Winners and Past Results for the Kewney Stakes
The Kewney Stakes is a Victoria Racing Club Group 2 Australian horse race for three year old fillies run at set weights.
The Kewney Stakes is a 1400 meter race held at Flemington Racecourse during the Autumn Racing Carnival.
The race attracts some of the best fillies from around the country. $220,000 are at stake in the Kewney Stakes held on Super Saturday, a day packed with Group 1 events including the Australian Guineas, Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap.
In 2010, the distance was reduced from 1600 M to 1400 M to attract the cream of fillies.
The Kewney Stakes held in 1952 was run over 2100 M with Great Field going down in history as the first to win the trophy.
The distance was shortened to once again in 1973 to 2000 M and then once more in 1985 to 1600 M.
Since 2010, the Kewney Stakes is a 1400 M race held in the first half of March at the Flemington Racecourse.
The prize money is among the highest for a Group 2 race, which attracts a number of entries on a day when over three million dollars at are stake. All eyes are on the Melbourne race track with bookmakers registering some of the highest wagers of the season.
The Kewney Stakes follows a number of Group 2 and Group 3 events with the best performing fillies making their way from the The Vanity, Angus Armanasco Stakes, and Moonee Valley Oaks.
Among the top fillies to win the coveted prize in recent years are Do Ra Mi in 2011, Faint Perfume in 2010, and Anamato in 2007. Faint Perfume went on to win the Storm Queen Stakes at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Other Group 1 events that attract runners from the Kewney Stakes include the AJC Oaks. Many quality fillies head for the Adelaide racing carnival. A notable filly to achieve great success after lifting the Kewney Stakes is Gallica. The 2009 winner pleased her connections with an astounding victory in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks.
Other champion fillies to move on to greater heights include Mannerism, Sunline, Special Harmony, and most recently, Faint Perfume in 2010.
Sunline went on to win the Cox Plate, Moonee Valley Oaks, and then toppled the toughest competition in the Doncaster Handicap in Sydney. The Kewney Stakes continues to produce quality Group 1 talent, which punters need to pay attention to for the following seasons.
2013 Kewney Stakes
Meliora flew to the lead in the early stages and by the time they got to the 600 metre mark the filly had a handy margin over Balaclava Lady and Red Fez, with hot favourite Norzita handy to the pace but under a tight hold. Meanwhile, Flying Snitzel was well back and largely unsighted. In the straight, Meliora faded and Red Fez went to the lead, only to be overtaken by Norzita, who looked like it would prevail. However, Flying Snitzel came from nowhere down the outside and rocketed home, going on to win by more than a length over Norzita, with Red Fez hanging on for third.
2013 Kewney Stakes result
1. Flying Snitzel
3. Red Fez
5. Petite Diablesse
6. La Zuma
8. Shilly Shally Miss
9. Balaclava Lady
10. Proper Madam
11. Members Joy
||Kewney Stakes Winners
||Do Ra Mi
||Rose Of Danehill
||Pray For Colleen
||Send Me An Angel
||Love A Kiss
||Deck The Halls