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First held in 1987 as the Milady Stakes, the race was renamed in 1994 to honour the former Bart Cummings trained mare Let’s Elope. In a stunning Spring campaign in 1991, the mare secured victories in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and the Mackinnon Stakes.

The race is restricted to 4YO and older mares and run under the conditions of set weights plus penalties. The race is held at Flemington over 1400m at Group 2 level. Originally held at Listed level, the race was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2005 and upgraded to the current level in 2009.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2016is $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2015 winner was the Chris Waller trained Amicus, ridden by Craig Newitt. Previous winners of the race include Pinker Pinker, Rewaaya, Rose Of Portland, Mannerism and the only dual winner Commanding Jewel.

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LET'S ELOPE STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 10th September 2016
Race Time: 16:50 AEST
Race Code: MR8
Location: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1,400 metres
Race Type: Mares Set Weights Plus Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: Don't Doubt Mamma
2016 Let's Elope Stakes Results

RACE RESULTS

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
2 DON'T DOUBT MAMMA 1ST $5.40 (win)
4 THAMES COURT 2ND $2.90 (pl)
11 MANAGERESS 3RD $7.70 (pl)
6 JESSY BELLE 4TH -


2016 LET'S ELOPE STAKES TOP PICKS

2016 LET'S ELOPE STAKES TOP PICKS

BADAWIYA

The Mick Price trained mare will resume in the Let’s Elope at her first start as a 4YO and will carry the top weight of 59kg under the set weights and penalties scale. In the Spring of 2015 as a 3YO she won a benchmark 64 handicap at Pakenham and then went to the G2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m, scoring a strong 2 length victory. Her final run of the Spring was a 3rd in the G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Resuming in the Autumn in the G2 Kewney at Flemington over 1400m she was a dominant winner, posting a 2.25 length victory. At the next three starts in the G2 Emancipation, G1 Queen Of The Turf and the G1 UBET Classic Badawiya was unable to finish in the money. Trialling on the Pakenham synthetic track over 1000m to prepare for her return, the mare is a two time... read more The Mick Price trained mare will resume in the Let’s Elope at her first start as a 4YO and will carry the top weight of 59kg under the set weights and penalties scale. In the Spring of 2015 as a 3YO she won a benchmark 64 handicap at Pakenham and then went to the G2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1600m, scoring a strong 2 length victory. Her final run of the Spring was a 3rd in the G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield. Resuming in the Autumn in the G2 Kewney at Flemington over 1400m she was a dominant winner, posting a 2.25 length victory. At the next three starts in the G2 Emancipation, G1 Queen Of The Turf and the G1 UBET Classic Badawiya was unable to finish in the money. Trialling on the Pakenham synthetic track over 1000m to prepare for her return, the mare is a two time winner at the distance and a two time winner at Flemington. read less

DON'T DOUBT MAMMA

The Tony McEvoy trained mare will be second-up following her return in the G3 Cockram Stakes at Caulfield over 1200m. Don’t Doubt Mamma finished 6th in the 2015 Edward Manifold Stakes behind Badawiya and after that run was successful in the Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate on Melbourne Cup day. The final run for the Spring was in the Sandown Guineas when finishing 3rd behind Mahuta. Resuming in the Autumn she was successful in the G3 Vanity at her first-up run and second-up was again beaten by Badawiya in the G2 Kewney. Freshened McEvoy took the filly to Morphettville where she was a winner in the 1100m Redelva Stakes at Listed level. Don’t Doubt Mamma opened at the head of the UBET market and holds that position after meeting with some support. The mare has won second-up previously and when racing over 1400m has the record of 4:3-1-0.

THAMES COURT

Another 4YO mare who will be second-up in her preparation, Thames Court started her season in the G3 Cockram Stales at Caulfield where she finished a half-length 2nd. Settling close to the speed the mare was fighting strongly but was unable to hold off the flying finish of Ocean Embers who had come from near enough to last at the 400m to snatch the win. In the Autumn the David Brideoake trained mare won the 1600m G3 Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley which warranted a trip to Morphettville. Lining up in the Listed Laelia Stakes over 1600m she was sent out the punters-elect but was well beaten by the home turn, with jockey Linda Meech of the belief the filly jarred up on the track which was officially rated a Good 4. Thames Court has one win and one placing when second-up and lines up at Flemington for just the... read more Another 4YO mare who will be second-up in her preparation, Thames Court started her season in the G3 Cockram Stales at Caulfield where she finished a half-length 2nd. Settling close to the speed the mare was fighting strongly but was unable to hold off the flying finish of Ocean Embers who had come from near enough to last at the 400m to snatch the win. In the Autumn the David Brideoake trained mare won the 1600m G3 Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley which warranted a trip to Morphettville. Lining up in the Listed Laelia Stakes over 1600m she was sent out the punters-elect but was well beaten by the home turn, with jockey Linda Meech of the belief the filly jarred up on the track which was officially rated a Good 4. Thames Court has one win and one placing when second-up and lines up at Flemington for just the 2nd time with Ryan Maloney to take the ride. read less



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

C'EST BEAU LA VIE

Trained in South Australia by the MacDonald and Gluyas combination, the 4YO mare will be second-up after making her return in a 1200m benchmark 90 at Morphettville and finishing a half-length 2nd. Her Autumn was her breakout after competing in the G2 Wakeful Stakes in the Spring she was given a break and resumed in great style. Successful in the Listed Laelia Stakes over 1600m she then was sent to the G3 Auraria Stakes and was ridden on the pace after doing most of her racing from behind. Fighting on gamely and securing 2nd place, Silent Sedition was able to take the win by just under a half-length. Her final run as a 3YO saw her place 3rd in the G1 SA Oaks, beaten 1 length behind Abbey Marie. C’est Beau La Vie is a one from one at the distance and might be looking for longer and at the... read more Trained in South Australia by the MacDonald and Gluyas combination, the 4YO mare will be second-up after making her return in a 1200m benchmark 90 at Morphettville and finishing a half-length 2nd. Her Autumn was her breakout after competing in the G2 Wakeful Stakes in the Spring she was given a break and resumed in great style. Successful in the Listed Laelia Stakes over 1600m she then was sent to the G3 Auraria Stakes and was ridden on the pace after doing most of her racing from behind. Fighting on gamely and securing 2nd place, Silent Sedition was able to take the win by just under a half-length. Her final run as a 3YO saw her place 3rd in the G1 SA Oaks, beaten 1 length behind Abbey Marie. C’est Beau La Vie is a one from one at the distance and might be looking for longer and at the ninth line of the UBET market has moved in one point from her opening quote of $16. read less



LET'S ELOPE STAKES INFORMATION

LET'S ELOPE STAKES INFORMATION

Inaugurated in the late 1980s, the Let’s Elope Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race for mares aged four years and up, at set weights and penalties over 1400m. It is held annually on Makybe Diva Stakes Day at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Originally the Milady Stakes, the race is now named in honour of champion mare Let’s Elope. Found in a paddock in New Zealand, master trainer Bart Cummings put the polish on this super mare who took all before her in the spring of 2011.

She won the Turnbull Stakes, MacKinnon Stakes, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. The Let’s Elope Stakes is a Group 2, and despite its short history, has already seen some quality horses claim victory. Pinker Pinker, from the Greg Eurell stable, won the race in 2011, before going on to claim the Cox Plate later that spring.



PREVIOUS LET'S ELOPE STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS LET'S ELOPE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 DON'T DOUBT MAMMA DWAYNE DUNN TONY MCEVOY 01:24.5
2015 AMICUS CRAIG NEWITT CHRIS WALLER 01:23.0
2014 COMMANDING JEWEL DAMIEN OLIVER LEON CORSTENS 01:23.6
2013 COMMANDING JEWEL BEN MELHAM LEON CORSTENS 01:22.5
2012 ZURELLA CRAIG NEWITT SHAUNE RITCHIE 01:23.3
2011 PINKER PINKER GLEN BOSS GREG EURELL 01:23.8
2010 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED JAMES WINKS JOHN THOMPSON 01:26.8
2009 CATS WHISKER STEVEN KING MARK KAVANAGH 01:25.0
2008 MIMI LEBROCK MICHAEL RODD BART CUMMINGS 01:28.2
2007 DEVIL MOON MICHAEL RODD MARK KAVANAGH 01:23.4
2006 REWAAYA DWAYNE DUNN DAVID HAYES 01:24.2