Tristarc Stakes 2021

Saturday October 16, 2021

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.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) and along with the Tristarc Stakes the other Group 2 feature on the program is 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 last mare to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Myer Classic double was Red Tracer (2013).

The latest edition of the Tristarc Stakes ran on Saturday October 16, 2021 and was won by the James Cummings-trained favourite Colette ($2.45). 

2021 Tristarc Stakes Results

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

  • 1st: #2 Colette ($2.45)
  • 2nd: #10 Steinem
  • 3rd: #6 Aidensfield

A potential quick back-up into the $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate remains an option for Godolphin’s Tristarc Stakes 2021 winning mare Colette ($2.45F) who showed her class with a soft win at Caulfield on Cup Day.

Tristarc Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 16, 2021
  • 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 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 or the Group 3 How Now Stakes held the month before.

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.

2021 Tristarc Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Tristarc Stakes 2021 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.

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

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.

2021 Tristarc Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Tristarc Stakes 2021 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: #3 Nimalee ($5 at time of publish) 

Third-up and fit, Matthew Smith’s So You Think mare Nimalee looks a big hope in the Tristarc on Saturday. She has her first Caulfield start but has strong form at the distance (4:2-1-0) and is well-proven on Slow going. A Group 2 winner already, she’s been steadily building in Sydney this prep and heads south on the back of a narrow second in the Golden Pendant. Strong form and genuine chance if she handles this way of going.

Tristarc Stakes Field

The Tristarc Stakes 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 Blazer Stakes (1400m) run over the same distance two weeks earlier.

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.

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Red Tracer (2013) was the last mare to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Myer Classic spring double. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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.

2021 Tristarc Stakes Field

The official Tristarc 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 mares line-up in the capacity 16-starter Tristarc Stakes field.

Last year’s Golden Eagle winning mare Colette heads the 2021 Tristarc Stakes field and markets for Saturday with the potential for a wet track seeing the proven mudlark be kept safe in betting.


  • Wednesday’s Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase winner #7 Sirileo Miss (1) has been scratched
  • #1 Kahma Lass (4)
  • #4 Chaillot (9)

2021 Tristarc Stakes Nominations

The Tristarc 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 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x5x734223 AIDENSFIELD M 4 Ben & JD Hayes 74
2 3512×78044 BEST STONE M 5 John Thompson 82
3 127135×721 BRAZEN SONG M 5 Shane Nichols 76
4 x1348x10x1 CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander 101
5 1x12454x65 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 110
6 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 77
7 2121x0x81 KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 104
8 x275126746 LADY D’ORO M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 69
9 260x634x86 MADAM ROUGE M 6 Chris Waller 105
10 35x1194x42 NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith 107
11 3112x26x52 PRIDE OF JENNI M 4 Symon Wilde 80
12 1x1960x656 RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 100
13 x363122x16 RUBY STREET M 5 Kevin Corstens 72
14 141x04x296 SHAIK M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 77
15 12x1235x11 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 84
16 1149×6 STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69

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.

2021 Tristarc Stakes Form Guide

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

Tristarc Stakes Results

The Tristarc Stakes 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 Global Glamour (2018), Sweet Idea (2014), Red Tracer (2013), Streama (2012), More Joyous (2011) and Typhoon Tracy (2009).

Tristarc Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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