The Dulcify Stakes is a 1500m Listed race worth $150,000 that is held at Rosehill Racecourse. It is for three-year-old and is run with set weights and penalties. In 2020 the Dulcify Stakes will be held on Saturday, September 12, the same day as a number of Group races, including the Run To The Rose.
Just Thinkin’ won the 2019 edition of the Dulcify Stakes with Subedar and Shadow Hero making up the placings and Castelvecchio finishing fourth. From there, Just Thinkin’ raced in the Spring Champion Stakes, just missing out on the top three. It proved a good form race, as Shadow Hero won the Spring Champion Stakes and in 2020 took home the Randwick Guineas, meanwhile, Castelvecchio finished second in the Cox Plate.
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The race takes its name from 1979 Cox Plate winner Dulcify. In the same year, the gelding also won the Turnbull Stakes, Rosehill Guineas, Mackinnon Stakes, Australian Cup and Australian Derby.
Gai Waterhouse has had great success in Dulcify Stakes over recent years, claiming victory in four of the last 13 editions of the race. Her most recent win was in 2019 alongside Adrian Bott.
The 2019 edition of the Dulcify Stakes was the only time in the last 20 years it has been raced over 1500m, with Just Thinkin’ clocking 1:29.42. The Rosehill 1500m track record belongs to Shindig, who in 1998 managed to run a 1:27.21.
DULCIFY STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Just Thinkin’ (1:29.42)
2018 – Mickey Blue Eyes (1:34.83) (1600m)
2017 – Ataraxia (1:35.23) (1600m)
2016 – Moqueen (1:36.67) (1600m)
2015 – Ambience (1:36.00) (1600m)
2014 – Hampton Court (1:35.41) (1600m)
2013 – Rock Hero (1:35.75) (1600m)
2012 – Proverb (1:59.55) (1900m)
2011 – Big Time (1:56.54) (1900m)
2010 – Yulalona (1:49.80) (1800m)