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Tristarc Stakes

The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 event for mares raced under set weights and penalty conditions over a distance of 1400 metres each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight plus penalty conditions and worth $180,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Tristarc Stakes was won by First Seal from Tycoon Tara with Pearls third.

The race has been run as the 'Harrolds Stakes' in recent years and is held on the final day of the Melbourne Racing Club's three-day racing carnival on the same day as the MRC's premier race, the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.

2017 Tristarc Stakes info

Date: Saturday 21st October 2017
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 4yo Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $180,000
2016 Winner: First Seal

The Tristarc Stakes is a mares only race over the middle sprint distance of 1400m and generally attracts above average females on their way to the Gr1 Myer Classic on AAMI Victoria Derby day or the Gr2 Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Stakes day, or any of the better quality mares races still to come.

The set weights conditions of the race means that the better mares in the race have a distinct advantage over their rivals and those females with higher average prizemoney and better race records are typically the ones to beat.

Generally taken out by a more than handy mare, in recent times outstanding mares More Joyous (2011) and Typhoon Tracy (2009) have both won this race.

First Seal (2016) ran fifth in the Gr2 Research Stakes over 1400m at Randwick in Sydney before making the trek to Melbourne to win this event in stylish fashion and recent Tristarc Stakes winners include La Passe (2015) and Sweet Idea (2014).

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Spring Carnival Guide

Mares from this race will most likely continue on to other set weight mares events or one of the major 1600m races such as the Myer Classic over the carnival period. Recent Tristarc Stakes placegetters have gone on to enjoy success during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

Red Tracer (2013) took out the Myer Classic at Flemington after winning the Tristarc Stakes and Fire Up Fifi (4th in 2013) finished third in the same race before travelling to Perth to run third in the Gr1 Railway Stakes at Ascot.

Sister Madly (2nd in 2011) won Gr2 Linlithgow Stakes on Gr1 Victoria Derby day and Jersey Lily (2nd in 2010) took out the Gr3 Maybe Mahal Stakes on Melbourne Cup day.

Prior to that Typhoon Tracy (2009) went on to win the the Myer Classic on Derby day, while Mimi Lebrock (2008) ran run third in the Myer Classic later that spring with Absolutelyfabulous (3rd in 2008) finishing runner-up in the same race.

Tan Tat De Lago (2nd in 2008) ran second in the Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Stakes day.

2016 Tristarc Stakes result

1. $7.50 First Seal 58.5 Blake Shinn
2. $2.90 Tycoon Tara 57.5 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $16.00 Pearls 57.5 Brenton Avdulla

then followed
4. $9.00 Denmagic 55.0 Tommy Berry
5. $5.50 Danish Twist 56.5 Damien Oliver
6. $10.00 French Emotion 57.5 Hugh Bowman
7. $21.00 Jessy Belle 55.0 Chris Symons
8. $51.00 Satya 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
9. $61.00 Catch A Fire 57.5 Damian Lane
10. $9.00 Shillelagh 55.0 Zac Purton

Margins: 0.2 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:25.14

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Tristarc Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 First Seal Tycoon Tara Pearls 1:25.1
2015 La Passe Solicit Jessy Belle 1:23.7
2014 Sweet Idea Girl Guide Catkins 1:25.4
2013 Red Tracer Koonoomoo Ava's Delight 1:23.1
2012 Streama Pear Tart Red Tracer 1:24.7
2011 More Joyous Sister Madly Response 1:22.8
2010 Culminate Jersey Lily Marquardt 1:26.5
2009 Typhoon Tracy Hot Danish Glowlamp 1:22.8
2008 Mimi Lebrock Tan Tat De Lago Absolutely Fabulous 1.23.3
2007 Miss Fantabulous Bellini Rose Like It Is 1:23.0
2006 Nuclear Free Belle Bizarre Divine Madonna 1:23.0
2005 Infinite Grace Candy Vale Storm Alert 1:22.1
2004 Our Egyptian Raine Infinite Grace Skewiff 1:24.5
2003 Infinite Grace Forum Floozie Faith Hill 1:23.0
2002 Reactive Gentle Genius Taimana 1:23.6
2001 Pernod Kaemess Calm Smyzer 1:24.2
2000 Lady Marion Pace Invader Spice Doll 1:23.0
1999 Bonanova Nicola Lass Fellowship 1:24.8
1998 Camino Rose Cannyanna Razor Blade 1:24.3
1997 Will Fly Bionic Bess Prefer An Angel 1:22.9
1996 Chlorophyll Rose Of Portland Courtly Qualms 1:24.2
1995 Bionic Bess Country Lane Mamzelle Pedrille 1:22.8
1994 Procrastinate Timeless Grace Viminaria/Arborea 1:23.4
1993 Mingling Glances Tarare Lets Hurry 1:23.0
1992 Danjiki Aunty Mary Normandy River 1:27.7
1991 Reno Belle Gamine Grey Rose 1:24.7
1990 Ice Cream Sundae Echo Lass Hazy Pond/Kates Myth 1:26.5
1989 Shanghai Escapade Salisopra Venardu 1:36.7
1988 My Abbey Concordance Lady Marita 1:37.4