The Kewney Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held annually each March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight conditions with prize money of $200,000. The 2020 Kewney Stakes was won by Rubisaki from Pretty Brazen with Fascino third.
Taking place on Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, the Victoria Racing Club's premier race day of the autumn, the Kewney Stakes is held alongside two $1,000,000 races, the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and Group 1 Australian Cup.
|Date:||Saturday 7th March 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
The Kewney Stakes is the premier three-year-old fillies event held at Flemington during the autumn racing carnival and the race tends to attract the better class fillies going around. The weighted conditions of the race favours the more talented fillies and they will generally figure in the finish.
Fillies only races like the Group 3 Vanity Stakes at Flemington and Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield are excellent lead up races to this event. Solicit (2014) is the last filly to capture the Vanity Stakes & Kewney Stakes double while Zarita (2008) is the most recent winner of the Angus Armanasco Stakes & Kewney Stakes double.
The upcoming Sydney autumn racing carnival & Adelaide racing carnival could be on the horizon for fillies contesting the Kewney Stakes. Faint Perfume (2010) went to Sydney to take out the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes at Rosehill before going on to run second in the Group 1 ATC Oaks at Randwick.
Gallica (2009) won the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville after winning this race and the Kewney Stakes often produces fillies who go on to better things at the highest level.
Rubisaki (2020) took out the Inglis Sprint over 1200m at Warwick Farm in Sydney before heading south to Melbourne to win this event in classy style for the Patrick Payne stable.
Recent Kewney Stakes winners include Spanish Whisper (2019) and Bella Martini (2018).
1. $3.00 Rubisaki 55.5 Billy Egan
2. $5.50 Pretty Brazen 55.5 Jamie Kah
3. $21.00 Fascino 55.5 Craig Williams
4. $7.50 Tenley 55.5 Damian Lane
5. $41.00 Score 55.5 Regan Bayliss
6. $18.00 La Tene 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
7. $31.00 Mrs Beckham 55.5 Chris Symons
8. $7.00 How Womantic 55.5 Jye McNeil
9. $71.00 Selica 55.5 Ben Thompson
10. $51.00 La Falaise 55.5 Ben Melham
11. $41.00 Rich Hips 55.5 Michael Dee
12. $61.00 Chassis 55.5 John Allen
13. $13.00 Southbank 55.5 William Pike
14. $16.00 Sassy Salitage 55.5 Glen Boss
Margins: 1.25 len, 0.50 len
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|2019||Spanish Whisper||Victory Kingdom||Angelic Ruler||1:22.0|
|2018||Bella Martini||Shokora||Palazzo Vecchio||1:22.3|
|2017||I Am A Star||Ellicazoom||Kenedna||1:22.4|
|2016||Badawiya||Don't Doubt Mamma||Egypt||1:22.9|
|2013||Flying Snitzel||Norzita||Red Fez||1:22.9|
|2012||Empress Rock||Assertive Eagle||Bliss Street||1:22.5|
|2011||Do Ra Mi||Brazilian Pulse||Divorces||1:22.2|
|2010||Faint Perfume||Response||No Evidence Needed||1:23.3|
|2008||Zarita||Absolut Glam||Bashful Girl||1:36.7|
|2007||Anamato||Catechuchu||Flame Of Sydney||1:35.2|
|2006||Doubting||Serenade Rose||Empress Lily||1:37.8|
|2004||Special Harmony||Country Lodge||Sky Cuddle||1:35.5|
|2002||Elegant Fashion||Bridal Hill||Gold Lottey||1:34.9|
|2001||Ponton Flyer||St Therese||Flying Spice||1:35.2|
|1999||Sunline||Rose O'War||Lady Elsie||1:34.5|
|1998||Rose Of Danehill||Kensington Palace||Champagne||1:35.6|
|1996||Eureka Jewel||Tripping||Not On Friday||1:36.5|
|1995||Northwood Plume||Nawadder||Pure Whiskey||1:36.3|
|1992||Tarare||Raise A Rhythm||Rockabye||1:36.5|
|1991||Mannerism||Berberia =2||Tisolde =2||1:36.3|
|1990||Reganza||Hermoso||Lady Of Perfection||1:36.3|
|1989||Pray For Colleen||Sober Dancer||Crestkin||1:37.6|
|1988||Tennessee Vain||Bianco Flyer||Sound Gold||1:37.5|