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.
|Date:||Saturday 31st March 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
|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).
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
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
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|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|
|2011||Mirjulisa Lass||Fibrillation||Brazilian Pulse||2:03.4|
|2010||Faint Perfume||Valdemoro||Absolute Faith||2:02.5|
|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|
|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|
|1992||Electrique||My Brilliant Star||Richfield Lady||2:03.4|
|1990||A Little Kiss||Kensington Gardens||Domino||2:08.8|
|1988||Tennessee Vain||Savana City||Constant Star||2:10.5|