Ethereal Stakes

Group 3

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    Date: Oct 17, 2020
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    Racecourse: Caulfield
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    Race Distance: 2,000m
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    Prize Money: $200,000

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

1Cafe Rizu (16)J: Craig Newitt 56kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$34.00$6.50
2Chica Fuerte (6)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: A & S Freedman$4.40$1.85
3Starelle (9)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: D T O’brien$3.70$1.65
4Succeed Indeed (8)J: Mark Zahra 56kg T: L & T Corstens$6.00$2.25
5Silhouette (4)J: John Allen 56kg T: James Cummings$9.00$3.00
6Pensato (1)J: William Pike 56kg T: James Cummings$6.00$2.25
7Art Glass (11)J: Craig Williams 56kg T: G M Begg$41.00$7.50
8Shilajit (10)J: Michael Rodd 56kg T: Dan O’sullivan$151.00$26.00
9Blazing Lace (14)J: Luke Currie 56kg T: Dan O’sullivan$91.00$20.00
10Salto Angel (3)J: Damian Lane 56kg T: D T O’brien$14.00$3.90
11Selfless (13)J: Michael Walker 56kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$26.00$6.00
12Star Of Eden (5)J: Billy Egan 56kg T: M D Moroney$21.00$5.00
13Northern Bliss (2)J: Jamie Kah 56kg T: N A Blackiston$101.00$21.00
14Yatton (12)J: Jye Mcneil 56kg T: M D Moroney$16.00$4.40
15Swindon Lass (7)J: Brian Higgins 56kg T: Matthew Brown$101.00$21.00
16Mrs Murphy (15)J: Jake Noonan 56kg T: Paul Rocke$201.00$31.00



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)