Centaurea Stakes Race Information

The Centaurea Stakes is a 2000 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the South Australian Jockey Club in May. It is held at Morphettville as part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, Fillies & mares
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Prizemoney: $120,000
  • Date: Saturday 11 May 2024

Centaurea Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Centaurea Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Centaurea Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Centaurea Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first held over 1500m at Morphettville in 1996 when it was won by Ladybird Blue ridden by Steven Arnold and trained by John Sadler.  The distance increased to 1600m in 1999 then increased again to 2000m in 2001. It has always been held at Morphettville.

Useful Facts

Last 3YO filly to win; Oasis Girl (2020)

Fastest time (2000m): Let’s Make Adeal (2001) 2:02:58

Interesting trivia: In 2000 the meeting was abandoned after race 7 due to rain, but luckily this race had already been run.

Past winners of the Centaurea Stakes

Winners of past Centaurea Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Sea What I See Silent Surrente Rivaport
2023 Thought Provoking Agreeable Warm Smile
2022 Foxy Frida La Dragontea Starelle
2021 In Good Health Crimson Ace Zayydani
2020 Oasis Girl Nerve Not Verve La Belle Jude
2019 Clearly Snogging Indrabeel
2018 Have Another Glass Temple Of Bel Lipstick Lover
2017 Exocet Sort After Have Another Glass
2016 Gabella Metaphorical Holy Cow
2015 Let’s Make Adeal Held Hostage Lady Cumquat
2014 Blue Ribbon Star Fashion Stella Lante
2013 Lake Sententia Epingle Oui Si Attitude
2012 Dance With Her Placement Epingle
2011 Vivid Vixen Platinum Passion Public Holiday
2010 Swooper Lady Avacan Starmon
2009 Miss Maren Lady Avacan Bubble Act
2008 Come Fly With Me El Daana Impinge
2007 Maloose Jillimarg Willingani
2006 Very Sydney Purde Vouvray
2005 Joy Of Flight Star Of Gretchen Great Sandy
2004 Pipkin Grand Society Maze
2003 Class Eulogy Twilight Rose Li Lo Lill
2002 Tyrolean Be My Princess Self Interest
2001 Be My Princess Madame Plume Lava Lady
2000 Snaabelle Lungarno Venere