Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double is a popular punt during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a race for three-year-old fillies contested at Caulfield Racecourse* on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, traditionally run on a Saturday in late February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes Winner Lavish Girl

2022 Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Lavish Girl. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

*Note: The 2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes and entire Blue Diamond Stakes race card took place at Sandown with renovations happening at Caulfield. 

The meeting features three top level races headlined by the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), while the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes is a key support race on the program that also features the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) for short-distance specialists and the weight-for-age Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Run over 1400m the set weights plus penalties event is worth $300,000 in total prize money and offers $120,000 to the successful connections of the Angus Armanasco Stakes winner.

A popular next-up option for the Angus Armanasco Stakes runners is the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight later on Super Saturday. The Angus Armanasco – Kewney Stakes double however hasn’t been achieved since Zarita (2008).

The latest edition of the Angus Armanasco Stakes took place on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day and was won in style by the up-and-coming Sassy Boom ($8). 

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 results will be known below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 24, 2024.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Sassy Boom

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Sassy Boom. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #5 Sassy Boom
  • 2nd: #6 So Glamorous
  • 3rd: #1 Serasana

Danny O’Brien’s improving Spirit Of Boom filly Sassy Boom ($8) handled a notable rise in grade on Blue Diamond Day when hitting the front at the top of the straight before powering home for an impressive three-quarter length victory in the 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes results.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Odds

The season’s best Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available below for betting the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Angus Armanasco Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1976

Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting

Angus Armanasco Stakes betting traditionally opens on the Wednesday before the race when the capacity 16-starter field for the fillies feature is released by Racing Victoria.

The markets are usually led by fillies coming off good Melbourne lead-up form including the best performers in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes – run in 2024 as the Senet Peter Le Grand Stakes – held at the same track over 200m less two weeks earlier.

Upsets are not uncommon however including in 2020 with $18 shot La Tene saluted in a race where the favourite Acting ran dead last.

In 2022 Lavish Girl ($16) posted an all-the-way upset over the beaten odds-on favourite Argentia.

Shuffle Dancer ($3 in 2023) was the last Angus Armanasco Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Field

The Angus Armanasco Stakes race field has a capacity 16 starters and attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies.

Popular lead-up races into the Angus Armanasco Stakes including the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield two weeks prior and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) at Flemington seven days earlier.

Sabatini (2015) and Spirits Dance (2014) both completed the Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double, while Shopaholic (2012) was the last Vanity Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double winner.

2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes Winner Shuffle Dancer

2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Shuffle Dancer narrowly saluted for the punters on Blue Diamond Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fillies coming out of the Angus Armanasco Stakes may go on to contest the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) over the same distance at Flemington a fortnight later.

Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations close the Monday before race day with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Field

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 21, 2024.

Group 3 Ethereal Stakes winning The Autumn Sun filly Autumn Angel and the Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock-trained Group 2 Sandown Guineas winner Serasana headline the 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field at Caulfield this weekend.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Nominations

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14x3841x SERASANA F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 1 58.5kg 82
2 2x1331x AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 2 58.5kg 80
3 111338x HARLOW MIST (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 3 56kg 76
4 1217 SO GLAMOROUS F 3 Grahame Begg 4 56kg 69
5 2163 CERTAINLY (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker 5 56kg 68
6 0x10x4x421 SASSY BOOM F 3 Danny O’Brien 6 56kg 67
7 1x06x2 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 7 56kg 66
8 2x48x2x241 PURE PARADISE F 3 Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans 8 56kg 65
9 4x221x134 PATCHOULI DREAM F 3 Ben Brisbourne 9 56kg 65
10 4×16 DON’TDOUBTLAYLA F 3 Ciaron Maher 10 56kg 64
11 1 ROCKING THE BOAT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11 56kg 64
12 0x2212 SPARKLING F 3 Matt Laurie 12 56kg 63
13 451 BELLE INFERNO F 3 Ciaron Maher 13 56kg 63
14 5156 STARLACCA F 3 Shane Nichols 14 56kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Looking at the Kevin Hayes Stakes form is crucial when doing the Angus Armanasco Stakes tips as the double has been achieved many times in recent years.

Fillies with proven winning form over similar distances in Melbourne also make a good Angus Armanasco Stakes betting tip.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 tips and betting selections will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for who to back and who to sack in the three-year-old fillies’ autumn feature.

  • To Win: #2 Autumn Angel ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Happy to stick with the first-up favourite Autumn Angel who does carry equal top-weight, but deservingly so. Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman’s classy daughter of The Autumn Sun is beautifully bred and is starting to put together a good record. Races for the first time since her Group 3 Ethereal Stakes win here in October, which followed a Group 2 Stutt Stakes third behind Griff when taking on the boys. Proven fresh and at the track, think she can do it over 1400m even with the kilos.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

The Angus Armanasco Stakes form guide shows the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form for all of the fillies in the field. The Angus Armanasco Stakes form has stacked up in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes a number of times in recent years including in 2014 when Marianne ran second in both races.

2011 Angus Armanasco winner Pinker Pinker also went on to run third in Sydney’s Australian Oaks that campaign and win the following spring’s Cox Plate in an upset. In 2007 the race was taken out by the previous year’s Golden Slipper – Thousand Guineas – Crown Oaks triple winner Miss Finland.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes 2023 runner-up Royal Merchant franked the form winning the Group 2 Tobin Bronze Stakes and Group 1 The Goodwood in Adelaide later that prep.

2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race post-final acceptances.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

Favourites have a strong recent record in the Angus Armanasco Stakes race results and the in-form fillies of the season generally perform well in the race.

Notable recent Angus Armanasco Stakes winners include Sabatini (2015), Pinker Pinker (2011), and Miss Finland (2007).

Angus Armanasco Stakes Winners

Past Angus Armanasco Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Sassy Boom So Glamorous Serasana 1:23.9
2023 Shuffle Dancer Royal Merchant Call Di 1:23.6
2022 Lavish Girl Argentia Yearning 1:23.2
2021 Yes Baby Yes Malicorne Shojiki 1:24.7
2020 La Tene Lady Lupino Lunar Light 1:22.1
2019 Qafila Angelic Ruler Zoubo 1:23.0
2018 Summer Sham Palazzo Vecchio Miss Wahoo 1:23.3
2017 Savanna Amour Ellicazoom Oregon’s Day 1:22.9
2016 Catch A Fire Mossin’ Around Pasadena Girl 1:23.5
2015 Sabatini Fontein Ruby Samartested 1:23.2
2014 Spirits Dance Marianne Metaphorical 1:23.5
2013 Meliora Members Joy Red Fez 1:23.3
2012 Shopaholic Soft Sand Cute Emily 1:23.4
2011 Pinker Pinker Sayahailmary Sistine Angel 1:21.4
2010 Set For Fame Gigas Irish Lights 1:22.5
2009 Gold Water Gallica Miss Scarlatti 1:35.9
2008 Zarita Pleasantsundaygirl El Daana 1:37.9
2007 Miss Finland Causeway Lass Kisumu 1:36.6
2006 Serenade Rose Doubting Fanciful Bella 1:34.8
2005 Ballet Society Astrodame Glen Shian 1:36.8
2004 Special Harmony Deep In The Woods Demerger 1:38.6
2003 La Bella Dama Lashed Dextrous 1:36.2
2002 Elegant Fashion Li Lo Lill Moon Dragon 1:36.7
2001 Rose Archway St Therese Ponton Flyer 1:35.9
2000 I Am A Ripper Danarich Super Sequel 1:38.4