2015 Winter Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Tattersall’s Tiara / Winter Stakes

The 2015 Tattersall’s Tiara, formerly called the Winter Stakes and first run in 1989, is a great Group 1 race held at the esteemed Eagle Farm Racecourse in late June each year on the final raceday of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. In 2012 the race name was changed from Winter Stakes to the Tattersall’s Tiara. Winter Stakes is also the name of a Listed race run at Warwick Farm in July.

Open to fillies and mares the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara is a middle distance gallop run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions. Worth over $500, 000 the Tattersall’s Tiara (Winter Stakes) is one of the Brisbane Turf Club’s most lucrative and prestigious events and as such attracts Queensland’s best female competitors as well as a number of interstate fillies and mares too.

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The highlight event at the meeting, the Tattersall’s Tiara is accompanied by two other Group status races – the $200, 000 Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup and the $175, 000 Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes.

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Upcoming Races

Group 1

2013 Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

2013 Caulfield Cup

(2,400m)

Caulfield

$2,500,000

3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Caulfield Stakes

(1600m)

Caulfield

$400,000

3YO SWPP

Group 1

Toorak Handicap

(1600m)

Caulfield

$400,000

Open Handicup

Group 1

Manikato Stakes

(1200m)

Moonee Valley

$1,000,000

WFA

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2013

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Group 1

Crown Oaks 2013

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Lead Up Races

Fillies and mares looking towards the Tattersall’s Tiara at the end of the Brisbane Winter Carnival have a good range of earlier events well suited to prepare them for the testing Group 1 event. Races including the Group 3 Lady of the Turf Stakes (1350m) at Doomben in May and the Group 2 Dane Ripper Quality (1400m) serve as excellent preparatory runs for Tattersall’s Tiara hopefuls.

The last female to take out the Dane Ripper Quality – Winter Stakes double was Tripping in 1996.

Tripping is just one of a number of brilliant fillies and mares to claim Winter Stakes victory. Others include Dane Ripper in 1997, Bonanova in 2000 & 2001 and Miss Potential in 2004.

Sydney Winter Stakes

While the Winter Stakes at Eagle Farm may have been re-named the Tattersall’s Tiara, the name lives on in Sydney which plays host to a Listed $100,000 Winter Stakes at Warwick Farm in July.

The best trainers in Sydney generally have runners in the Winter Stakes, with the likes of Chris Waller, Gai Waterhouse and John O’Shea often seen at the event.

Run over 1400 metres, the Winter Stakes provides a rare black-type event in July in the harbour city and is often a target for horses stepping up to Listed level for the first time.

Trainers also often use the event to try and chase black-type success with out of form horses who have previously won at Listed level or higher.

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Tattersall's Tiara (Winter Stakes) News

Leading trainer Chris Waller has capped another memorable season in the best way possible at Rosehill Gardens over the weekend; saddling talented gelding Rugged Cross to success in the featured Winter Stakes (1400m). Jumping from the gates well, jockey Brenton Avdulla settled Rugged Cross in prime position on the heels…