The Maurice McCarten Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap that takes place in February each year at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and is worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Maurice McCarten Stakes was won by Star Of The Seas from River Bird with Spending To Win third.
Previously a listed race, the Maurice McCarten Stakes was elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and is held on Group 1 Coolmore Classic for fillies & mares.
|Date:||Saturday 14th March 2020|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo&Up Quality|
|2020 Winner:||Star Of The Seas|
The Maurice McCarten Stakes is a short course sprint for 3yo & upwards gallopers that can attract a variety of more than handy types to make it a fairly open affair most of the time. The handicap conditions of the race theoretically levels the field out, and any horses on the improve that can escape the eye of the handicapper are the ones to watch out for.
Earlier autumn carnival races like the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes at Rosehill or the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm are possible lead up races, while the Group 1 The Galaxy later in the month at the same track might attract any high quality sprinters from this race.
This race has been a handy guide to the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes in recent years with Hot Snitzel (6th in 2013) and Flamberge (4th in 2014) both going on to win the Star Kingdom after being unplaced in this race.
Easy Eddie (2019) finished runner-up in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes over 1200m at Gosford before scoring a narrow on-pace victory in this event for Warwick Farm trainer Joseph Pride.
Recent Maurice McCarten Stakes winners include Dothraki (2018) and Artistry (2017).
1. $4.00 Easy Eddie 54.0 Robbie Dolan
2. $11.00 She Knows 53.0 Jay Ford
3. $5.50 All Over Bosanova 53.0 Sam Clipperton
4. $4.60 Trekking 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $7.00 Fiery Heights 55.5 James McDonald
6. $16.00 Akasaki 53.0 Tim Clark
7. $15.00 Music Magnate 59.5 Jason Collett
8. $31.00 Memes 53.0 Andrew Adkins
9. $9.00 Junglized 53.0 Corey Brown
10. $61.00 Advance Yulong 57.5 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.2 len
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|2020||Star Of The Seas||River Bird||Spending To Win||1:06.4|
|2019||Easy Eddie||She Knows||All Over Bosanova||1:06.3|
|2018||Dothraki||Sprightly Lass||New Universe||1:03.4|
|2016||Alberto Magic||Angels Beach||Bachman||1:03.4|
|2015||Target In Sight||Deep Field||Tahitian Black||1:03.9|
|2014||Kencella||Va Pensiero||That's A Good Idea||1:03.7|
|2013||See the World||Anise||Hurrara||1:03.9|
|2011||Atomic Force||Winter King||Dorf Command||1:03.1|