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The Widden Stakes is a Group 3 event for two-year-old Fillies held in late January or early February each year at Rosehill racecourse Sydney, New South Wales during the Sydney autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres under set weight plus penalties conditions and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Widden Stakes was won by Amercement from Rotator with Blazing Miss third.

Previously a listed race, the Widden Stakes was upgraded to a Group 3 event for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on the same day as the Group 2 Expressway Stakes.

Widden Stakes info

Date: Saturday 2nd February 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 2yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2019 Winner: Amercement

The Widden Stakes is the first group race of the autumn for two-year-old fillies and the set weights & penalty conditions give a clear advantage to the classier youngsters engaged, especially those 2yo gallopers who have already raced and shown proven ability.

History shows that the more talented gallopers will prove hardest to beat and the Widden Stakes provides the ideal lead up event to upcoming 2yo feature races such as the Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill or the Gr2 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick. Mossfun (2014) went on to claim the Widden Stakes & Sliver Slipper Stakes double after winning this event.

Some very smart two-year-olds have won this race over the years including Overreach (2013), Horizons (2009), Churchill Downs (2006) and Econsul (2004), while Mossfun (2014) resumed from a spell to win this race before going on to win the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes in April.

Amercement (2019) resumed from a spring spell to score a stylish victory in this event for the James Cummings stable and recent Widden Stakes winners include Fiesta (2018) and Teaspoon (2017).

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2019 Widden Stakes result

1. $5.00 Amercement 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
2. $8.00 Rotator 54.5 Glyn Schofield
3. $8.00 Blazing Miss 54.5 Tommy Berry

then followed
4. $31.00 Giselle Anne 54.5 Ms Kathy O'Hara
5. $7.50 Avon River 54.5 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $18.00 Still Single 54.5 Tim Clark
7. $10.00 Mayaaseh 54.5 Corey Brown
8. $4.40 Lucicello 54.5 James McDonald
9. $41.00 Lakia 54.5 Adam Hyeronimus
10. $6.50 Intrepidacious 54.5 Tom Marquand

Margins: 0.1 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:05.91

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Widden Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Amercement Rotator Blazing Miss 1:05.9
2018 Fiesta Adamina River Bird 1:05.5
2017 Teaspoon Mystic Empire Sweet Deal 1:05.0
2016 Honesty Prevails Smart Amelia Chipanda 1:05.7
2015 Fireworks Lake Geneva Igraine 1:05.4
2014 Mossfun Ygritte Twirl 1:05.0
2013 Overreach Everage Brilliant Bisc 1:03.0
2012 Driefontein Agueda Hussousa 1:04.1
2011 Satin Shoes Elite Falls Shared Reflections 1:02.2