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Summoned Stakes

The Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares held each November at Sandown racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1500 metres under set weights & penalties and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Summoned Stakes was won by Long Time Ago from Mrs Gardenia with Oregon's Day third.

Taking place on Group 2 Sandown Classic day, one week after the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival ends at Flemington, the Summoned Stakes achieved Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season.

2018 Summoned Stakes info

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Track: Sandown racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1500 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Long Time Ago

The Summoned Stakes is the only group race for mares only on Sandown Classic day, which is the final day of group racing during the Melbourne spring racing carnival, and provides mares with their last chance to get some black type success on their resume.

A large field of gallopers will generally assemble for the Summoned Stakes and Horse Racing Info recommend you look for any mares looking to drop back in class from the stronger female only races held earlier in the carnival, as they will find this an attractive proposition.

The Gr3 Ladies Day Vase on Gr1 Thousand Guineas day at Caulfield may be worth keeping an eye on when doing the form as it is raced under similar conditions. Hi Belle (2011) managed to take out the Ladies Day Vase & Summoned Stakes double in recent times.

The weighted conditions of the race gives the more talented mares an advantage, although most of the time the field will simply be made up of more than handy types who are always competitive in these types of events.

It's worth noting that Solicit (2015) and Politeness (2014) came via the Gr1 Myer Classic on Derby Day at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Long Time Ago (2017) resumed from a spell to win this race in narrow fashion and recent Summoned Stakes winners include Silent Sedition (2016) and Solicit (2015).

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2017 Summoned Stakes result

1. $12.00 Long Time Ago 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $9.00 Mrs Gardenia 55.0 Damian Lane
3. $19.00 Oregon's Day 58.0 Michael Dee

then followed
4. $18.00 Quilate 58.0 Ethan Brown
5. $51.00 Whyouask 55.0 Ben Thompson
6. $3.80 Petition 55.0 Mark Zahra
7. $3.00 Invincibella 55.0 Ben Melham
8. $51.00 Deja Blue 57.0 Jye McNeil
9. $17.00 Red Is The Rose 55.0 Regan Bayliss
10. $31.00 Lucyinrio 55.0 Luke Currie
11. $26.00 Sebring Dream 55.0 Damien Oliver
12. $41.00 Fille Champagne 55.0 Stephen Baster
13. $31.00 Jalan Jalan 55.0 Noel Callow

Margins: 0.3 len, 2.5 len
Time: 1:31.61

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Summoned Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Long Time Ago Mrs Gardenia Oregon's Day 1:31.6
2016 Silent Sedition Sweet Redemption Extensible 1:30.8
2015 Solicit She's Clean Mossbeat 1:29.3
2014 Politeness Judicial Rock Ava's Delight 1:31.1
2013 Floria Hi Belle Wistful 1:37.5
2012 Cabernet Skyerush Twilighting 1:30.9
2011 Hi Belle Sophie's Spirit Hinemoa 1:32.2

Note: This race was held at Caulfield for the 2013/2014 season due to the upgrades taking place at Sandown racecourse.