The Ethereal Stakes is a 2000m Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria. It has set weights with penalties and a total prize pool of $200,000. In 2020, the Ethereal Stakes will be run on Saturday, October 17, the same day as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
Declan Bates won the 2019 edition of the Ethereal Stakes on board the Archie Alexander-trained Gamay. Vegas Jewel finished less than half a length behind in second, while Celestial Falls ran third. After winning the race, Gamay ran fifth in the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks.
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Jockey Nick Hall, who retired in 2018, had a great run the in Ethereal Stakes, winning it three times between 2010 and 2014. Since then no jockey or trainer has been able to establish consistent success.
The Ethereal Stakes has had some notable winners, with the most recent of the lot being Verry Elleegant. The champion mare won the race in 2018 and then later in the season went on to win both the Vinery Stud Stakes and Australian Oaks.
Gamay clocked 2:04.42 to claim victory in the Ethereal Stakes in 2019, which was a decent time but not the fastest the race has seen over the last decade. That honour belongs to Pinot, who ran 2:02.71 in 2017.
2020 Ethereal Stakes Field
|1||Cafe Rizu (16)J: Craig Newitt 56kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$34.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|2||Chica Fuerte (6)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: A & S Freedman||$4.40||$1.85||Bet Now|
|3||Starelle (9)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: D T O’brien||$3.70||$1.65||Bet Now|
|4||Succeed Indeed (8)J: Mark Zahra 56kg T: L & T Corstens||$6.00||$2.25||Bet Now|
|5||Silhouette (4)J: John Allen 56kg T: James Cummings||$9.00||$3.00||Bet Now|
|6||Pensato (1)J: William Pike 56kg T: James Cummings||$6.00||$2.25||Bet Now|
|7||Art Glass (11)J: Craig Williams 56kg T: G M Begg||$41.00||$7.50||Bet Now|
|8||Shilajit (10)J: Michael Rodd 56kg T: Dan O’sullivan||$151.00||$26.00||Bet Now|
|9||Blazing Lace (14)J: Luke Currie 56kg T: Dan O’sullivan||$91.00||$20.00||Bet Now|
|10||Salto Angel (3)J: Damian Lane 56kg T: D T O’brien||$14.00||$3.90||Bet Now|
|11||Selfless (13)J: Michael Walker 56kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$26.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
|12||Star Of Eden (5)J: Billy Egan 56kg T: M D Moroney||$21.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|13||Northern Bliss (2)J: Jamie Kah 56kg T: N A Blackiston||$101.00||$21.00||Bet Now|
|14||Yatton (12)J: Jye Mcneil 56kg T: M D Moroney||$16.00||$4.40||Bet Now|
|15||Swindon Lass (7)J: Brian Higgins 56kg T: Matthew Brown||$101.00||$21.00||Bet Now|
|16||Mrs Murphy (15)J: Jake Noonan 56kg T: Paul Rocke||$201.00||$31.00||Bet Now|
ETHEREAL STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Gamay (2:04.42)
2018 – Verry Elleegant (2:05.56)
2017 – Pinot (2:02.71)
2016 – Eleonora (2:05.31)
2015 – Dawnie Perfect (2:02.79)
2014 – Set Square (2:04.54)
2013 – Arabian Gold (2:04.15)
2012 – Alzora (2:04.98)
2011 – Gliding (2:04.54)
2010 – Dizalgo (2:08.44)