The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 event for mares raced under set weights and penalty conditions over a distance of 1400 metres each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres under set weight plus penalty conditions and worth $200,000 in prize money. The 2019 Tristarc Stakes was won by Savatiano from Angelic Ruler with Spanish Whisper third.
The race has been run as the 'Harrolds Stakes' in recent years and is held on the final day of the Melbourne Racing Club's three-day racing carnival on the same day as the MRC's premier race, the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
|Date:||Saturday 17th October 2020|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||4yo Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Tristarc Stakes is a mares only race over the middle sprint distance of 1400m and generally attracts above average females on their way to the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes on AAMI Victoria Derby day or the Gr2 Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Stakes day, or any of the better quality mares races still to come.
The set weights conditions of the race means that the better mares in the race have a distinct advantage over their rivals and those females with higher average prize money and better race records are typically the ones to beat.
Generally taken out by a more than handy mare, in recent times outstanding mares More Joyous (2011) and Typhoon Tracy (2009) have both won this race.
Savatiano (2019) ran fourth in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes over 1400m at Flemington before producing the goods in quality style for the James Cummings stable.
Recent Tristarc Stakes winners include Shumookh (2018) and Global Glamour (2017).
Mares from this race will most likely continue on to other set weight mares events or one of the major 1600m races such as the Empire Rose Stakes over the carnival period. Recent Tristarc Stakes placegetters have gone on to enjoy success during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.
More recently, Shillelagh (2017) took on and beat the males in the Group 1 Cantala States at Flemington on Derby Day after finishing third here.
Red Tracer (2013) took out the Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington after winning the Tristarc Stakes and Fire Up Fifi (4th in 2013) ran third in the same race before travelling to Perth to run third in the Group 1 Railway Stakes at Ascot.
Prior to that Typhoon Tracy (2009) went on to win the the Empire Rose Stakes on Derby day, while Mimi Lebrock (2008) ran run third in the Empire Rose Stakes later that spring with Absolutelyfabulous (3rd in 2008) finishing runner-up in the same race.
Tan Tat De Lago (2nd in 2008) ran second in the Matriarch Stakes on Emirates Stakes day.
1. $7.00 Savatiano 57.0 Craig Williams
2. $8.00 Angelic Ruler 56.0 Damien Oliver
3. $31.00 Spanish Whisper 58.0 Jye McNeil
4. $4.00 Pohutukawa 57.0 Brad Rawiller
5. $10.00 Invincibella 59.0 Michael Walker
6. $8.50 Baccarat Baby 57.0 Micheal Hellyer
7. $26.00 Aristia 59.0 Damian Lane
8. $8.50 Jamaican Rain 57.0 Ben Melham
9. $41.00 Krone 56.0 Brett Prebble
=10 $51.00 Teleplay 56.0 Michael Dee
=10 $11.00 Naantali 56.0 Ben Allen
12. $11.00 Bella Martini 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
13. $31.00 Sheezdashing 55.0 Dean Yendall
14. $81.00 Etana 58.0 John Allen
Margins: 2.25 len, 0.45
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|2019||Savatiano||Angelic Ruler||Spanish Whisper||1:24.2|
|2017||Global Glamour||Cool Passion||Shillelagh||1:23.8|
|2016||First Seal||Tycoon Tara||Pearls||1:25.1|
|2015||La Passe||Solicit||Jessy Belle||1:23.7|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Girl Guide||Catkins||1:25.4|
|2013||Red Tracer||Koonoomoo||Ava's Delight||1:23.1|
|2012||Streama||Pear Tart||Red Tracer||1:24.7|
|2011||More Joyous||Sister Madly||Response||1:22.8|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Hot Danish||Glowlamp||1:22.8|
|2008||Mimi Lebrock||Tan Tat De Lago||Absolutely Fabulous||1.23.3|
|2007||Miss Fantabulous||Bellini Rose||Like It Is||1:23.0|
|2006||Nuclear Free||Belle Bizarre||Divine Madonna||1:23.0|
|2005||Infinite Grace||Candy Vale||Storm Alert||1:22.1|
|2004||Our Egyptian Raine||Infinite Grace||Skewiff||1:24.5|
|2003||Infinite Grace||Forum Floozie||Faith Hill||1:23.0|
|2000||Lady Marion||Pace Invader||Spice Doll||1:23.0|
|1998||Camino Rose||Cannyanna||Razor Blade||1:24.3|
|1997||Will Fly||Bionic Bess||Prefer An Angel||1:22.9|
|1996||Chlorophyll||Rose Of Portland||Courtly Qualms||1:24.2|
|1995||Bionic Bess||Country Lane||Mamzelle Pedrille||1:22.8|
|1993||Mingling Glances||Tarare||Lets Hurry||1:23.0|
|1992||Danjiki||Aunty Mary||Normandy River||1:27.7|
|1991||Reno Belle||Gamine||Grey Rose||1:24.7|
|1990||Ice Cream Sundae||Echo Lass||Hazy Pond/Kates Myth||1:26.5|
|1988||My Abbey||Concordance||Lady Marita||1:37.4|