Let’s Elope Stakes

  • Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares Set-Weights with Penalties
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes News

Waller Happy With Myer Classic Duo

Waller Happy With Myer Classic Duo

Chris Waller has both Royal Descent and Amicus in the 2015 Myer Classic field and the leading trainer is happy with both mares ahead of the Group 1 event at Flemington on Saturday.

Royal Descent has the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Myer Classic at Flemington on Saturday. Photo by: Steve …

The 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne each September during the Spring Racing Carnival. It’s a mares only race which is contested over a 1400m journey with $200,000 in prize money to greet the winners at the end.

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The race is named after Let’s Elope, a former champion mare in her own right. Up until 1994 it was a Listed race known as the Milady Stakes and in 2005 it was granted Group 3 status. The Group 2 rating wasn’t achieved until 2009 when prize money was lifted to the current level.

The Let’s Elope Stakes is run under set-weight with the more proven race horses usually succeeding in the event.

Runners can come to the race from a few lead up events with the main one being the Group 3 Cockram Stakes held three weeks earlier at Caulfield Racecourse. Well performing mares have the option of moving from this event to another Group rated race, the Group 3 How Now Stakes on Underwood Stakes Day also at Flemington.

2009 champion Cats Whisker completed the Cockram Stakes, Let’s Elope Stakes double before running second in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes at Moonee Valley and then returning to Flemington to win the Group 2 Blazer Stakes on Turnbull Stakes Day.

Some of the best winners of the Let’s Elope Stakes include 1992 winner Mannerism, 2003  winner Ain’t Seen Nothin and 2010 winner No Evidence Needed.

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Field

The Let’s Elope Stakes field usually attracts a range of horses from different racing backgrounds. The Let’s Elope Stakes field races over 1400m, making it an ideal event for horses stepping up and stepping down in distance. As the event is open only to mares, you tend to get a range of horses from interstate and very occasionally from overseas.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7113x1470x BADAWIYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 59kg 96
2 613x1210x5 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 1 58kg 91
3 7x311034x1 CATCH A FIRE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 3 58kg 88
4 1353x110x2 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 9 57kg 85
5 0x151123x2 C’EST BEAU LA VIE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Luke Nolen 15 55.5kg 85
6 84537635×0 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Nicholas Hall 4 55kg 92
7 7111120×00 ALL CERISE Chris Waller Daniel Stackhouse 18 55kg 90
8 x43242372x METAPHORICAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 11 55kg 93
9 28x13838x8 CHOOSE Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 2 55kg 91
10 0x047x8822 MY SISTER LIL John Price Craig Williams 12 55kg 83
11 483141282x MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Chris Parnham 7 55kg 93
12 x444212213 TELOPEA (GB) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 19 55kg 90
13 7x1117x577 MISS SOFTHANDS Colin Little Steven King 17 55kg 82
14 1x56324x75 ROCKOLICIOUS Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 16 55kg 85
15 x1111220x6 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Ben Melham 6 55kg 85
16 7×08424762 NIMINYPIMINY Russell Cameron Dom Tourneur 14 55kg 75
17e 1x63464x26 CANA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 55kg 73
18e x3131203x9 EGYPT Mark Kavanagh Craig Williams 10 55kg 75
19e x83334x912 CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL Melissa Wells 13 55kg 70

2016 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes nominations will be made public on Monday, September 7th. The 2016 Let’s Elope Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Let’s Elope Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Let’s Elope Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Don’t Doubt Mamma 2 Thames Court 3 Manageress 1:24.5
2015 1 Amicus 2 Precious Gem 3 May’s Dream 1:23.0
2014 1 Commanding Jewel 2 Dear Demi 3 Nautical 1:23.6
2013 1 Commanding Jewel 2 Catkins 3 A Time For Julia 1:23.1
2012 1 Zurella 2 Hi Belle 3 Total Attraction 1:23.4
2011 1 Pinker Pinker 2 Mid Summer Music 3 Parables 1:23.8
2010 1 No Evidence Needed 2 Response 3 Live In Sin 1:26.8
2009 1 Cats Whisker 2 Romneya 3 Symphony Miss 1:25.0
2008 1 Mimi Lebrock 2 Bellini Rose 3 Devil Moon 1:28.2
2007 1 Devil Moon 2 Eskimo Queen 3 Bellini Rose 1:23.4
2006 1 Rewaaya 2 Be Delicious 3 Celtic Bloom 1:24.2
2005 1 Dea 2 Timbourina 3 Catscan 1:23.3
2004 1 Beautiful Gem 2 Galvanized 3 Demerger 1:24.4
2003 1 Ain’t Seen Nothin 2 Classic Patches 3 Reactive 1:24.4
2002 1 Purple Groove 2 Tickle My 3 Crimson Gem 1:24.9
2001 1 Flushed 2 Miss Power Bird 3 Lolita Star 1:24.5
2000 1 Tickle My 2 Love’s Choice 3 Monterosso 1:28.4