Tristarc Stakes 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Tristarc Stakes is a traditional Empire Rose Stakes lead-up in the spring

The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Caulfield Cup Day card at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-late October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2022 Tristarc Stakes winner Chain Of Lightning

2022 Tristarc Stakes winner Chain Of Lightning. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) and along with the Tristarc Stakes the other Group 2 features on the program are the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) and the Caulfield Sprint (1000m). Other features on the line-up include the Group 3 Moonga Stakes and Group 3 Ethereal Stakes for Oaks-bound fillies.

Run over 1400m under set weights plus penalties, the Tristarc Stakes is open only to mares aged four-years-old and above and offers $300,000 in total prize money.

The Tristarc Stakes makes a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The latest mares to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes double are Red Tracer (2013) and Colette (2021).

The latest edition of the Tristarc Stakes ran on Saturday October 21, 2023 as part of Melbourne’s 2023 Caulfield Cup Day card with the consistent Wrote To Arataki ($6) leading all-the-way for her first Group 2 success. 

2023 Tristarc Stakes Results

The full Tristarc Stakes 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 21, 2023.

2023 Tristarc Stakes winner Wrote To Arataki

2023 Tristarc Stakes winner Wrote To Arataki lead all-the-way in the Group 2 on Caulfield Cup Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #5 Wrote To Arataki
  • 2nd: #4 Shuffle Dancer
  • 3rd: #9 Call Di

The Matthew Smith-trained Wrote To Arataki ($6) was strong leading from barrier to box to hold off the fast-finishers and salute in the 2023 Tristarc Stakes results on Caulfield Cup Day in a well deserved Group 2 success for the last start Rose Of Kingston Stakes third place-getter.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Tristarc Stakes 2023 odds and links to our Tristarc Stakes betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on the Empire Rose Stakes-bound mares this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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Tristarc Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 21, 2023
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1982

Tristarc Stakes Betting

Tristarc Stakes betting odds are led each season by quality mares with proven Melbourne form, ability over 1400m – 1600m and those coming off a run in a lead-up race like the Blazer Stakes – now known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes – or the Group 3 How Now Stakes held the month before. In 2022 beaten How Now Stakes favourite Chain Of Lightning improved on her third in that lead-up race to win the Tristarc Stakes next start.

Upsets are not uncommon however and recent winners to jump at double-figures in Tristarc Stakes betting include La Passe ($26 in 2015),  Streama ($10 in 2012) and Madam Rouge ($10 in 2020).

Colette ($2.45 in 2021) was the last favourite in Tristarc Stakes betting to win.

Tristarc Stakes Tips

Good Tristarc Stakes tips include looking for a mare coming off a top three run in Group company, runners with winning form over the distance and Group 1 performers.

The favourites only have a fair strike rate in the race so looking further down the markets for a mare that ran well last time out at double figures is also a nice Tristarc Stakes betting tip to consider.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Tristarc Stakes 2023 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the mares to back and sack in the Caulfield Cup Day support act this season.

  • To Win: #2 Skew Wiff ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

This classy Kiwi raider carries a bit of weight, but she has been impressive with more across the Tasman previously and looks the one to beat here at a backable price. The Mark Walker-trained Savabeel four-year-old has been in terrific form with three of her past four runs at home being in Group 1 company. She placed second in two of them, both over the mile during the autumn, and she was last seen winning the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on September 9. Travels down under now for a Group 2 over the same distance in a very winnable Caulfield Cup Day race for her.

Tristarc Stakes Field

The Tristarc Stakes race field attracts a collection of the season’s top middle-distance mares many eyeing a Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (formerly known as the Myer Classic) run over the mile on Derby Day a fortnight later.

The traditional lead-up into the Tristarc Stakes field is Flemington’s Group 2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) – formerly known as the Blazer Stakes – run over the same distance two weeks earlier.

2021 Tristarc Stakes Winner Colette

Colette (2021) was the last mare to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes double. Photo: Steve Hart.

La Passe (2015) was the last mare to complete the Blazer Stakes – Tristarc Stakes double. That same year Jessy Belle ran third in both races. More recently, Savatiano (2019) won the Tristarc Stakes improving on a lead-up fourth in the Blazer.

In 2023 Wrote To Arataki improved on a third in the Rose Of Kingston Stakes to win the Tristarc Stakes.

Many mares coming out of the Tristarc Stakes field go on to run in the Myer Classic. In 2014 Sweet Idea won the Group 2 before a second to Bonaria in the Myer Classic next start. That same year Catkins ran third in both races. Tristarc Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the final acceptances and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Field

The official Tristarc Stakes 2023 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what mares line-up in the capacity 16-starter Tristarc Stakes field.

The Tristarc Stakes 2023 final field features a smart line-up of mares including the Grahame Begg-trained favourite C’est Magique coming off a Group 2 Gilgai Stakes third and Group 1 winning New Zealand visitor Skew Wiff at a good price.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Nominations

The Tristarc Stakes 2023 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 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x1349x225 CALL DI M 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 78
2 1262×43 C’EST MAGIQUE M 4 Grahame Begg 96
3 22x689x298 CLIMBING STAR (NZ) M 4 Phillip Stokes 80
4 40x7903x53 DALCHINI M 5 Lee & Cherie Curtis 84
5 11333898×8 FORBIDDEN CITY M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 79
6 112x74x421 LIFE LESSONS (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 99
7 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 102
8 1153×211 NUNTHORPE M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 84
9 x5512x99x7 REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
10 0x22836x51 RIOYUKI M 5 Matthew Williams 70
11 3121146×85 SHUFFLE DANCER M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
12 5726122×21 SKEW WIFF (NZ) M 4 Mark Walker 108
13 7307x1x87x TIMES SQUARE (FR) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
14 8x95143x64 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 86
15 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 84
16 x33112x303 WROTE TO ARATAKI (NZ) M 5 Matthew Williams 98
17 2x3114x78x ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Tristarc Stakes Form Guide

The Tristarc 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 mares in the race.

In recent years the Tristarc Stakes form has held-up in the Myer Classic including in 2013 when Red Tracer completed the double for her Sydney trainer Chris Waller. Red Tracer also ran third in the 2012 Tristarc Stakes.

In 2021 Colette franked the Tristarc Stakes form going on to win the Empire Rose Stakes that Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Tristarc Stakes form from 2022 was franked with the second place-getter Palaisipan returned in the winter of 2023 to win the Tattersall’s Tiara in Brisbane.

2023 Tristarc Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Tristarc Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be available for punters the week of the race.

Tristarc Stakes Results

The Tristarc Stakes race results have been a mixed bag between single and double figure winners, but many of the successful mares have gone on to win in Group 1 company.

Notable recent Tristarc Stakes winners include Colette (2021), Global Glamour (2018), Sweet Idea (2014), Red Tracer (2013), Streama (2012), More Joyous (2011), and Typhoon Tracy (2009).

Infinite Grace holds the current Tristarc Stakes race record winning in 2001 in a time of 1 minute 22:19 seconds.

Past Tristarc Stakes Winners

Recent Tristarc Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Wrote To Arataki Shuffle Dancer Call Di 1:23.53
2022 Chain Of Lightning Palaisipan Pride Of Jenni 1:24.9
2021 Colette Steinem Aidensfield 1:24.9
2020 Madam Rouge She Shao Fly Felicia 1:27.7
2019 Savatiano Angelic Ruler Spanish Whisper 1:24.2
2018 Shumookh Invincibella Aloisia 1:25.6
2017 Global Glamour Cool Passion Shillelagh 1:23.8
2016 First Seal Tycoon Tara Pearls 1:25.1
2015 La Passe Solicit Jessy Belle 1:23.7
2014 Sweet Idea Girl Guide Catkins 1:25.4
2013 Red Tracer Koonoomoo Ava’s Delight 1:23.1
2012 Streama Pear Tart Red Tracer 1:24.7
2011 More Joyous Sister Madly Response 1:22.8
2010 Culminate Jersey Lily Marquardt 1:26.5
2009 Typhoon Tracy Hot Danish Glowlamp 1:22.8
2008 Mimi Lebrock Tan Tat De Lago Absolutely Fabulous 1.23.3
2007 Miss Fantabulous Bellini Rose Like It Is 1:23.0
2006 Nuclear Free Belle Bizarre Divine Madonna 1:23.0
2005 Infinite Grace Candy Vale Storm Alert 1:22.1
2004 Our Egyptian Raine Infinite Grace Skewiff 1:24.5
2003 Infinite Grace Forum Floozie Faith Hill 1:23.0
2002 Reactive Gentle Genius Taimana 1:23.6
2001 Pernod Kaemess Calm Smyzer 1:24.2
2000 Lady Marion Pace Invader Spice Doll 1:23.0