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TRISTARC STAKES


The 2016 edition of the Tristarc Stakes is set to jump at Caulfield Racecourse 14:45 AEST on October 15, as a part of the Caulfield Cup Race Day. The major Group 1 race for the day is the 2016 Caulfield Cup.

The race is named after the former race mare Tristarc who was a five-time Group 1 winner and secured the Caulfield Cup in 1985. The race is restricted to 4YO and older mares and is held under the conditions of set weights plus penalties. The minimum weight before penalties are applied is 55kg in 2016.

First held in 1987 at Listed level, the race was granted Group 3 status in 1994 and in 2005 was elevated to the current Group 2 status. Initially held over 1200m in 1987 it was increased to the current distance of 1400m in 1988 and has always been held at Caulfield.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2016 will be $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. The 2015 winner was the Darren Weir trained La Passe, ridden by Michelle Payne. Other winners of the race include Streama, More Joyous, Typhoon Tracy, Mimi Lebrock and Bonanova.

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TRISTARC STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016
Race Time: 14:45 AEST
Race Code: MR7
Location: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1,400 metres
Race Type: 4YO Mares Under Set Weight + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: First Seal
2016 Tristarc Stakes Results

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
1 FIRST SEAL 1ST $7.70 (win)
4 TYCOON TARA 2ND $1.30 (pl)
2 PEARLS 3RD $3.40 (pl)
7 DENMAGIC 4TH -


2016 TRISTARC STAKES TOP PICKS

2016 TRISTARC STAKES TOP PICKS

TYCOON TARA

The Snowden trained mare Tycoon Tara has come back in great order and has been able to secure three victories from her four starts this preparation. Her only miss was in the G2 Theo Marks Stakes when finishing 4th behind Mackintosh, less than a length from the winner, fighting on at what was her first run at Rosehill. Returning to Rosehill for the G2 Golden Pendant against mares, she carried 57kg at the set weights and penalties scale and proved much too strong for her opponents, landing a two length victory. That was her second win over the 1400m trip, the other win coming when successful in the G3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield in 2015 and carrying 58kg. Kerrin McEvoy has been booked to ride the mare for the second time. The other time they partnered was when successful in the G3 Show County Quality three starts back.

FIRST SEAL

First Seal is a smart mare that comes into this race second-up following her return in the G2 Golden Pendant taken out by Tycoon Tara. Starting favourite in that race she raced handy to the speed and finished 3.5 lengths from the winner with the closing 600m sectional posted in a slick 33.71 seconds. A five-time winner, the John Thompson trained mare can boast three wins over Winx in her career, with those victories coming in the G2 Tea Rose Stakes, the G1 Flight Stakes and the G2 Surround Stakes. First Seal has one win and two seconds from three attempts when second-up, with that win coming over the 1400m distance when taking out the 2015 G2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm. She meets Tycoon Tara at the same weight differential as their last meeting in the Golden Pendant and this will be the first time that she has raced... read more First Seal is a smart mare that comes into this race second-up following her return in the G2 Golden Pendant taken out by Tycoon Tara. Starting favourite in that race she raced handy to the speed and finished 3.5 lengths from the winner with the closing 600m sectional posted in a slick 33.71 seconds. A five-time winner, the John Thompson trained mare can boast three wins over Winx in her career, with those victories coming in the G2 Tea Rose Stakes, the G1 Flight Stakes and the G2 Surround Stakes. First Seal has one win and two seconds from three attempts when second-up, with that win coming over the 1400m distance when taking out the 2015 G2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm. She meets Tycoon Tara at the same weight differential as their last meeting in the Golden Pendant and this will be the first time that she has raced in the left-handed direction at Melbourne. read less

DANISH TWIST

The Kris Lees trained mare Danish Twist is a lightly raced 5YO that will be making her second appearance this campaign. Resuming in the G2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick over 1200m the mare carried 56.5kg under the weight-for-age scale and finished strongly to be a neck away from the winner Takedown and finishing more than one length in front of English. During the winter the mare had a successful campaign that was rounded out with an 8th in the last G1 of the racing season of the Tatts Tiara. Leading into the Tiara she had secured four successive wins that included the final of the ATC Provincial Championship, the G3 Dark Jewel over 1400m at Scone and the Listed June Stakes. Her record at the distance reads at 9:4-3-1 and when second-up is 3:1-2-0. Damien Oliver rode the mare for the first time when successful in the Provincial Championship and... read more The Kris Lees trained mare Danish Twist is a lightly raced 5YO that will be making her second appearance this campaign. Resuming in the G2 Premiere Stakes at Randwick over 1200m the mare carried 56.5kg under the weight-for-age scale and finished strongly to be a neck away from the winner Takedown and finishing more than one length in front of English. During the winter the mare had a successful campaign that was rounded out with an 8th in the last G1 of the racing season of the Tatts Tiara. Leading into the Tiara she had secured four successive wins that included the final of the ATC Provincial Championship, the G3 Dark Jewel over 1400m at Scone and the Listed June Stakes. Her record at the distance reads at 9:4-3-1 and when second-up is 3:1-2-0. Damien Oliver rode the mare for the first time when successful in the Provincial Championship and will be legged-up for this race. read less



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

FRENCH EMOTION

On the 8th line of the market, French Emotion has missed a place just three times in her sixteen start career. The three races that the 5YO mare has missed a place in were all in succession- the last run of her winter campaign when down the track in the G2 Queen of the South at Morphettville and then her first two starts this preparation in a benchmark 90 handicap and then in the G2 Lets Elope Stakes. Third-up in another benchmark 90 she was hitting the line well to be under a half-length from the winner Alaskan Rose who carried 4kg less under the handicap conditions. A last start winner she was successful in the G2 Blazer Stakes run over 1400m, finishing strongly from back in the field and is a two time winner at 1400m. Hugh Bowman has been booked for the ride, with the powerful Waller/Bowman combination... read more On the 8th line of the market, French Emotion has missed a place just three times in her sixteen start career. The three races that the 5YO mare has missed a place in were all in succession- the last run of her winter campaign when down the track in the G2 Queen of the South at Morphettville and then her first two starts this preparation in a benchmark 90 handicap and then in the G2 Lets Elope Stakes. Third-up in another benchmark 90 she was hitting the line well to be under a half-length from the winner Alaskan Rose who carried 4kg less under the handicap conditions. A last start winner she was successful in the G2 Blazer Stakes run over 1400m, finishing strongly from back in the field and is a two time winner at 1400m. Hugh Bowman has been booked for the ride, with the powerful Waller/Bowman combination arguably the strongest trainer/jockey combination to have graced the racetrack in recent years. read less



TRISTARC STAKES INFORMATION

TRISTARC STAKES INFORMATION

Run alongside the Caulfield Cup, the Tristarc Stakes is one of the premier races for mares only. Raced under set weights and penalty conditions, it is contested by some of the best four-year-olds at the time. Run over 1400m, it is an ideal lead up to the Group 1 Myer Classic or the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes later in the carnival. First staged in 1987, it is a relatively new race compared to the majority of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events. Originally a Listed Race, it went to become a Group Three in 1994, and then a Group 2 in 2005.

Some standout mares have won this race in the past, including Streama (2012), who was retired after her victory in the 2014 Doomben Cup. Other notable winners include; Bonanova (1999), Infinite Grace (2003-05 & 2nd in 2004) Our Egyptian Raine (2004), Typhoon Tracy (2009), More Joyous (2011) and Red Tracer (2013). Typhoon Tracy followed her victory in 2009 with another in the Group 1 Myer Classic.



PREVIOUS TRISTARC STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS TRISTARC STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 FIRST SEAL BLAKE SHINN JOHN P THOMPSON 01:25.1
2015 LA PASSE MICHELLE PAYNE DARREN WEIR 01:23.7
2014 SWEET IDEA TOMMY BERRY GAI WATERHOUSE 01.25.4
2013 RED TRACER NASH RAWILLER CHRIS WALLER 01.23.1
2012 STREAMA HUGH BOWMAN GUY WALTER 01.24.7
2011 MORE JOYOUS NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 01.22.8
2010 CULMINATE MICHAEL WALKER DARREN WEIR 01.26.5
2009 TYPHOON TRACY LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01.22.8
2008 MIMI LEBROCK MICHAEL RODD BART CUMMINGS 01.23.3
2007 MISS FANTABULOUS MICHAEL RODD DAVID HAYES 01.23.0
2006 NUCLEAR FREE DARREN BEADMAN JOHN BLACKER 01.23.0