Eliza Park International Stakes

The 2016 Tesio Stakes, also known as the Eliza Park International Stakes (and Inglis Mile in the past), is a Group 3 race run at Moonee Valley Racecourse during October every year as part of the Melbourne spring racing carnival. It is an event for mares aged four years old and over and is contested over a 1600m journey.

The Tesio Stakes is worth $150,000 and has formerly been known as the Inglis Mile, the BMW Plate, the BMW Australia Stakes and in 2011 was called the Trojan Hand Tools Stakes. It is currently sponsored by Eliza Park.

The race gained Group 3 status in 1980 but was demoted to listed status in 1990 before returning back to Group 3 in 1994.

The Eliza Park International Stakes was first run over the mile in 1990.

The Tesio Stakes is held on the same card as the Cox Plate, the biggest race of the year at Moonee Valley.

Events that can provide some form leading into it are the Group 3 How Now Stakes at Caulfield or the Group 2 Blazer Stakes at Flemington.

If a horse is good enough to rise to the next level the Group 1 Myer Classic looms as a major attraction on Derby Day at Flemington.

The Matriarch Stakes is also an option at Group 2 level.

Previous winners of the Tesio Stakes include Gentle Genius in 2002, Joy Of Flight in 2004, and Lady Lynette who went back to back in 2009 and 2010 before running third in 2011 behind Ocean Challenger.

The 2008 event was one to remember with Miss Badoura and Bird Of Fire dead heating for first place.

2016 Eliza Park International Stakes Field

The Eliza Park International Stakes field usually attracts some fairly handy mares. Because it is held on Cox Plate Day, the Eliza Park International Stakes field often consists of top quality mares who simply weren’t up to the task of some of the more lucrative races on the day. It’s also important to consider that this is the only black type handicap on the day.

The 2016 Eliza Park International Stakes field will be published below.

2015 Eliza Park International Stakes Nominations

The Eliza Park International Stakes nominations can generally be relied upon to feature some of the better mares on the racing circuit. If you go through the Eliza Park International Stakes nominations you’ll quickly notice that there are quite a few top black type winners in the mix.

The 2015 Eliza Park International Stakes nominations will be published below.

Tesio Stakes (Eliza Park International Stakes) Results

Tesio Stakes results, winners and winning times since since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Kaniana 2 Rocket Commander 3 Alaskan Rose  1:39.1
2015 1 Coronation Shallan 2 Azkadellia 3 Lucky Lago  1:36.1
2014 1 Suavito 2 Precious Gem 3 You’re So Good  1:35.6
2013 1 Catkins 2 Cameo 3 Lake Sententia  1:37.7
2012 1 Star Of Giselle 2 Tavarnelle 3 Spirit Song  1:35.7
2011 1 Ocean Challenger 2 Hi Belle 3 Lady Lynette  1:38.7
2010 1 Lady Lynette 2 Delta Gee 3 Music Review  1:36.7
2009 1 Lady Lynette 2 Moment Of Time 3 Pink Shimmer  1:36.2
2008 1 Miss Badoura =1 2 Bird of Fire = 1 3 Perm.ToLand/Princess  1:36.5
2007 1 Autumn Jeuney 2 Game Serena 3 Maslins Beach  1:36.9
2006 1 Valkyrie Diva 2 Benko 3 Celtic Bloom  1:37.5
2005 1 Matras 2 Hennessy Waltz 3 Ballybleue  1:38.6
2004 1 Joy Of Flight 2 Galvanized 3 Loyal Lauren  1:36.7
2003 1 Zanna 2 Sweet Corn 3 My Fraarlein  1:38.8
2002 1 Gentle Genius 2 Paris Heartbeat 3 Rosa Marada  1:36.6
2001 1 La Bella Dama 2 Its Platonic 3 Oregon Seal  1:37.1
2000 1 Oregon Seal 2 Super Sequel 3 Nova Clause  1:40.0