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Kewney Stakes

The 2018 Kewney Stakes is a Group 2 contest raced annually in the first few weeks of March during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The event is hosted at the iconic Flemington Racecourse where it stretches for 1400m around the circuit.

The Kewney Stakes is specifically for three year old fillies and the set weight conditions bring out only the most talented horses. The prize money on offer comes in at a lucrative $200,000.

The Kewney Stakes is run on Super Saturday at Flemington, a day worth upwards of three million overall. The Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and the Group 1 Australian Cup are both run on the same card.

As the prize money suggests the Kewney Stakes is the pinnacle race for three year old fillies during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival.

There are a variety of lead up events before this race including the Group 3 Vanity Stakes, the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes and the Group 2 Moonee Valley Oaks.

From here the best performing horses are likely to head north for the Sydney autumn racing carnival while some may even travel west for the Adelaide racing carnival as well.

The big Group 1’s on offer for these horse in NSW are the Storm Queen Stakes and the AJC Oaks. In 2010 Faint Perfume won the Kewney Stakes before completing a memorable Sydney trip where she won the Storm Queen Stakes and fell agonisingly short to finish second in the AJC Oaks.

Gallica was the last horse to have major success after travelling west from the Kewney Stakes, she managed to win this in 2009 and then follow it up with the Group 1 Australasian Oaks as well.

As you can see the Kewney stakes has been a great producer of Group 1 talent and the winners list further highlights this.

Mannerism was the 1991 champion and Sunline the victor in 1999.

Special Harmony got up in 2004 and recently Faint Perfume won in 2010 and Do Ra Mi in 2011.

2018 Kewney Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x21x31116 BELLA MARTINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55.5kg 80
2 136x557x13 SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 7 55.5kg 75
3 111 SUMMER SHAM Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 3 55.5kg 84
4 1x28236x24 COUNTERPLAY Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 8 55.5kg 69
5 11x33x265 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 9 55.5kg 72
6 2x13435x52 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 15 55.5kg 70
7 611×2 PALAZZO VECCHIO Mick Price Damien Oliver 11 55.5kg 73
8 3×1143 SHOKORA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 4 55.5kg 71
9 44×6211353 MAWZOONA Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 12 55.5kg 65
10 143×134 STYLISH MISSILE Aaron Purcell Chad Schofield 5 55.5kg 67
11 5x65x12677 CARIBBEAN PEARL Mark Young Ben Thompson (a) 14 55.5kg 61
12 5x31x28 PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 10 55.5kg 63
13 6×21 RUCHLA John Sadler Craig Williams 13 55.5kg 63
14 3×931 HONEY ESPRIT Clinton McDonald Luke Nolen 2 55.5kg 62
15 021 FRENCH GIRL Clinton McDonald Michael Walker 6 55.5kg 62

2018 Kewney Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 8x28x41 BEHAVE F 3 Michael Kent
2 4x21x31116 BELLA MARTINI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 5x65x12677 CARIBBEAN PEARL F 3 Mark Young
4 1x28236x24 COUNTERPLAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
5 021 FRENCH GIRL F 3 Clinton McDonald
6 3×931 HONEY ESPRIT F 3 Clinton McDonald
7 44×6211353 MAWZOONA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 11×0 OCEAN DEEP (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 611×2 PALAZZO VECCHIO F 3 Mick Price
10 5x31x28 PLATINUM ANGEL F 3 Darren Weir
11 6×21 RUCHLA F 3 John Sadler
12 136x557x13 SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
13 3×1143 SHOKORA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 11x33x265 SMART COUPE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
15 143×134 STYLISH MISSILE F 3 Aaron Purcell
16 111 SUMMER SHAM F 3 Danny O’Brien
17 2x13435x52 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens

Kewney Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Bella Martini 2 Shokora 3 Palazzo Vecchio 1:22.3
2017 1 I Am A Star 2 Ellicazoom 3 Kenedna 1:22.4
2016 1 Badawiya 2 Don’t Doubt Mamma 3 Egypt 1:22.9
2015 1 Wawail 2 Sabatini 3 Vezalay 1:23.2
2014 1 Solicit 2 Marianne 3 Suavito 1:22.6
2013 1 Flying Snitzel 2 Norzita 3 Red Fez 1:22.2
2012 1 Empress Rock 2 Assertive Eagle 3 Bliss Street 1:22.5
2011 1 Do Ra Mi 2 Brazilian Pulse 3 Divorces 1:22.2
2010 1 Faint Perfume 2 Response 3 No Evidence Needed 1:23.3
2009 1 Gallica 2 Gold Water 3 Lamarr 1:36.3
2008 1 Zarita 2 Absolut Glam 3 Bashful Girl 1:36.7
2007 1 Anamato 2 Catechuchu 3 Flame Of Sydney 1:35.2
2006 1 Doubting 2 Serenade Rose 3 Empress Lily 1:37.8
2005 1 Ballet Society 2 Kylikwong 3 Astrodame 1:35.1
2004 1 Special Harmony 2 Country Lodge 3 Sky Cuddle 1:35.5
2003 1 Lashed 2 Umaris 3 Tarcoola Diamond 1:36.2
2002 1 Elegant Fashion 2 Bridal Hill 3 Gold Lottey 1:34.9
2001 1 Ponton Flyer 2 St Therese 3 Flying Spice 1:35.2
2000 1 Umaline 2 Grand Echezeaux 3 Brulant 1:34.1

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