Horse Racing | Emancipation Stakes

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).



PREVIOUS EMANCIPATION STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS EMANCIPATION STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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