, Emancipation Stakes - Randwick Racecourse - Sydney Autumn Carnival
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Emancipation Stakes

The Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 race for fiiles & mares that takes place each April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight & penalty conditions with $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 Emancipation Stakes was won by Positive Peace from Noire with Amangiri third.

Held on the final day of the three-day Golden Slipper Festival during the Sydney autumn racing carnival, the Emancipation Stakes takes place alongside the Group 1 Tancred Stakes.

Emancipation Stakes info

Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Fillies & Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2020 Winner: Positive Peace

The Emancipation Stakes is a race for fillies & mares only over a mile that usually sees more than handy females going around for the spoils on offer. The set weight & penalty conditions of the race gives an advantage to the better performed fillies & mares and the winner is usually an above average galloper who can hold their own in stronger races.

A mares only race such as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic held earlier in the carnival at Rosehill is a possible lead up race for females contesting this event and generally the winner is a well performed mare just below the upper echelon of females.

The better class mares contesting this race will more than likely go on to the upcoming Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick which is a females only race. In recent times Amanpour (2nd in 2015) and Diamond Drille (4th in 2014) went on to victory in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes after performing admirably in the Emancipation Stakes.

Occasionally a high class mare such as the ill-fated Hot Danish (2007) will tackle this race and prove too good on the day due to the weighted conditions of the race.

Invincible Gem (2019) finished unplaced in the Coolmore Classic over 1500m at Rosehill before scoring a narrow victory in this event for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees.

Recent Emancipation Stakes winners include Prompt Response (2018) and Zanbagh (2016-2017).

2020 Emancipation Stakes result

1. $7.50 Positive Peace 54.0 Tim Clark
2. $10.00 Noire 56.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
3. $7.50 Amangiri 55.0 Tommy Berry

then followed
4. $26.00 Miss Fabulass 56.0 Glen Boss
5. $3.10 Sweet Deal 56.0 Nash Rawiller
6. $41.00 Delectation Girl 54.0 Jason Collett
7. $51.00 Oceanex 56.0 Tom Marquand
8. $11.00 Invincible Gem 56.0 Joshua Parr
9. $7.50 Pohutukawa 55.0 James McDonald
10. $16.00 Girl Tuesday 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
11. $26.00 Unforgotten 58.0 Hugh Bowman
12. $201.00 Our Abbadean 57.0 Jay Ford
13. $26.00 Dawn Dawn 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
14. $26.00 Sweet Scandal 54.0 Robbie Dolan

Margins: 1.3 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:31.67

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Emancipation Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Positive Peace Noire Amangiri 1:31.6
2019 Invincible Gem Daysee Doom Noire 1:33.4
2018 Prompt Response Oregon's Day Dixie Blossoms 1:31.1
2017 Zanbagh Daysee Doom Dixie Blossoms 1:34.5
2016 Zanbagh Supara Amicus 1:28.4
2015 Catkins Amanpour Gypsy Diamond 1:29.2
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Angel Of Mercy 1:31.9
2013 Skyerush Floria Cathay Lady 1:35.4
2012 Skyerush Fibrillation Divorces 1:35.3
2011 Sworn To Secrecy Skyerush Shannara 1:39.4
2010 Sacred Choice Gold Water Strawberry Field 1:35.1
2009 Amberino Bernicia Reggie 1:38.3
2008 Kosi Bay Translate Camarilla 1:37.4
2007 Hot Danish Kosi Bay More Than Lucky 1:37.1
2006 Fantasia Octapussy Villa Bled 1:34.5
2005 Perfect Promise Uprize Tui Song 1:37.0
2004 Hec of a Party Zanna In a Bound 1:35.9
2003 Faith Hill Moon Dragon Barawin 1:38.2
2002 Miss Zoe Sibyl Call Me Lily 1:36.0
2001 Heather Poppett More Haste 1:37.1
2000 Beat The Fade Mary Machree Camena 1:39.3
1999 Staging Come On Grace Zastov 1:38.4
1998 Palia Amber Shindig 1:40.2
1997 Almazyoon Admiring Glances Kenbelle 1:35.9
1996 Star County Money Thinks Nobellotto 1:36.3
1995 Vital Consent Futile Centisle 1:35.5
1994 Ausmart Lady's Way Balmeressa 1:39.0
1993 Hysterical Tarare Beachside 1:36.4
1992 Romanee Conti Hysterical Grillita 1:35.0
1991 Ice Cream Sundae Princess Pushy Mammy 1:38.1
1990 Top Dance Richochet Rosie Pagan Dance 1:45.0
1989 Twining Sharmeen Jacobite Queen 1:41.5
1988 Balmoral Careless Love Shinakima 1:44.8