Light Fingers Stakes


Date: Saturday 14th February 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2014 Winner: Sweet Idea

The Light Fingers Stakes is a 1200M race for three year old fillies held every year in February at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The event is raced over set weight conditions and is worth $175,000 in Prize money. The 2014 race was among one of the most exciting and competitive in the rich history of the Light Fingers Stakes. In the end, three year old filly Sweet Idea took the title followed by Gypsy Diamond and Champagne Cath in second and third respectively.

The Light Fingers Stakes is also the first group 2 race for three year old fillies in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and takes place along some exiting races such as the Group 2 Apollo Stakes and the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes at the Randwick Racecourse. The race is seen by many trainers as the best through way towards bigger races in the Australian Horse racing calendar.

For the better part of the last few years, the event has attracted a number of classy females. The ideal progression races for the Light Fingers Stakes include the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes and the Group 2 Surround Stakes. Some of the fillies that have triumphed in this race include the Sea Siren in 2012, Gold Edition in 2007, More Joyous in 2011, Assertive Lass in 1997, Joanne in 1990, and Skating in 1993.

The Light Fingers Stakes is considered as one of the ideal opening races in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Although the race may not be relatively worth a lot of money compared to other high profile events in the Sydney Autumn Carnival, there is no doubt the level of thrill and excitement it offers to both fans and Jockeys makes it a perfect highlight for anyone to attend.

Light Fingers Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Sweet Idea Gypsy Diamond Champagne Cath 1:09.0
2013 Bennetta Ichihara Dear Demi 1:10.1
2012 Sea Siren Streama Hallowell Belle 1:16.3
2011 Obsequious Red Tracer Parables 1:09.5
2010 More Joyous Trim Sweepstaking 1:09.8
2009 Rock Me Baby Samantha Miss Glowlamp 1:11.3
2008 Forensics Sliding Cube Seething Duck 1:10.5
2007 Gold Edition Montana Sunset Montmelo 1:09.0
2006 Street Smart Regal Cheer Paulini 1:09.9
2005 Trezevant One in a Million But I’m Serious 1:10.0
2004 Sharp Generosa Hinting 1:08.7
2003 Only Glory Chuckle Bumptious 1:11.2
2002 Ancient Song Hosannah Shouq 1:10.9
2001 Lady Mulan Maitland Gold Belle Du Jour 1:09.6
2000 Camena Miss Zoe Hut 1:09.6
1999 Rubicall Trigold Zola 1:10.5
1998 Staging Sengiggi Beach Techniques 1:03.4
1997 Assertive Lass Mother’s Gift Stoneyfell Road 1:04.6
1996 Peruzzi Hello Darl Hitapotomoss 1:09.9
1995 Flight To Fantasy Verocative Aragen 1:10.5
1994 Gem Of The West Arborea Diamond Harbour 1:10.3
1993 Skating Slight Chance Flitter 1:09.0
1992 Office Regina Madre Double Your Bet 1:10.4
1991 Whisked Quiet Queen Viva Regina 1:09.7
1990 Joanne Antelliere Starlight Angel 1:10.2
1989 Paris Miss Salisopra Riverina Charm 1:09.3
1988 Here’s The Point Tjarra Lanyard 1:10.8