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 prizemoney of $200,000. The 2019 Kewney Stakes was won by Spanish Whisper from Victory Kingdom with Angelic Ruler 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 Gr1 Newmarket Handicap and Gr1 Australian Cup.
|Date:||Saturday 7th March 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||Spanish Whisper|
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 Gr3 Vanity Stakes at Flemington and Gr2 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 Gr1 Storm Queen Stakes at Rosehill before going on to run second in the Gr1 ATC Oaks at Randwick.
Gallica (2009) won the Gr1 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.
Spanish Whisper (2019) ran second in the Gr3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley before taking out this event for the Lindsay Park stable of David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig.
Recent Kewney Stakes winners include Bella Martini (2018) and I Am A Star (2017).
1. $7.50 Spanish Whisper 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
2. $12.00 Victory Kingdom 55.5 Craig Williams
3. $2.60 Angelic Ruler 55.5 Damian Lane
4. $12.00 The Closer 56.0 Mark Zahra
5. $21.00 Etana 55.5 Ms Linda Meech
6. $31.00 Pickup The Pieces 55.5 Jamie Kah
7. $12.00 Princess Jenni 55.5 Damien Oliver
8. $26.00 Goldifox 55.5 Stephen Baster
9. $11.00 Zoubo 55.5 Michael Dee
10. $91.00 Chevalier D'eon 55.5 Jamie Mott
11. $31.00 Sizzleme 55.5 Ben Melham
12. $6.00 Kenyan Wonder 55.5 Cory Parish
13. $101.00 Al Naifa 55.5 Luke Currie
14. $151.00 Samoon 55.5 Beau Mertens
Margins: 0.3 len, 0.1 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|