Vinery Stud Stakes

Vinery Stud Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
When: Saturday, March 24, 2023
Location: Rosehill Gardens
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 2,000m

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 was initially registered as the Storm Queen Stakes, named after the winner of the 1966 Golden Slipper Storm Queen. But in 2009 was renamed to the Vinery Stud Stakes.

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 one of the main lead up races to the Group One Australian Oaks, which is run as part of Sydney’s Championships.

2023 Vinery Stud Stakes odds

Markets for the 2023 Vinery Stud Stakes are currently unavailable.

Best Vinery Stud Stakes bookmakers

The Vinery Stud Stakes is a group one race which precedes the jam packed The 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:

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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 Verry Elleegant (2019), Serenade Rose (2006), Danendri (1997), Alcove (1994), Research (1989) and Sheraco (1982) have gone on to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes-Australian Oaks double.

Following torrential rain at Rosehill, the 2022 edition was postponed on the day of the race, with it rescheduled to be run at Newcastle two days later over 1850m.

2022 Vinery Stud Stakes result

1stFangirl ($6.00)
2ndHinged ($1.70)
3rdGypsy Goddess ($1.60)

Recent Vinery Stud Stakes races

  • Despite being delayed by two days owing to torrential rain at Rosehill, transferred to Newcastle and reduce to 1850m, the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes for 2022 went to the Chris Waller-trained Fangirl. The filly was in a ding dong battle down the home straight with stablemate Hinged, but over the final 50m got the better of the stablemate and would go on to hand Chris Waller a third win in the race from the past four editions.
  • Some self-talk midway through the Vinery Stud Stakes has driven Kerrin McEvoy to produce a gem of a ride on Hungry Heart and claim the Group 1 fillies’ feature in an epic finish. As Harmony Rose made the running, McEvoy found himself among the tailenders and spotting the favourite a big start. Hungry Heart ($5.50) scored by a short neck over Harmony Rose ($2.30 fav) with Impecunious ($15.00) another 2-3/4 lengths away third. Victoria Oaks winner Personal raced handy but didn’t let down, finishing seventh, in an effort jockey James McDonald said was “disappointing”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 traill the speed. The horse got a great cart into the race and kicked away in the latter stages of to record an impressive win.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Previous Winners of the Vinery Stud Stakes winners

Vinery Stud Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 Fangirl Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2021 Hungry Heart Kerrin McEvoy Chris Waller
2020 Shout The Bar Adam Hyeronimus Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2019 Verry Elleegant James McDonald Chris Waller
2018 Hiyaam Michael Dee Mick Price
2017 Montoya’s Secret Noel Callow Leon & Troy Corstens
2016 Single Gaze Kathy O’Hara Nick Olive
2015 Fenway Blake Shinn Lee & Shannon Hope
2014 Lucia Valentina Hugh Bowman Kris Lees
2013 Norzita Hugh Bowman Bart Cumminngs
2012 Mosheen Danny Nikolic Robert Smerdon
2011 Mirjuisa Lass Corey Brown Gregory Hickman
2010 Faint Perfume Michael Rodd Bart Cummings
2009 Purple Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2008 Heavenly Glow Robert Thompson Allan Denham
2007 Miss Finland Craig Williams David Hayes
2006 Serenade Rose Steven King Lee Freedman
2005 Hollow Bullet Glen Boss John McArdle
2004 Special Harmony Damien Oliver Lee Freedman
2003 Shower Of Roses Chris Munce Gai Waterhouse
2002 Sixty Seconds Brian York Roger James
2001 Tempest Morn Darren Beasley Gai Waterhouse
2000 Hill Of Grace Brett Prebble Gary Portelli

Vinery Stud Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

Vinery Stud Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
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

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