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Birthday Card Stakes

The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap race for fillies & mares that takes place each year in March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Birthday Card Stakes was won by Quilista from Sugar Bella with Hetty Heights third.

Held on the same day as the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas and Gr1 George Ryder Stakes, the Birthday Card Stakes is held during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

Birthday Card Stakes info

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Fillies & Mares Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Quilista

The Birthday Card Stakes is a fillies & mares quality handicap that typically attracts more than handy types suited to the handicap conditions of the race. The better mares engaged will be carrying high weights which makes the task of winning much tougher than if it were raced at level weights. Improving fillies & mares that can get into the race on the limit, or can beat the handicapper, will be attractive betting propositions.

Occasionally a top class filly or mare might tackle this event, but it is generally not a race for the elite females, with winners and placegetters simply being above average types who may continue to a race like the Gr2 Sapphire Stakes on the second day of 'The Championship's at Randwick. In recent times, Arinosa (2013) took out the Birthday Card Stakes & Sapphire Stakes double, while Beaded (2nd in 2010) and Miss Stellabelle (3rd in 2013) managed to run placings in both races. Court (3rd in 2009) claimed the Sapphire Stakes after running third in this race.

Quilista (2018) took out a Mares SWP race over 1200m at Flemington in Melbourne before heading to Sydney to win this event in classy style and recent Birthday Card Stakes winners include Raiment (2017) and Sultry Feeling (2016).

2018 Birthday Card Stakes result

1. $4.20 Quilista 54.0 Tommy Berry
2. $3.10 Sugar Bella 55.0 Jason Collett
3. $31.00 Hetty Heights 53.0 Andrew Adkins

then followed
4. $71.00 Star Reflection 53.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
5. $51.00 Nancy 58.0 Blake Shinn
6. $7.50 Miss Que 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $9.00 Slow Burn 53.0 Tim Clark
8. $20.00 Faraway Town 56.5 Hugh Bowman
9. $20.00 Missile Coda 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy
10. $151.00 Witches 53.0 Blake Spriggs
11. $31.00 Insensata 53.0 Jay Ford
12. $5.50 Tulip 53.0 Michael Walker
13. $151.00 Conchita 53.5 Dwayne Dunn

Margins: 1.3 len, 2.5 len
Time: 1:12.24

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Birthday Card Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Quilista Sugar Bella Hetty Heights 1:12.2
2017 Raiment Samantha Nancy 1:14.1
2016 Sultry Feeling Lucky Can Be Perignon 1:10.9
2015 Shamalia Mossfun Ygritte 1:09.7
2014 Avoid Lightning Plucky Belle Aerobatics 1:11.8
2013 Arinosa Shamal Wind Miss Stellabelle 1:09.6
2012 Celts Next The Universe Divorces 1:10.6
2011 Zingaling Ladys Angel Flying Success 1:10.6
2010 Patronyme Beaded Melito 1.10:3
2009 Gamble Me Belong To Many Court 1:10.4
2008 Throne Inn Karalee Allaboutus 1:10.9
2007 Aunty Betty Absolutelyfabulous Martiniforus 1:11.1
2006 Imana Freeroller Tactfully 1:10.5
2005 Tui Song World Peace Shannon Bank 1:09.0
2004 Paraca Cataclysm Recurring 1:09.5
2003 Toast Of The Coast Fatoon Blue Suttarb 1:09.1
2002 Hot Riff Omens Palais 1:09.8
2001 Spinning Hill Call Me Lily Crestfallen 1:10.2
2000 Verdict Declared Another Misty Flickering Fire 1:11.4
1999 Toorak Snippets' Lass Alavana 1:09.4
1998 All The Rave Graphics Just Like Crystal 1:09.8
1997 Unison Bewilder Fiddlestick 1:08.9
1996 So Keen Audimco Golden Apt 1:11.0
1995 Light Up The World Diversify Wide Berth 1:10.4
1994 Baldeen Dolly Will Do Astrolarb 1:09.9
1993 Miss Kariba Danza Dark Snippet's Girl 1:06.1
1992 River Love Highpak River Of Destiny 1:04.3
1991 Settlers Cove Plaza Athenee Huntington Girl 1:04.3
1990 Deira Aspired Old Flowers 1:06.9
1989 Simple Tastes Twining Leica Reply 1:04.3
1988 Mother Duck Lynn's Love Crown Hope 1:04.6