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Boronia Stakes

The Boronia Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies only that takes place in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. This race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and offers $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Boronia Stakes was won by How Womantic from Enfleurage with Aquitaine third.

Upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, the Boronia Stakes is held on Group 1 CF Orr Stakes day at Caulfield and has been run as the 'Kevin Hayes Stakes' in recent years.

Boronia Stakes info

Date: Saturday 6th February 2021
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000
2020 Winner: How Womantic

The Boronia Stakes tends to attract more than handy types rather than the elite and provides a good springboard for three-year-old fillies looking to the bigger races ahead during the during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The set weight + penalty conditions gives the better gallopers an advantage and typically the classier females will prevail.

A race like the Group 3 Manfred Stakes held earlier in the carnival provides a good lead up to the Boronia Stakes, while the upcoming Group 2 The Vanity Stakes at Flemington and Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield may be next on the agenda for fillies looking for better races over more distance. Sabatini (2015) and Spirits Dance (2014) have both gone on to take out the Boronia Stakes & Angus Armanasco Stakes double in recent years.

How Womantic (2020) captured the VOBIS Gold Carat over 1200m at Moonee Valley prior to scoring a stylish victory in this event for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.

Recent Boronia Stakes winners include Crack The Code (2019) and Booker (2018).

2020 Boronia Stakes result

1. $4.00 How Womantic 56.0 Jye McNeil
2. $11.00 Enfleurage 56.0 Craig Williams
3. $5.50 Aquitaine 56.0 Damian Lane

then followed
4. $8.00 Acting 57.5 Ben Melham
5. $9.50 Score 56.0 Dwayne Dunn
6. $5.50 Southbank 55.5 Mark Zahra
7. $13.00 Frondeur 55.0 Zac Spain
8. $9.50 Satin Socks 55.0 Tim Clark
9. $19.00 Don'ttelltheboss 55.0 Luke Currie

Margins: 0.3 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:08.80

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Boronia Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 How Womantic Enfleurage Aquitaine 1:08.8
2019 Crack The Code News Girl Aperitif 1:10.6
2018 Booker Leather'n'lace See Me Exceed 1.11.1
2017 Fahryk Oregon's Day Savanna Armour 1:09.6
2016 Risque Mossin' Around Cana 1:09.6
2015 Sabatini Royal Snitzel Fontein Ruby 1:09.5
2014 Spirits Dance Marianne Patricia Dawn 1:10.4
2013 Octavia Member's Joy Angelic Light 1:09.7
2012 Soft Sand Anabandana Glows 1:10.4
2011 Miss Gai Flyer Miss Elvee Pinker Pinker 1.09.3