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Matriarch Stakes

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OCEANEX winning the Matriarch Stakes.
OCEANEX winning the Matriarch Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Matriarch 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 Matriarch Stakes is run over 2000m. It was first run in 1986 and was won by Iola.
This is the feature mares staying race over the carnival.
Through some sponsors names, it is registered as the Matriarch Stakes.
The Matriarch Stakes was a Listed race from 1995 to 2000, 2001 to 2004 a Group 3 then Group 2 from 2005 to now.
It has always been run at the 2000m.
Lucia Valentina is the most famous winner of the Matriarch Stakes having won a Turnbull at the same course and distance then six months later won the $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.
Kenedna returned to her best to win in 2018 and then would a Queen Of The Turf, Doomben Cup and O'Shea Stakes the next Autumn.
Many mares run either in the Myer Classic/Empire Rose Stakes or on Cup day and back up over the 2000m.
The Matriarch Stakes was worth $300,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Matriarch Stakes include Kenedna (2018), Lucia Valentina (2015), Suavito (2014), Purple (2009), Demerger (2004), Piper Star (2001), Laebeel (1998), Gold City (1996), Big Colony (1991/1992) and Bassie's Pride (1990).
The 2019 Matriarch Stakes was won by Oceanex from Miss Siska and Aristocratic Miss.


Racing and Sports

Previous Matriarch Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
OCEANEX (NZ) 4M
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - DANEX (NZ) DANASINGA (AUS)
JYE MC NEIL55.0M PRICE & M KENT1
KENEDNA (AUS) 5M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - MISS DODWELL (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
J ALLEN55.0DARREN WEIR2
SAVAPINSKI (NZ) 4M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - SWAROVSKI (NZ) PINS (AUS)
B AVDULLA55.0G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT11
JESSY BELLE (AUS) 6M
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
C WILLIAMS55.0D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG6
LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - STARYN GLENN (NZ) MONTJEU (IRE)
D OLIVER59.5KRIS LEES14
SUAVITO (NZ) 4M
THORN PARK (AUS) - QUEEN CHA CHA (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
D OLIVER57.5NIGEL BLACKISTON7
Girl Gone Rockin' (AUS) 5M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SORRENTO (NZ) JUST A DANCER (NZ)
D DUNN54.0MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES10
MIDNIGHT MARTINI (AUS) 5M
STREET CRY (IRE) - BENVENUTA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
M RODD56.5MARK KAVANAGH7
VINTEDGE (AUS) 6M
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - ALTERNATIVE EDGE (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
N RAWILLER55.0CHRIS WALLER16
WELL ROUNDED (AUS) 4M
RESET (AUS) - ARMILLA (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
B MELHAM53.0D L FREEDMAN5
PURPLE (AUS) 4M
COMMANDS (AUS) - LADY VIOLA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
K MCEVOY57.5PETER SNOWDEN4
BIRD OF FIRE (NZ) 4M
STRAVINSKY (USA) - GO YOU BEAUTY (NZ) COMET SHINE (CAN)
B SHINN54.0TONY VASIL15
HIDDEN STRINGS (AUS) 7M
WEASEL CLAUSE (AUS) - SHINING SUE (AUS) BUOY (GB)
B SHINN53.0PETER MOODY16
SUTOLOGY (NZ) 6M
STRAUSSBROOK (AUS) - PERSPICACIOUS (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
M PUMPA53.0S B LAMING8
DEMERGER (AUS) 4M
SAITHOR (USA) - TRIATTICA (AUS) CENTAINE (AUS)
C W BROWN52.0DANNY O'BRIEN8
SWEET CORN (AUS) 4M
SCENIC (IRE) - CORN MAIZCAY (AUS) MAIZCAY (AUS)
B PREBBLE57.5D L FREEDMAN2
DAMASCHINO (AUS) 4
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D NIKOLIC56.0R JAMES10
PIPER STAR (AUS) 4M
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - TE AKAU STAR (AUS) SHINING FINISH (GB)
R MCLEOD55.0R JAMES1
FLUSHED (AUS) 4M
REDDING (NZ) - KIND LADY (AUS) VITE CHEVAL (NZ)
B PREBBLE51.5K M KEYS1

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