Winners and Past Results for the Reisling Stakes
The Reisling Stakes is a Group 2 race for two year old fillies hosted by Australian Turf Club during the autumn racing carnival in March.
The Reisling Stakes, a 1200 metre event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney with prize money worth $300,000 reserved for the winner who gains an automatic entry to the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.
Therefore, the race attracts the cream of two year old female sprinters on top of their game and who seek to make their mark over the Australian racetracks the rest of the year. The $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes is held a fortnight later on the same track, making the Reisling Stakes the only warm up event for two year old fillies prior to the Slipper.
Other major events on the day's race card are the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic and Ranvet Stakes.
Level weights usually favour better quality sprinters with Polar Success being the last two year old filly to romp home with the Reisling Stakes and Golden Slipper double in 2003. Fillies may tackle a number of events prior to the Reisling Stakes, which includes the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes and the Silver Slipper Stakes.
The 1200 M Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes at Warwick Farm Racecourse is also one of the events that horses may use as a lead up to the Reisling Stakes. Horses may consider an outing in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes following the Reisling Stakes prior to a final showdown in the Golden Slipper. Some fillies may begin the year at the Gold Coast track in the BMW Magic Millions in January.
Among the classiest fillies to win the Reisling Stakes include Shaybisc in 1980, Bold Promise in 1991, Ginzano in 1995, Alinghi in 2004, More Joyous in 2009, and Military Rose in 2010. Favourite Girl is recorded as the first winner of the Reisling Stakes in 1973. It began as a principal race and was elevated to Group 3 in 1980. Since 1986 it has been held by the Australian Turf Club as a Group 2 race.
2013 Reisling Stakes
This was meant to be a duel to the end between Overreach and Villa Verde, but at the finish it was a one horse affair. Overreach was sent to the lead early by Tommy Berry and Hugh Bowman responded by keeping Villa Verde as close as he could to the frontrunner. However, Overreach had just been cruising early on and when she was let go in the front straight, Villa Verde had no answer to her speed. Overreach did it very easily in the end, going to the line more than four lengths clear of a battling Villa Verde, while $101 outsider Spurrendous was best of the rest, finishing in third.
2013 Reisling Stakes result
2. Villa Verde
4. Diva Dee
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