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Festival Stakes

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History

OUTRAGEOUS winning the Festival Stks.
OUTRAGEOUS winning the Festival Stks. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Festival Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Quality conditions for the milers at Rosehill conducted by the Australian Turf Club.
The Festival Stakes is run over 1500m. It was first run in 1948 and was won by Cragside.
The Festival Stakes was originally over 1400m and has been as short as 1280m but has been at 1500m since 2008.
The Festival Stakes was a Principal Race then Listed from 1979 before gaining Group 3 status from 2016.
Twice the race has been run at Canterbury but most editions were at Rosehill.
It is a vital lead up to the Villiers Stakes but only Monton, Utzon, Ike's Dream and Castanea have done the double.
The Festival Stakes was worth $160,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the Festival Stakes include Mighty Lucky (2015), Malavio (2012), Monton (2011), Eremein (2008), Utzon (2006), Ike's Dream (2005), This Manshood (2002/2003), Adam (2000), Ice Cream Sundae (1990), At Sea (1985), Manuan (1984), Just Ideal (1976), King Bogan (1970) and Coniston (1951).
The 2020 Festival Stakes was won by Outrageous from Royal Celebration and Evalina.


Racing and Sports

Previous Festival Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
ELLSBERG (AUS) 4H
SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) - LOVE OF LIBERTY (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
RACHEL KING 53.0 G RYAN & S ALEXIOU 3
OUTRAGEOUS (AUS) 5G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - FIT AND READY (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
TOMMY BERRY 54.0 MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 9
RANIER (AUS) 4G
LONHRO (AUS) - KANZAN (AUS) COMMANDS (AUS)
MS K O'HARA 53.0 JAMES CUMMINGS 1
MY NORDIC HERO (GB) 6G
ARCHIPENKO (USA) - ALBORADA (GB) ALZAO (USA)
J BOWMAN 56.0 CHRIS WALLER 5
TESTASHADOW (AUS) 6G
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - MOONLIGHT SHADOW (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
J R COLLETT 57.0 GARY PORTELLI 4
SWEET REDEMPTION (AUS) 4M
SNITZEL (AUS) - REDEEMING LASS (AUS) RED RANSOM (USA)
B AVDULLA 54.0 G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 8
MIGHTY LUCKY (AUS) 6G
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - BUXOM BABE (AUS) OCTAGONAL (NZ)
N THOMAS 54.0 FRED COWELL 6
I'M IMPOSING (GB) 8G
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - ON FAIR STAGE (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
T ANGLAND 55.5 CHRIS WALLER 6
WHITE SAGE (AUS) 4M
RESET (AUS) - PAY MY BAIL (NZ) JUSTICE PREVAILS (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD 54.0 JOHN O'SHEA 14
MALAVIO (AUS) 4G
SNITZEL (AUS) - WIN HERE WIN THERE (AUS) DEHERE (USA)
NATHAN BERRY 55.0 STEVE ENGLEBRECHT 9
MONTON (AUS) 5G
CATBIRD (AUS) - DYNAMIC FLYER (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
SAM CLIPPERTON 55.5 R J QUINTON 1
RABBUKA (AUS) 6G
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA) - EXPLOSIVE (USA) FAPPIANO (USA)
J PARR 58.0 MS G WATERHOUSE 9
VOICE COMMANDER (AUS) 4G
COMMANDS (AUS) - VOICE MAIL (AUS) MAGIC RING (IRE)
T ANGLAND 53.0 NICK OLIVE 14
EREMEIN (AUS) 6G
TIMBER COUNTRY (USA) - MARREGO (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
D NIKOLIC 61.0 ALLAN DENHAM 5
UTZON (AUS) 6G
NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (AUS) - IVORY ROSE (AUS) GAIN CONTROL (AUS)
L BEASLEY 59.0 L J BRIDGE 4
SPIRIT OF TARA (AUS) 4H
SONG OF TARA (IRE) - GAGOOSH (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
J PENZA 54.0 GERALD RYAN 11
IKE'S DREAM (AUS) 4M
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - MRS. KAHN (AUS) VAIN (AUS)
D BEADMAN 54.5 JOHN HAWKES 2
THIS MANSHOOD (AUS) 6G
MANSHOOD (CAN) - OUR GILDED LILY (AUS) GILDORAN (IRE)
Z PURTON 60.0 T R MARTIN 15
THIS MANSHOOD (AUS) 5G
MANSHOOD (CAN) - OUR GILDED LILY (AUS) GILDORAN (IRE)
LANE MOLONEY 55.0 T R MARTIN 1
NANNY MAROON (AUS) 5M
ALQUOZ (USA) - FYZABAD (AUS) MEMENTO (USA)
R THOMPSON 54.0 PAUL ENGLEBRECHT 4
ADAM (AUS) 6H
RUBITON (AUS) - HI DE HO (NZ) LONG ROW (GB)
J SHEEHAN 58.0 R K BROCK 13

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