The Frances Tressady Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares that takes place annually in March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over 1400 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and is worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Frances Tressady Stakes was won by Sylvia's Mother from Mamzelle Tess with Fidelia third.
One of three group races on Guineas day at Flemington, the Frances Tressady Stakes is held alongside the Group 1 Australian Guineas for three-year-olds on the first day of the two-day VRC autumn carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 29th February 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2020 Winner:||Sylvia's Mother|
The Frances Tressady Stakes is a handy group race on the calendar for mares looking to add a black type race to their resume and the winner is more often than not simply a handy mare who may go on to race well in similar type females only events.
Occasionally the Frances Tressady Stakes race can produce a quality galloper, such as the talented Typhoon Tracy (2009), who won this race before heading to Rosehill to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic at Rosehill during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
The Group 3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield in February is the typical lead-up race for this event as it is raced over the same distance and set weights & penalties conditions, although it has not proven a great guide in recent times.
Any mares contesting this race might consider stepping up in class and distance to tackle the upcoming Gr 3 Matron Stakes the following week at Flemington on Super Saturday of Racing. The Matron Stakes is raced under the same weighted conditions over 1600m, providing a natural progression in distance for those mares looking for further.
Interestingly enough, Scratchy Bottom (10th in 2015) finished last in this race before heading to Sydney at her next start to win the Group 3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill at big odds on Golden Slipper day, while Nadeem Lass (3rd in 2015) travelled to Bendigo on same day to win the Gold Bracelet at the Bendigo Turf Club's standalone Saturday raceday.
Sylvia's Mother (2020) took out the Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield before scoring a stylish victory in this event for the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes stable.
Recent Frances Tressady Stakes winners include Oregon's Day (2019) and Flippant (2018).
1. $2.40 Sylvia's Mother 57.0 Dwayne Dunn
2. $10.00 Mamzelle Tess 54.0 Ben Thompson
3. $6.00 Fidelia 54.0 Brett Prebble
4. $14.00 Parmie 55.0 Damian Lane
5. $6.50 Spanish Whisper 58.5 Regan Bayliss
6. $26.00 The Closer 54.0 Ms Linda Meech
7. $15.00 Benitoite 56.0 Damien Oliver
8. $8.50 Cazabillie 54.0 Jamie Kah
9. $101.00 Lady Loft 54.0 Mitchell Aitken
10. $26.00 Cryptic Jewel 54.0 Craig Williams
Margins: 0.4 len, 0.5 len
The Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue Hcp is also held on Australian Guineas day at Flemington.
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|2020||Sylvia's Mother||Mamzelle Tess||Fidelia||1:21.9|
|2019||Oregon's Day||Clarice Cliffs||Aristia||1:22.9|
|2018||Flippant||Oregon's Day||Soho Ruby||1:22.2|
|2017||Turbo Miss||Rising Romance||Jalan Jalan||1:21.7|
|2015||Madam Gangster||Girl Guide||Nadeem Lass||1:23.3|
|2014||Five All||Floria||Sino Eagle||1.24.4|
|2011||Aloha||Flying Tessie||I'm Discreet||1:22.3|
|2010||Be Positive||Red Flair||Flying Ruby||1:23.4|
|2008||Coniston Gem||Autumn Jeuney||Brom Felinity||1:22.8|
|2007||Laura's Charm||Fidemus||Brockman's Lass||1:21.5|
|2005||Skewif||Songs Of Vienna||Llanga||1:22.1|
|2004||Demographic||Tanacious Spirit||Lady Sophia||1:23.0|
|2003||Galapagos Girl||Special Grange||Flash Bash||1:22.2|
|2002||Shelbourne Lass||Ramono's Star||Spurn||1:22.5|
|2001||Ticket To Rome||Inaflury||Kaemess||1:23.0|
|2000||Northern Song||Market Price||La Mookta||1:22.6|
|1998||Blue Storm||Miss Tessla||Vonanne||1:22.4|
|1997||New Smyrna||Misunderstanding||Miss Tessla||1:23.0|
|1996||New Smyrna||Calypso||Jadeva Belle||1:23.1|
|1992||Aushla Marie||Twiglet||Holiday Lover/Tisold||1:23.0|
|1991||O'Deputy||Hot Set||Memphis Blues||1:24.7|
|1990||Thelma Josephine||Kara's Magic||River Gleam||1:24.1|
|1989||Riva Gleam||English Charm||Friar's Delight||1:23.2|
|1988||Aussie Consul||Princess Calabrina||Classified Lady||1:24.4|