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Storm Queen Stakes

The Storm Queen Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies held annually in April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres under set weights and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Storm Queen Stakes was won by Montoya's Secret from Nurse Kitchen with Harlow Gold third.

In recent years the Storm Queen Stakes has been run as the 'Vinery Stud Stakes' and takes place on the final day of the three-day Golden Slipper Festival on the same day as the Group 1 The BMW during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

2018 Storm Queen Stakes info

Date: Saturday 31st March 2018
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2017 Winner: Montoya's Secret

The Storm Queen Stakes is a fillies only event and the first autumn race over 2000m specifically for fillies, providing the perfect lead up race to the Gr1 ATC Australian Oaks over 2400m in a fortnight at Randwick. In recent times Heavenly Glow (2008) and Serenade Rose (2006) have taken out the Storm Queen Stakes & ATC Oaks double.

Smart filly Purple (2009) failed in the ATC Oaks after winning this race, but was good enough to win the Gr1 Queensland Oaks during the Brisbane winter carnival in May.

Generally attracting quality fillies, some memorable Storm Queen Stakes winners include Mosheen (2012), Miss Finland (2007), Special Harmony (2004), Champagne (1998) & Research (1989), who all continued on to become top class mares of the Australian turf.

Montoya's Secret (2017) scored an easy victory in a 3YF BM64 race over 1600m at Moonee Valley in Melbourne before travelling to Sydney to win this event and recent Storm Queen Stakes winners include Single Gaze (2016) and Fenway (2015).

2017 Storm Queen Stakes result

1. $12.00 Montoya's Secret 56.0 Noel Callow
2. $18.00 Nurse Kitchen 56.0 Blake Shinn
3. $7.00 Harlow Gold 56.0 Regan Bayliss

then followed
4. $3.80 Foxplay 56.0 Hugh Bowman
5. $6.00 Lubiton 56.0 Glyn Schofield
6. $4.40 Dawn Wall 56.0 Ben Melham
7. $31.00 Smart As You Think 56.0 Corey Brown
8. $101.00 Concessions 56.0 Ms Jess Taylor
9. $6.50 La Bella Diosa 56.0 Jason Collett
10. $151.00 She's Magical 56.0 Andrew Adkins
11. $101.00 Moqueen 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
12. $151.00 Kamili 56.0 Damien Oliver

Margins: 0.2 len, 1.8 len
Time: 2:09.73

Other group races on Storm Queen Stakes day feature the Gr2 Tulloch Stakes, Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes, Gr3 TL Baillieu Handicap and Gr3 Neville Sellwood Stakes.

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Storm Queen Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Montoya's Secret Nurse Kitchen Harlow Gold 2:09.7
2016 Single Gaze Valley Girl Happy Hannah 2:03.0
2015 Fenway First Seal Thunder Lady 2:03.2
2014 Lucia Valentina Solicit Forever Loved 2:07.0
2013 Norzita Longport Habibi 2:06.1
2012 Mosheen Streama Aliyana Tilde 2:02.3
2011 Mirjulisa Lass Fibrillation Brazilian Pulse 2:03.4
2010 Faint Perfume Valdemoro Absolute Faith 2:02.5
2009 Purple Gold Water Gallica 2:07.0
2008 Heavenly Glow Galileo's Daughter Pentura 2:09.2
2007 Miss Finland Banc De Fortune Just Dancing 2:03.8
2006 Serenade Rose Beauty Watch Flora Danica 2:01.3
2005 Hollow Bullet Lotteria She's Justa Tad 2:00.5
2004 Special Harmony Shamekha Ike's Dream 2:01.8
2003 Shower Of Roses Bramble Rose Rasberry Ripple 2:04.4
2002 Sixty Seconds Hosannah Quays 2:00.1
2001 Tempest Mom Rose Archway Calm Smytzer 2:02.9
2000 Hill Of Grace Kirkstall Lane Miss Zoe 2:02.4
1999 Savannah Success Light Work Camarena 2:02.4
1998 Champagne On Air For The Moment 2:02.4
1997 Danendri Ellakapella Assertive Lass 2:01.4
1996 Saleouos Kenbelle Hello Darl 2:03.0
1995 Northwood Plume Vedodara Euphoria 2:02.9
1994 Alcove Sky Watch Nobellotto 2:03.9
1993 Slight Chance Burst Orsay 2:01.6
1992 Electrique My Brilliant Star Richfield Lady 2:03.4
1991 All Mine Marinella Mannerism 2:02.6
1990 A Little Kiss Kensington Gardens Domino 2:08.8
1989 Research Courtalista Salisopra 2:07.7
1988 Tennessee Vain Savana City Constant Star 2:10.5