The Tristarc Stakes 2016 is a Group 2 event run in the middle of October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
It’s a mares only race which is contested under set weight conditions.
The Tristarc Stakes is run over a 1400m course with $200,000 in prize money on offer for the winners of the event. Runners are all four years of age and usually of a decent quality. The race has previously been run as the Harrolds Stakes and is run on the same day as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
The Tristarc Stakes is always an interesting contest and the 1400m opens the event up to a wide range of competition.
If the field isn’t first up for the season they may use something like the Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes at Flemington as a lead up event.
From here the well performing runners will likely make a Group 1 charge in the Myer Classic on Victoria Derby day or potentially stay at Group 2 level for the Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Stakes Day.
Given that a large portion of these mares go on to contest Group 1 glory it’s not surprising to see a good selection of horses in the winners list.
Procrastinate won the 1994 event on a day when third place was dead heated, something which also happened back in 1990.
Chlorophyll triumphed in the 1996 contest while Infinite Grace set a blisteringly quick time when winning in 2005.
2009 featured one of the best fields in the events history when Typhoon Tracy edged out Hot Danish in a battle of the champions.
2016 Tristarc Stakes Field
The Tristarc Stakes field attracts horses from a wide range of racing backgrounds. Generally, though, the final Tristarc Stakes field tends to be a solid listing of thoroughly experienced mares who are racing on the back of a successful start to their spring campaign. As it is raced under set weights plus penalties, classier mares tend to target the Tristarc Stakes field.
The 2016 Tristarc Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||226x1240x5||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||8||58.5kg||109|
|2||x3600x1141||TYCOON TARA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||3||57.5kg||108|
|3||x64027x103||PEARLS||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||5||57.5kg||95|
|4||11220×6721||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||57.5kg||94|
|5||311034×160||CATCH A FIRE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||11||57.5kg||88|
|6||52311118×3||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||13||56.5kg||104|
|7||0x65333163||VIBRANT ROUGE||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||1||56.5kg||91|
|8||3175x380x8||CORONATION SHALLAN||Brett Scott||Michael Walker||4||56.5kg||92|
|9||537635×046||JESSY BELLE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Chris Symons||9||55kg||92|
|10||3395262×44||DENMAGIC||David Pfieffer||Tommy Berry||2||55kg||86|
|11||4212213884||TELOPEA (GB)||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||12||55kg||90|
|12||x112x71x51||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Zac Purton||7||55kg||80|
|13||x169x52x84||SATYA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||6||55kg||70|
2016 Tristarc Stakes Nominations
The Tristarc Stakes nominations attract mares from a range of racing backgrounds and current preparations. As it is a 1400m event, those horses which enter the Tristarc Stakes nominations might come from mile racing or shorter distance sprinting. In the past, some top horses have featured among the Tristarc Stakes nominations and have gone on to great racing careers.
The 2016 Tristarc Stakes nominations will be released on Monday, October 10th.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||111x||ABBEY MARIE||M||4||Michael Kent||94|
|2||311034×160||CATCH A FIRE||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||88|
|3||3175x380x8||CORONATION SHALLAN||M||7||Brett Scott||92|
|4||52311118×3||DANISH TWIST||M||5||Kris Lees||104|
|6||226x1240x5||FIRST SEAL||M||5||John P Thompson||109|
|7||11220×6721||FRENCH EMOTION||M||5||Chris Waller||94|
|8||537635×046||JESSY BELLE||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||92|
|10||4x150x722||PURE PRIDE (NZ)||M||4||Murray Johnson||78|
|12||x169x52x84||SATYA||M||5||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||70|
|13||3x70331x57||SERENE MAJESTY||M||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||89|
|14||x112x71x51||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||M||5||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||80|
|15||4212213884||TELOPEA (GB)||M||6||Darren Weir||90|
|16||x3600x1141||TYCOON TARA||M||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||108|
|17||0x65333163||VIBRANT ROUGE||M||8||Michael Kent||91|
Tristarc Stakes Results
Winners and placers in the Tristarc Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2016||1 First Seal||2 Tycoon Tara||3 Pearls||1:25.1|
|2015||1 La Passe||2 Solicit||3 Jessy Belle||1:23.7|
|2014||1 Sweet Idea||2 Girl Guide||3 Catkins||1:25.4|
|2013||1 Red Tracer||2 Koonoomoo||3 Ava’s Delight||1:23.2|
|2012||1 Streama||2 Pear Tart||3 Red Tracer||1:24.8|
|2011||1 More Joyous||2 Sister Madly||3 Response||1:22.9|
|2010||1 Culminate||2 Jersey Lily||3 Marquardt||1:26.5|
|2009||1 Typhoon Tracy||2 Hot Danish||3 Glowlamp||1:22.8|
|2008||1 Mimi Lebrock||2 Tan Tat De Lago||3 Absolutely Fabulous||1.23.3|
|2007||1 Miss Fantabulous||2 Bellini Rose||3 Like It Is||1:23.0|
|2006||1 Nuclear Free||2 Belle Bizarre||3 Divine Madonna||1:23.0|
|2005||1 Infinite Grace||2 Candy Vale||3 Storm Alert||1:22.1|
|2004||1 Our Egyptian Raine||2 Infinite Grace||3 Skewiff||1:24.5|
|2003||1 Infinite Grace||2 Forum Floozie||3 Faith Hill||1:23.0|
|2002||1 Reactive||2 Gentle Genius||3 Taimana||1:23.6|
|2001||1 Pernod||2 Kaemess||3 Calm Smyzer||1:24.2|
|2000||1 Lady Marion||2 Pace Invader||3 Spice Doll||1:23.0|