Matriarch Stakes 2019

Saturday November 9, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: Matriarch Stakes winners often go on to win a Group 1 the following autumn

The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Mackinnon Stakes Day program held on the first Saturday of November at Flemington Racecourse each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The fourth and final meeting of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Mackinnon Stakes Day takes place four days after the coveted Melbourne Cup at the same track on the first Tuesday of November every year.

Two elite levels headline the program with the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), a race formerly held a week earlier prior to 2016, and the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) for the spring sprinters.

The race is the only Group 2 race on the card and offers $300,000 in total prize money. It is a set weights plus penalties event open to mares only and has produced a number of subsequent Group 1 winners in recent years including Lucia Valentina (2015) who won the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney the following April.

The latest edition of the Matriach Stakes ran on Saturday November 9, 2019 and saw an upset victory from Oceanex. 

2019 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Oceanex
  • 2nd: #9 Miss Siska
  • 3rd: #10 Aristocratic Miss

The official Matriarch Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full right here following the Mackinnon Stakes support act being run and won on Saturday November 9, 2019 .

Oceanex led an upset 2019 Matriarch Stakes result, the classy Ocean Park four-year-old improving her future value as a broodmare winning the Group 2 as an $18 shot over fellow roughies Miss Siska ($21) and Aristocratic Miss ($101).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1 55kg $18
2 9 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Craig Williams 0.5L 11 55kg $21
3 10 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ryan Moore 0.6L 6 55kg $101
4 8 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Damien Oliver 0.7L 15 55kg $7.50
5 2 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.45L 8 58.5kg $15
6 3 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1.75L 5 58.5kg $17
7 13 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2.05L 12 55kg $2.90F
8 7 RONDINELLA (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 2.15L 2 55kg $6
9 6 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2.55L 7 55kg $13
10 5 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2.65L 4 57.5kg $19
11 1 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 3.4L 9 58.5kg $16
12 12 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Stephen Baster 3.8L 3 55kg $41
13 16 CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens 6.3L 10 55kg $151
14 4 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Jamie Kah 6.7L 13 57.5kg $16
15 15 NAIVASHA Pat Carey Damien Thornton 10.2L 14 55kg $101
11 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 0

Matriarch Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 4YO&Up Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1995

Matriarch Stakes Odds & Betting

While not as popular as the Group 1 odds on offer on Mackinnon Stakes Day, Matriarch Stakes betting still attracts plenty of interest each Cup Carnival and opens the Wednesday before the race when the field of mares is released by Racing Victoria.

Mares that have previous Group 1 spring racing experience often dominate the Matriarch Stakes odds, especially those out of tougher lead-up races like the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) the Saturday before on Derby Day.

Previous Flemington race experience and proven form over 2000m also has mares kept safe in Matriarch Stakes betting by the bookies each season.

2019 Matriarch Stakes Betting

The season’s top Matriarch Stakes 2019 betting odds and Flemington market links to the Mackinnon Stakes Day support act will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top prices on the spring mares.


Matriarch Stakes Tips

Matriach Stakes tips to take to the bookmakers during the Melbourne Cup Carnival include backing mares with previous winning form over the distance (2000m) and at the Flemington track, looking at runners coming off a top three effort in similar class and the any recent Group 1 performers dropping back in class.

The set weights plus penalties conditions of the race ensure that the classier mares usually reign supreme so favourites make for a good Matriarch Stakes betting tip.

2019 Matriarch Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Matriarch Stakes 2019 tips and Flemington racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack in the Matriarch Stakes betting markets this spring.

Matriarch Stakes Field

The Matriarch Stakes field attracts a line-up of classy mares every spring, the majority of which are using it as a final chance to secure a Group win for the season before turning out for a spell.

Matriarch Stakes runners come via a number of different lead-up runs. In 2015 Lucia Valentina came off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and won the following autumn’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.

Matriarch Stakes odds & betting - Ladbrokes.com.au

Matriarch Stakes winner Lucia Valentina (2015) went on to win a Group 1 in Sydney the following autumn. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Another more traditional lead-up into the Matriarch Stakes field for mares is the Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

The last mare to complete the Tesio Stakes – Matriarch Stakes double was Suavito (2014) who also went on to win the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) the following autumn. In 2017 the Matriarch Stakes winner Savapinski improved on a lead-up second in the Tesio Stakes.

Mares that are not heading to the paddock may back-up in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) a week later at Sandown, a race the 2015 Matriarch Stakes third placegetter Casino Dancer won on the quick back-up. In 2013 the Matriarch Stakes runner-up Queenstown ran third in the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) a week later when the race ran at Caulfield.

Matriarch Stakes nominations close the Monday before Mackinnon Stakes Day runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2019 Matriarch Stakes Field

The official Matriarch Stakes 2019 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Mackinnon Stakes Day and will be published in full below once released so stay tuned to see what mares make the line-up in the lucrative Group 2 showdown.

The 2019 Matriarch Stakes Field features 16 hopefuls including last Saturday’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes third placegetter Spanish Reef, fimring favourite Rondinella drawn in gate two and last start Moonee Valley winner Greysful Glamour with the outside alley to overcome.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1257×00413 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Mark Zahra 9 58.5kg 104
2 115237×595 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 58.5kg 105
3 211260×431 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5 58.5kg 97
4 8158×83619 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Jamie Kah 14 57.5kg 102
5 14253×0542 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 57.5kg 84
6 x43831x752 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55kg 97
7 112334×422 RONDINELLA (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 105
8 80009×0251 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ben Melham 16 55kg 89
9 2x147x2788 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Craig Williams 12 55kg 96
10 2361253176 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Ryan Moore 6 55kg 83
11 1111×53630 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 11 55kg 92
12 23727×2700 SCARLET DREAM Mark Newnham Stephen Baster 3 55kg 92
13 88123×1304 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 13 55kg 102
14 119×323262 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1 55kg 81
15 5x516x7220 NAIVASHA Pat Carey Damien Thornton 15 55kg 75
16 7114828609 CAMELLE (NZ) Pat Carey Beau Mertens (late alt) 10 55kg 72

Matriarch Stakes Form Guide

The Matriarch Stakes form guide provides punters with all the crucial information and statistics from the jockeys, trainers and barriers to the track / distance records of all the mares in the field.

In recent years the Matriarch Stakes form has gone on to hold-up in tougher races the following autumn with plenty of winners taking out a Group 1 race in Melbourne early the next year.

2019 Matriarch Stakes Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Matriarch Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for all the facts / stats you need to place a winning wager on the Matriarch Stakes field this spring.

Matriarch Stakes Results

The Matriach Stakes results have been a mix between single and double-figure winners over the past decade, but the majority came off a top three run in Melbourne leading up to the Group 2.

Notable recent Matriarch Stakes winners include Lucia Valentina (2015), Suavito (2014) and Purple (2009).

Matriarch Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Oceanex Miss Siska Aristocratic Miss 2:03.2
2018 Kenedna Miss Siska Luvaluva 2:03.8
2017 Savapinski Payroll Token Of Love 2:01.5
2016 Jessy Belle Sort After Happy Hannah 2:04.7
2015 Lucia Valentina Manageress Casino Dancer 2:04.1
2014 Suavito Girl In Flight Amanpour 2:01.7
2013 Girl Gone Rockin’ Queenstown Keep De Rose 2:04.7
2012 Midnight Martini Lake Sententia Crafty Irna 2:03.1
2011 Vintedge Stole Skyerush 2:01.2
2010 Well Rounded Purple Keep The Peace 2:02.5
2009 Purple Moment in Time Lady Lynette 2:00.1
2008 Bird of Fire Tan Tat De Lago El Daana 2:05.0
2007 Hidden Strings Sovereign Miss Danevade 2:03.9
2006 Brom Felinity Pin Up Purde 2:02.1
2005 Sutology Storm Alert Aqua D Amore 2:02.1
2004 Demerger Aint Seen Nothin Full Spec 2:04.8
2003 Sweet Corn Sylvaner Mrs Tendulkar 2:04.4
2002 Damaschino Little Miss Quick Terrenora 2:00.6
2001 Piper Star Umaline Tickle My 2:01.5
2000 Flushed Nova Clause Tickle My 2:02.6