The Birthday Card Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day, it is raced alongside other Group races, including the George Ryder Stakes, Ranvet Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas. Hosted by the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, it covers a distance of 1200m and is a race for fillies and mares under quality handicap conditions. The race is named after the famous Australian thoroughbred Birthday Card, who won the Golden Slipper Stakes back in 1962. Starting off as a Listed Race back in 1986, it was elevated to a Group 3 race in 2006.
The event normally attracts more than handy types and is best suited by improving fillies and mares which have escaped the handicapper and get in well-weighted. Handy types to have enjoyed Birthday Card Stakes success recently include; Avoid Lightning (2014), Arinosa (2013), Celts (2012), Spinning Hill (2001) and Light Up The World (1995).
|2016||SULTRY FEELING||BLAKE SHINN||JAMES CUMMINGS||01:10.9|
|2015||SHAMALIA||HUGH BOWMAN||BART CUMMINGS||01:09.7|
|2014||AVOID LIGHTNING||TIM CLARK||LES BRIDGE||01:11.8|
|2013||ARINOSA||BRENTON AVDULLA||CHRIS WALLER||01:09.6|
|2012||CELTS||CHRISTIAN REITH||PETER SNOWDEN||01:10.6|
|2011||ZINGALING||JIM CASSIDY||KRIS LEES||01:10.6|
|2010||PATRONYME||NASH RAWILLER||JOE PRIDE||01:10.3|
|2009||GAMBLE ME||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:10.4|
|2008||THRONE INN||LARRY CASSIDY||KEN CALLAUGHAN||01:10.9|
|2007||AUNTY BETTY||KATHY O’HARA||ALBERT STAPLEFORD||01:11.0|
|2006||IMANA||HUGH BOWMAN||GUY WALTER||01:10.5|
* Ortensia was first past the post in 2010 but was disqualified for positive drug test.