Winners and Past Results for Tristarc Stakes
One of the major Group 2 races for mares four years old and over hosted by Melbourne Racing Club during the spring carnival is the Tristarc Stakes.
The 1400 metre race is held in October at the Caulfield Races in Melbourne under set weight & penalty conditions. The MRC offers prize money worth $180,000 which is usually taken home by the better mares who have a distinct advantage over their rivals under the set weight conditions. For punters, females with a better race record are usually the ones to pick.
The Tristarc Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on the final day of MRC's three-day racing carnival. Mares may make their way to the Tristarc via a number of races, some stepping up in distance.
One of the natural progressions for top performing mares after the Tristarc Stakes is the Group 1 Myer Classic held on AAMI Victoria Derby day, the premier mile race held under set weight conditions. Typhoon Tracy scored a Tristarc Stakes/Myer Classic double in 2009. Earlier in 2008, Mimi Lebrock ran third in the Myer Classic after beating Tan Tat De Lago by over a length in the Tristarc Sakes while third placed Absolutelyfabulous stepped in the Myer Classic to finish runner up. Bonanova in 1999 and Infinite Grace in 2005 won the Myer Classic the next year. The Group 2 Salinger Stakes over 1200 metres at Flemington Track and the Matriarch Stakes over 2000 metres also at Flemington a fortnight later are also likely to have a few runners from the Tristarc Stakes.
Canny Lass went down in history as the first winner of the Tristarc Stakes in 1987 as a listed race. It was promoted to Group 3 in 1994 and has been a Group 2 event since Infinite Grace won in 2005.
2012 Tristarc Stakes result
2. Pear Tart
3. Red Tracer
4. Miss Stellabelle
5. Soft Sand
8. New Beginning
10. Rememba Howe
12. Hi Belle
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