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Last Updated: September 30 2023By john debiase

Reisling Stakes 2024 Tips, Betting Odds, Past Winners & Results

Reisling Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse over 1200 meters annually. Prize money for the event is worth $300,000
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Two-year-old fillies run the Group 2 Reisling Stakes over 1200 metres of Randwick turf under set weight conditions in March.

Prizemoney for the race is $300,000 and the winner for 2023, Learning To Fly must have paid attention in flying school because she captured the top prize of $172,000 for winning from a small field that included just three other fillies.

 

Reisling Stakes Race Details

Date: 2/3/24

Time: TBA

Racecourse: Randwick

Race Distance: 1200m

Conditions: TBA

Prize Money: $300,000

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When Is The Reisling Stakes: 2/3/24

What Time Is The Reisling Stakes: TBA

Where Is The Reisling Stakes: Randwick Racecourse

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More Details About The Reisling Stakes

She has made only three jumps and has won all three races she entered in 2023. She has won over $1.4 million, almost all of which came from winning the Restricted Listed Inglis Millennium, also at Randwick, stuffing her bag with the $1,155,000 top prize.

She has made only three jumps and has won all three races she entered in 2023. She has won over $1.4 million, almost all of which came from winning the Restricted Listed Inglis Millennium, also at Randwick, stuffing her bag with the $1,155,000 top prize.

The winner of the Reisling Stakes is instantly qualified for a slot in the prestigious Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes, which is held two weeks after. The Reisling Stakes and the Golden Slipper Stakes are at the same track, over the same 1200-metre trip and the same running conditions, with the only difference being that colts are eligible for the Golden Slipper.

The Reisling Stakes is an important race because it is the only lead-up event for fillies ahead of the Golden Slipper Stakes.

The Reisling Stakes jumps at an important Randwick meeting that features two Group 1 races – the Canterbury Stakes and the Randwick Guineas. There are two additional Group 2 races – the Challenge Stakes and the Todman Stakes, which is the equivalent race to the Reisling Stakes, but for colts and geldings. Two Group 3 and two Listed grade races round out the race card.

History of the Reisling Stakes

The connection to the Golden Slipper Stakes is obvious from some of the names attached to this race. It was the Reisling Slipper Trial from inception in 1973 until 2001. Variations of the name carried the slipper trial aspect of the race name until 2005, when the name was abbreviated to Reisling Stakes. Other variations of the race name were simply due to sponsorship reasons, with the McGrath Foundation, Moet and Chandon and Seppelt attaching their names at various times.

The race has been simply the Reisling Stakes beginning in 2014.

The race was graded as Principal prior to the Group grading system. It jumped as a Listed race from 1979 through 1986, and then spent the years between 1980 and 1985 at Group 3, with Group 2 status conferred in 1986.

A bit surprisingly, the trip for the race has never been changed for any reason. We are accustomed to seeing distances modified for various reasons, but not the Reisling Stakes.

It has made the rounds of the Sydney metro tracks, though, beginning at Rosehill Gardens through 2007. There was one jump at Canterbury Park before returning to Rosehill in 2009. In 2015, the race moved to Randwick and seems to have found a home there for the last nine jumps.

Venue for the Reisling Stakes

The Reisling Stakes has been run all around Sydney metro tracks, with the exception of Warwick Farm.

The current venue is Royal Randwick, Sydney’s premier racecourse, one of the, if not the, best in Australia and one of the top venues in the world.

Randwick traces its origin back to 1833, when a match race between two horses jumped. Since the track predates Flemington in Melbourne by seven years, many in New South Wales call Randwick ‘headquarters.’

People in Melbourne refer to Flemington as ‘headquarters’ too. We are okay with there being two headquarters in Australia and it would be fine if there were three or four.

Around the world, Randwick is known as the home of The Everest, the world’s richest turf race, for now at any rate.

Randwick stages more Group grade races than any other metro venue in Australia. At last count, as of 2023, Randwick hosts 20 Group 1, 18 Group 2 and 11 Group 3 races. The Everest is not a Group race; it is a special conditions race, often referred to as Restricted Listed grade, where 12 slot holders pay a hefty sum to engage the best 1200-metre sprinter they can find.

They host two days of meetings in April that ends the autumn racing season, with four Group 1 races on two consecutive Saturday meetings in an event that has been dubbed ‘The Championships.’

For a 1200-metre race such as the Reisling Stakes, the gallopers jump from a chute on the north side of the track. They run a short straight, and then make one sweeping turn to hit the home straight and finish in front of the members’ stands.

Racing History of the Reisling Stakes

Juvenile races are quite interesting in terms of following the winners to see if they continue to win as older horses or if they fade into obscurity.

Our initial glance at the winners’ list reveals names that are not all that familiar, with one or two immediately recognisable names sprinkled in.

Since the winner of the Reisling Stakes is automatically eligible for the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes, here is the short list of fillies that have won both races. Estijaab (2018), Overreach (2103), Polar Success (2003), Belle Du Jour (2000), Merlene (1996), Burst (1992) and Hartshill (1974).

Fillies with the ability to win two major races in the span of two weeks would suggest major talent, so we will look at these winners first.

Estijaab was by Snitzel, a stallion known to turn out better types. She is now retired after seven jumps for three wins and two placings. Her winnings topped out at $2.5 million. After she finished her apprenticeship of barrier trials and turned in one minor win, she was second to Sunlight in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill. She beat Pure Elation half a length in the Reisling Stakes, and then beat Sunlight into third in the Golden Slipper with Oohood second.

Estijaab has not supplied any foals that we know of as yet.

Overreach won both races in 2013.

She was by Exceed And Excel, so it appears as though we are observing a trend of the better stallions supplying major race winners.

Overeach made just six jumps for three wins and three placings. Her other win was her very first jump, the Listed Widden Stakes at Rosehill. She won above $2.3 million, so the other picture that emerges is that winning the Reisling Stakes and the Golden Slipper Stakes is a lucrative endeavour.

Now working as a breeder, Overreach has supplied three foals by Snitzel and on unraced filly by Zoustar. Lofty Strike, a 2019 colt by Snitzel has earned well above $700,000 from just seven jumps.

Polar Success from 2003 is next.

Like the two ahead of her in this examination, Polar Success won above 2 million, but she required 17 jumps for four wins and four placings. She beat Shamekha for a handicap win at Randwick and then repaid the favour, with Shamekha beating her in another 2YO handicap. She was second a long head to Hasna in the Silver Slipper and beat Hasna to win the Reisling Stakes. She had an easy time in the Golden Slipper, winning a length over How Funny, with Hasna third.

Polar Success would not win again.

She was a good broodmare, supplying five fillies and six colts, being served by the likes of Redoute’s Choice, More Than Ready, Lonhro and Zabeel. A gelding name Lockroy by More Than Ready won above $500,000 from 48 jumps. A 2016 filly named Lillemor by Hallowed Crown earned almost $400,000 from 17 tries.

Immediately preceding Polar Success on the short list of Reisling/Golden Slipper winners was Belle Du Jour from 2000.

She won above $3.2 million from 35 jumps for nine wins and nine placings. Her win in the Reisling Stakes was her next race following her win in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes, followed by the Golden Slipper, an unplaced run in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes. Her last victory was the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

She died in foal to Redoute’s Choice, and did the foal.

Her sire was the U.S. mega-stallion Danehill. Her dam was Bold Promise that won the Reisling Stakes in 1991.

Merlene won above $1.5 million from six jumps for five wins and zero placings. Her sole unplaced jump was her first race, a Listed grade race at Flemington. She then won a Listed grade race. Beat Comedy Café handily in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude for 2YO fillies, followed by win in the Reisling, the Golden Slipper and the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick.

Served by such names as Zabeel, Encosta De Lago, More Than Ready, So You Think, Octagonal and Medaglia D’ Oro, she supplied six colts and six fillies, although none of her offspring was exceptional.

Burst was the second of the seven gallopers to win the Reisling/Golden Slipper double.

Her form line was 40 jumps for 7 wins and 11 placings and above $2.1 million in prizemoney. After winning the double, she won the Sires’ Produce Stakes and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes. She tried the Cox Plate, but she was outclassed and outlasted by the staying types.

The final win for Burst was the Group 2 Apollo Stakes from Telesto in 1994. She continued to race and produced some high finishes in major races, but none of her final 11 jumps supplied anything better than a third in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, where Telesto repaid her with interest.

Eleven foals by various good sires were at best handy types.

Hartshill was the first filly to win the Reisling Stakes/Golden Slipper double in 1974, the second year the Reisling Stakes was run.

When she was racing, there were no Group races, so when she won the George Main Stakes in 1975, she was credited with a Principal Race. She won the 1976 Canterbury Stakes under those same circumstances.

She supplied three named colts and one filly, but none amounted to much as racers.

Here are a few others, in no particular sequence, that won the Reisling Stakes.

Vaindarra from 1982 was a daughter of Vain. She had five wins, including the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes and the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes, but she was beaten from claiming the double in the 1982 Golden Slipper, where she finished second to Marscay. Vaindarra would go on to be served by Marscay, but that colt did not accomplish anything significant.

Her best progeny was Zabarra by Zabeel, a 1998 gelding that won almost half a million dollars.

The 1990 winner was Triscay. She was by Marscay.

She won almost $2 million from 26 jumps for 15 wins and 8 placings. She represents the connection to Ireland’s Star Kingdom through Biscay. Other good wins by Triscay were the Group 1 races, such as the Champagne Stakes, Flight Stakes, Queensland Oaks and Australian Guineas.

Her 10 foals combined did not equal her race winnings, but three of them won low-to-mid-six figure prizemoney.

Rose Of Danehill was obviously by the champion U.S. sire Danehill.

She won the Reisling Stakes in 1997, but she failed to fire in the Golden Slipper, running 14th of 15.

We have to skip ahead to have some space for Alinghi, the winner of the Reisling Stakes in 2004.

This impressive mare by Encosta De Lago made 16 jumps for 10 wins and 5 placings for prizemoney of over $3.7 million. The Reisling Stakes victory came after wins in the then Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude for a second consecutive win. Those two victories were backed by a win in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, where she jumped as the heavy favourite. Her attempt in the Golden Slipper resulted in a third to Dance Hero and Charge Forward. Her next Group 1 win was the 2004 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Her final two Group 1 wins were the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville and the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington in 2005, where she beat Fastnet Rock by well over a length. Her final jump in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes found her running fourth of six, with Shamekha and Fastnet Rock crossing ahead of her.

She would be declared the Australian Champion Three Year Old Filly in 2005.

Her offspring included two by Snitzel, two by Hussonet and one each by Redoute’s Choice and Deep Impact, but frankly, all were mere shadows of their sires and dam.

More Joyous was the winner in 2009.

She repaid Melito for beating her in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes. After winning the Reisling, she ran fourth in the Golden Slipper Stakes won by Phelan Ready who was one of our better horse racing tips.

Many mares of the quality of More Joyous are retired from the track at an early age, but her connections made the right decision, as her last three wins as a five-year-old supplied Group 1 wins in the Queen of the Turf Stakes, Doncaster Handicap and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

More evidence that they did right to race her comes with her form line of 33 jumps for 21 wins and 3 placings. Her earnings were well above $4.5 million.

Her racing led to her being declared the 2012 Australian Middle Distance Racehorse.

She was a bit of a letdown as a broodmare. She supplied two colts and four fillies to top sires Snitzel, Frankel, Fastnet Rock and Extreme Choice, but we can count only four wins from 16 jumps from all of her progeny.

A good race mare won the race in 2012. She was Samaready.

She made 13 jumps for six wins and two placings to earn more than $1.6 million. She won her first four jumps, with the Reisling Stakes being the fourth. She ran third behind Pierro and Snitzerland in the Golden Slipper. After a Group 3 win at Caulfield, she won the Group 1 Moir Stakes from none other than Buffering, with Buffering getting the upper hoof in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes.

She only supplied two foals, both by Snitzel. The better of the two was the 2016 filly Exhilarates that won over $2.4 million.

English was the winner in 2015.

A 2012 filly by Encosta De Lago, she won above $3.4 million from 27 jumps for six wins and five placings. She came within a length of adding her name to the list of Reisling/Golden Slipper Stakes winners.

English won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick from Black Heart Bart and Kermadec, just to give some idea of what she was running against. She lost the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes to Chautauqua when that mighty grey would still leave the barriers. Her final win was the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 ahead of Impending and Le Romain.

We will conclude with the 2022 winner, Seven Veils.

She is still racing. Her current form line is six jumps for one win and one place. She might still win, but her attempt at the Golden Slipper following her Reisling Stakes win resulted in 12th place.

Conclusion

As an important lead up race to the Golden Slipper Stakes, the Reisling Stakes has always supplied a strong field, with fillies and mares that were equal to the task of taking on the colts and geldings that often seem to enjoy an advantage as younger horses.

It has been five years since Estijaab became the most recent galloper to win the Reisling/Golden Slipper Stakes double, so it would seem that we are due for the next in not too much longer.

Reisling Stakes Past Winners

YearWinner
2023Learning To Fly
2022Seven Veils
2021Glistening
2020Dame Giselle
2019Tenley
2018Estijaab
2017Frolic
2016French Fern
2015English
2014Earthquake
2013Overreach
2012Samaready
2011Elite Falls
2010Military Rose
2009More Joyous
2008Hips Don't Lie
2007Press The Button
2006Pure Energy
2005Fashions Afield
2004Alinghi
2003Polar Success
2002Fatoon
2001Regal Kiss
2000Belle Du Jour
1999Let's Rock Again
1998Manana
1997Rose Of Danehill
1996Merlene
1995Ginzano
1994Moment's Pleasure
1993Star Of Nouvelle
1992Burst
1991Bold Promise
1990Triscay
1989Sunshine Sally
1988Startling Lass
1987Midnight Fever
1986Magic Flute
1985Beach Gown
1984Rass Dancer
1983Purpose
1982Vaindarra
1981Allez Show
1980Shaybisc
1979Lowan Star
1978Spanish Yacht
1977Mistress Anne
1976Bianca
1975Inner Magic
1974Hartshill
1973Favourite Girl

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