Matriarch Stakes

  • Date: November 5th, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 4YO+ Mares, SWP
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Matriarch Stakes News

Michelle Payne to ride Manageress in Ballarat Cup

Michelle Payne to ride Manageress in Ballarat Cup

Cranbourne trainer Cindy Alderson is banking on Michelle Payne’s local knowledge to boost the chances of Manageress in the Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) at Ballarat on Saturday.

Michelle Payne, above, will ride Manageress in the Ballarat Cup at Ballarat. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Melbourne Cup winning jockey will be having her first …

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 event held each year at Flemington Racecourse in November during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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The Matriarch Stakes is exclusively for mares and run over 2000m with $300,000 up for grabs.

It is featured on the Emirates Stakes Day card meaning there is plenty of attention on the race which runs on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There are two Group 1’s run after this event, the Emirates Stakes and the Darley Classic.

Run towards the end of the spring season, only the mares which have handled the campaign the best will go on to run in this event. While the numbers may be smaller the quality is good given that only the toughest horses can handle the 2000m Group 2 this late in the spring.

For the occasional horse still running at peak after this event the Group 2 Zipping Classic or Group 3 Eclipse Stakes are both options after Flemington, however it’s not a strong form guide.

The Matriarch Stakes has a habit of throwing up the odd roughie every now and again with form lines becoming strained late into the prep.

2010 winner Well Rounded is a good example, jumping at around 50 to 1 with some bookies.

There have been some great performances in the Matriarch stakes over the years headlined by Big Colony which won back to back in 1991 and 1992.

One of the best to win the race was Demerger in 2004 over a game Aint Seen Nothin.

No horse has recorded a time under two minutes but Purple came the closest in 2009 when falling just a tenth of a second short.

She couldn’t repeat the performance in 2010 though running home second to Well Rounded.

2016 Matriarch Stakes Field

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes field will be officially announced on Wednesday, November 2nd, the day after Melbourne Cup Day. The final 2015 Matriarch Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2114×27156 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 15 59.5kg 107
2 9x2515x056 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Mark Zahra 9 57.5kg 100
3 4×67514261 KANIANA Darren Weir Damian Lane 12 57.5kg 95
4 2333×31622 ROCKET COMMANDER Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 16 56kg 94
5 8421×74087 GABELLA (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 18 56kg 90
6 63540×2740 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 5 55kg 106
7 7635×04674 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig William Buick 7 55kg 91
8 95262×4443 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer James McDonald 6 55kg 96
9 41282×3093 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Nicholas Hall 13 55kg 92
10 574126×526 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 55kg 96
11 16448×4133 TIDY PROPHET Will Clarken Ben Melham 2 55kg 84
12 732087×153 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4 55kg 83
13 8113393161 CINNAMON CARTER Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 11 55kg 80
14 47315×6603 AMARELA (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 80
15 1x214x4141 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 14 55kg 84
16 x21130x633 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 17 55kg 84
17 49×7321120 POWDERWORKS Darren Weir Luke Nolen 1 55kg 74
18 x94121x060 REPLIQUE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 55kg 75

2016 Matriarch Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Matriarch Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Matriarch Stakes Results

Matriarch Stakes winners and place getters since 2000 are shown below, along with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Jessy Belle 2 Sort After 3 Happy Hannah 2:04.7
2015 1 Lucia Valentina 2 Manageress 3 Casino Dancer 2:04.1
2014 1 Suavito 2 Girl In Flight 3 Amanpour 2:01.8
2013 1 Girl Gone Rockin’ 2 Queenstown 3 Keep De Rose 2:04.8
2012 1 Midnight Martini 2 Lake Sententia 3 Crafty Irna 2:03.2
2011 1 Vintedge 2 Stole 3 Skyerush 2:01.2
2010 1 Well Rounded 2 Purple 3 Keep The Peace 2:02.5
2009 1 Purple 2 Moment in Time 3 Lady Lynette 2:00.1
2008 1 Bird of Fire 2 Tan Tat De Lago 3 El Daana 2:05.0
2007 1 Hidden Strings 2 Sovereign Miss 3 Danevade 2:03.9
2006 1 Brom Felinity 2 Pin Up 3 Purde 2:02.1
2005 1 Sutology 2 Storm Alert 3 Aqua D Amore 2:02.1
2004 1 Demerger 2 Aint Seen Nothin 3 Full Spec 2:04.8
2003 1 Sweet Corn 2 Sylvaner 3 Mrs Tendulkar 2:04.4
2002 1 Damaschino 2 Little Miss Quick 3 Terrenora 2:00.6
2001 1 Piper Star 2 Umaline 3 Tickle My 2:01.5
2000 1 Flushed 2 Nova Clause 3 Tickle My 2:02.6