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Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes

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 prize money of $150,000. The 2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes was won by Sylvia's Mother from News Girl with Invictus Salute third.

Previously a listed race until promoted to Group 3 status in 2007, the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes is held on Group 1 CF Orr Stakes day, the second biggest race day of the Melbourne Racing Club's autumn carnival, after Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes day.

Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes info

Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Fillies & Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000
2020 Winner: Sylvia's Mother

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 Group 3 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 Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap at Randwick during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

Sylvia's Mother (2020) resumed from a 5-month spell to score a slashing victory in this event for the training combination of Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes. The talented Snitzel mare captured the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes at Flemington at her next start.

Recent Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes winners include Princess Of Queens (2019) and Prussian Vixen (2017-2018).

2020 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes result

1. $3.60 Sylvia's Mother 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
2. $8.50 News Girl 55.0 Damian Lane
3. $12.00 Invictus Salute 55.0 Tim Clark

then followed
4. $15.00 Mamzelle Tess 55.0 Jye McNeil
5. $16.00 Spanish Reef 57.0 Mark Zahra
6. $13.00 My Pendant 55.0 Craig Williams
7. $3.50 Bam's On Fire 55.0 Michael Poy
8. $8.50 Fidelia 55.0 Ben Melham
9. $51.00 Benitoite 56.0 Zac Spain
10. $61.00 Angelic Spirit 55.0 Ms Linda Meech
11. $41.00 Graceful Storm 55.0 Jordan Childs
12. $201.00 Camelle 55.0 Beau Mertens
13. $101.00 Raven's Blaze 55.0 Jake Noonan

Margins: 0.20 len, 1.75 len
Time: 1:08.49

A number of group races are held on CF Orr Stakes Day alongside the Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes, including the Group 2 Autumn Stakes, Group 3 Rubiton Stakes, Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F), Group 3 Carlyon Cup & Group 3 Boronia Stakes.

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Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Sylvia's Mother News Girl Invictus Salute 1:08.4
2019 Princess Of Queens Fuhryk I Am A Star 1:10.5
2018 Prussian Vixen Flippant Petition 1:11.0
2017 Prussian Vixen Silent Sedition Ameristralia 1:09.5
2016 Tuscan Sling Azkadellia Choose 1:09.7
2015 Tycoon Tara Bonaria Politeness 1:09.4
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
2010 Velocitea Valentine Miss Margham 1:08.2
2009 Annesong Delyara Prima Nova 1:10.4
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
2005 Glamour Puss Umber Kalamata 1:09.6
2004 Given Royal Sash Size Her Up 1:09.5
2003 Skewiff Special Grange Card Queen 1:09.4
2002 Napping Spurn Limerick Lady 1:11.0
2001 Rose Archway Harping White Hart Lane 1:36.4
2000 Super Sequel Stutter Nordane 1:23.7