Looking for early info on this year’s Emancipation Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,500 metres each year on Easter Saturday, the Emancipation Stakes is a Group 2 race with a $200,000 prize purse. It attracts some of Australia’s best medium to long distance fillies and mares, with the occasional international entrant.
If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 1,500 metre Coolmore Classic, taking place a month earlier.
The results of this race can be used as a predictor of who will do well at the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, which takes place two weeks later.
For its first nine years, the race had been held as a Listed Race. For three years, it was run as a Group 3 race, before upgrading to Group 2 in 1999.
Emancipation Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,500 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (fillies and mares
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1985
Emancipation Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Emancipation Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Emancipation Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Emancipation Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Emancipation Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Emancipation Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Emancipation Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Emancipation Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Emancipation Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Emancipation Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Emancipation Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Emancipation Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Emancipation Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Emancipation Stakes 2018 Results
|1st||4||Prompt Response||3||G. Waterhouse & A. Bott||D.Oliver||57 kgs||–||$5.00|
|2nd||8||Oregon’s Day||2||M.Price||M.J.Dee||55 kgs||0.2 lengths||$9.00|
|3rd||3||Dixie Blossoms||7||R.J.Quinton||C.Brown||57 kgs||0.5 lengths||$4.00|
|4th||2||Foxplay||4||C.J.Waller||K.McEvoy||58 kgs||0.6 lengths||$6.00|
|5th||1||Daysee Doom||1||R.J.Quinton||A.Adkins||58 kgs||0.7 lengths||$3.70|
|6th||7||Eckstein||6||K.E.Goldman||B.Avdulla||55 kgs||0.8 lengths||$7.00|
|7th||5||Zanbagh||5||J.P.Thompson||M.Zahra||57 kgs||1.7 lengths||$31.00|
|SCR||9||Slightly Sweet||–||J.C.Coyle||J.Taylor||54 kgs||–||–|
Emancipation Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Emancipation Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 05/03/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Emancipation Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Emancipation Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Locally Proven – Look for mares which have been placegetters at local meets in Sydney over similar distances.
- The Double – The Coolmore Classic has been won back to back with this race a few times in the past decade.
Emancipation Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Emancipation Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 17. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Emancipation Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Emancipation Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Emancipation Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Emancipation Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 25th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Weights
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. The base weight for mares is set at 54 kilograms. The base weight for fillies is set at 53 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 26th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 27th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 27th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 30th of March, 2019.
Emancipation Stakes Prize Money
The Emancipation Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Emancipation Stakes Race Number
Emancipation Stakes is race number 4 on the 30th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Emancipation Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Emancipation Stakes has been released.
Emancipation Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Emancipation Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Emancipation Stakes Winners
Winners of the Emancipation Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1985, please check our Emancipation Stakes winners page.
|2018||Prompt Response||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Damien Oliver||57 kgs||1:31.11|
|2017||Zanbagh||John Thompson||Hugh Bowman||56 kgs||1:34.55|
|2016||Zanbagh||John Thompson||Blake Shinn||55 kgs||1:28.43|
|2015||Catkins||Chris Waller||James McDonald||57 kgs||1:29.21|
|2014||Catkins||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||56 kgs||1:31.99|
|2013||Skyerush||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||56.5 kgs||1:35.49|
|2012||Skyerush||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||55.5 kgs||1:35.36|
|2011||Sworn To Secrecy||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||52 kgs||1:39.43|
|2010||Sacred Choice||Joseph Pride||Michael Rodd||56 kgs||1:35.19|
|2009||Amberino||John Moloney||Damien Oliver||55.5 kgs||1:38.39|
|2008||Kosi Bay||Bart Cummings||Damien Oliver||56 kgs||1:37.42|
|2007||Hot Danish||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||54 kgs||1:37.16|
|2006||Fantasia||Guy Walter||Hugh Bowman||54 kgs||1:34.52|
|2005||Perfect Promise(Saf)||Grahame Begg||Blake Shinn||55.5 kgs||1:37.05|
|2004||Hec Of A Party||Gai Waterhouse||Glen Boss||55.5 kgs||1:35.98|
|2003||Faith Hill||Ron Quinton||Jim Cassidy||55 kgs||1:38.27|
|2002||Miss Zoe||Les Bridge||Kerrin McEvoy||55 kgs||1:36.01|
|2001||Heather||John Hawkes||Larry Cassidy||56.5 kgs||1:37.15|
|2000||Beat The Fade||Bart Cummings||John Marshall||55.5 kgs||1:39.30|