Matriarch Stakes Race Information

The Matriarch Stakes is a 2000 metre set weights plus penalties race for mares four-years and older run by the Victoria Racing Club in November. It is held at Flemington on the last day of the VRC Spring Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, mares 4YO & upwards
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 11 November 2023

Matriarch Stakes Race History

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Matriarch Stakes Facts

Multiple winners: Big Colony (1991 & 1992)

Fastest time (2000m): Purple (2009) 2:00:1

Tesio Stakes & Matriarch Stakes: Suavito (2014);

Interesting trivia: Big Colony is the only mare to win this race twice – she was also first past the post in the Sandown Classic but was later disqualified.

Past winners of the Matriarch Stakes

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

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Deny Knowledge Osmose Amokura
2022 Atishu Steinem Tokorangi
2021 Zayydani Our Intrigue Starelle
2020 Affair To Remember Paradee Toffee Tongue
2019 Oceanex Miss Siska Aristocratic Miss
2018 Kenedna Miss Siska Luvaluva
2017 Savapinski Payroll Token Of Love
2016 Jessy Belle Sort After Happy Hannah
2015 Lucia Valentina Manageress Casino Dancer
2014 Suavito Girl In Flight Amanpour
2013 Girl Gone Rockin’ Queenstown Keep De Rose
2012 Midnight Martini Lake Sententia Crafty Irna
2011 Vintedge Stole Skyerush
2010 Well Rounded Purple Keep The Peace
2009 Purple Moment in Time Lady Lynette
2008 Bird of Fire Tan Tat De Lago El Daana
2007 Hidden Strings Sovereign Miss Danevade
2006 Brom Felinity Pin Up Purde
2005 Sutology Storm Alert Aqua D Amore
2004 Demerger Aint Seen Nothin Full Spec
2003 Sweet Corn Sylvaner Mrs Tendulkar
2002 Damaschino Little Miss Quick Terrenora
2001 Piper Star Umaline Tickle My
2000 Flushed Nova Claus Tickle My
1999 Sly Sandra Our Erin Nova Clause
1998 Laebeel Vestey Al Buraymi
1997 Battochi Burning Embers Star Cossack
1996 Gold City Palos Verdes Central Express
1995 Magical Storm Amuse Us Our Brigetta
1994 Sudden Wonder La Poundage Tristera
1993 Gilded Splendor Antwerp Dream About It
1992 Big Colony Tarare Late For Breakfasat
1991 Big Colony Rich Dreams Hermoso
1990 Bassies Pride Fun Is Racing Mrs Joe Gargery
1989 French Icing Lady Jess Imposing Bloom
1988 Concordance Conbituate Lady Papal Princess