Horse Racing | Frances Tressady Stakes

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).



PREVIOUS FRANCES TRESSADY STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS FRANCES TRESSADY STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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