The Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes is run over 1600 metres for Fillies and Mares at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby day. It is one of the feature races for female horses during the Spring Racing Carnival. The race is named after the Bart Cummings-trained EMPIRE ROSE who won the Mackinnon Stakes and Melbourne Cup double in 1988, becoming the first mare to win the Cup in over 20 years.
The 2022 Empire Rose Stakes will be run on Saturday 29th October with $1 Million in prizemoney on offer. You can try your skills at this major horse racing betting event.
Empire Rose Stakes Winners
When the Godolphin-trained COLETTE won the Empire Rose Stakes last year, she joined an honour roll of past winners that included New Zealand star MELODY BELLE, TYPHOON TRACY and DIVINE MADONNA. Veteran jockey Damien Oliver has the best record of jockeys in the race with three wins, with Sydney mega trainer Chris Waller saddling up the winner twice in recent years.
It would be wise to respect any runner that the Waller team bring to Flemington for the race once again this year.
Best Form lLne for the Empire Rose Stakes
As the only open-aged Group 1 race run over 1600m for fillies and mares, horses that run in the race come from a variety of different form lines. There are a number of lower-grade races that are used as a lead-up, with the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield the best recent guide. The Listed Alinghi Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield and the Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600 metres) at Moonee Valley are two other races that provide a terrific form reference.
Mares have dominated the race with the most talented 3yo fillies running in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m on the same day at Flemington. While NSW-trained horses have a great recent record, with 11 wins in the last 20 years. Interestingly, no mare has won the race twice.
Is it easy to find the winner of the Empire Rose Stakes?
The Empire Rose Stakes has provided a real mixed bag for punters in recent years. In the last decade, there has been a perfect split between winners that have been at a single-figure quote and outsiders. The Waller-trained RED TRACER ($3 in 2013) is the shortest-priced winner in that period with SHOUT THE BAR the biggest roughie at $31 in 2020.
It Is unusual to have short-priced favourites in Group 1 Fillies and Mares races and this is the case in the Empire Rose Stakes. A number of recent winners have jumped from wide barriers adding further intrigue to the race and challenges when doing the form. The competitive nature of the race assures that there are opportunities for astute punters to find the winner at a nice price.
Empire Rose Stakes Tips
Based on all the information above, finding the winner of the Empire Rose Stakes may not be easy, but it is rewarding! NSW-trained mares who have run well in the Tritarc Stakes are likely to run well, regardless of their barrier draws.
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