Winners and Past Results for the Millie Fox Stakes.
Millie Fox Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares aged three and over run under quality handicap conditions. The race was elevated from a Group 3 event to a Group 2 in August 2013.
This 1300 metre race is organised by Australian Turf Club and run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in March. Horses compete for prize money worth $200,000.
The Millie Fox Stakes began as a Listed race in 1996 and run over 1200 metres. The distance was increased to 1300 meters in 2006. It was elevated to Group 3 in 2007 and then to a Group 2 race in 2013. The event usually attracts the better quality mares of the season and is held alongside the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes and the Group 2 Sliver Slipper Stakes.
The 1200 M Group 2 Breeders Classic run under set weights, the 1200 M Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes, run under set weight plus penalties, and the 1200 M Group 3 Frederick Clissold Stakes, are considered to be good lead up events to the Millie Fox Stakes. Some mares and fillies often follow up their run in the 1000 M Group 2 weight for age Challenge Stakes.
The quality handicap conditions favour better performing fillies and mares. Statistics indicate that female horses who have not won major races, but have improved form over their campaign, have been winners due to the lower weight they carry.
Six of the initial winners carried weights between 52-53 kilograms, with the only exception being Dashing Eagle in 1997, who carried 55 kilograms. However, in the past few years, a majority of the winners have been higher performing runners carrying a load of around 55 kilograms.
Female horse's competing here would most likely carry on their campaign in the 1500 M Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic at Rosehill Racecourse. The Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Stud Classic is run during the autumn racing carnival, and is one of only two Group 1 events in the autumn carnival exclusively for fillies and mares. The other event is the 1600 M Queen of the Turf Stakes in April, run under set weight conditions with $1,000,000 in prize money.
A lot of the top sprinters have won the Millie Fox stakes, which include the 2008 winner, November Flight and Tivoli Dancer in 2005. Neroli in 2009, who won the Queen of the Turf Stakes, placed in the Millie Fox Stakes.
|Year||Millie Fox Stakes Winners|
|2017||In Her Time|
|2007||A Country Girl|
|1998||Just Like Crystal|