The Tristarc Stakes is a mares-only Group 2 race that is held annually at the Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city Melbourne. The race is run under set weights over a distance of 1400M and is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival that kicks off in August this year. The Tristarc Stakes is today worth up to $180,000 in prize money and is regarded as one of the most ideal races for emerging mares yet to make a name on the turf.
For the better part of its illustrious history, the Tristarc Stakes has done well to maintain a consistent show of high quality and enthralling horse racing. The 2013 edition of the race was not any different and in the end the outstanding Red Tracer Sprinted her way to the title after beating Koonoomoo and Ava’s Delight to second and third respectively.
The event is considered a good build up for the Group 1 Myer Classic that comes a few weeks later. Mares that perform well in the race can also consider running in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes. In recent years, the Tristarc Stakes has largely been won by an inform sprinter and we rarely see a surprise winner. Some of the notable mares to win the race in yester years include More Joyous who took the title in 2011, Streama in 2012 and Typhoon Tracy in 2009.
In 2011, Sister Madly finished second in this race but did well to win the Group 2 Salinger Stakes. Typhoon Tracy became the last mare in 2009 to win the Tristarc Stakes and the Myer Classic double in what was a remarkable season for the gifted sprinter. The 2014 edition of the Tristarc Stakes is expected to entertain a significant number of talented sprinters and for horse racing fans across Victoria, this is one of the must see races in the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Tristarc Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Sweet Idea||Girl Guide||Catkins||1:25.4|
|2013||Red Tracer||Koonoomoo||Ava’s Delight||1:23.1|
|2012||Streama||Pear Tart||Red Tracer||1:24.7|
|2011||More Joyous||Sister Madly||Response||1:22.8|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Hot Danish||Glowlamp||1:22.8|
|2008||Mimi Lebrock||Tan Tat De Lago||Absolutely Fabulous||1.23.3|
|2007||Miss Fantabulous||Bellini Rose||Like It Is||1:23.0|
|2006||Nuclear Free||Belle Bizarre||Divine Madonna||1:23.0|
|2005||Infinite Grace||Candy Vale||Storm Alert||1:22.1|
|2004||Our Egyptian Raine||Infinite Grace||Skewiff||1:24.5|
|2003||Infinite Grace||Forum Floozie||Faith Hill||1:23.0|
|2000||Lady Marion||Pace Invader||Spice Doll||1:23.0|