Millie Fox Stakes


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Millie Fox Stakes

Date: Saturday 21st February 2015
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1300 metres
Race Type: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2014 Winner: Red Tracer

The Millie Fox Stakes is an exciting Group 2 race that is held annually in late February at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The handicap Race is designed for fillies and mares and is worth $175,000 in prize money. For the better part of the last decade the Millie Fox Stakes has attracted a number of quality mares in and around Australia. In 2014, the 1300M race was won by the Red Tracer ahead of A Time For Julia and Lucky Logo which finished second and third respectively.

The Millie Fox Stakes was upgraded to a group 2 race last year and features on the same day as the HobartVille Stakes to make a thrilling day of horse racing. The best lead up race for this event is the Group Breeders Classic which is held at the Rosehill Racecourse at the earlier stages of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

In 2013, the Red Tracer came close to a Breeders Classic and Millie Fox Stakes double after finishing second in the latter and first in the former. For many horse trainers, owners and jockeys, the Millie Fox Stakes is a nice build up for some of the big Sydney Autumn Events such as the Group 1 Queen of The Turf Stakes. The only mare to take home the Millie Fox Stakes and the Queen of The Turf Stakes was brilliant mare Neroli in 2009.

The Red Tracer also came close finishing second in the Queen of the Turf Stakes after claiming the Millie Fox Stakes 2013. The Coolmore Stud Classic is also another important lead up race for the Millie Fox Stakes. In recent years, the race has seen some of the most exciting and breathtaking racing in the Sydney Autumn. The competitive nature of the Millie Fox Stakes just serves to ensure that only the best horses compete and as such, fans can always be treated to top quality racing any day.

Light Fingers Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Red Tracer A Time For Julia Lucky Lago 1:19.2
2013 Red Tracer Risk Aversion Ladys Angel 1:19.6
2012 Red Tracer Crafty Irna Older Than Time 1:20.5
2011 Montana Flyer Graceful Anna Jersey Lily 1:16.3
2010 Montana Flyer Chakvetadze Subtle Cove 1:16.8
2009 Neroli Pravana Belong To Many 1:16.3
2008 November Flight Absolutelyfabulous Swissac 1:16.4
2007 A Country Girl Pasikatera Spinner’s Magic 1:16.6
2006 Wild Queen Steflara Regal Cheer 1:17.2
2005 Tivoli Dancer Lil Elsa Johan’s Toy 1:10.0
2004 Seances In A Bound Recurring 1:09.7
2003 Gentle Genius Snow Hero Ancient Song 1:09.8
2002 Triko Vita Pirouettes 1:11.2
2001 Nanny Maroon Stella Maree Poppett 1:08.9
2000 Verdict Declared Sorrento Zastov 1:10.1
1999 Wynciti Rubitoff Sash 1:10.1
1998 Just Like Crystal Amber St. Pamela Ann 1:09.2
1997 Dashing Eagle Seika Amber 1:08.4
1996 Chlorophyll Amber Dipping 1:09.1