Emancipation Stakes 2020

Saturday March 28, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Check the Emancipation Stakes results for a guide to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes

The Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on a Saturday in late March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The set weights plus penalties event runs over 1500m and is a key support act on the Tancred Stakes Day card, which is one of the big race days of the season hosting two Group 1 showdowns.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money, the Emancipation Stakes is often used as a lead-up to the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick a fortnight later. In recent years Amanpour (2nd in 2015) and Diamond Drille (4th in 2014) came off good Emancipation Stakes runs to win the Queen Of The Turf Stakes during ‘The Championships’.

The latest edition of the Emancipation Stakes took place on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by the Bjorn Baker-trained Positive Peace. 

Emancipation Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares (3YO&Up) – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1985

2020 Emancipation Stakes Results

The official Emancipation Stakes Results 2020 and race finishing order will be know – and available below – when the race is run and won on Saturday March 28, 2020.

  • 1st: #14 Positive Peace
  • 2nd: #6 Noire
  • 3rd: #10 Amangiri

Positive Peace ($7.50) took her winning streak up to five on the trot enjoying a rise in class for her impressive victory in the Emancipation Stakes 2020 results. The Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes could be next on the agenda for the Emancipation Stakes winner who beat home the Chris Waller-trained Noire ($10) and Team Hawkes’ Amangiri ($7.50) in a lucrative trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 14 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 11 54kg $7.50
2 6 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.3L 1 56kg $10
3 10 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.8L 5 55kg $7.50
4 5 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Glen Boss 2.3L 12 56kg $26
5 8 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.5L 2 55.5kg (cd 56kg) $3.10F
6 12 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 3.6L 14 54kg $41
7 7 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Tom Marquand 4L 8 56kg $51
8 3 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Joshua Parr 4.2L 3 56kg $11
9 9 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 5L 13 55kg $7.50
10 11 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.4L 4 54kg $16
11 1 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6.2L 6 58kg $26
12 2 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 6.6L 7 57kg $201
13 4 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7.1L 9 56kg $26
14 13 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 8.8L 10 54kg $26

Emancipation Stakes Odds

Early Emancipation Stakes odds are out at bookmakers after nominations are taken the Monday of race week and firm after the final field is announced two days later.

Mares with good lead-up form in earlier races of similar class for female gallopers over the autumn in Sydney usually dominate Emancipation Stakes betting including those that ran well in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) in February and the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) a fortnight before.

2020 Emancipation Stakes Odds

The Emancipation Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available below the week of the race giving you access to the best autumn racing odds ahead of the Group 2 on Tancred Stakes Day at Rosehill.


Emancipation Stakes Field
Emancipation Stakes betting at Ladbrokes

Chris Waller prepared dual Emancipation Stakes winner Catkins (2014-15). Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Emancipation Stakes field attracts a class line-up of in-form fillies and mares coming off earlier Sydney runs over the autumn.

Many back-up out of a tougher assignment at the track in the previous month’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m). In 2014 the Emancipation Stakes winner Catkins, who also won the 2015 edition 12 months later, came off a third in the Coolmore Classic.

More recently in 2017 the Emancipation Stakes winner Zanbagh improved on a lead-up fifth in the Coolmore Classic to salute; Prompt Response atoned for a luckless fifth in the Coolmore Classic to win the Emancipation Stakes of 2018; and the following year Invincible Gem won the Group 2 having run eighth in the Group 1 last time out.

Emancipation Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2020 Emancipation Stakes Field

The official Emancipation Stakes 2020 Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW the Wednesday before the race and published in full below so stay tuned to see who is in and out of the Tancred Stakes Day event.

John Thompson’s in-form mare Sweet Deal dominates the 2020 Emancipation Stakes field of 14, the last start Guy Walter Stakes runner-up coming up trumps with barrier two.

Trainer Chris Waller has five in the Emancipation Stakes final field this season including last start Group 1 Coolmore Classic third placed Noire.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 53403x600x UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 58kg 103
2 355x3x03x8 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 57kg 105
3 237x042x30 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees TBA 3 56kg 107
4 x2130x3417 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9 56kg 104
5 08×7718262 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Glen Boss 12 56kg 102
6 x54565x553 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 56kg 102
7 x3232621x0 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Tom Marquand 8 56kg 100
8 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2 55.5kg 106
9 2x4247x338 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 13 55kg 102
10 1260x4316x AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5 55kg 97
11 123x13047x GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 54kg 102
12 790527×520 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees TBA 14 54kg 100
13 8x1332x645 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 10 54kg 95
14 9222×21111 POSITIVE PEACE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 11 54kg 91

2020 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

The early Emancipation Stakes 2020 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be listed in full below once released.

The 2020 Emancipation Stakes nominations feature 18 mares including last year’s champion Invincible Gem who could be given the chance to become the fourth dual champion of the event in the past decade.

John Thompson’s in-form five-year-old Sweet Deal meanwhile leads early betting having won the Triscay Stakes first-up before her last start second in the Guy Walter Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1260x4316x AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
2 22133×4992 CONNEMARA M 5 Bjorn Baker 94
3 x2130x3417 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
4 790527×520 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 100
5 123x13047x GIRL TUESDAY M 5 Chris Waller 102
6 770×685290 INSENSATA M 6 Jason Coyle 83
7 237x042x30 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 107
8 08×7718262 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 102
9 x54565x553 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 102
10 x3232621x0 OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 100
11 355x3x03x8 OUR ABBADEAN (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 105
12 2x4247x338 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 102
13 9222×21111 POSITIVE PEACE M 4 Bjorn Baker 91
14 16x7104x35 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 4 David Brideoake 103
15 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 106
16 8x1332x645 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 95
17 15x513x110 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
18 53403x600x UNFORGOTTEN M 5 Chris Waller 103

Emancipation Stakes Tips

Emancipation Stakes tips include looking for proven Group-class mares with good records over a similar distance with form in Sydney against similar company.

The Coolmore Classic over the same track and distance earlier in the month has been a good Emancipation Stakes guide in recent years, and three mares have gone back-to-back in the race in the past decade with dual winners Skyerush (2012-13), Catkins (2014-15) and Zanbagh (2016-17).

2020 Emancipation Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Emancipation Stakes 2020 betting tips and race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the female gallopers to back and sack in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes lead-up race.

  • The Value: #14 Positive Peace ($8.50) 

Sweet Deal based on her super consistent form at this level and the luckless loss last time out is the deserving favourite in the Emancipation Stakes and she could just bounce back and fly home. But…if she doesn’t, at $8.50 the quote on this up-and-coming four-year-old Positive Peace for Bjorn Baker looks attractive. She is absolutely in hot form having won four straight coming into this where she is really tested in class. Deserves a shot at them however after a BM88 victory in the mud at Rosehill a fortnight back by nearly three lengths.

Emancipation Stakes Form Guide

The Emancipation Stakes form guide details must know facts for punters including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form of all the runners in the race.

Looking at the form on mares coming out of a lead-up like the Coolmore Classic and checking the records of the Emancipation Stakes hopefuls at the track / distance is important and can help make a successful wager on the event.

2020 Emancipation Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Emancipation Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Emancipation Stakes Results

The Emancipation Stakes results have been dominated by classy mares in recent years, a number of which went on to run well in Randwick’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) over the mile.

Notable recent Emancipation Stakes winners include Zanbagh (2016-17), Catkins (2014-15), Sykerush (2012-13), Sacred Choice (2010) and Hot Danish (2007).

Emancipation Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Positive Peace Noire Amangiri 1:31.6
2019 Invincible Gem Daysee Doom Noire 1:33.4
2018 Prompt Response Oregon’s Day Dixie Blossoms 1:31.1
2017 Zanbagh Daysee Doom Dixie Blossoms 1:34.5
2016 Zanbagh Supara Amicus 1:28.4
2015 Catkins Amanpour Gypsy Diamond 1:29.2
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Angel Of Mercy 1:31.9
2013 Skyerush Floria Cathay Lady 1:35.4
2012 Skyerush Fibrillation Divorces 1:35.3
2011 Sworn To Secrecy Skyerush Shannara 1:39.4
2010 Sacred Choice Gold Water Strawberry Field 1:35.1
2009 Amberino Bernicia Reggie 1:38.3
2008 Kosi Bay Translate Camarilla 1:37.4
2007 Hot Danish Kosi Bay More Than Lucky 1:37.1
2006 Fantasia Octapussy Villa Bled 1:34.5
2005 Perfect Promise Uprize Tui Song 1:37.0
2004 Hec of a Party Zanna In a Bound 1:35.9
2003 Faith Hill Moon Dragon Barawin 1:38.2
2002 Miss Zoe Sibyl Call Me Lily 1:36.0
2001 Heather Poppett More Haste 1:37.1
2000 Beat The Fade Mary Machree Camena 1:39.3