Group Two Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, November 9, 2024|
|Location:||Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington Racecourse specifically for mares aged four years and older.
The Matriarch Stakes covers a distance of 2000m and is considered the premier staying race for mares during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Originally established as a Listed race in 1995, the Matriarch Stakes was later upgraded to Group 3 status from 2001 to 2004. In 2005, it received another promotion and has since been classified as a Group 2 event.
The Matriarch Stakes has seen some notable winners over the years. One of the most renowned champions of this race is Lucia Valentina. She achieved a remarkable feat by winning the Turnbull Stakes at the same course and distance before triumphing in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick six months later.
Another memorable victor was Kenedna, who returned to her top form in 2018 by winning the Matriarch Stakes. Following her success, she went on to claim multiple Group 1 victories in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes and Doomben Cup during the subsequent autumn season.
Many talented mares choose to participate in either the Empire Rose Stakes or races on Cup day and subsequently compete in the Matriarch Stakes as a back-up option.
In 2023, the total prize money for the Matriarch Stakes is $300,000.
2024 Matriarch Stakes Betting Odds
Markets for the 2024 Matriarch Stakes are currently unavailable.
Best Matriarch Stakes bookmakers
All of our top horse betting sites have odds for the Matriarch Stakes well in advance of the race jumping each year.
Most of the Melbourne Cup Carnival races have markets opened well in advance and the Group 3 Matriarch Stakes is no exception.
Latest Matriarch Stakes News
2024 Matriarch Stakes Final Field
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Previous Matriarch Stakes Field
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Mustang Valley Andrew Forsman Opie Bosson 11 59.5kg 2 Amokura Kris Lees Damien Oliver 12 59.5kg 3 Affaire A Suivre Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 59.5kg 4 Steinem Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 58kg 5 Thalassophile Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 57kg 6 Deny Knowledge Michael Kent Jamie Kah 10 57kg 7 Papillon Club Greg Eurell Daniel Moor 5 57kg 8 Pearl Of Alsace Shaune Ritchie James McDonald 8 57kg 9 Noah ‘N’ A Deel Les Kelly Craig Williams 9 56kg 10 Soul Choice Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 7 56kg 11 She’s A Con Grahame Begg Michael Dee 4 56kg 12 Premise John O’Shea Tyler Schiller 3 55kg 13 Osmose Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 55kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Elusive Express Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 8 58kg 2 Polly Grey Chris Waller Craig Williams 11 57kg 3 Sirileo Miss Symon Wilde Ben Melham 4 57kg 4 Atishu Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg 5 Honeycreeper James Cummings Nash Rawiller 3 57kg 6 Steinem Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 57kg 7 Foxy Frida Andrew Noblet Damien Oliver 13 56kg 8 Dynasties Peter & Paul Snowden Jamie Kah 2 56kg 9 Douceur Patrick Payne Michael Dee 12 55kg 10 Tokorangi Mike Moroney Ethan Brown 10 55kg 11 Thought Provoking Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Alana Kelly 9 55kg 12 The Map Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray Damien Thornton 1 55kg 13 Glory Bound Peter Moody Luke Nolen 7 55kg
2023 Matriarch Stakes result
Recent Matriarch Stakes results
- Deny Knowledge ($3.70) has led just about every step of the way in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes to give Jamie Kah her third winner from the first five races on Champions Day at Flemington. The daughter of Pride Of Dubai jumped well from the barrier and even though she took a while to cross the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained runners, Osmose ($7.50) and Soul Choice ($34.00), the Michael Kent-trained galloper found the lead and set an even tempo. Kah gave her mount a good mid-race breather at the 800m mark before ramping the speed up again on the home turn, as Osmose went with her and took a comfortable lead on the rest of the field. With over three lengths between the leaders and the rest of the field, it was clear that Deny Knowledge and Osmose were going to fight out the finish, as they settled in for a ding-dong battle in the final 200m. After being headed by Osmose, Deny Knowledge kicked back and got her head down on the line to get the photo and claim her first Group 2 victory of her career. The Kris Lees-trained Amokura ($8.00) was heavily backed before the jump, but after jumping slowly and settling last, she had to make up several lengths to finish third, beaten half-a-length on the line.
- Atishu proved way too good for her rivals in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes in 2022. The Chris Waller-trained mare was an eye catcher coming out of the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes on Derby Day and on the quick seven-day back-up, she was backed heavily by punters, jumping as the $2.50 favourite with online bookmakers. James McDonald had Atishu in the best position possible after the leaders went hard out in front, which left them vulnerable late in the race. McDonald was swinging off of Atishu on the turn and she let down very nicely to put away the Matriarch Stakes field by two-lengths.
- With most of the early winners at Flemington on the fourth and final day of Melbourne Cup week edging off the inside ground, Zayydani defied the pattern in the Matriarch Stakes, taking the shortest way home under a brilliant Luke Nolen ride from barrier two to provide the Ben & JD Hayes stable with their first win for the week. Zayydani had a half-neck to spare on former Kiwi Our Intrigue, who looked set to continue the Chris Waller-James McDonald juggernaut when she hit the front mid-stretch.
- Despite giving her rivals a massive start upon settling, Dan O’Sullivan’s Affair To Remember thundered home down the Flemington straight to claim the Matriarch Stakes in style. Michael Poy had the mare building through her gears on the home turn and aided by a strong tempo set by Greysful Glamour, Affair To Remember had the last look at Paradee who hit the lead 200m out and managed to just get the bob in when it mattered most.
- Under a well-timed steer from Jye McNeil, Oceanex managed to causes somewhat of a boilover in the 2019 Matriarch Stakes. With the rail out nine metres at Flemington, connections of well-bred Ocean Park mare Oceanex had some reservations about her inside draw in the feature for fillies and mares. Jockey Jye McNeil however didn’t read too much into it, allowing the eventual winner to jump cleanly from the gates. From there, McNeil was able to have the mare in striking range when the pace quickened. When asked to do so, McNeil and Oceanex would go on to pull away from their rivals to score in smart fashion.
Matriarch Stakes winners
|Matriarch Stakes Past Winners|
|2023||Deny Knowledge||Jamie Kah||Michael Kent|
|2022||Atishu||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2021||Zayydani||Luke Nolen||Ben & JD Hayes|
|2020||Affair To Remember||Michael Poy||Dan O’Sullivan|
|2019||Oceanex||Jye McNeil||Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr|
|2018||Kenedna||John Allen||Darren Weir|
|2017||Savapinski||Brenton Avdulla||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2016||Jessy Belle||Craig Williams||David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2015||Lucia Valentina||Damien Oliver||Kris Lees|
|2014||Suavito||Damien Oliver||Nigel Blackiston|
|2013||Girl Gone Rockin’||Dwayne Dunn||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2012||Midnight Martini||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2011||Vintedge||Nash Rawiller||Chris Waller|
|2010||Well Rounded||Ben Melham||Lee Freedman|
|2009||Purple||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2008||Bird Of Fire||Blake Shinn||Tony Vasil|
|2007||Hidden Strings||Blake Shinn||Peter Moody|
|2006||Brom Felinity||Mark Zahra||Jim Mason|
|2005||Sutology||Matt Pumpa||Bevan Laming|
|2004||Demerger||Corey Brown||Danny O’Brien|
|2003||Sweet Corn||Brett Prebble||Lee Freedman|
|2002||Damaschino||Danny Nikolic||Roger James|
|2001||Piper Star||Rhys McLeod||Roger James|
|2000||Flushed||Brett Prebble||Ken Keys|
Matriarch Stakes winners pre-2000
|Matriarch Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|