Festival Stakes Race Information

The Festival Stakes is a 1500 quality handicap race for horses three-years-old and up run by the Australian Turf Club in late November or early December. It is held at Rosehill as the feature event on the programme.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1500 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 27 November 2021

Festival Stakes Race History

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Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Sweet Redemption (2016)

Multiple winners: This Manshood (2002 & 2003);

Fastest time (1500m): I’m Imposing (2014) 1:28:51

Festival Stakes & Villiers Stakes:  Monton (2011); Utzon (2006): Ike’s Dream (2004); Castanea (1965).

Interesting trivia: Race not run in 2007 due to equine influenza.

Past winners of the Festival Stakes

Winners of past Festival Stakes include Mighty Lucky (2015), I’m Imposing (2014), Malavio (2012), Monton (2011), Eremein (2008), Utzon (2006), Ike’s Dream (2004), This Manshood (2002/2003), Adam (2000), Headstrong (1994), Ice Cream Sundae (1990), At Sea (1985), Manuan (1984), Just Ideal (1976), King Bogan (1970) and Coniston (1951).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Ellsberg Stockman Bandersnatch
2020 Outrageous Royal Celebration Evalina
2019 Ranier Live And Free Cellarman
2018 My Nordic Hero Goodfella Chamois Road
2017 Testashadow Mister Sea Wolf Red Excitement
2016 Sweet Redemption Hazzabeel Red Excitement
2015 Mighty Lucky It’s Somewhat Peace Force
2014 I’m Imposing Estonian Princess Strawberry Boy
2013 White Sage Terravista Alma’s Fury
2012 Malavio Monton Galah