The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap race for fillies & mares that takes place each year in March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Birthday Card Stakes was won by Miss Exfactor from Connemara with Bangkok third.
|Date:||Saturday 21st March 2020|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares Quality|
|2020 Winner:||Miss Exfactor|
The Birthday Card Stakes is a fillies & mares quality handicap that typically attracts more than handy types suited to the handicap conditions of the race. The better mares engaged will be carrying high weights which makes the task of winning much tougher than if it were raced at level weights. Improving fillies & mares that can get into the race on the limit, or can beat the handicapper, will be attractive betting propositions.
Occasionally a top class filly or mare might tackle this event, but it is generally not a race for the elite females, with winners and placegetters simply being above average types who may continue to a race like the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes on the second day of 'The Championship's at Randwick. In recent times, Arinosa (2013) took out the Birthday Card Stakes & Sapphire Stakes double, while Beaded (2nd in 2010) and Miss Stellabelle (3rd in 2013) managed to run placings in both races. Court (3rd in 2009) claimed the Sapphire Stakes after running third in this race.
Avantage (2019) took out the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes over 1200m at Hastings in New Zealand before heading to Australia to continue his outstanding winning form for the Jamie Richards stable in Matamata.
Recent Birthday Card Stakes winners include Quilista (2018) and Raiment (2017).
1. $5.50 Avantage 57.0 Opie Bosson
2. $4.40 Resin 57.5 James McDonald
3. $16.00 Star Reflection 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
4. $5.50 Sweet Scandal 54.5 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $8.00 Serene Miss 54.5 Jason Collett
6. $14.00 Miss Que 54.5 Corey Brown
7. $11.00 Into The Abyss 54.5 Damian Lane
8. $81.00 Perizada 54.5 Dwayne Dunn
9. $9.00 She Knows 58.0 Hugh Bowman
10. $16.00 Magic Alibi 54.5 Tommy Berry
11. $21.00 In Good Time 54.5 Tim Clark
Margins: 0.8 len, 1.8 len
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|2018||Quilista||Sugar Bella||Hetty Heights||1:12.2|
|2016||Sultry Feeling||Lucky Can Be||Perignon||1:10.9|
|2014||Avoid Lightning||Plucky Belle||Aerobatics||1:11.8|
|2013||Arinosa||Shamal Wind||Miss Stellabelle||1:09.6|
|2012||Celts||Next The Universe||Divorces||1:10.6|
|2011||Zingaling||Ladys Angel||Flying Success||1:10.6|
|2009||Gamble Me||Belong To Many||Court||1:10.4|
|2005||Tui Song||World Peace||Shannon Bank||1:09.0|
|2003||Toast Of The Coast||Fatoon||Blue Suttarb||1:09.1|
|2001||Spinning Hill||Call Me Lily||Crestfallen||1:10.2|
|2000||Verdict Declared||Another Misty||Flickering Fire||1:11.4|
|1998||All The Rave||Graphics||Just Like Crystal||1:09.8|
|1996||So Keen||Audimco||Golden Apt||1:11.0|
|1995||Light Up The World||Diversify||Wide Berth||1:10.4|
|1994||Baldeen||Dolly Will Do||Astrolarb||1:09.9|
|1993||Miss Kariba||Danza Dark||Snippet's Girl||1:06.1|
|1992||River Love||Highpak||River Of Destiny||1:04.3|
|1991||Settlers Cove||Plaza Athenee||Huntington Girl||1:04.3|
|1989||Simple Tastes||Twining||Leica Reply||1:04.3|
|1988||Mother Duck||Lynn's Love||Crown Hope||1:04.6|