The Vinery Stud Stakes (Storm Queen Stakes) is a 1500 metre race for three-year-old fillies run under set weight conditions held by the Australian Turf Club. It is run at Rosehill on BMW Day in late March.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Fillies Set Weights
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 25 March 2017
The Vinery Stud Stakes is quite a recent race. It was first held as a principal race over 1900 metres in 1979 and was won by Impede. In 1980 it was given Group 2 status and the distance increased to 2000 metres where it has remained apart from 1979 when it was held at Canterbury over 1900 metres. It became a Group 1 race in 1992.
The race was named after Storm Queen, a daughter of Coronation Boy, who was foaled in 1963. In early 1966 as a two-year-old trained by Bart Cummings she won 8 successive races including the Golden Slipper. The race has also been known as the Ansett Australia Stakes, Arrowfield Stud Stakes, Storm Queen Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes. The only Golden Slipper winner to win the Storm Queen is Miss Finland (2007).
Lead-up races include the Group 2 Surround Stakes, the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes and the Group 1 Coolmore Classic, although in the last twenty years many winners had their lead-up race in Melbourne. Fillies that run well in the Storm Queen and can stay the distance will go on to the AJC Australian Oaks over 2400 metres in two weeks and fillies that have won both include Heavenly Glow (2008) and Serenade Rose (2006). Outstanding fillies may contest the AJC Australian Derby against the three-year-old males, although Research (1989) was the last to win that double.
Vinery Stud Stakes Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for betting markets for this years Vinery Stud Stakes.
|La Bella Diosa||5.00|
|Smart As You Think||26.00|
Vinery Stud Stakes Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Overcast
There are 12 runners for the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes, following the scratching of Cassadee. The early favourite is Foxplay who won the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes here last outing. On the second line of betting are La Bella Diosa who won the Surround Stakes on a heavy track before failing in the Coolmore Classic, and Dawn Wall who has won her last 3 starts, but in lower grades.
Harlow Gold ran on strongly for 4th in the Australian Guineas, while Lubiton was a close 2nd in the KG Classic last start. Montoya’s Secret has won her last 2 races in Victoria by big margins. Nurse Kitchen won a Group 2 last preparation, but hasn’t shown much in her two starts since resuming. All other runners are currently over 25 to 1.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 La Bella Diosa|
|4 Dawn Wall|
|3 Harlow Gold|
Past winners of the Vinery Stud Stakes (Storm Queen Stakes):
The stallion Zabeel has had a strong showing in the Vinery Stud Stakes as the sire of Shower Of Roses (2003), Hill Of Grace (2000) and Champagne (1998). The dam of Faint Perfume (2010) was sired by Zabeel as was the dam of Purple (2009). Spinning World has produced two winners with Heavenly Glow (2008) and Special Harmony (2004).
|2016||Single Gaze||Valley Girl||Happy Hannah|
|2015||Fenway||First Seal||Thunder Lady|
|2014||Lucia Valentina (NZ)||Solicit||Forever Loved (NZ)|
|2011||Mirjulisa Lass||Fibrillation||Brazilian Pulse|
|2010||Faint Perfume||Valdemoro||Absolute Faith|
|2008||Heavenly Glow||Galileo’s Daughter||Pentura (NZ)|
|2007||Miss Finland||Banc Du Fortune||Just Dancing|
|2006||Serenade Rose||Beauty Watch||Flora Danica|
|2005||Hollow Bullet||Lotteria||She’s Just A Tad (NZ)|
|2004||Special Harmony||Shamekha||Ike’s Dream|
|2003||Shower Of Roses||Bramble Rose (NZ)||Raspberry Ripple|
|2002||Sixty Seconds (NZ)||Hosannah||Quays|
|2001||Tempest Morn||Rose Archway||Calm Smytzer (NZ)|
|2000||Hill Of Grace (NZ)||Kirkstall Lane||Miss Zoe|