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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

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
OCEANEX (NZ) 4M
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - DANEX (NZ) DANASINGA (AUS)
JYE MC NEIL 55.0 M PRICE & M KENT 1
KENEDNA (AUS) 5M
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - MISS DODWELL (AUS) FALBRAV (IRE)
J ALLEN 55.0 DARREN WEIR 2
SAVAPINSKI (NZ) 4M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - SWAROVSKI (NZ) PINS (AUS)
B AVDULLA 55.0 G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 11
JESSY BELLE (AUS) 6M
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
C WILLIAMS 55.0 D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 6
LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - STARYN GLENN (NZ) MONTJEU (IRE)
D OLIVER 59.5 KRIS LEES 14
SUAVITO (NZ) 4M
THORN PARK (AUS) - QUEEN CHA CHA (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
D OLIVER 57.5 NIGEL BLACKISTON 7
Girl Gone Rockin' (AUS) 5M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SORRENTO (NZ) JUST A DANCER (NZ)
D DUNN 54.0 MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 10
MIDNIGHT MARTINI (AUS) 5M
STREET CRY (IRE) - BENVENUTA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
M RODD 56.5 MARK KAVANAGH 7
VINTEDGE (AUS) 6M
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - ALTERNATIVE EDGE (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
N RAWILLER 55.0 CHRIS WALLER 16
WELL ROUNDED (AUS) 4M
RESET (AUS) - ARMILLA (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
B MELHAM 53.0 D L FREEDMAN 5
PURPLE (AUS) 4M
COMMANDS (AUS) - LADY VIOLA (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
K MCEVOY 57.5 PETER SNOWDEN 4
BIRD OF FIRE (NZ) 4M
STRAVINSKY (USA) - GO YOU BEAUTY (NZ) COMET SHINE (CAN)
B SHINN 54.0 TONY VASIL 15
HIDDEN STRINGS (AUS) 7M
WEASEL CLAUSE (AUS) - SHINING SUE (AUS) BUOY (GB)
B SHINN 53.0 PETER MOODY 16
SUTOLOGY (NZ) 6M
STRAUSSBROOK (AUS) - PERSPICACIOUS (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
M PUMPA 53.0 S B LAMING 8
DEMERGER (AUS) 4M
SAITHOR (USA) - TRIATTICA (AUS) CENTAINE (AUS)
C W BROWN 52.0 DANNY O'BRIEN 8
SWEET CORN (AUS) 4M
SCENIC (IRE) - CORN MAIZCAY (AUS) MAIZCAY (AUS)
B PREBBLE 57.5 D L FREEDMAN 2
DAMASCHINO (AUS) 4
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D NIKOLIC 56.0 R JAMES 10
PIPER STAR (AUS) 4M
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - TE AKAU STAR (AUS) SHINING FINISH (GB)
R MCLEOD 55.0 R JAMES 1
FLUSHED (AUS) 4M
REDDING (NZ) - KIND LADY (AUS) VITE CHEVAL (NZ)
B PREBBLE 51.5 K M KEYS 1

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