The James HB Carr Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old Fillies that takes place in April each year at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and offers $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 James HB Carr Stakes was taken out by Raiment from Invincibella with Smart Amelia third.
Formerly a listed event, the James HB Carr Stakes was elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2104 racing season and is held on the final day of the Sydney autumn racing carnival alongside the Gr1 All Aged Stakes and Gr1 ATC Champagne Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 21st April 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty|
The James HB Carr Stakes is a race for fillies only and the set weights & penalty conditions gives the better performed three-year-olds an advantage over their rivals.
Most of the time the winner of this race will simply be an above average galloper who will hold her own in similar type races without rising to any great heights, although now and then a classy type will come along and prove much too good on the day.
Earlier three-year-old fillies races during the carnival like the Gr3 PJ Bell Stakes provide a good lead up race to this event. Smart mare Red Tracer (2011) was the last galloper to take out the PJ Bell Stakes & James HB Carr Stakes double, while Catkins (2nd in 2013) won the PJ Bell Stakes before finishing second here.
Raiment (2017) ran unplaced in the Gr3 PJ Bell Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before scoring an easy victory in this event and recent James HB Carr Stakes winners include Yattarna (2016) and Slightly Sweet (2015).
1. $5.50 Raiment 56.0 James Doyle
2. $6.00 Invincibella 54.0 Craig Williams
3. $9.00 Smart Amelia 54.0 Glyn Schofield
4. $3.50 Prompt Response 55.0 Blake Shinn
5. $4.80 Diddums 56.0 Jason Collett
6. $18.00 Zumbelina 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $101.00 Grundalina 54.0 Peter Wells
8. $101.00 Fleeting Stryke 54.0 Ms Jess Taylor
9. $41.00 Lilac Lane 54.0 Jay Ford
10. $10.00 My Country 55.0 Tommy Berry
Margins: 4.5 len, 0.1 len
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|2016||Yattarna||No More Tears||Lady Sniper||1:23.6|
|2014||Estonian Princess||Northern Glory||Lady Lakshmi||1:24.8|
|2013||Missy Cummings||Catkins||Medusa's Touch||1:22.3|
|2012||Angel Of Mercy||Bound To Blush||Hallowell Belle||1:23.1|