Vinery Stud Stakes 2016 – What you need to know


2000m, $500,000, 3YO fillies


* First run in 1979 over 1900m at Canterbury when won by Impede

* Before 1992 it was a Group Two and known as Storm Queen Stakes

* Favourites have won the race 13 times in the last 33 years

* The race has been won by star fillies such as: Sheraco (1982), Research (1989), Slight Chance (1993), Champagne (1998), Savannah Success (1999), Special Harmony (2004), Serenade Rose (2006), Miss Finland (2007), Mosheen (2012) and Lucia Valentina (2014).

* Mick Dittman is the most successful jockey with three winners – Centaurea (1985), Research (1989) and A Little Kiss (1990).

* Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman most successful trainers with three wins each


* Race is seen as a strong lead-up to the ATC Australian Oaks two weeks later

* VRC Oaks winner Jameka will be ridden by Damien Oliver

* Barrier 10 the most successful, with seven wins over 33 years


“Coming back to 2000 metres won’t worry her. She can handle it wet or dry” – New Zealand trainer Donna Logan on Valley Girl.

“She’s really well … she should be starting to hit her straps now” – trainer Ciaron Maher said of Jameka.

“She’s very natural and a great mover” – trainer Danica Guy said of Capella.

“She’s definitely the best I’ve ever had and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of her yet” – trainer Nick Olive on Single Gaze.


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