Angus Armanasco Stakes Race Information

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies run by the Melbourne Racing Club in February. It is run at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 24 February 2024

Angus Armanasco Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Angus Armanasco Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Angus Armanasco Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Principal race over 1400m at Caulfield in 1976. It was called the Tranquil Star Stakes and was won by a horse called Better Draw. In 1980 it became a Group 3 race and in 1982 the distance was increased to 1600m then returned to 1400m in 1986. In 1991 the name was changed to the Dalgety Stakes, in 1994 it was called the Inglis Premier Sale Stakes and in 1995 it was the Jewel Stakes. From 1996 onwards it was been called the Angus Armanasco Stakes in honour of the late Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer. In 1997 the distance increased to 1600m again and in 2000 it was upgraded to a Group 2 race. From 2010 onwards the distance has been the current 1400m.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Pinker Pinker (2011) 1:21:4

Fastest time (1600m): Serenade Rose (2006) 1:34:89

Angus Armanasco Stakes & Kewney Stakes: Zarita (2008); Ballet Society (2005); Special Harmony (2004); Elegant Fashion (2002); Northwood Plume (1995); Bravita (1980).

Interesting trivia: In 1994 Party Time and Sovereign Appeal dead-heated for first.

Past winners of the Angus Armanasco Stakes

Winners of past Angus Armanasco Stakes often go on to contest the ATC Australian Oaks.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Sassy Boom So Glamorous Serasana
2023 Shuffle Dancer Royal Merchant Call Di
2022 Lavish Girl Argentia Yearning
2021 Yes Baby Yes Malicorne Shojiki
2020 La Tene Lady Lupino Luna Light
2019 Qafila Angelic Ruler Zoubo
2018 Summer Sham Palazzo Vecchio Miss Wahoo
2017 Savanna Amour Ellicazoom Oregon’s Day
2016 Catch A Fire Mossin’ Around Pasadena Girl
2015 Sabatini Fontein Ruby Samartested
2014 Spirits Dance Marianne Metaphorical
2013 Meliora Members Joy Red Fez
2012 Shopaholic Soft Sand Cute Emily
2011 Pinker Pinker Sayahailmary Sistine Angel
2010 Set For Fame Gigas Irish Lights
2009 Gold Water Gallica Miss Scarlatti
2008 Zarita Pleasantsundaygirl El Daana
2007 Miss Finland Causeway Lass Kisumu
2006 Serenade Rose Doubting Fanciful Bella
2005 Ballet Society Astrodame Glen Shian
2004 Special Harmony Deep In The Woods Demerger
2003 La Bella Dama Lashed Dextrous
2002 Elegant Fashion Li Lo Lill Moon Dragon
2001 Rose Archway St Therese Ponton Flyer
2000 I Am A Ripper Danarich Super Sequel
1999 Rose O’War Sunline Visual Displays
1998 Champagne Kensington Palace Greeting
1997 Cheval Place Regal Crown Zeya
1996 Not On Friday Rubidium Miss Margaret
1995 Northwood Plume New Smyrna High Creek
1994 Sovereign Appeal Party Time Lady In Reality
1993 Big Jamaica
Gold Design
 * dead-heat 1st Crazy Neaux
1992 Rockabye Tarare Raise A Rhythm
1991 Tessuti Zilezal Angel Baby
1990 Deira Gamine Tramaurea
1989 Seapost Pray For Colleen Crestkin
1988 Golden Unicorn Strawberry Fair Tennessee Vain
1987 Shackle Godessa Show Of Flowers
1986 Golden Twig Just Delight Sudden
1985 Delightful Belle Love A Kiss Club Flush
1984 Richebourg Miss Marcher Fork Tongue
1983 Irish Heiress More Rain Taj Belle
1982 Rogue’s Delight Artitian Our Revenge
1981 Tynia Market Countess Caboul
1980 Bravita Magic Gypsy Gallant Girl
1979 Sonstone Just Landed Fiery Belle
1978 Pushy Sun Sally Ivy’s Pick
1977 Brett’s Honour Snowmist Intrepid Dream
1976 Better Draw Golden Fantasy Rondelay