THE Vinery Stud Stakes is a group one race held at Rosehill Gardens for three-year-old fillies at set weights over the distance of 2000m.
Held in late March or early April, the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes is registered as the Storm Queen Stakes, named after the winner of the 1966 Golden Slipper Storm Queen.
The race, which obtained group one status in 1993, has been run over 2000m since 1980 and is one of the rare Sydney group races that has never been run at a different track.
The Vinery Stud Stakes is the main lead up race to the $1,000,000 Group One Australian Oaks, which is run as part of Sydney’s Championships.
2019 Vinery Stud Stakes odds
New Zealand galloper Verry Elleegant is the $2.50 favourite with online bookmaker Neds ahead of this year’s Vinery Stud Stakes.
Godolphin star Pohutukawa is on the second line of betting at $6.50 while Aristia is at the $9 mark.
Best Vinery Stud Stakes bookmakers
The Vinery Stud Stakes is a group one race which precedes the jam packed Championships in Sydney, but still draws a lot of attention for punters.
Typically fields are not set early days for the Vinery Stud, but all-in markets invariably open a week in advance of the race.
Tote prices and other Fixed Odds markets tend to open when the race is two to three days away. The bookies we trust the most are listed below and we recommend anyone interested in betting on Vinery Stud Stakes to visit any of these sites:
Betting on the Vinery Stud Stakes
The Vinery Stud Stakes routinely draws the best three-year-old fillies from Australia and New Zealand to compete for group one glory.
As the race draws in horses from various form lines from around the country and across the Tasman, picking a formline to go off can be extremely difficult.
The winner of the race typically goes on to feature in the Australian Oaks but only Serenade Rose (2006), Danendri (1997), Alcove (1994), Research (1989) and Sheraco (1982) have gone on to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes-Australian Oaks double.
2018 Vinery Stud Stakes result
Recent Vinery Stud Stakes races
2019: Verry Elleegant put together the run that many anticipated she would in a Group 1 event after disappointing initially since crossing the Tasman. After making the shift to the Chris Waller stable the champ won the Phar Lap Stakes before getting to this event and the filly delivered, winning in style on a heavy 9 Rosehill track.
2018: Mick Price delivered a brilliant training performance in preparing Hiyaam to win the Vinery Stud Stakes. The four-year-old mare hunted to the lead early in the piece and never relinquished the lead, kicking away in the latter stages to win just shy of two lengths.
2017: Montoya’s Secret won a race full of interference for father-son training team Leon and Troy Corstens. Horses wiped out in the rough race were Smart As You Think, whose jockey Corey Brown nearly fell off, while Lubiton an Foxplay were also hampered in the running. But Montoya’s Secret ($12) managed to stay out of trouble on the rail, beating home Nurse Kitchen ($18), with Harlow Gold ($7) nearly two lengths further back in third. Read full report.
2016: In 2016 Single Gaze was a double figure runner that was not expected to feature in the finish, but the horse lobbed into a great position early in the race and was able to trial the speed. The horse got a great cart into the race and kicked away in the latter stages of to record an impressive win.
2015: Superstar filly First Seal was meant to be the easy winner of the Vinery Stud in 2015 but a $21 chance by the name of Fenway had other ideas. Fenway separated from the field at the 200m and looked to have pinched the race. First Seal came hard as the line loomed but could not get past Fenway.
2014: In what could very well be the most impressive performance in a Vinery Stud Stakes, Kiwi import Lucia Valentina settled at the back of the huge field. As the bulk of the pack went to the middle of the track Lucia Valentina hugged the inside of the track and ran on strongly to record an incredible win as a $9 shot.
2013: Bart Cummings trained Norzita was expected to go well as a $3 main elect in the market and punters would have felt very comfortable as the horse was able to switch off in mid-field. The horse was presented at the right time to break away from the pack alongside Longport, and the pair engaged in an epic duel in the latter stages that Norzita ultimately won.
Full list of Vinery Stud Stakes winners
2019 – Verry Elleegant
2018 – Hiyaam
2017 – Monotoya’s Secret
2016 – Single Gaze
2015 – Fenway
2014 – Lucia Valentina
2013 – Norzita
2012 – Mosheen
2011 – Mirjulisa Lass
2010 – Faint Perfume
2009 – Purple
2008 – Heavenly Glow
2007 – Miss Finland
2006 – Serenade Rose
2005 – Hollow Bullet
2004 – Special Harmony
2003 – Shower Of Roses
2002 – Sixty Seconds
2001 – Tempest Morn
2000 – Hill Of Grace
1999 – Savannah Success
1998 – Champagne
1997 – Danendri
1996 – Saleous
1995 – Northwood Plume
1994 – Alcove
1993 – Slight Chance
1992 – Electrique
1991 – All Mine
1990 – A Little Kiss
1989 – Research
1988 – Tennessee Vain
1987 – Appreciation
1986 – English Mint
1985 – Centaurea
1984 – Lotka’s Star
1983 – English Wonder
1982 – Sheraco
1981 – Evening Mist
1980 – Lady Capri
1979 – Impede