Winners and Past Results for the Research Stakes.
The Research Stakes is a Group 2 race for three year old fillies and mares hosted by the Australian Turf Club in September during the Sydney spring racing carnival.
The quality handicap event is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on the second day of the three-day carnival where horses travel over a distance of 1200 metres. A purse worth $400,000 goes to the fastest sprinter.
Other major features of the day include the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes, the Group 2 Shannon Stakes, and the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes. The race is held in honour of Research, a former champion sprinter.
Three year old fillies and mares may come in from a spell, which makes it tough for punters to pick a winner or place getter. The Sheraco Stakes, a Group 3 race, held earlier at Rosehill may prove to be a better form guide although gallopers low in the weights could prove to be a good choice. Screen came in from a spell to win the 2011 Research Stakes while runner up Gybe, won the Sheraco Stakes on her way here.Third placed Ofcourseican also finished in the number three spot in the Sheraco Stakes.
The 1100 M Group 3 Concorde Stakes held earlier at Rosehill in August may also have a few runners taking to the field in the Research Stakes although it may not prove to be a handy form guide. In 2010, Trim was unplaced in the event prior to winning here.
Top performers may consider an entry in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes over 1400 metres at Caulfield Racecourse and 1400 M Group 2 Rose of Kingston Stakes at Flemington in October in search of further success during the carnival.
Among the notable horses to win the Research Stakes were Dantelah, in the first edition of the event in 1998, Judged in 2008, and Hot Danish in 2009.
Hot Danish is one of the outstanding mares to go on to win numerous Group races in 2010 which included the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes, Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes, All Aged Stakes, and Doomben 10000, to name a few.
The Research Stakes was swiftly upgraded from a principal race to Group 3 in 2001. The 2011 and 2012 edition was held as the Golden Pendant Stakes.
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