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Let's Elope Stakes

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History

SPANISH WHISPER winning the Let's Elope Stakes.
SPANISH WHISPER winning the Let's Elope Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Let's Elope Stakes is a Group 2 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for four year old and up mares at Flemington conducted by the Victoria Racing Club.
The Let's Elope Stakes is run over 1400m. It was first run in 1987 and was won by Take My Picture.
The Let's Elope Stakes has always been run at Flemington and over 1400m.
The race was originally known as the Milady Stakes but from 1994 was renamed after the 1991 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Let's Elope.
It was a Listed race until 2004, Group 3 race until 2009 when it was upgraded to Group 2.
Pinker Pinker won in 2011 and three runs later won the Cox Plate.
Atlantic Jewel's little sister Commanding Jewel won consecutive editions in 2013 & 2014.
The Let's Elope Stakes was worth $200,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Let's Elope Stakes include I Am A Star (2018), Amicus (2015), Commanding Jewel (2013/2014), Pinker Pinker (2011), Mimi Lebrock (2008), Devil Moon (2007), Rewaaya (2006), Ain't Seen Nothin' (2003), Tickle My (2000), Derobe (1997), Rose Of Portland (1996), Mannerism (1992), Natural Wonder (1990) and Rancheetah (1999).
The 2019 Let's Elope Stakes was won by Spanish Whisper from Miss Siska and Fidelia.


Racing and Sports

Previous Let's Elope Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
SPANISH WHISPER (AUS) 4M
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - CUTTING REMARK (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
M J ZAHRA58.0D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG4
I AM A STAR (NZ) 5M
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - STAR BAND (USA) DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
B MELHAM58.0SHANE NICHOLS12
SWORD OF LIGHT (AUS) 4M
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - JOYEUSE (AUS) KING'S BEST (USA)
DAMIAN LANE56.0MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA12
DON'T DOUBT MAMMA (AUS) 4M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - COCONUT MAMMA (AUS) FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA)
D DUNN58.0TONY MCEVOY1
AMICUS (AUS) 4M
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - GOLD CHANT (AUS) EL MOXIE (USA)
C NEWITT58.0CHRIS WALLER13
COMMANDING JEWEL (AUS) 5M
COMMANDS (AUS) - REGARD (AUS) ZABEEL (NZ)
D OLIVER59.0Leon & Troy Corstens7
COMMANDING JEWEL (AUS) 4M
COMMANDS (AUS) - REGARD (AUS) ZABEEL (NZ)
B MELHAM57.0LEON CORSTENS3
ZURELLA (NZ) 4M
ZABEEL (NZ) - DONEZE GIRL (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
C NEWITT55.0SHAUNE RITCHIE4
PINKER PINKER (AUS) 4M
RESET (AUS) - MISS MARION (AUS) SUCCESS EXPRESS (USA)
G BOSS56.5GREG EURELL5
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED (AUS) 4M
SHAMARDAL (USA) - GENEROSA (NZ) GENEROUS (IRE)
J WINKS53.5JOHN P THOMPSON11
CATS WHISKER (AUS) 4M
FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA) - PERFECT HALO (AUS) DON'T SAY HALO (USA)
STEVEN KING54.5MARK KAVANAGH9
MIMI LEBROCK (AUS) 4M
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - GOD LOVE IT (AUS) ST. COVET (AUS)
M RODD56.5BART CUMMINGS5
DEVIL MOON (AUS) 4M
KING CUGAT (USA) - CLASSY BABE (NZ) MASTERCLASS (USA)
M RODD55.5MARK KAVANAGH16
REWAAYA (NZ) 4M
SINGSPIEL (IRE) - NASMAH (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
D DUNN53.0D A HAYES2
DEA (AUS) 5M
WEST POINT (AUS) - SONSIE MARY (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
S BASTER57.0K CORSTENS2
BEAUTIFUL GEM (AUS) 4M
PEINTRE CELEBRE (USA) - JUST BLOOMING (AUS) YEATS (USA)
NICK RYAN55.5D L FREEDMAN10
AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' (AUS) 4M
NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (AUS) - ICECAPADE (AUS) GENGHIZ (USA)
D OLIVER57.0BARBARA JOSEPH7
PURPLE GROOVE (NZ) 5M
RHYTHM (USA) - IRISES (AUS) TATE GALLERY (USA)
N RAWILLER55.5TONY NOONAN4
FLUSHED (AUS) 5M
REDDING (NZ) - KIND LADY (AUS) VITE CHEVAL (NZ)
N CALLOW58.5K M KEYS4
TICKLE MY (AUS) 4M
PERUGINO (USA) - MERE FANCY (AUS) NOBLE BIJOU (USA)
D GAUCI57.0BRUCE PURCELL12