Winners and Past Results of the Rose Of Kingston Stakes ( Blazer Stakes ).
The Victoria Racing Club offers $200,000 in prize money for the Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes, a race for mares four years old and above.
The race is named after the 1981-82 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year Rose of Kingston. This race is currently called the Blazer Stakes.
Horses trek over 1400 metres of the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne under set weight plus penalty conditions. The event is usually held in the beginning of October during the spring racing carnival on a day which includes the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes among other group races. For some mares, it may be their first run after a spell.
The Rose Of Kingston Stakes has undergone several name changes over the years, the latest being the Blazer Stakes. The event typically fancies the better performing mares that can get the better of the set weights and penalty conditions over the long Flemington home straight.
Horses may tackle a number of group races under similar conditions before they make their way here including the 1400 M Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington and the 1200 M Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Piper's Belle won the first Rose of Kingston Stakes as a listed race in 1990. It was promoted to Group 3 in 1997 while Divine Madonna was the first to claim the title as a Group 2 race in 2006.
|Year||Rose Of Kingston Stakes Winners|
|2017||Now Or Later|
|2013||Fire Up Fi Fi|
|2010||Palacio De Cristal|
|1998||Our Dynamic Lady|