Vinery Stud Stakes Race Information

The Vinery Stud Stakes (Storm Queen Stakes) is a 2000 metre race for three-year-old fillies run under set weight conditions held by the Australian Turf Club. It is run at Rosehill on Tancred Stakes Day in late March.

  • Race Type: Group 1
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 27 March 2021

Vinery Stud Stakes Race History

See the 2021 Vinery Stud Stakes Preview and Results.

The Vinery Stud Stakes is quite a recent race. It was first held as a principal race over 1900 metres in 1979 and was won by Impede. In 1980 it was given Group 2 status and the distance increased to 2000 metres where it has remained apart from 1979 when it was held at Canterbury over 1900 metres. It became a Group 1 race in 1992.

The race was named after Storm Queen, a daughter of Coronation Boy, who was foaled in 1963. In early 1966 as a two-year-old trained by Bart Cummings she won 8 successive races including the Golden Slipper. The race has also been known as the Ansett Australia Stakes, Arrowfield Stud Stakes, Storm Queen Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes. The only Golden Slipper winner to win the Storm Queen is Miss Finland (2007).

Lead-up races include the Group 2 Surround Stakes, the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes and the Group 1 Coolmore Classic, although in the last twenty years many winners had their lead-up race in Melbourne. Fillies that run well in the Storm Queen and can stay the distance will go on to the AJC Australian Oaks over 2400 metres in two weeks and fillies that have won both include Heavenly Glow (2008) and Serenade Rose (2006). Outstanding fillies may contest the AJC Australian Derby against the three-year-old males, although Research (1989) was the last to win that double.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (2000m): Tempest Morn (2001) 2:00:17

Interesting trivia: In 2001 Tempest Morn survived a protest from Rose Archway.

Past winners of the Vinery Stud Stakes (Storm Queen Stakes)

The stallion Zabeel has had a strong showing in the Vinery Stud Stakes as the sire of Shower Of Roses (2003), Hill Of Grace (2000) and Champagne (1998). The dam of Faint Perfume (2010) was sired by Zabeel as was the dam of Purple (2009). Spinning World has produced two winners with Heavenly Glow (2008) and Special Harmony (2004).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Hungry Heart Harmony Rose Impecunious
2020 Shout The Bar Probabeel Nudge
2019 Verry Elleegant Frankely Awesome Aristia
2018 Hiyaam Unforgotten Aloisia
2017 Montoya’s Secret Nurse Kitchen Harlow Gold
2016 Single Gaze Valley Girl Happy Hannah
2015 Fenway First Seal Thunder Lady
2014 Lucia Valentina (NZ) Solicit Forever Loved (NZ)
2013 Norzita Longport Habibi
2012 Mosheen Streama Aliyana Tilde
2011 Mirjulisa Lass Fibrillation Brazilian Pulse
2010 Faint Perfume Valdemoro Absolute Faith
2009 Purple Gold Water Gallica
2008 Heavenly Glow Galileo’s Daughter Pentura (NZ)
2007 Miss Finland Banc Du Fortune Just Dancing
2006 Serenade Rose Beauty Watch Flora Danica
2005 Hollow Bullet Lotteria She’s Just A Tad (NZ)
2004 Special Harmony Shamekha Ike’s Dream
2003 Shower Of Roses Bramble Rose (NZ) Raspberry Ripple
2002 Sixty Seconds (NZ) Hosannah Quays
2001 Tempest Morn Rose Archway Calm Smytzer (NZ)
2000 Hill Of Grace (NZ) Kirkstall Lane Miss Zoe

From the archives:

Vinery Stud Stakes Preview & Tips 2018

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 13 runners for the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes, following the scratching of Luvaluva. The early favourite is Unforgotten who won the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes here last outing, and has won 4 of her 7 starts. On the second line of betting are Alizee who won the Light Fingers Stakes when resuming but should have finished closer when 2.3 lengths 13th in the Coolmore Classic, and Aloisia who got flattened in the Australian Guineas but somehow got going to run the best last 200m split of the race.

Bring Me Roses has only won one race but has several Group level placings. Danzdanzdance has been going well in New Zealand with a close 2nd in the G2 Avondale Guineas followed by 3rd in the G1 NZ Derby. Torvill followed 2nd in the Surround Stakes with 2nd in the Kembla Grange Classic. Hiyaam resumed for 3rd in the Phar Lap Stakes. All other runners are currently over 15 to 1.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
7 Unforgotten
2 Alizee
1 Aloisia
8 Danzdanzdance