Sunline Stakes

Sunline Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Sunline Stakes

Moonee Valley Racing Club pays tribute to champion thoroughbred racehorse Sunline with a 1600 metre weight for age race held in her honour: Sunline Stakes.

Formerly known as the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the Sunline Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares three years old and above. The race is held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in March during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The mile race is worth $200,000 and is held alongside the Group 1 William Reid Stakes under lights on a Friday night.

The Sunline Stakes is a race that attracts the classier fillies & mares where level weights give in-form females an advantage over their rivals. Horses may make their way to the Sunline Stakes via a number of races held under similar conditions. The 1400 M Group 3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, and the 1400 M Frances Tressady Stakes and 1600 M Matron Stakes held at the Flemington racetrack are among the likely events tackled on the way to the tight Moonee Valley track. The race attracts a big crowd since it is one of the few stakes races to be held at night.

The Sunline Stakes began as a listed race in 1981 and was elevated to Group 3 in 1991. It was once again promoted by the MVRC to Group 2 in 1995. Notable milers to win include Rose O' War in 2000, Sylvaner in 2004, Beautiful Gem in 2005, Candy Vale in 2006 and the P T Hyland trained Zarita in 2010, who made her connections richer by over $1.6 million by the end of her career in 2010.

Sunline remains one of the all time greats when it comes to Australian thoroughbred horse racing. The classy mare won 32 races from 48 starts, finishing her glorious career with a total of A$11,351,607 in prize money, which included major races in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Year Sunline Stakes Winners
2018 Spanish Reef
2017 I Am A Star
2016 Miss Rose De Lago
2015 Noble Protector 
2014 Text'n Hurley
2013 Spirit Song
2012 Spirit Song
2011 Nakaaya
2010 Zarita
2009 Subtle Cove
2008 Laura's Charm
2007 Like It Is
2006 Candy Vale
2005 Beautiful Gem
2004 Sylvaner
2003 Tickle My
2002 Spurn
2001 Flushed
2000 Rose O' War
1999 Vonanne
1998 Burning Embers
1997 Prefer An Angel
1996 Suma Peace
1995 Snap
1994 Not Related
1993 Excited Angel
1992 Acushla Marie
1991 Rockets Galore
1990 Marathon Star
1989 Boardwalk Angel
1988 Bianco Flyer
1987 Silver Satellite
1986 Deedle
1985 Mrs. Fitzherbet
1984 Special To Me
1983 Kalimna Queen
1982 Lady Ice
1981 Epillette
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