Testa Rossa Stakes Race Information

The Testa Rossa Stakes is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in September. It is held at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights and penalties
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 September 2023

Testa Rossa Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Testa Rossa Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2022 Testa Rossa Stakes Preview and results.

Run at Caulfield aas a 1200m race up to and including 2020, then in 2021 was switched to Sandown Hillside over 1300m as part of a revamp of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. in 2024 it returned to Caulfield over an increased distance of 1400m.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Chaillot (2021)

Fastest time (1200m): Amaethon (2011) 1:08:27

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Testa Rossa Stakes

Winners of past Testa Rossa Stakes include horses that go on to major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Buffalo River Savannah Cloud Corner Pocket
2022 I Wish I Win Ayrton Bandersnatch
2021 Chaillot Begood Toya Mother Met Spectrum
2020 Coruscate Runson Order Of Command
2019 Renewal Zoustyle Haunted
2018 Trekking Kemono Heart Of A Lion
2017 Bons Away Brave Smash Fast ‘N’ Rocking
2016 Keen Array Well Sprung Santa Ana Lane
2015 Fell Swoop Charlie Boy Java
2014 Target In Sight In Cahoots Turquoise King
2013 It Is Written Richie’s Vibe Chiaramonte
2012 Miss Marx McClintock Morant
2011 Amaethon First Command Phelan Ready
2010 Avenue Amaethon About Ready
1999 Rightfully Yours Keytomoney Ab Almalik