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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.
Previous Matriarch Stakes Winners
| 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 |
|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|
Roger James and Robert Wellwood are looking to add to their fine recent strike rate this weekend, with horses to be engaged over three meetings, including a couple of stakes candidates at Pukekohe on Saturday.
The Grahame Begg-trained mare Miss Siska will be tried over 2400m in the Zipping Classic at Sandown, a week after her second in the Matriarch Stakes.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival has again produced the four-best attended racedays across the nation with world-class racing, fashion, dining and entertainment enjoyed by more than 276,000 people at Flemington Racecourse this week.
Oceanex has provided trainers Mick Price and Mick Kent junior with their third Melbourne Cup carnival winner taking out the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington.
After a series of defeats at short odds, Oceanex won an important race for her future in the 2019 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
With his career as a jockey drawing to a close, Stephen Baster has two rides on the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.
Hong Kong is on the agenda if In Her Time can bounce back in tomorrow’s $2m Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington.
Has been pretty quiet in the 2019 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Group One performer Rondinella (NZ) will attempt to record her first stakes victory at Flemington on Saturday when she contests the Gr.2 Matriarch Stakes.
A mare well set up for this race heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
A week after winning her 10th Group One race and first in Australia, star New Zealand mare Melody Belle will chase another in the Mackinnon Stakes.
Jamie Richards has been on the ride of his life in Australia this spring and the young Matamata trainer is hoping New Zealand’s darling of the turf, Melody Belle, can cap it off in style at Flemington on Saturday.
Many differing form angles line up in the 2019 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Some top mares can be borne in the Race History of Matriarch Stakes run at Flemington on Saturday.