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 prizemoney. The 2018 Tristarc Stakes was won by Shumookh from Invincibella with Aloisia 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 19th October 2019|
|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 Gr1 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 prizemoney 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.
Shumookh (2018) ran fourth in the Gr3 Angst Stakes over 1600m at Randwick in Sydney before making the journey to Melbourne to score a stylish victory in this event for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable.
Recent Tristarc Stakes winners include Global Glamour (2017) and First Seal (2016).
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 Gr1 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 Gr1 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. $8.00 Shumookh 57.5 Tim Clark
2. $2.90 Invincibella 57.5 Hugh Bowman
3. $26.00 Aloisia 58.5 Michael Walker
4. $5.50 Invincible Gem 57.5 James McDonald
5. $31.00 Miss Siska 55.0 Jordan Childs
6. $51.00 Fuhryk 55.5 Craig Williams
7. $21.00 Bella Martini 57.5 Dwayne Dunn
8. $8.50 Booker 57.5 Damian Lane
9. $151.00 Lady Cromac 55.0 Ben Thompson
10. $11.00 Prompt Response 58.5 Damien Oliver
11. $9.50 Ellicazoom 56.5 Regan Bayliss
12. $41.00 Freehearted 55.0 Ben Allen
Margins: 1.75 len, 0.40 len
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|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|