Myer Classic

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The Empire Rose Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationFlemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated1988
Race typeThoroughbred
Race information
Distance1,600 metres
SurfaceTurf
QualificationFillies and mares three years old and older
WeightWeight for Age
Purse$500,000 (2018)

The Empire Rose Stakes, is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race held under Weight for Age conditions, for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and upwards, over a distance of 1600 metres, held at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia during the VRC Spring Carnival on Victoria Derby day.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$500,000.

History[edit]

The registered race is named after Empire Rose, the champion mare who won the 1988 LKS MacKinnon StakesMelbourne Cup double.[2]

Name[edit]

  • 1988–1992 - The Honda Legend
  • 1993 - Hong Kong Bank Stakes
  • 1994–2001 - Hardy Brothers Classic
  • 2002–2004 - Nestle Peters Classic
  • 2005–2017 - Myer Classic
  • 2018 onwards - Empire Rose Stakes

Distance[edit]

  • 1988 onwards - 1,600 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1988–1994 - Listed Race
  • 1995–1996 - Group 3
  • 1997–2003 - Group 2
  • 2004 onwards - Group 1

Winners[edit]

  • 2018 - Shillelagh[3]
  • 2017 - Shoals[4]
  • 2016 - I Am A Star[5]
  • 2015 - Politeness[6]
  • 2014 - Bonaria[7]
  • 2013 - Red Tracer[8]
  • 2012 - Appearance[9]
  • 2011 - Hurtle Myrtle[10]
  • 2010 - Sacred Choice[11]
  • 2009 - Typhoon Tracy[12]
  • 2008 - Forensics[13]
  • 2007 - Divine Madonna[14]
  • 2006 - Lyrical Bid[15]
  • 2005 - Lotteria[16]
  • 2004 - Miss Potential[17]
  • 2003 - Zanna[18]
  • 2002 - Miss Zoe[19]
  • 2001 - Market Price[20]
  • 2000 - Super Sequel[21]
  • 1999 - Noircir[22]
  • 1998 - Bonanova[23]
  • 1997 - Prairie[24]
  • 1996 - Rose of Portland[25]
  • 1995 - Aunty Mary[26]
  • 1994 - Sedately
  • 1993 - Mingling Glances
  • 1992 - Excited Angel
  • 1991 - Western Chorus
  • 1990 - Natural Wonder
  • 1989 - Echo Lass
  • 1988 - Concordance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Winners and Past Results for the Myer Classic". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Empire Rose (winning races)". Pedigree Online Thoroughbred Database. 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ "2018 Result – Empire Rose Stakes (held 3 November 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "2017 Result – Myer Classic (held 4 November 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ "2016 Result – Myer Classic (held 29 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ "2015 Result – Myer Classic (held 31 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Myer Classic (held 1 November 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Myer Classic (held 2 November 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  9. ^ "2012 Result – Myer Classic (held 3 November 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  10. ^ "2011 Result – Myer Classic (held 29 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  11. ^ "2010 Result – Myer Classic (held 30 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  12. ^ "2009 Result – Myer Classic (held 31 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  13. ^ "2008 Result – Myer Classic (held 1 November 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  14. ^ "2007 Result – Myer Classic (held 3 November 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  15. ^ "2006 Result – Myer Classic (held 4 November 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  16. ^ "2005 Result – Myer Classic (held 29 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  17. ^ "2004 Result – Nestle Peters Classic (held 30 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  18. ^ "2003 Result – Nestle Peters Classic (held 1 November 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  19. ^ "2002 Result – Nestle Peters Classic (held 2 November 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  20. ^ "2001 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 3 November 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  21. ^ "2000 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 4 November 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  22. ^ "1999 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 30 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  23. ^ "1998 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 31 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  24. ^ "1997 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 1 November 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  25. ^ "1996 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 2 November 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  26. ^ "1995 Result – Hardy Brothers Classic (held 4 November 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 October 2015.