The Bow Mistress Trophy is a group 3 race for fillies and mares aged 3-year-old and over, held at Tattersalls Park, Glenorchy, in Tasmania.
Raced under weight for age conditions on the turf, the Bow Mistress Trophy is named after the great Tasmania horse Bow Mistress.
The prize money for the race is $150,000 with it raced over 1200m around the left-handed track.
The next running of the Bow Mistress Trophy will be on February 3rd, 2017, while the 2016 race was taken out by Nautical.
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2017 Bow Mistress Trophy result
1st – Ocean Embers – $2.90
2nd – Lyuba – $1
3rd – I Love It – $1.30
Quinella – $2.60
Trifecta – $10.80
First Four – $141
Bow Mistress Trophy – Race history
This race is one of the best in Tasmania and one of only four group 3 races in the Apple Isle, the others being the Hobart Cup, Launceston Cup and the Vamos Stakes.
The fields have steadily improved over the years for the Bow Mistress as the prize money grew, especially since the race was given group 3 status in 2012. It is regarded as the best race for fillies and mares in the state.
Generally the winner and place getters in the race will go on to the Vamos Stakes. Several horses have won the Bow Mistress-Vamos Stakes double including Lady Lynette in 2011.
Recent editions of the Bow Mistress
2017: Ocean Embers was heavily-backed in the lead-up to the 2017 Bow Mistress and it proved to be the right move from punters. Jockey Jason Bendow settled the quality runner at the tail of the field before he pulled it wide and launched with a big run to down race-favourite and Darren Weir-trained runner Lyuba near the line. The win saw a return to form for Ocean Embers which showed great promise in Victoria last year. We talked to winning trainer Shea Eden before the race.
2016: Trainer Nikki Burke saluted with Nautical in the latest Bow Mistress, despite going off her food in the day’s prior to the race, since arrive in Hobart from Melbourne. Brad Rawiller steered Nautical with a perfectly timed run, beating home the previous year’s winner I Love It by a nose, with Erin’s Element $11, finishing strongly to claim third.
2015: I Love It saluted for Caulfield trainer John Salanitri, defeating a quality 14 horse field. I Love It was the $5 punters’ elect and Stephen Baster made many happy with a great ride. I Love It, by the finish line, had put almost four lengths between her and second-placed local hope Miss Middleton ($8.20) and Lady Lakshmi ($7.70)
2014: Isibaeva was too strong in the 2014 running, winning easily over a strong field.
2013: In its final year as a listed race, before becoming a group 3, Leon Wells-trained Rebel Bride won her second successive Bow Mistress. The five year old, ridden by Stephen Maskiell, defeated Tariana by a half length, while Rose Pattern was further back in third.
2017 – Ocean Embers
2016 – Nautical
2015 – I Love It
2014 – Isibaeva
2013 – Rebel Bride
2012 – Rebel Bride
2011 – Lady Lynette
2010 – Dollops
2009 – Flying Ruby
2008 – Diamond Cove
2007 – Oceano
2006 – Con’s Amy