The Auraria Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies that takes place each year in April at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and worth $120,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Auraria Stakes was won by Sopressa from Earth Angel with Belle Du Nord third.
Held on the same day as the weight-for-age Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes, the Auraria Stakes has been run as the 'Schweppervescence Stakes' in recent years.
|Date:||Saturday 21st April 2018|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Auraria Stakes is a three-year-old race for females only and more often than not will assemble a field of mainly local filleis of average ability, with the winner going on to become a more than handy mare and typically not rising to any great heights.
This race suits gallopers who may go on tackle other fillies only races like the Gr1 Australasian Oaks over 2000m or the Gr2 Queen Of The South Stakes over 1600m and Maybe Discreet (2nd in 2013) won the Australasian Oaks at her next start after finishing runner-up in the Auraria Stakes.
In recent times Invest (4th in 2012) won the Australasian Oaks after finishing fourth in this race, while Southern Speed (2nd in 2011) & Absolutely (3rd in 2011) both placed in the Australasian Oaks after finishing second & third in the Auraria Stakes.
Occasionally this race may produce some quality types who go on to bigger and better things, as it did with classy mare Silent Sedition (2016), who took out the Gr1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley in Melbourne the following autumn. In 2011, runner-up Southern Speed went on to win the Gr1 Caulfield Cup the following spring in Melbourne, while third placegetter Absolutely headed to Sydney at her next start to win the Gr1 ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick.
Sopressa (2018) ran seventh in the Listed Laelia Stakes over 1600m at Morphettville before scoring an easy victory in this event and recent Auraria Stakes winners include Kenedna (2017) and Silent Sedition (2016).
1. $5.50 Sopressa 54.0 Harry Coffey
2. $15.00 Earth Angel 54.0 Joe Bowditch
3. $21.00 Belle Du Nord 54.0 Zac Spain
4. $14.00 Pleasuring 55.5 Dean Yendall
5. $21.00 Mo Femme 54.0 Ms Emily Finnegan
6. $4.60 Harmattan 54.0 Dom Tourneur
7. $8.50 Inspirante 54.0 Ms Linda Meech
8. $14.00 Glam Guru 54.0 Todd Pannell
9. $31.00 Think I'm Dreaming 54.0 Beau Mertens
10. $51.00 Teodora 54.0 Paul Gatt
11. $8.50 Pandemonium 54.0 Ms Rachel King
12. $6.00 Blue Morpho 55.0 Jamie Kah
13. $51.00 Reliable Dame 54.0 Ben Thompson
14. $51.00 Waltzing Wodka 54.0 Jason Holder
15. $201.00 Ashady Hussy 54.0 Jake Toeroek
16. $201.00 Dellacqua 54.0 Ms Kayla Crowther
Margins: 4.3 len, 0.2 len
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|2018||Sopressa||Earth Angel||Belle Du Nord||1:49.4|
|2017||Kenedna||With A Bit Of Dash||Sebring Dream||1:50.5|
|2016||Silent Sedition||C'est Beau La Vie||Comprende||1:48.8|
|2015||Fitocracy||Kansas Sunflower||Choix De Maia||1:52.4|
|2014||Girl In Flight||In Masquerade||May's Dream||1:50.7|
|2013||Global Balance||Maybe Discreet||Swinging Soldier||1:50.5|
|2010||Fairy Oak||El Spark||Legislature||1:50.3|
|2009||Princess Pulse||Bronislava||Calm Customer||1:51.8|
|2008||Moment In Time||Zodiac Queen||Gratis||1:50.9|
|2007||Devil Moon||Zedafest||Tahnee Tango||1:48.0|
|2006||Purde||Fanciful Bella||Gothic Marian||1:50.4|
|2004||Dane Belltar||Revolutions||Niagara Falls||1:51.4|
|2002||Clothilde||Tully Thunder||Allez France||1:49.2|
|2001||Shelbourne Lass||Lolita Star||Sylvaner||1:50.4|
|2000||Grand Echezeaux||Voile D Or||Glenola||1:50.8|
|1998||La Volta||Court Dancer||Lisas Game||1:49.7|
|1997||Exalted Miss||Regal Crown||Will Fly||1:50.3|
|1996||Miss Margaret||Not On Friday||Innocent Affair||1:50.8|
|1993||Prime Again||Worlds Away||Mustinalla||1:51.9|
|1992||Gatherneaux||My Hearts Delight||Shadwell Lass||1:51.1|
|1991||Shavano Miss||Angel Baby||Toy Rani||1:48.5|
|1990||Alleged Lady||Belle Chanson||Swift Edition||1:51.0|
|1989||Our Libra Lady||Imposing Bloom||Eboneste||1:50.4|
|1988||Faithful Thought||Fire Twig||Sister Shirley||1:51.8|