Held annually in late March on BMW Stakes Day, the Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 horse race run at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse. For fillies and mares at set weights and penalties, the event is run over a distance of 1500m. With prize money of $175,000 up for grabs, the event tends to attract talented females, with many using the race as a lead up to the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
The feature is named in honour of the great mare Emancipation, a six-time Group 1 winner who was Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year in 1984. Skyerush, a mare from the Guy Walter stable, is the only horse to claim back-to-back Emancipation Stakes victories (2012 & 2013). Other notable winners of the event include; Sacred Choice (2010), Hot Danish (2007), Staging (1999) and Hysterical (1993).
|2016||ZANBAGH||BLAKE SHINN||JOHN THOMPSON||01:28.4|
|2015||CATKINS||JAMES MCDONALD||CHRIS WALLER||01:29.2|
|2014||CATKINS||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||01:31.9|
|2013||SKYERUSH||BLAKE SHINN||GUY WALTER||01:35.4|
|2012||SKYERUSH||BLAKE SHINN||GUY WALTER||01:35.3|
|2011||SWORN TO SECRECY||BRENTON AVDULLA||JOHN O’SHEA||01:39.4|
|2010||SACRED CHOICE||MICHAEL RODD||JOE PRIDE||01:35.1|
|2009||AMBERINO||DAMIEN OLIVER||JOHN MOLONEY||01:38.3|
|2008||KOSI BAY||DAMIEN OLIVER||BART CUMMINGS||01:37.4|
|2007||HOT DANISH||TIM CLARK||LEE BRIDGE||01:37.1|
|2006||FANTASIA||HUGH BOWMAN||GUY WALTER||01:34.5|