Mona Lisa Stakes Race Information

The Mona Lisa Stakes is a 1350 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the Wyong Race Club in late August or early September. It is held at Wyong at the start of the Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1350 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, Fillies and mares
  • Track: Wyong Racecourse, Wyong, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Friday 1 September 2023

Mona Lisa Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Mona Lisa Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 Mona Lisa Stakes Preview and results

See the 2021 Mona Lisa Stakes Preview and results

See the 2020 Mona Lisa Stakes Preview and results

The Mona Lisa was first held in 2005 when it was won by a four-year-old mare called Johan’s Toy, trained by Guy Walter. Since then it has mainly been won by four or five-year-olds, with the occasional older mare. Bouzy Rouge was a seven-year-old when she won in 2014, and 2019 winner Foxy Housewife was a six-year-old.

In 2023 the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Mirra View ($26) had to survive a protest in a boilover win,  beating John O’Shea’s Sanstoc and stablemate Wollombi in a tight finish.

The race is held on the same day as the Wyong Gold Cup, and like that race it attracts many Sydney trainers. It is nearly always won by Sydney trainers.

Useful Facts

Multiple winners: none

Fastest time (1350m): Impetuous (2013) 1:18:66

Mona Lisa Stakes & Tibbie Stakes: Moti (2009)

Leading jockeys:  Two jockeys have 2 wins each. Nash Rawiller with 2 wins (Miss Stellabelle 2012; Moti 2009) and Chris Munce with 2 wins (Sweetest Melody 2011; Pasikatera 2006)

Leading trainers: Gai Waterhouse with 4 wins (Miss Stellabelle 2012; Sweetest Melody 2011; Moti 2009; Pasikatera 2006)

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

Past winners of the Mona Lisa Stakes

Winners of past races often head to the Tibbie Stakes at Beaumont Racecourse in Newcastle. 2017 winner Lubiton went on to win the Group 3 Tesio Stakes at Moonee Valley

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Mirra View Sanstoc Wollombi
2022 Meg Katalin Larkspur Run
2021 More Prophets Bring The Ransom Great News
2020 Asiago Wandabaa Missybeel
2019 Foxy Housewife Laburnum Connemara
2018 Savatiano Shumookh Irithea
2017 Lubiton Imposing Lass Hetty Heights
2016 Fitou Tears In Heaven La Muse
2015 Vergara Two Blue Oxford Heart
2014 Bouzy Rouge Angel Bee I’m In The Money
2013 Impetuous Unimpeachable Regal Thunder
2012 Miss Stellabelle Irish Dream She Goes To Rio
2011 Sweetest Melody Red Tracer Jerezana
2010 Brasileira Once Were Wild Vintedge
2009 Moti Ivory Pegasus Bejewelled
2008 Mary’s Grace Royal Rock Fashion Street
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Pasikatera Villa Bled Leica Light
2005 Johan’s Toy Wild Queen Fuhr Goodness Sake