Tea Rose Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Tea Rose Stakes is a key guide to the Flight Stakes.

The Tea Rose Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in September on The Shorts Day during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 Tea Rose Stakes winner Zougotcha

2022 Tea Rose Stakes winner Zougotcha. Photo: Steve Hart.

The day’s racing is headlined by the Group 2 $1 million The Shorts (1100m) for The Everest-bound horses.

Added to the card for the first time in 2023 is the unlisted $1 million 7 Stakes (1600m) which replaces the George Main Stakes as the mile feature on the card and offers the winner an Epsom Handicap ballot exemption.

The meeting also sees the running of the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) offering the winner an Epsom Handicap ballot exemption along with the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) for The Metropolitan hopefuls.

Part of the Princess’ Series of races, the Tea Rose Stakes is contested over 1400m at set weights plus penalties and offers a total of $300,000 in total prize money as of 2023.

It is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in October and recent fillies to complete the double include Zougotcha (2022), Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017), First Seal (2014), Guleph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), and Samantha Miss (2008).

In 2020 Dame Giselle made it a hat-trick of Princess Series wins taking out the Silver Shadow – Furious – Tea Rose Stakes triple.

The latest edition of the Tea Rose Stakes ran on Saturday September 16, 2023 as a key The Shorts Day support act and saw the Furious Stakes winning filly Tiz Invincible ($3.20F) win again with a dominant victory ahead of the Flight Stakes for the Maher/Eustace stable. 

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Results

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2023 race results and full finishing order will be available below once the Group 2 Randwick race is run on Saturday September 16, 2023.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes winner Tiz Invincible

2023 Tea Rose Stakes winner Tiz Invincible is onto the Flight Stakes over a mile in a fortnight. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #1 Tiz Invincible
  • 2nd: #3 Kimochi
  • 3rd: #8 Tropical Squall

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Tiz Invincible ($3.20F) was huge late charging home once getting the gap to make it three on the trot this prep when dominating the 2023 Tea Rose Stakes results for the punters ahead of the Group 1 Flight Stakes on September 30.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Odds

The season’s best Tea Rose Stakes 2023 betting odds and links to our markets will be made available to punters right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Group 2 Randwick racing markets.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Tea Rose Stakes 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.

Tea Rose Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 16, 2023
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1980

Tea Rose Stakes Betting

Tea Rose Stakes odds are led by the in-form fillies of the spring coming off good lead-up runs in Sydney races against similar company.

Upsets are not uncommon and notable recent double-figure hopes in Tea Rose Stakes betting to salute include Alizee ($10 in 2017), Pearls ($12 in 2015), First Seal ($15 in 2014), and Longport ($26 in 2012).

Zougotcha ($1.95 in 2022) and Tiz Invincible ($3.20 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Tea Rose Stakes betting to win.

Tea Rose Stakes Field

The Tea Rose Stakes race field attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies heading towards a run in the Flight Stakes over a mile back at the track a fortnight later.

The fillies that line-up in the Tea Rose Stakes field each spring can come off a number of earlier fillies’ only races including the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) the month before, which Kimberly Star ran second in before her third in the 2015 Tea Rose Stakes two runs later.

In 2017 the Tea Rose Stakes winner Alizee had earlier run second in the Silver Shadow Stakes.

Zougotcha (2022) was the last filly to complete the Silver Shadow Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes double.

The other popular lead-up run that is also part of the Princess’ Series for 3YO fillies is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m). In 2014 the Furious Stakes winner Winx went on to run second in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes. She would later win a host of Group 1s including the 2015 and 2016 Cox Plate. That same year Blue Diamond winner and Golden Slipper runner-up Earthquake ran third in both the Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes.

More recently the Furious Stakes produced three of the four Tea Rose Stakes winners from 2016-19 with Foxplay (1st) doing the double, Alizee (4th) and Miss Fabulass (6th).

The Furious Stakes also produced the 2013 Tea Rose – Flight Stakes winner Guelph (2nd). That year the Furious Stakes winner Bound For Earth went on to run third in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes.

Tea Rose Stakes graduates traditionally back-up in the Flight Stakes. In 2015 Honesta ran second in both races and later went on to cross second twice more in Melbourne including in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.

The Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double has been achieved many times in the past decade, most recently by Tiz Invincible (2023), Zougotcha (2022), Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017) and First Seal (2014).

First Seal also went on to cross second in that year’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), while Alizee would win features including the Queen Of The Turf (2018) and Futurity Stakes (2019) later in her career.

Plenty of Tea Rose Stakes winners also go on to place in the Flight Stakes trifecta.

In 2020 Dame Giselle won the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes hat-trick.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Field

The official Tea Rose Stakes 2023 final field and barrier draw will be available below once announced on the Wednesday of The Shorts Day.

The 2023 Tea Rose Stakes field features a quality line-up of Flight Stakes-bound fillies led in betting by the Furious Stakes winner Tiz Invincible and the Gary Portelli-trained Kimochi who ran second in the same key Group 2 lead-up. 

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Nominations

The early Tea Rose Stakes 2023 nominations are announced on the Monday of race week and will be published below once released. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x2220x76 PLATINUM JUBILEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 56kg 80
2 42×11 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56kg 88
3 3330×264 SUMMER LOVING F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56kg
4 15×18 AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 56kg 84
5 2x13x32 KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 5 56kg 82
6 14x1844x2 MISS JOELENE F 3 Kelly Schweida 6 56kg 80
7 111×0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 7 56kg 74
8 221×6 TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller 8 56kg 69
9 35×43 MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 9 56kg
10 2×191 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 10 56kg 70
11 187×16 CAPTAIN AMELIA F 3 John O’Shea 11 56kg 70
12 443×1 AUGUST BLOOM F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56kg 72
13 1×1 TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 56kg 72
14 24280 PRIVATE LEGACY F 3 Gregory Hickman 14 56kg
15 2×2 UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 15 56kg 65
16 1×0 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 16 56kg 65
17 5 NANTUCKET ISLAND F 3 Edward Cummings 17 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tea Rose Stakes Form Guide

The Tea Rose Stakes form guide features all the crucial information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs. The best form line to follow into the Tea Rose Stakes is that out of the earlier Princess Series legs including the Furious Stakes.

Tea Rose Stakes form has held up more often than not in the Flight Stakes the following month as well as Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Group 1s later in the season.

In 2020 the Tea Rose Stakes fourth place-getter Montefilia went on to make history completing the Group 1 Flight Stakes – Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes double before running third in that year’s VRC Oaks in Melbourne.

The 2020 Tea Rose Stakes form was further franked by the runner-up Hungry Heart who ran second in the Flight Stakes quinella before returning the following autumn to take out the 2021 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Tea Rose Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Tea Rose Stakes Tips

Good Tea Rose Stakes tips include looking for fillies coming off a top three run in Sydney last time out, proven Randwick performers and those suited to at least 1400m. The favourites only have a fair recent record in the race so laying the top fancy is another popular Tea Rose Stakes betting tip during the spring.

2023 Tea Rose Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Tea Rose Stakes 2023 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below leading up to the race so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the George Main Stakes Day support act this September.

  • To Win: #1 Tiz Invincible ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

A host of livewire chances in the Tea Rose and plenty of form lines to consider, but happy to stick with Tiz Invincible who is going too good to ignore while still presenting at a backable price. She chases a third win on the trot here following Sydney wins in The Rosebud where she beat home the boys and Group 2 Furious Stakes. Improving each time out, from the powerhouse Maher/Eustace stable, and has beaten plenty of these before. If she gets the distance she can win again.

Tea Rose Stakes Results

The Tea Rose Stakes race results have been a mix between short-priced favourites and double-figure roughies in the past decade.

Notable recent Tea Rose Stakes winners include Zougotcha (2022), Dame Giselle (2020), Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017), Foxplay (2016), Pearls (2015), First Seal (2014), Guelph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), and Sunline (1998).

Guelph holds the current Tea Rose Stakes race record (1400m) winning in 2013 in a time of 1 minute 22:10 seconds.

Past Tea Rose Stakes Winners

Recent Tea Rose Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detained the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Tiz Invincible Kimochi Tropical Squall 1:22.8
2022 Zougotcha Madame Pommery Wolverine 1:25.8
2021 Four Moves Ahead Mallory Swift Witness 1:24.2
2020 Dame Giselle Hungry Heart Vangelic 1:22.2
2019 Funstar Probabeel Libertini 1:23.0
2018 Miss Fabulass Fiesta Pretty In Pink 1:22.9
2017 Alizee Champagne Cuddles Cellargirl 1:22.5
2016 Foxplay Skylight Glow Quick Feet 1:23.9
2015 Pearls Honesta Kimberley Star 1:24.4
2014 First Seal Winx Earthquake 1:22.8
2013 Guelph Arabian Gold Bound For Earth 1:22.1
2012 Longport Norzita Jade Marauder 1:29.3
2011 Streama Pane In The Glass Florentina 1:30.3
2010 More Strawberries Parables Ambers Waltz 1:29.7
2009 More Joyous Melito Deer Valley 1:28.7
2008 Samantha Miss Kamillsy Glowlamp 1:30.6
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Cheeky Choice Gallant Tess My Lady’s Chamber 1:30.0
2005 Mnemosyne Fashions Afield Sydney Owner 1:32.2
2004 Prisoner Of Love Wager Covertly 1:29.5
2003 Shamekha Unearthly Miss Ivy 1:30.0
2002 Victory Vein Ms Bowie Quiet As 1:29.0
2001 Ha Ha Lady Cay Hosannah 1:29.8
2000 Unworldly Dynamic Love Lady Mulan 1:30.2