Winners and Past Results for the Tea Rose Stakes.
The Australian Turf Club offers $200,000 in prize money for the Tea Rose Stakes, a 1400 metre set weights race for three year old fillies. The event is held in September during the spring racing carnival in Sydney.
The Group 2 race is held alongside the Group 1 George Main Stakes at the Randwick Racetrack in Sydney although it was held at Rosehill in 2011 due to renovations at Randwick .
The best three year old fillies will look to step up in Group racing with their eyes on the 1600 M Group 1 Flight Stakes held later at Randwick on the last day of the carnival. The Tea Rose Stakes is part of the Princess Series or races which also includes the Silver Shadow Stakes, Furious Stakes, and Flight Stakes.
The 1400 M Group 2 Furious Stakes held earlier at Randwick is the perfect lead up to the Tea Rose Stakes.
Statistics indicate that more than 75 percent winners have come via the Furious Stakes while more than 80 percent of fillies have gone on to win the Flight Stakes.
The race usually favours the stronger sprinter who is able to handle the extended distance and potentially conquer the mile later on in the season. Victory Vein in 2002, Shamekha in 2003, Prisoner Of Love in 2004, Mnemosyne in 2005, Samantha Miss in 2008, More Strawberries in 2010, and Streama in 2011 have all scored a Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes double.
Punters ought to make the Tea Rose Stakes a handy form guide for Group 1 races for fillies in spring. Many place getters have gone on to finish well in the Flight Stakes as well.
Runner up in 2005, Fashions Afield won the Flight Stakes in her next run. Those who scored a double include Unworldly in 2000, Ha Ha in 2001, and Cheeky Choice in 2006. Samantha Miss achieved the feat in 2008, while More Joyous followed in 2009 and Streama in 2011.
Many fillies have gone on to score a Furious Stakes/Tea Rose Stakes/Flight Stakes treble. These include Sunline in 1998, Danglissa in 1999, Unworldly in 2000, Samantha Miss in 2008, and Streama in 2011. The two fillies to win the Princess Series are Angst in 1993 while Samantha Miss in 2008.
The first Tea Rose Stakes was a listed event in 1980. It became a Group 3 race in 1983 and was soon granted Group 2 status in 1985.
|Year||Tea Rose Stakes Winners|
|2004||Prisoner Of Love|