Storm Queen Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Storm Queen Stakes
Promising three year old fillies seeking to prove their ability as stayers during the Sydney autumn racing carnival make their way to the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes in April.
The 2000 metre race is run under set weights at Rosehill Racecourse with a purse worth $400,000 up for grabs. Punters have an excellent opportunity to square their positions in the Storm Queen Stakes which is held alongside four other Group 1 races including the prestigious Golden Slipper Stakes, The BMW, George Ryder Stakes, and Queen Of The Turf Stakes are the other Group 1 races hosted by Australian Turf Club on the day.
The Storm Queen Stakes is first up among Group 1 events for three year old fillies travelling over 2000 metres during the autumn carnival. In form stayers may move on to tackle the Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks over an extended distance of 2400 metres at the Randwick track two weeks later.
Apart from the AJC Australian Oaks, fillies that clock well in the Storm Queen Stakes may fancy their chances in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and Queen Elizabeth Stakes while others could tackle the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate.
Although the Storm Queen Stakes was first held as a principal race in 1979, it was upgraded to Group 2 the next year and was once again elevated to Group 1 by the AJC in 1993. The race has been held as the ATC Vinery Stud Stakes in 2010 and 2011. Top class mares to add the Storm Queen Stakes to their resume include Champagne in 1988, Research in 1989, Serenade Rose in 2006, Miss Finland in 2007, and Purple in 2009 to name a few.
2013 Storm Queen Stakes (Vinery Stud Stakes)
She's A Girl hit the front early, and as they rolled down the back she had a decent margin over Longport, while Norzita was settled midfield, and on the fence, by Hugh Bowman. She's A Girl began to fade as they rounded the turn and Longport took the lead, while Bowman hooked Norzita off the fence and moved into striking distance by the top of the straight. Longport was going nicely on the run home, with Norzita giving chase but finding stern opposition from the leader. Norzita's class eventually showed throug the line just ahead of Longport, with Habibi back in third.
2013 Storm Queen Stakes (Vinery Stud Stakes) result
5. Dear Demi
8. You're So Good
10. Purple Muse
12. She's A Girl
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