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
|2014||Sweet Idea||Gypsy Diamond||Champagne Cath||1:09.0|
|2012||Sea Siren||Streama||Hallowell Belle||1:16.3|
|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|
|2001||Lady Mulan||Maitland Gold||Belle Du Jour||1:09.6|
|1997||Assertive Lass||Mother’s Gift||Stoneyfell Road||1:04.6|
|1995||Flight To Fantasy||Verocative||Aragen||1:10.5|
|1994||Gem Of The West||Arborea||Diamond Harbour||1:10.3|
|1992||Office||Regina Madre||Double Your Bet||1:10.4|
|1991||Whisked||Quiet Queen||Viva Regina||1:09.7|
|1989||Paris Miss||Salisopra||Riverina Charm||1:09.3|
|1988||Here’s The Point||Tjarra||Lanyard||1:10.8|