The Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 1500m race held at Sandown Racecourse in Melbourne. It is for mares aged for and older, has set weights plus penalties and boasts a $160,000 prize pool. In 2020, it will be run on Saturday, November 14.
Linda Meech won the 2019 edition of the Summoned Stakes aboard the Richard Laming Jamaican Rain. Sweet Scandal finished second for the Chris Waller yard, with One More Try running third. After the victory, Jamaican Rain did not run again in 2019.
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The race takes its name from the mare Summoned, who bore five Group 1 winners. From 1995 to 2012 the Summoned Stakes was classed a Listed race, but since 2013 its been graded as Group 3.
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy has had great success in the Summoned Stakes over recent years, winning it four times between 2007 and 2017. The first of those wins was aboard Zip Baby Zip, and was followed with victories on Bernicia, Solicit and Long Time Ago.
The fastest winning time in the Summoned Stakes over the last 20 years belongs to Solicit, who in 2015 crossed the line first in 1:29.32. Jamaican Rain clocked 1:31.02 to win the race in 2019.
SUMMONED STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Jamaican Rain (1:31.02)
2018 – I’m A Princess (1:31.02)
2017 – Long Time Ago (1:31.02)
2016 – Silent Sedition (1:31.02)
2015 – Solicit (1:31.02)
2014 – Politeness v
2013 – Floria (1:31.02)
2012 – Cabernet (1:31.02)
2011 – Hi Belle (1:31.02)
2010 – Happy Hippy (1:31.02)