The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes is a Group 3 race for Fillies & Mares only that takes place each February at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights & penalty conditions and offers prizemoney of $150,000. The 2018 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes was won by Prussian Vixen from Flippant with Petition third.
Previously a listed race until promoted to Group 3 status in 2007, the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes is held on Gr1 CF Orr Stakes day, the second biggest race day of the Melbourne Racing Club's autumn carnival, after Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes day.
|Date:||Saturday 10th February 2018|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||Prussian Vixen|
The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes is a race for females only and the set weight & penalty conditions of the race advantages the better performed mares involved. Mares contesting this event may consider going on to similar mares races during the autumn, including the Gr3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield later in the month. Tycoon Tara (2015) is the last mare to win the Bellmaine Stakes & Mannerism Stakes double while Bonaria (3rd in 2014) won the Manneriism Stakes after finishing third in this race.
Generally not a race for superstars, the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes typically assembles a more than handy field of mares, where the winner is simply a more than handy type, rather than anything special. Griante (4th in 2015) travelled to Sydney the following month to win the Gr3 Wenona Girl Handicap at Randwick during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Prussian Vixen (2017-2018) finished unplaced in the Listed Alinghi Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield before taking out this event for the second eyar in a row and recent Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes winners include Tuscan Sling (2016) and Tycoon Tara (2015).
1. $41.00 Prussian Vixen 58.0 Jake Noonan
2. $7.00 Flippant 55.0 Michael Dee
3. $4.20 Petition 55.5 Mark Zahra
4. $4.60 Fragonard 55.0 Damian Lane
5. $2.80 Silent Sedition 59.0 Craig Williams
6. $15.00 Flying Jess 57.0 Jordan Childs
7. $101.00 Fraulein Rustie 55.0 Dean Yendall
8. $21.00 Barchetta 55.0 Regan Bayliss
9. $101.00 Montoya's Secret 58.0 Luke Currie
10. $61.00 Annrhon 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
11. $91.00 For A Song 55.0 Zac Spain
Margins: 0.1 len, 0.2 len
A number of group races are held on CF Orr Stakes Day alongside the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes, including the Gr2 Autumn Stakes, Gr3 Rubiton Stakes, Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), Gr2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F), Gr3 Carlyon Cup & Gr3 Boronia Stakes.
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|2017||Prussian Vixen||Silent Sedition||Ameristralia||1:09.5|
|2014||A Time For Julia||Danestroem||Bonaria||1:09.8|
|2013||There's Only One||Loveyamadly||Koonoomoo||1:10.1|
|2012||Psychologist||Slow The Flow||Let's Be Happy||1:10.4|
|2011||Beaded||Varenna Miss||Das Machen||1:08.9|
|2008||Lucky Diva||Bella Cassani||Star Rose||1:09.9|
|2007||Coniston Gem||Hanna Rossa||Lucky Diva||1:09.0|
|2006||Beautiful Gem||Truly Wicked||Umber||1:09.6|
|2004||Given||Royal Sash||Size Her Up||1:09.5|
|2003||Skewiff||Special Grange||Card Queen||1:09.4|
|2001||Rose Archway||Harping||White Hart Lane||1:36.4|