Black Pearl Stakes


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    Date: Oct 21, 2020
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    Racecourse: Geelong
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    Race Distance: 1,200m
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    Prize Money: $140,000


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The Black Pearl Stakes is a Listed $140,000 race held at Geelong Racecourse in Victoria. It is raced over 1200m with set weights plus penalties and is for fillies and mares aged three and older. It will be run on the same day as the Geelong Cup, which is Wednesday, October 21.

Damian Lane rode Smart Coupe to victory in the 2019 edition of the Black Pearl Stakes. Gina’s Hope finishing second, with Into The Abyss placing third. After claiming victory in the race, Smart Coupe went to Flemington, finishing mid-field in the Listed MSS Security Sprint.

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No jockey or trainer has been able to establish consistent success in the Black Pearl Stakes, and no horse has ever won the race in consecutive years. Moonlover is probably the most notable winner of the race in recent times, having recorded 10 career victories.

Smart Coupe clocked 1:11.00 to win the Black Pearl Stakes in 2019, however, it wasn’t the fastest time in the race over the last five years. That honour belongs to Moonlover, who ran 1:10.48 to win the Black Pearl Stakes in 2018.

2020 Black Pearl Stakes Field, Barriers, & Odds

Horse Win Place
1 Xilong (11)J: Luke Currie 59kg T: T & C Mcevoy $3.90 $1.75
2 Wayupinthesky (15)J: Damian Lane 57kg T: P & P Snowden $11.00 $3.50
3 In Good Time (4)J: Damien Oliver 57kg T: T J Bartley $17.00 $5.00
4 Wild Vixen (14)J: Mark Zahra 57kg T: Levi Kavanagh $12.00 $3.80
5 Music Bay (19)J: Michael Poy 56kg T: P Stokes $18.00 $5.50
6 Algadon Miss (17)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: M M Laurie $7.00 $2.50
7 Goldifox (3)J: Jamie Kah 56kg T: L & T Corstens $17.00 $5.00
8 Clarice Cliffs (9)J: Jye Mcneil 56kg T: G Eurell $18.00 $5.50
9 Jamaican Hurry (12)J: Michael Dee 56kg T: Amy & Ash Yargi $17.00 $5.00
10 Lady Loft (10)J: Brett Prebble 56kg T: Julius Sandhu $71.00 $19.00
11 Score (13)J: Daniel Stackhouse 56kg T: J D Sadler $8.50 $2.90
12 Too Good Too Hard (8)J: Luke Nolen 56kg T: P Stokes $9.50 $3.10
13 Churning (6)J: Daniel Moor 56kg T: D T O’brien $34.00 $9.00
14 Free Thrills (16)J: Jordan Childs 56kg T: L & T Corstens $71.00 $19.00
15 Mariamia (2)J: Billy Egan 56kg T: Shane Stockdale $9.50 $3.10
16 Ethical Solution (5)J: Joe Bowditch 56kg T: Lloyd Kennewell $34.00 $9.00
17 Kalkarni Royale (1)J: Craig Williams 56kg T: K L Corstens $7.50 $2.60
18 Snapdancer (7)J: John Allen 56kg T: C Maher & D Eustace $13.00 $4.00
19 Excelida (18)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes $34.00 $9.00
20 Diaquin (20)J: Unknown 56kg T: N A Blackiston $67.00 $18.00



2019 – Smart Coupe (1:11.00)
2018 – Moonlover (1:10.48)
2017 – Deja Blue (1:10.86)
2016 – Rockolicious (1:11.07)
2015 – Exclusive Lass (1:11.82)
2014 – River Delta (1:12.17)