The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares held at Flemington racecourse annually during the Melbourne spring racing carnival in November. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $300,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Matriarch Stakes was won by Kenedna from Miss Siska with Luvaluva third.
Run as the 'Momentum Energy Stakes' in recent years, the Matriarch Stakes is held on Emirates Stakes day on the final day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Feature races include the Group 1 Emirates Stakes & Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic.
|Date:||Saturday 9th November 2019|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Matriarch Stakes is a race for females only and attracts handy mares rather than the elite. The set weight & penalty conditions of the race favours the classier mares engaged and those gallopers with higher prizemoney and better strike rates are typically the ones to beat.
Typically speaking the race is not a great guide to anything in particular moving forward. Winners and placegetters may decide to go on to either the Gr2 Sandown Classic or Gr3 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown the following week, if still racing after the Flemington carnival. Interestingly enough, Lucia Valentina (2015) came via the Gr1 Caulfield Cup to win this race.
Kenedna (2018) finished unplaced in the Gr1 Myer Classic over 1600m at Flemington before pulling out all stops to win this event for leading trainer Darren Weir.
Recent Matriarch Stakes winners include Savapinski (2017) and Jessy Belle (2016).
1. $10.00 Kenedna 55.0 John Allen
2. $6.00 Miss Siska 55.0 Damien Oliver
3. $31.00 Luvaluva 58.5 Dwayne Dunn
4. $21.00 All Too Soon 55.0 James McDonald
5. $10.00 Eckstein 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $8.50 Temple Of Bel 55.0 Luke Currie
7. $9.50 Our Libretto 55.0 Jordan Childs
8. $7.50 Sheezdashing 55.0 Damien Thornton
9. $61.00 Silent Roar 55.0 Tommy Berry
10. $15.00 Aloisia 59.5 Michael Walker
11. $151.00 Quilate 57.5 Beau Mertens
12. $26.00 Nettoyer 55.0 Regan Bayliss
13. $11.00 Savvy Coup 59.5 Chris Johnson
14. $8.50 Aqua D'ivina 55.0 Jason Collett
15. $41.00 Wheal Leisure 56.5 Mark Zahra
Margins: 0.4 len, 0.2 len
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|2017||Savapinski||Payroll||Token Of Love||2:01.5|
|2016||Jessy Belle||Sort After||Happy Hannah||2:04.7|
|2015||Lucia Valentina||Manageress||Casino Dancer||2:04.1|
|2014||Suavito||Girl In Flight||Amanpour||2:01.7|
|2013||Girl Gone Rockin'||Queenstown||Keep De Rose||2:04.7|
|2012||Midnight Martini||Lake Sententia||Crafty Irna||2:03.1|
|2010||Well Rounded||Purple||Keep The Peace||2:02.5|
|2009||Purple||Moment in Time||Lady Lynette||2:00.1|
|2008||Bird of Fire||Tan Tat De Lago||El Daana||2:05.0|
|2007||Hidden Strings||Sovereign Miss||Danevade||2:03.9|
|2006||Brom Felinity||Pin Up||Purde||2:02.1|
|2005||Sutology||Storm Alert||Aqua D Amore||2:02.1|
|2004||Demerger||Aint Seen Nothin||Full Spec||2:04.8|
|2003||Sweet Corn||Sylvaner||Mrs Tendulkar||2:04.4|
|2002||Damaschino||Little Miss Quick||Terrenora||2:00.6|
|2001||Piper Star||Umaline||Tickle My||2:01.5|
|2000||Flushed||Nova Clause||Tickle My||2:02.6|
|1999||Sly Sandra||Our Erin||Nova Clause||2:03.3|
|1997||Battochi||Burning Embers||Star Cossack||2:01.7|
|1996||Gold City||Palos Verdes||Central Express||2:01.4|
|1995||Magical Storm||Amuse Us||Our Brigetta||2:03.0|
|1994||Sudden Wonder||La Poundage||Tristera||2:03.0|
|1993||Gilded Splendor||Antwerp||Dream About It||2:02.1|
|1992||Big Colony||Tarare||Late For Breakfasat||2:03.2|
|1991||Big Colony||Rich Dreams||Hermoso||2:00.5|
|1990||Bassies Pride||Fun Is Racing||Mrs Joe Gargery||2:03.8|
|1989||French Icing||Lady Jess||Imposing Bloom||2:02.7|
|1988||Concordance||Conbituate Lady||Papal Princess||2:05.9|