Light Fingers Stakes

  • Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3yo Fillies, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Light Fingers Stakes News

Ghisoni To Contest Coolmore Classic

Ghisoni To Contest Coolmore Classic

Trainer John O’Shea has confirmed that Ghisoni will contest the 2016 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens next weekend.

Ghisoni will make her Group 1 debut in the 2016 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens next week. Photo by: Steve Hart

Ghisoni had a disrupted start to her 2016 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign when she was …

The 2016 Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 contest run at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually in February. It is an event specifically for three-year-old fillies and is run across a trek of 1200m.

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The Light Fingers Stakes is worth $175,000 to the winners and is run under set weight conditions.

The race is also the feature event of the day and run in conjunction with the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes, the Group 3 Royal Sovereign Stakes and the Group 3 Breeders Classic.

The set weight nature of the Light Fingers Stakes means that the classiest and most talented fillies have no excuse but to perform on the day.

They will be out in force as well given that it’s the first black type event for three year old fillies to be held in Sydney every year.

While it’s a stand out race in its own right it can also be used as a lead up run for something like the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill or the Group 2 Surround stakes at Warwick Farm.

It is the equivalent race for girls as the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes  is for colts and geldings.

The Light Fingers Stakes has had some very good horses pass through its ranks as is shown on the winners list.

Skating won this race back in 1993 while Assertive Lass got up in 1997.

Street Smart was the 20006 champion and Gold Edition won in 2007.

Recently the champion More Joyous won in 2010 and Obsequious in 2011.

2016 Light Fingers Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 25x11616x STAY WITH ME David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg 104
2 41572x253x PERIGNON Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 7 56kg 90
3 1214x PEARLS John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 1 56kg 89
4 221x36x HARLEM RIVER Gai Waterhouse Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 73
5 418x21432x TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Jason Collett 3 56kg 75
6 16×11 KANGARILLA JOY Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 76
7 11x GHISONI John O’Shea James McDonald 2 56kg 72
8 8×40530 PERASINO Thomas Elmes Ms Winona Costin (a) 5 56kg

2016 Light Fingers Stakes Nominations

Light Fingers Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Perignon 2 Kangarilla Joy 3 Tempt Me Not 1:09.9
2015 1 Adrift 2 First Seal 3 Slightly Sweet 1:09.4
2014 1 Sweet Idea 2 Gypsy Diamond 3 Champagne Cath 1:09.1
2013 1 Bennetta 2 Ichihara 3 Dear Demi 1:10.2
2012 1 Sea Siren 2 Streama 3 Hallowell Belle 1:16.3
2011 1 Obsequious 2 Red Tracer 3 Parables 1:09.5
2010 1 More Joyous 2 Trim 3 Sweepstaking 1:09.8
2009 1 Rock Me Baby 2 Samantha Miss 3 Glowlamp 1:11.3
2008 1 Forensics 2 Sliding Cube 3 Seething Duck 1:10.5
2007 1 Gold Edition 2 Montana Sunset 3 Montmelo 1:09.0
2006 1 Street Smart 2 Regal Cheer 3 Paulini 1:09.9
2005 1 Trezevant 2 One in a Million 3 But I’m Serious 1:10.0
2004 1 Sharp 2 Generosa 3 Hinting 1:08.7
2003 1 Only Glory 2 Chuckle 3 Bumptious 1:11.2
2002 1 Ancient Song 2 Hosannah 3 Shouq 1:10.9
2001 1 Lady Mulan 2 Maitland Gold 3 Belle Du Jour 1:09.6
2000 1 Camena 2 Miss Zoe 3 Hut 1:09.6