Begonia Belle Stakes

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Begonia Belle Stakes
raced as Sensis Stakes (2016)
Group 3 race
Location Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 2005
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Sensis (2016)
Race information
Distance 1,100 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Mares, four-years-old and older
Weight Set weights with penalties
Purse A$200,000 (2016)

The Begonia Belle Stakes, raced as Sensis Stakes (2016) is a registered Victoria Racing Club Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race for mares aged four years old and upwards, run at set weights with penalties, over a distance of 1100 metres, held annually at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in November during the VRC Spring Carnival on Victoria Derby Day.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$200,000 and $1,500 trophy.

History[edit]

The registered race is named after Begonia Belle, winner of the 1969 Newmarket Handicap.[2] The race was originally raced on the third day of the VRC Spring Carnival, VRC Oaks day but was moved in 2016 to the first day of the carnival.

Name[edit]

  • 2005 - The Heaven Sprint
  • 2006–2007 - Crown Trophy
  • 2008 - Crown Promenade Trophy
  • 2009–2010 - Crown Promenade Stakes
  • 2011–2015 - G.H. Mumm Stakes
  • 2016 - Sensis Stakes

Distance[edit]

  • 2005 onwards - 1100 metres.

Grade[edit]

  • 2005–2008 - Handicap
  • 2009–2013 - Listed Race
  • 2013 onwards - Group 3 race

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Sheidel[3]
  • 2015 - Pittsburgh Flyer[4]
  • 2014 - Vain Queen[5]
  • 2013 - Dystopia[6]
  • 2012 - Honey Flower[7]
  • 2011 - Ortensia[8]
  • 2010 - Status Symbol[9]
  • 2009 - Very Discreet[10]
  • 2008 - Beaming[11]
  • 2007 - Soleil[12]
  • 2006 - Street Smart[13]
  • 2005 - Covet Thee[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Begonia Belle Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Begonia Belle (winning races)". Pedigree Online Thoroughbred Database. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – Sensis Stakes (held 29 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – G.H. Mumm Stakes (held 7 November 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – G.H. Mumm Stakes (held 6 November 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – G.H. Mumm Stakes (held 7 November 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – G.H. Mumm Stakes (held 8 November 2012)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – G.H. Mumm Stakes (held 3 November 2011)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Crown Promenade Stakes (held 4 November 2010)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – Crown Promenade Stakes (held 5 November 2009)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Crown Promenade Trophy (held 6 November 2008)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Crown Trophy (held 8 November 2007)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Crown Trophy (held 9 November 2006)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – The Heaven Sprint (held 3 November 2005)". Racing Vic. (Aus). Retrieved 3 November 2015.