Desirable Stakes Race Information

The Desirable Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies run by the Victorian Racing Club in early November. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Desirable Stakes Race History

This race has been run under many different names including The Great Western, Seppelt Wine Handicap, The Lexus Stakes, Lexus Hybrid Plate and Jim Beam Black Stakes.

Runners may come to this race via the Listed William Crockett Stakes on Cox Plate day or the Listed Reginald Allen Quality in Sydney and there are will runners from many different races.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1400m): La Zoffany (1999) 1:22:00

Interesting trivia: Frankie Dettori rode La Zoffany to victory in 1999.

Past winners of the Desirable Stakes

Winners of past Desirable Stakes include Our Crown Mistress and Marveen.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Roll On High Joliestar Kimochi
2022 Razeta Grey River See You In Heaven
2021 Espiona Star Of Chaos Star Waltz
2020 No Restriction Pride Of Jenni Ripper Rita
2019 Akari Betcha Flying Xilong
2018 Pohutukawa Madam Rouge Into The Abyss
2017 Our Crown Mistress Luqyaa Warranty
2016 Jennifer Lynn Prompt Response Invincibella
2015 Don’t Doubt Mamma Indarra Queen Of Wands
2014 Hijack Hussy Sea Spray Coachella
2013 Moderate Roop All Politeness
2012 Walk With Attitude Thunder Rain Medusa’s Miss
2011 Combat Kitty Mabsam And Rock
2010 Palomares Booklet Zelsnitz
2009 Majestic Music Europa Point Indian Ocean
2008 Marveen Romneya Montana Flyer
2007 Belcentra Pleasant Sundaygirl Aceland Street
2006 Flame Of Sydney Catechuchu Absolutelyfabulous
2005 Hillfa Strata Title Cianara
2004 Provence Creative Plan Unabated
2003 Light Sweeper Mutate Regrowth
2002 Tarcoola Diamond It’s You Joy Of Flight
2001 Moon Dragon Night Chaser Ansami
2000 Oh Blue Angel Belle Ball Sonarchi
1999 La Zoffany Spinning Hill Nasmah