- Date: Thursday March 25, 2017
- Racecourse: Moonee Valley
- Race Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares, Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Sunline Stakes News
Mornington trainer Shane Nichols is keen to tackle the Doncaster Mile with I Am A Star after the filly again beat the older mares in the Group 2 $200,000 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
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The 2017 Sunline Stakes is a Group 2 race hosted by the Moonee Valley Race Club on a Friday night in late March every year. It’s a race solely for fillies and mares contested under weight for age conditions around the tight turning Moonee Valley circuit.
The Sunline Stakes is run over a mile trip with $200,000 in prize money on offer to the winners. The race was previously known as the Diamond Jubilee Stakes before taking the name of the former champion mare Sunline in recent years.
The Sunline Stakes has become a real fan favourite, especially given it’s one of the few stakes events each year run at night time under lights.
It’s hosted on the same card as the Group 1 William Reid Stakes during Moonee Valley’s autumn racing carnival.
Given the weight for age conditions of the race only the best fillies and mares have a genuine chance and it’s compulsory they’re capable of running out a strong 1600m.
Form races for the Sunline Stakes can include the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes, Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes and the Group 3 Matron Stakes.
Notable winners of the Sunline Stakes include Rose O’ War in 2000, Beautiful Gem in 2005 and more recently Zarita in 2010 and Nakaaya in 2011.
2017 Sunline Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0x274088x2||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6||57kg||103|
|2||1240x518x0||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||7||57kg||109|
|3||672162×880||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||3||57kg||100|
|4||0x2248x428||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Hugh Bowman||8||57kg||99|
|5||x33311x561||CIRCULAR||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||10||57kg||98|
|6||113219×321||TURBO MISS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||1||57kg||93|
|7||1711×03516||LADY SELKIRK||Matthew Williams||Ben E Thompson (a)||4||57kg||80|
|8||2×17101715||DEJA BLUE||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||5||57kg||84|
|9||11×3||YACHT CLUB||Brian Gentle||Patrick Holmes||2||57kg||64|
|10||154231×271||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||9||54kg||105|
Sunline Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Sunline Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Miss Rose De Lago||2 Noble Protector||3 Metaphorical||1:35.0|
|2015||1 Noble Protector||2 Girl In Flight||3 Marianne||1:36.5|
|2014||1 Text’n Hurley||2 Bippo No Bungus||3 You’re So Good||1:36.9|
|2013||1 Spirit Song||2 Lights Of Heaven||3 Goldslick||1:35.7|
|2012||1 Spirit Song||2 Lady Lynette||3 Raspberries||1:38.5|
|2011||1 Nakaaya||2 Lady Lynette||3 Platinum Passion||1:37.5|
|2010||1 Zarita||2 Princess Marizza||3 Silvercitymiss||1:39.6|
|2009||1 Subtle Cove||2 Youthful High||3 Fifth Avenue Lady||1:37.7|
|2008||1 Laura’s Charm||2 Illnois Girl||3 Wayne’s Gold||1:37.8|
|2007||1 Like It Is||2 Laura’s Charm||3 Brockman’s Lass||1:37.4|
|2006||1 Candy Vale||2 Plans||3 Holy Bounty||1:37.6|
|2005||1 Beautiful Gem||2 Umber||3 Charmed Lady||1:30.3|
|2004||1 Sylvaner||2 La Sirenuse||3 Love’s Here||1:37.9|
|2003||1 Tickle My||2 Kayano||3 White Mist||1:38.0|
|2002||1 Spurn||2 Tickle My||3 It’s Platonic||1:37.0|
|2001||1 Flushed||2 Calm Smytzer||3 Shelbourne Lass||1:40.3|
|2000||1 Rose O’War||2 Lady Elsie||3 Gold Crystal||1:37.1|