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Auraria Stakes

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.

2018 Auraria Stakes info

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1800 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $120,000
2018 Winner: Sopressa

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).

2018 Auraria Stakes result

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

then followed
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
Time: 1:49.48

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Auraria Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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
2012 Crucial Rahveel Crimson Lady 1:50.5
2011 Shylight Southern Speed Absolutely 1:50.6
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
2005 Overclock Vintner Moet Magic 1:51.1
2004 Dane Belltar Revolutions Niagara Falls 1:51.4
2003 Yvonne Tarcoola Diamond Pipkin 1:51.6
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
1999 Episode Nina Haraka Tarazeel 1:49.6
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
1995 Tranquility New Smyrna Cherontessa 1:49.1
1994 Ascona Futile Shaggy Bob 1:49.2
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