The Research Stakes is one of the high profile Group 3 Sprint events in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The event is held annually in September at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney New South Wales. Run over 1200M, the Research Stakes is worth $250,000 in prize money and is one of the richest Group 3 races in the Carnival. The event is exclusive to three year-old fillies and mares only and in 2013, Sharnee Rose exceptionally produced a great sprint to claim the title ahead of second placed Red Tracer with Bennetta coming through in third.
Having been run as the Golden Pendant in recent years, the Research Stakes has maintained a consistent show of great racing in its history. The event will feature on the same day as the Stan Fox stakes which should be an ideal line up especially for horse racing enthusiasts who love sprint events. For the better part of the last few years, the Research Stakes tends to attract above average fillies most of who may have taken part in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes.
The last mare to win the Research Stakes and the Sheraco Stakes Double was more Joyous back in 2012. Named after outstanding Australian race horse Research, the event has produced a number of great horses. Some notable mares include Hot Danish who won the event back in 2009, Spinning Hill in 2000, Dantelah in 1998 and Judged back in 2008.
2013’s champion Sharnee Rose recorded a remarkable victory in the Research Stakes on course towards a great win in the Group 3 Angst Stakes at Rosehill. The Research Stakes is one of the popular Group 3 sprint races especially because of the relatively higher prize money. The event has grown significantly over the last few decades and the 2014 edition of the race is expected to elicit the same excitement and thrill it has in its cherished history.
Research Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Arabian Gold||Catkins||My Sabeel||1:22.6|
|2013||Sharnee Rose||Red Tracer||Bennetta||1:23.0|
|2010||Trim||Montana Flyer =2||Girl Hussler =2||1:09.8|
|2009||Hot Danish||Madame Pedrille||Beaucoup||1:10.6|
|2007||Race not held|
|2006||Coolroom Candidate||Napa Sky||Kakakakatie||1:11.1|
|2005||Fumble||Battle Maiden||One In A Million||1:09.5|
|2004||Besame Mucho||Chatelaine||Covet Thee||1:10.6|
|2003||Classy Dane||Forum Floozie||Gold Lottey||1:10.4|
|2002||Mica’s Pride||Ancient Song||Rare Insight||1:09.2|
|2001||La Rieuse||Winona||Gentle Genius||1:10.7|
|2000||Spinning Hill||Brief Kiss||Perfect Halo||1:11.1|
|1999||Brief Kiss||Dantelah||Flickering Fire||1:10.0|
|1998||Dantelah||Snippets Lass||My Halo Broke||1:09.4|