Emancipation Stakes 2021

Saturday April 3, 2021

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 (early April in 2021) 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 April 3, 2021 and saw Nimalee saulte for the punters fresh. 

Emancipation Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares (3YO&Up) – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1985

2021 Emancipation Stakes Results

The official Emancipation Stakes Results 2021 and race finishing order will be know – and available below – when the race is run and won on Saturday April 3, 2021.

  • 1st: #10 Nimalee
  • 2nd: #2 Greysful Glamour
  • 3rd: #4 Quantum Mechanic

The Matthew Smith-trained Nimalee ($4.20F) bounced back off her interrupted prep (stone bruise) to salute for the punters fresh in a well-timed ride by Rachel King in the 2021 Emancipation Stakes results ahead of the mare’s test in the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes in a fortnight.

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.

Nimalee ($4.20 in 2021) was the last favourite in Emancipation Stakes betting to get the job done.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Odds

The Emancipation Stakes 2021 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 Odds 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Emancipation Stakes Odds will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.


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.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Field

The official Emancipation Stakes 2021 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.

The 2021 Emancipation Stakes final field features 11 fillies and mares led in betting by the flying Tony Gollan-trained Krone chasing a fourth win on the trot on the back of her last start Group 1 Coolmore Classic upset.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

The early Emancipation Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be listed in full below once released.

Arcadia Queen looking to get her interrupted campaign back on track headlines the 2021 Emancipation Stakes nominations for this weekend.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x523151x2 ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 1 59kg 116
2 521×030111 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 2 58kg 110
3 0280115×00 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham 3= 56kg 106
4 5x19941x50 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 3= 55.5kg 106
5 511x00030x OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 5 56kg 105
6 242512×335 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 6 54kg 104
7 1273181×19 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 55.5kg 101
8 418x95930x IRITHEA M 7 John O’Shea 8= 55.5kg 100
9 13x1174x36 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 8= 55kg 100
10 322×533121 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10= 56kg 92
11 211x2235x1 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 10= 54kg 92
12 16x1121x50 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 5 Matthew Smith 12 54kg 86
13 0340x360x4 NUDGE M 4 Chris Waller 13 54kg 85
14 14x518114x AMICA M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 14 54kg 79
15 8134×22110 LUNAR TRAMP M 6 Jason Coyle 15 54kg 74
16 x2150x4572 LOVE SENSATION F 3 Kevin Corstens 16 53kg 73

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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).

2021 Emancipation Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Emancipation Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #1 Krone ($3 at time of publish) 

Hard to bet against the Tony Gollan-trained favourite Krone who is absolutely airborne. She chases a fourth win on the trot and is down in grade having won the Group 1 Coolmore Classic in an upset at this track and distance last start. She gives the weight away here going up to the 58kg top-weight, but is going too good to knock in this field.

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.

2021 Emancipation Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Emancipation Stakes 2021 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
2021 Nimalee Greysful Glamour Quantum Mechanic 1:28.9
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