The Frances Tressady Stakes is a Group 3 race which takes place on Australian Guineas Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. A race for mares under set weight plus penalties conditions, it covers a distance of 1400m and offers $150,000 in prize money. The Frances Tressady Stakes has gone by many names over the years, from the Devon Park Stud Stakes (1995-1999) to the Tooheys New Plate (2002-2004), before reverting back to its original name, the Frances Tressady Stakes.
The event is named after the champion filly Frances Tressady, who won the Victoria Derby and the Crown Oaks in 1923. The event dates back to 1975 when it was a Listed Race, and bar for 2010, it’s been a Group 3 since 1980. During the 80s, five editions were run at 1600m, but 1400m is the traditional and current distance. Some of the high profile winners are Aloha (2011), Typhoon Tracy (2009) and Laura’s Charm (2007).
|2016||WAWAIL||DAMIEN OLIVER||DAVID HAYES||01:22.3|
|2015||MADAM GANGSTER||CRAIG WILLIAMS||LEE & SHANNON HOPE||01:23.3|
|2014||FIVE ALL||MICHELLE PAYNE||DARREN WEIR||01:24.4|
|2013||TAVARNELLE||GLEN BOSS||JOHN HAWKES||01:22.3|
|2012||RASPBERRIES||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:24.9|
|2011||ALOHA||GLEN BOSS||MICK PRICE||01:22.3|
|2010||BE POSITIVE||DANNY NIKOLIC||TONY NOONAN||01:23.4|
|2009||TYPHOON TRACY||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01:22.6|
|2008||CONISTON GEM||COREY BROWN||ROBERT SMERDON||01:22.8|
|2007||LAURA’S CHARM||CHRIS SYMONS||SHANE FLIEDNER||01:21.5|
|2006||BREEZY||STEPHEN BASTER||DANNY O’BRIEN||01:21.9|