Birthday Card Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Birthday Card Stakes
The Birthday Card Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 3 Australian handicap horse race for fillies and mares aged three years old and upwards.
The race is contested over a distance of 1200 metres and is held annually at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney in March.
Prize money for the Birthday Card Stakes is worth $125,000.
The Birthday Card Stakes began in 1986 as a Listed race run over 1280 metres under the name Birthday Card Quality Handicap. In 1992 the race had a change of name and was known as the Clyde Kennedy Quality.
Two years later the distance was again changed to 1200 metres, and the original name was reinstated.
Still a Listed race at this stage, in 2000 the name as it is now known by the Birthday Card Stakes was registered. The name went back to the Birthday Quality Handicap the following year, until the race was again known as the Birthday Card Stakes in 2001.
The race has been named the 'Cleanevent Stakes' in recent years and takes place on Group 1 Rosehill Guineas day. The race reached Group 3 status in 2006.
2013 Birthday Card Stakes
Arinosa has been in winning form lately but she had to do it the hard way to continue her hot streak. The five-year-old got well back early on but travelled nicely enough for jockey Brenton Avadulla but she still had a lot of work to do as they came to the business end of the race. Avadulla eased Arinosa into space on the turn and with a late turn of foot that has become something of a recent trademark she flew down the straight and won it going away, with an eventual winning margin of nearly two lengths. Shamal Wind and Miss Stellabelle were neck and neck in fighting out the minor placings.
2013 Birthday Card Stakes result
2. Shamal Wind
3. Miss Stellabelle
5. New Beginning
7. Ever The Same
9. Choice Words
10. Emotional Circus
11. Soft Sand
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