, the Frances Tressady Stakes are worth a total of $150,000 in prize money.
The event is run in conjunction with the Group 1 Australian Guineas, one of the feature days of the autumn carnival in Melbourne.
The race has had a variety of different names over the recent years including the ‘Schweppervescence Trophy’, ‘National Jockey Celebration Day – Victoria Plate’ and PFD Food Services Stakes’.
The race is a much sought after one from mares owners as it can set in motion a profitable stud career while also giving them good momentum on course.
If they are to continue with their prep it’s likely they’ll head north from here to Sydney and target their autumn mares series.
The other option is to back up at Flemington a week later for the Group 3 Matron Stakes over the mile.
Before this race the Group 3 Mannerism Stake at Caulfield is often a good guide held during February.
New Smyrna won this race back to back in 1996 and 1997 and since then a couple of very nice types have tasted success.
The best of them is without doubt Typhoon Tracy in 2009 although Demographic in 2004 and Aloha in 2011 were both also impressive.
2018 Frances Tressady Stakes Field
Frances Tressady Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Frances Tressady Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2018||1 Flippant||2 Oregan’s Day||3 Soho Ruby||1:22.24|
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 Madam Gangster||2 Girl Guide||3 Nadeem Lass||1:23.4|
|2014||1 Five All||2 Floria||3 Sino Eagle||1:24.4|
|2013||1 Tavarnelle||2 Sheila’s Star||3 Koonoomoo||1:22.3|
|2012||1 Raspberries||2 Biancon Rose||3 Booklet||1:24.9|
|2011||1 Aloha||2 Flying Tessie||3 I’m Discreet||1:22.3|
|2010||1 Be Positive||2 Red Flair||3 Flying Ruby||1:23.4|
|2009||1 Typhoon Tracy||2 Afterburn||3 Delyara||1:22.6|
|2008||1 Coniston Gem||2 Autumn Jeuney||3 Brom Felinity||1:22.8|
|2007||1 Laura’s Charm||2 Fidemus||3 Brockman’s Lass||1:21.5|
|2006||1 Breezy||2 Astrodame||3 Con’s Army||1:21.9|
|2005||1 Skewif||2 Songs Of Vienna||3 Llanga||1:22.1|
|2004||1 Demographic||2 Tanacious Spirit||3 Lady Sophia||1:23.0|
|2003||1 Galapagos Girl||2 Special Grange||3 Flash Bash||1:22.2|
|2002||1 Shelbourne Lass||2 Ramono’s Star||3 Spurn||1:22.5|
|2001||1 Ticket To Rome||2 Inaflury||3 Kaemess||1:23.0|
|2000||1 Northern Song||2 Market Price||3 La Mookta||1:22.6|