The Furious Stakes is an exclusive three year-old fillies’ race that takes center stage in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is a Group 2 event run under set weight conditions over a Sprint distance of 1200M. The Furious Stakes is worth up to $175,000 in prize money and in 2013, Bound For Earth was the proud winner in this race with Guelph and Thump settling for second and third respectively. The event is held every year at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales.
The distance of the Furious Stakes was reduced for this season from 1400M to 1200M to promote better racing especially considering the event is a major Group 2 Sprint race. The race also takes place on the same day as three exciting Group 2 races that include The Tramway Quality Hcp, The Chelmsford Stakes and The ever green Concorde Stakes. For the better part of the last few years, the Furious Stakes has time and again assembled quality sprinters. The ideal lead up race for the event is the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes which is held four weeks earlier at the Warwick Farm Racecourse.
As for fillies that do well in the race, the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes is an ideal progression. The Furious Stakes is also seen by a lot of horse trainers and jockeys as the idea build up race for the Flight Stakes and The Epsom Handicap which are both some of the major Group 1 races for fillies in the Sydney Spring Carnival. A number of high quality fillies have emerged from the event some of which have also gone on to win the Furious Stakes and the Silver Shadow Stakes double.
Notable fillies to record this remarkable triumph include Samantha Miss back in 2008 and Victory Vein in 2002. Streama in 2011 also completed a Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes double with Shamekha in 2003 and Mnemosyne back in 2005 also recording victories in these two events. Other notable fillies to win the Furious Stakes include Dear Demi in 2012 and the outstanding Prisoner of Love in 2004.
Furious Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Bound For Earth||Guelph||Thump||1:09.0|
|2012||Dear Demi||Meidung||Jade Marauder||1:22.9|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Love and Kisses||Portillo||1:26.2|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||Just Dancing||My Lady’s Chamber||Gallant Tess||1:26.6|
|2004||Prisoner of Love||Wager||Our Sweet Moss||1:23.1|
|2002||Victory Vein||Royal Purler||Lavishly||1:24.2|
|2000||Unworldly||Money Begets Money||Preserve||1:22.6|
|1997||Stella Cadente||Soul Queen||Stay Lucky||1:27.3|
|1996||Dashing Eagle||Assertive Lass||Cashier||1:22.9|
|1995||Seattle Gem||Seika||Night Club||1:26.4|
|1991||Bold Promise||Temple Fire||Rouquin||1:25.6|
|1989||Tristanagh||Reverse Pass||A Little Kiss||1:23.1|