Horse Racing | Birthday Card Stakes

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).



PREVIOUS BIRTHDAY CARD STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS BIRTHDAY CARD STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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.