Ethereal Stakes 2021

Saturday October 16, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ethereal Stakes serves as a key lead-up for fillies into the Kennedy Oaks field.

The Ethereal Stakes is a Group 3 support race on the Caulfield Cup Day card at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-late October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) and features a host of other Group status support races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes, Group 2 Caulfield Sprint, Group 3 Caulfield Classic, Group 3 Moonga Stakes and the Ethereal Stakes.

Run over 2000m under set weights plus penalties, the Ethereal Stakes is open only to three-year-old fillies and offers $200,000 in prize money.

The Ethereal Stakes makes a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m) held at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Set Square (2014) and Pinot (2017) are the only fillies to complete the Ethereal Stakes – VRC Oaks double.

The latest edition of the Ethereal Stakes ran on Saturday October 16, 2021 and was won by Daisies at 9/1.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Results

The full Ethereal Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 16, 2021.

  • 1st: #11 Daisies
  • 2nd: #6 Glint Of Hope
  • 3rd: #1 Biscayne Bay

Daisies ($10) has had her price for the Kennedy Oaks halved after dominating the 2021 Ethereal Stakes results relishing the step-up to 2000m at her fourth career start on Caulfield Cup Day when given a gun ride by Damian Lane.

Ethereal Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 2000

Ethereal Stakes Betting

Ethereal Stakes odds are led each season by quality fillies with proven Melbourne form, ability over 2000m plus and those coming off a run in a lead-up race like the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m). Chica Fuerte (3rd in 2020) was the last Ethereal Stakes winner to come via the Edward Manifold.

Verry Elleegant ($2.35 in 2018) was the last favourite in Ethereal Stakes betting to win.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Ethereal Stakes 2021 odds and links to our Ethereal Stakes betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on the Kennedy Oaks-bound fillies this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ethereal Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Ethereal Stakes Tips

Good Ethereal Stakes tips include looking for fillies coming off a top three run in Group company, runners with winning form over the mile distance and any past Group 1 or 2 performers down in grade on their way to the VRC Oaks.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Ethereal Stakes 2021 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the fillies to back and sack in the Caulfield Cup Day support act this season.

  • To Win: #6 Glint Of Hope ($8.50 at time of publish)

Open race, going for a touch of value in this Japanese-bred Deep Impact filly who is fourth-up and fit steadily improving each run. She comes off a Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes third, the form of which was franked with the runner-up Yearning coming from last to first to win Wednesday’s Thousand Guineas. Think this filly might just do something similar and breeding suggests she’ll enjoy the distance.

Ethereal Stakes Field

The Ethereal Stakes field attracts a collection of the season’s top staying fillies many eyeing a Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (formerly known as the Crown Oaks) run over further on the first Thursday of November.

Many fillies out of the Ethereal Stakes field may back-up in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Derby Day looking to gain an Oaks run just a few days later.

The Ethereal Stakes final field is announced the Wednesday of race week following the nominations taken the Monday leading-up to Caulfield Cup Day.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Field

The official Ethereal Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what fillies line-up in the Oaks lead-up.

A line-up of potential VRC Oaks-bound fillies face off in Saturday’s 2021 Ethereal Stakes final field with Danny O’Brien’s last start winner Kapalua Sunset heading the markets.

  • Scratched: #5 I Like Big Putts (4)

2021 Ethereal Stakes Nominations

The Ethereal Stakes 2021 Nominations are first taken on the Monday leading-up to Caulfield Cup week and the full list of early entries will be available below once released.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
166×125ADELE AMOURF3John Sadler63
25121×78BISCAYNE BAYF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace75
324×85CHARITY SPIRITF3Gary Portelli59
4456DAISIESF3Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)62
5331EL PATRONESSF3Danny O’Brien75
61×231ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ)F3Anthony & Sam Freedman84
753ETEREAF3Matt Cumani
8233GLINT OF HOPE (JPN)F3Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young68
99x521x8GONNADANCEALOTF3Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock66
10112×211102HINGEDF3Chris Waller92
113x72x214I LIKE BIG PUTTSF3Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott61
1231KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ)F3Danny O’Brien64
135x883x571KHAN’S TREASURE (NZ)F3Barry Goodwin58
142×3277MOKULUAF3Clarry Conners60
1543×44MORRISSETTEF3Simon Ryan61
165POWER OF SONGF3Symon Wilde
1722444STALKINGF3James Cummings65
18824×433TIZ MY BAYF3Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ethereal Stakes Form Guide

The Ethereal Stakes form guide gives punters all the crucial information from trainers, jockeys and barriers to the lead-up runs and track / distance records of the fillies in the race.

The Ethereal Stakes form has gone on to stack up in better races many times including the 2018 winner Verry Elleegant continuing on to salute in many Group 1 races over her career including the 2020 Caulfield Cup.

2021 Ethereal Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ethereal Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be available for punters the week of the race.

Ethereal Stakes Results

The Ethereal Stakes results are confirmed on Caulfield Cup Day and detail the Ethereal Stakes winning filly, margin and time along with the placegetters in the Ethereal Stakes trifecta.

Notable recent Ethereal Stakes winners include: Alzora (2012), Set Square (2014), Pinot (2017) and subsequent superstar mare Verry Elleegant (2018).

Ethereal Stakes Winners

2021DaisiesMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Damian Lane56 kgs2:06.47
2020Chica FuerteAnthony & Sam FreedmanBen Melham56 kgs2:07.20
2019GamayArchie AlexanderDeclan Bates55 kgs2:04.42
2018Verry ElleegantDarren WeirJohn Allen55 kgs2:05.56
2017PinotGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottStephen Baster55 kgs2:02.71
2016EleonoraMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanDamien Oliver55 kgs2:05.31
2015Dawnie PerfectClarry ConnersJim Cassidy55 kgs2:02.79
2014Set SquareCiaron MaherNicholas Hall55 kgs2:04.54
2013Arabian GoldDavid VandykePeter Robl55 kgs2:04.15
2012AlzoraDavid HayesNicholas Hall55 kgs2:04.98
2011GlidingBart CummingsDarren Beadman55 kgs2:04.54
2010DizlagoLee FreedmanNicholas Hall54.5 kgs2:08.44