Scarborough Stakes 2021

Friday September 24th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Scarborough Stakes is a good betting guide for the Coolmore Stud Stakes each spring

The Scarborough Stakes – registered as the MVRC Champagne Stakes – is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies contested on Moir Stakes Night at Moonee Valley on a Friday evening in late September or early October during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Racing at the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) for sprinters, while the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) for Caulfield Guineas types, the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) are the major support races along with the Scarborough Stakes.

When referred to by its registered name (MVRC Champagne Stakes) this event should not be confused with the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) for two-year-olds held in Sydney during the autumn.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money the Scarborough Stakes is run over 1200m at set weights and serves as a nice lead-up into Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) held during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2020 the Scarborough Stakes winning filly Swats That ran second in the Coolmore Stud Stakes quinella and also finished third to Nature Strip the following autumn in the 2021 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning.

The latest edition of the Scarborough Stakes ran on Friday September 24th, 2021 and was won by the Mark & Levi Kavanagh-trained Seradess ($6.50). 

2021 Scarborough Stakes Results

The official Scarborough Stakes 2021 race results and finishing order will be provided below once the race takes place on Friday September 24th, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Seradess
  • 2nd: #5 Larkspur Run
  • 3rd: #9 Decent Raine

Astern filly Seradess ($6.50) powered home late to run down Larkspur Run at The Valley and take out the Scarborough Stakes 2021 results on Moir Stakes Night.

Scarborough Stakes Race Facts

  • Registered Name: MVRC Champagne Stakes
  • Date: Friday September 24th, 2021
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Three-year-old fillies – set weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1975

Scarborough Stakes Betting

Scarborough Stakes odds are led by in-form fillies with form against similar company with proven ability in Group status races in Melbourne. Runners that have winning form at the distance and previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit also sit high up the Scarborough Stakes odds.

Scarborough Stakes betting also favours graduates of earlier Melbourne lead-up runs for the fillies like the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at the same track earlier in the month.

2021 Scarborough Stakes Odds

The season’s best Scarborough Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to our markets will be provided right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Moonee Valley racing odds this spring.

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

Scarborough Stakes Field

The Scarborough Stakes field attracts a quality field of three-year-old fillies showing promise ahead of tougher Melbourne spring sprint races.

There’s also the potential for fillies out of the Scarborough Stakes field to contest Sydney’s $15 million The Everest (1200m) in October. In 2017 Houtzen, already a confirmed The Everest contender, won the Scarborough Stakes before running seventh in the inaugural edition of the world’s richest turf race behind Redzel.

Scarborough Stakes Winners Loving Gaby (2019) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo |
Scarborough Stakes winner Loving Gaby (2019) went on to win that year’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Scarborough Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Friday night, while the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2021 Scarborough Stakes Field

The official Scarborough Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be available right here once acceptances are taken on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see the list of fillies set to face off under the lights at Moonee Valley in the potential Group 1 lead-up.

The 2021 Scarborough Stakes field features a line-up of smart three-year-old fillies including the Godolphin-raced Larkspur Run coming off a second in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes.

2021 Scarborough Stakes Nominations

The Scarborough Stakes Nominations for 2021 close on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1122×7ALL ABOUT EVEF3Andrew Noblet66
26ALL SHE WROTE (NZ)F3Matt Laurie59
346x556x1CENTRO STORICOF3Richard Litt65
412×1CRYSTAL BOUNDF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace86
5286×164DECENT RAINEF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace62
71×8DESIGN ARTISTF3Phillip Stokes66
81×6712DOUCEURF3Patrick Payne67
912×52FLYING EVELYNF3Anthony & Sam Freedman71
10135×70FROST FLOWERSF3Anthony & Sam Freedman
11210×66GLISTENINGF3Richard & Michael Freedman84
1233×202HER EMPIREF3Mark & Levi Kavanagh63
13221×172LARKSPUR RUNF3James Cummings70
145×12LAVISH GIRLF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace63
1514544×16MISS OSTENDF3Norm Gardner66
1611MORNING MELODYF3Nick Harnett67
171xNEW YORK BABYF3Leon & Troy Corstens66
182x47x2NICE FOR WHATF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace64
201SAN TELMOS FIREF3Clinton McDonald63
2111×5SERADESSF3Mark & Levi Kavanagh73
229x2x3TOFFEE STREETF3Henry Dwyer60
2311×888TYCOON HUMMAF3John McArdle67

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Scarborough Stakes Tips

Good Scarborough Stakes betting tips to take in the spring include looking at fillies with ability at the track and distance, previous Group winners, past winners over the 1200m distance and those coming off lead-up runs in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes.

Single figure hopefuls have a dominant recent record in the race so another useful tip is to pick a runner in the top half of the markets.

2021 Scarborough Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Scarborough Stakes tips and Moonee Valley Group 3 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the mares to get behind in the race this spring.

  • To Win: #10 Morning Melody ($8 at time of publish)

Going for a bit of value and have the undefeated Morning Melody on top to make it three-from-three. Good draw (2) and Damien Oliver in the saddle again. She’s right up in grade but is showing plenty of ability and gets the chance to prove herself here with The Valley likely to suit her racing style.

Scarborough Stakes Form Guide

The Scarborough Stakes form guide features all the essential race information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the fillies in the field.

The Scarborough Stakes form has also stacked up in other elite level races including when the 2019 winner Loving Gaby continued on to take out the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at the same track and distance on Cox Plate Eve. She further franked the form with Group 1 placings in the 2019 VRC Classic (2nd), 2020 Black Caviar Lightning (3rd) and 2020 Newmarket Handicap (3rd) before another elite level Moonee Valley win in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

2021 Scarborough Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Scarborough Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Scarborough Stakes Results

The MVRC Champagne Stakes / Scarborough Stakes results have been dominated over the past decade by classy Melbourne-trained fillies.

Notable MVRC Champagne Stakes / Scarborough Stakes winners throughout history include Canny Lass (1985), Snitzerland (2012), Houtzen (2017), Loving Gaby (2019) and Swats That (2020).

MVRC Champagne / Scarborough Stakes Winners

Scarborough Stakes
1stSeradess1 minute 10.57 seconds
2ndLarkspur Run
3rdDecent Raine
Scarborough Stakes
1stSwats That1 minute 11.80 seconds
2ndHighly Discreet
3rdDirty Thoughts
Scarborough Stakes
1stLoving Gaby1 minute 10.90 seconds
Scarborough Stakes
1stMeryl1 minute 11.21 seconds
2ndSweet Rockette
3rdHumma Humma
Scarborough Stakes
1stHoutzen1 minute 10.75 seconds
3rdTrue Excelsior
Scarborough Stakes
1stSelenia1 minute 12.03 seconds
2ndStop Making Sense
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stTake Pride1 minute 09.9 seconds
2ndSecret Agenda
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stEloping1 minute 11.6 seconds
2ndTahni Dancer
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stThump1 minute 10.8 seconds
2ndMiracles Of Life
3rdI Love It
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stSnitzerland1 minute 11.3 seconds
2ndHoss Amor
3rdSaturn Rock
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stMiss Stellabelle1 minute 11.9 seconds
3rdMiss Zoom
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stLone Rock1 minute 11.0 seconds
2ndJesse’s Girl
3rdMilitary Rose
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stAvenue1 minute 12.5 seconds
3rdMy Girl Helen
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stDan Baroness1 minute 11.6 seconds
3rdImpressive Eagle
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stAntarctic Miss1 minute 11.0 seconds
2ndBel Mer
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stEstelle Collection1 minute 11.1 seconds
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stVirage De Fortune1 minute 12.3 seconds
3rdTesta Reale
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stTruly Wicked1 minute 12.0 seconds
2ndSharp Aunty
3rdRich Megadale
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stDilly Dally1 minute 10.7 seconds
2ndBella Corona
3rdLegally Bay
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stBefore Too Long1 minute 10.2 seconds
2ndInnovation Girl
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stFair Embrace1 minute 11.2 seconds
3rdBom Priceless
MVRC Champagne Stakes
1stAteates1 minute 10.3 seconds
2ndLittle Miss Marnie
3rdStormy Summers