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Flight Stakes

The Flight Stakes is a Group 1 set weights race for three-year-old fillies held at Randwick racecourse during the Sydney spring racing carnival each year in October. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $500,000 in prize money. The 2019 Flight Stakes was won by Funstar from Probabeel with Foxborough third.

Taking place on Epsom Handicap Day, the Flight Stakes is held alongside three other quality Group 1 races which are the Epsom Handicap, The Metropolitan and the Spring Champion Stakes.

Flight Stakes info

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
2019 Winner: Funstar
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The Flight Stakes is the only Group 1 race for 3yo fillies held during the Sydney spring carnival and always attracts classy young females looking for elite race glory. The Gr2 Furious Stakes or Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes are traditional guides to this race, especially the latter, where winners or placegetters provide a huge percentage of Flight Stakes winners.

In recent times, Funstar (2019), Alisee (2017), First Seal (2014), Guelph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Cheeky Choice (2006), Ha Ha (2001) and Unworldy (2000) all captured the Tea Rose Stakes & Flight Stakes double, while Fashions Afield (2005) and Unearthly (2003) both ran placings in the Tea Rose Stakes before winning this race.

A number of fillies have won ran placings in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes and the Tea Rose form holds up extremely well for this race.

Streama (2011), Samantha Miss (2008), Unworldly (2000), Danglissa (1999), Sunline (1998) all managed to win the Furious Stakes - Tea Rose Stakes - Flight Stakes treble while Samantha Miss (2008) and Angst (1993) are the only two gallopers to win the Princess Series of races - the Silver Shadow Stakes, Furious Stakes, Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes.

Some top fillies have been successful in this event and none better than the mighty Sunline (1998). Other good winners include More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008), Assertive Lass (1996), Angst (1993), Triscay (1990), Research (1988) and Bounding Away (1986).

Funstar (2019) won the Tea Rose Stakes over 1400m at Randwick before demolishing a small field of rivals in this event for the Chris Waller stable.

Recent Flight Stakes winners include Oohood (2018) and Alizee (2017).

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2019 Flight Stakes result

1. $1.75 Funstar 56.0 James McDonald
2. $2.40 Probabeel 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $31.00 Foxborough 56.0 Jay Ford

then followed
4. $26.00 St Covet's Spirit 56.0 Jason Collett
5. $51.00 Our Girl Sniti 56.0 Andrew Adkins
6. $31.00 Girls Are Ready 56.0 Ms Jess Taylor

Margins: 3.3 len, 3.5 len
Time: 1:37.31

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Flight Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Funstar Probabeel Foxborough 0:58.5
2018 Oohood Fiesta Nakeeta Jane 1:34.7
2017 Alizee Champagne Cuddles Cellargirl 1:34.8
2016 Global Glamour Yankee Rose Sezanne 1:34.7
2015 Speak Fondly Honesta Perignon 1:35.9
2014 First Seal Winx Thinking Of You 1:34.7
2013 Guelph Sensibility Bound For Earth 1:36.2
2012 Norzita Longport Dear Demi 1:36.0
2011 Streama Hallowell Belle Dowager Queen 1:36.7
2010 Secret Admirer More Strawberries Parables 1:34.6
2009 More Joyous Sister Madly Hurtle Myrtle 1:40.0
2008 Samantha Miss Portillo Kamillsy 1:38.4
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Cheeky Choice My Lady's Chamber Fleur Royale 1:36.0
2005 Fashions Afield Beauty Watch Mnemosyne 1:37.2
2004 Lotteria Cincinnati Gal Covertly 1:37.6
2003 Unearthly Santissima Classy Dane 1:36.6
2002 Royal Purler Victory Vein Private Steer 1:37.4
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Hosannah 1:36.2
2000 Unworldly Picholine Lady Mulan 1:34.5
1999 Danglissa The Golden Dane Miss Zoe 1:34.4
1998 Sunline Camarena Confer 1:34.8
1997 Only A Lady Bonanova On Air 1:34.2
1996 *Assertive Lass - 1 *Dashing Eagle -1 Superb Lady 1:35.6
1995 Pontal Lass Tripping Shame 1:36.6
1994 Danarani Live It Up Mariton 1:35.9
1993 Angst Sibilant Fitting 1:37.9
1992 Slight Chance Burst Yodelay 1:35.2
1991 Electrique Bold Promise Rouquin 1:36.1
1990 Triscay Berberia Seasoning 1:35.3
1989 A Little Kiss Tristanagh Ochiltree 1:36.3
1988 Research Atalanta's Way Salisopra 1:37.1
1987 Judyann Glory Girl The Cloisters 1:36.8
1986 Bounding Away Diamond Shower Evandale Star 1:36.3
1985 Tingo Tango Shinakima Shankhill Lass 1:37.0
1984 Goleen Satin Sand Doulton 1:36.9
1983 La Caissiere Sail To Glory Lady Eclipse 1:37.2
1982 Gelsomino I Like Diamonds Bacchetta 1:37.9
1981 Allez Show Black Shoes Sharp Walk 1:35.2
1980 Fiancee Dark Eclipse Aare 1:38.8
1979 Snowing Pamir Jaquenetta 1:36.4
1978 Jubilee Walk Trimaran Shady Walk 1:40.3
1977 Sun Sally Princess Rada Jeune Fille 1:35.8
1976 Apollua Of Two Cities Willowy 1:39.8
1975 Gloomy Isle Crimson Cloud Gay Nineties 1:36.8
1974 Cap D'Antibes Catch Candy Titaria 1:36.6
1973 Better Comment Gay Bonnie Magic Beam 1:38.8
1972 Siduri Miss Personality Glenfield Lass 1:37.1
1971 Better Gleam Santa Barbara Show Doll 1:36.9
1970 Tropic Jewel Hot Rhythm Fleet Royal 1:37.4