Featuring annually in mid-February on Apollo Stakes Day, the Light Fingers Stakes is a prominent Group 2 thoroughbred horse race run at Sydney’s iconic Royal Randwick Racecourse. It is named after 1965 Melbourne Cup winner Light Fingers, who was trained by Bart Cummings. The event is restricted to three-year-old fillies and is run under set weight conditions. A Listed Race from 1983 to 1985, it was elevated to Group 2 status in 1986, and bar for a couple of years (1987-90), that’s where it has remained.
The Light Fingers is a 1200m sprint with $200,000 in prize money. The event is generally used by trainers as a lead up to some of the bigger races, such as the Millie Fox Stakes and Surround Stakes. Some of Australia’s finest equine young ladies have won this event including; Emancipation (1983), Joanne (1990), Skating (1993), Assertive Lass (1997), Gold Edition (2007), More Joyous (2010) and Sea Siren (2012).
|2016||PERIGNON||TIM CLARK||GERALD RYAN||01:09.9|
|2015||ADRIFT||TYE ANGLAND||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:09.4|
|2014||SWEET IDEA||TOMMY BERRY||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:09.0|
|2013||BENNETTA||JAMES MCDONALD||GRAHAM BEGG||01:10.1|
|2012||SEA SIREN||JIM CASSIDY||AIDAN O’BRIEN||01:16.3|
|2011||OBSEQUIOUS||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:09.5|
|2010||MORE JOYOUS||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:09.8|
|2009||ROCK ME BABY||BRAD PENGELLY||DAVID PAYNE||01:11.3|
|2008||FORENSICS||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN||01:10.5|
|2007||GOLD EDITION||JIM CASSIDY||RICKY MAUND||01:09.0|
|2006||STREET SMART||GLENN LYNCH||RICKY MAUND||01:09.9|