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National Stakes

The National Stakes is a Group 3 race for two-year-olds that takes place each year in May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. In 2018 The National Stakes was won by Marcel From Madrid from Aristia with Tequila Time third.

The National Stakes is held on Group 1 Goodwood day, on the final day of the Adelaide racing carnival, alongside the Gr3 SA Oaks & Gr3 RA Lee Stakes.

National Stakes info

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 2yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000
2018 Winner: Marcel From Madrid

The National Stakes is a sprint race for two-year-olds and tends to attract mainly above average local gallopers who may have previously contested a race like the Gr3 SA Breeders Stakes earlier in the carnival.

Now and then the race can throw up an emerging type and Majestic Music (2009) went on to win the Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes the following spring at the Flemington carnival as a three-year-old before running second in the Gr2 Sandown Guineas at Sandown.

The listed Dequetteville Stakes run over 1100m at the same track earlier in the carnival has proven a good guide to the National Stakes in recent years with Dinkum Diamond (2012) and Vivi Veloce (2013) both winning this race after running second and fifth respectively in the Delequette Stakes.

Marcel From Madrid (2018) took out a 2YO Maiden over 1106m at Benalla in Victoria before making the journey to Adelaide to win this event and recent National Stakes winners include I'll Have A Bit (2017) and I Am A Star (2016).

2018 National Stakes result

1. $12.00 Marcel From Madrid 57.5 Damian Lane
2. $19.00 Aristia 55.5 Damien Thornton
3. $2.90 Tequila Time 57.5 Clare Lindop

then followed
4. $13.00 Secret Blaze 57.5 Luke Currie
5. $101.00 Ice Ghost 57.5 Joe Bowditch
6. $4.40 Be My Star 55.5 Jamie Kah
7. $5.50 Crack The Code 55.5 Damien Oliver
8. $61.00 She Will Rise 55.5 Regan Bayliss
9. $26.00 Graceful Storm 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
10. $19.00 Yulong Mercury 55.5 Chris Parnham
11. $9.50 Heaven's Deal 55.5 Jake Toeroek

Margins: 1.6 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:10.67

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National Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Marcel From Madrid Aristia Tequila Time 1:10.6
2017 I'll Have A Bit Booker It's A Myth 1:10.4
2016 I Am A Star Bangs One Blink 1:11.3
2015 Prince Of Brooklyn Badajoz Counter Pulse 1:10.2
2014 Moonovermanhattan Not A Happy Camper Sweet And Speedy 1:13.0
2013 Vivi Veloce Iconic The Huntress 1:10.4
2012 Dinkum Diamond Beau Jez Stella Lante 1:11.2
2011 Triple Asset Win For Wilson Gone Skiing 1:10.1
2010 Toorak Toff Stirling Grove Bedrah 1:10.1
2009 Majestic Music Baby Corn Miss Belezza 1:10.4
2008 Viennese Fury Kirvinsky 1:10.2
2007 Gabbidon Purrealist Little Arrow 1:10.9
2006 Lectrice Glory Be Not At Allordinary 1:12.7
2005 Tonz More Fun Paternity Get To Work 1:10.0
2004 Generals Dynasty Classiconi Sunmaya 1:10.4
2003 Great Is Great Rinky Dink Barabba Road 1:12.0
2002 Rohatyn Blur Troubled Man 1:12.0
2001 Cable Firm Blessum 1:12.1
2000 Super Elegant Shelbourne Lass Undertone 1:16.3
1999 Spargo Mootiara Cellar 1:10.7
1998 Gold Crystal St Clemens Belle Lord Of The Pines 1:10.4
1997 La Baraka Morphett Road Requests 1:12.6
1996 Will Fly Lake Villa Magic Ribbon 1:10.2
1995 Embargo Pacific Power Big Twister 1:13.2
1994 Linbird Delsole Turtle Bay 1:10.6
1993 Harkaway Star Of Maple Subastral 1:11.4
1992 Mookta Let Him Ride Petas Portion 1:13.1
1991 Jakpil Umatilla Tea Habit 1:10.3
1990 Sushi Rocket Berberia The Guida 1:10.3
1989 Dancers Choice Sculptured Arch Mouth Watering 1:11.2
1988 Pride Of Ingenue Queen Regent Natural Charm 1:11.8