Looking for early info on this year’s Epona Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,900 metres in March, the Group 3 Epona Stakes is a staying event for fillies and mares held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The set weights plus penalties showdown runs on Golden Slipper Day and serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) – held over less distance at Randwick during April – and in 2016 Heavens Above ran second in both the Group 3 and Group 1 events.
Epona Stakes 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 19th, 2022
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,900 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
- Qualification: Three years old and over (fillies and mares)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1986
- 2022 Epona Stakes Winner: Monegal
epona stakes 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Epona Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 19, 2022.
- #4 Monegal
- #5 Nerve Not Verve
- #13 Feel The Rush
Epona Stakes Betting 2022
There are many different ways to bet on the Epona Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Epona Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Epona Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Epona Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Epona 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 Epona 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 Epona Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Epona Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Epona 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 Epona Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Epona Stakes in 2022
- Log in 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 Epona Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Epona Stakes 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Epona Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Epona Stakes in 2022
The best way to pick which horse will win the Epona Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade autumn races, assess the barriers and consider the weights.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Epona Stakes winner include:
- Penalty Factor – Because this race has penalty weights, it’s worth researching which horses can some weight relief, and which horses are strapped with extra weight than they usually run with.
- Best Lead Up – The Coolmore Classic, which takes place a week earlier, is a great predictor for this race.
Epona Stakes Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 Epona Stakes betting include four-length Aspiration Quality winner Le Lude and dual Group 1 place-getter Harmony Rose.
Epona Stakes 2022 Field
The official 2022 Epona Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once released.
2022 Epona Stakes Scratchings:
- #3 Our Intrigue (5)
- #7 Welsh Legend (12)
Epona Stakes 2022 Tips
Favourite: #1 Le Lude ($3.80 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #6 Galaxy Belle ($3.90 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #5 Nerve Not Verve ($9.50 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2022 Epona Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Epona Stakes Race Day 2022
The Epona Stakes takes place as part of 2022 Golden Slipper Day on Saturday, the 19th of March, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse that features eight Group races and a Listed event. There are five Group 1 features on the program:
- Group 1 $5,000,000 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m);
- Group 1 $1,000,000 George Ryder Stakes (1500m);
- Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m);
- Group 1 $700,000 The Galaxy (1100m); and the
- Group 1 $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).
Epona Stakes Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 Epona Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Epona Stakes Field section.
Epona Stakes Nominations 2022
Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 14th of March, 2022.
- Nominations Extended Until: 15/03/2022 11:00:00 AM
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||6×61331312||ANGEL ROCK||M||5||Tom Dabernig||76|
|2||0x41222144||BEDFORD SQUARE (NZ)||M||4||Matthew Smith||67|
|3||x9049x1135||FILL OF FUN||M||5||Anthony Cummings||68|
|4||17111×0132||GALAXY BELLE (NZ)||M||4||Kris Lees||77|
|5||56×3312392||GIRLS ARE READY||M||5||Joe Cleary||62|
|6||327x6030x7||HARMONY ROSE||M||4||Mark Newnham||95|
|7||x055829x31||LE LUDE||M||6||John Thompson||97|
|9||0836×72251||NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ)||M||6||Michael Moroney||80|
|10||448125132x||OUR INTRIGUE (NZ)||M||6||Chris Waller||92|
|11||7×81543322||TWICE ON SUNDAY||M||4||Bjorn Baker||66|
|12||94559x524x||WELSH LEGEND||M||6||Chris Waller||77|
|13||96244×9464||WILD SHEILA||M||6||Kris Lees||63|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Epona Stakes Weights 2022
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Updated final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 15th of March, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Epona Stakes Field section.
2022 Epona Stakes Top-Weight:
- #1 Le Lude (56kg)
Epona Stakes Acceptances 2022
Final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 16th of March, 2022 and will be published in our above Epona Stakes Field section.
Epona Stakes Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 16th of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Epona Stakes Field section.
Epona Stakes Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 19th of March, 2022.
2022 Epona Stakes Scratchings:
- #3 Our Intrigue (5)
- #7 Welsh Legend (12)
Epona Stakes Prize Money 2022
The Epona Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.
Epona Stakes Race Number 2022
The 2022 Epona Stakes is set to run as Rosehill Race 4 at 2:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 19th of March, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Epona Stakes Form Guide 2022
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Epona Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Epona Stakes Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Epona Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Racing NSW
Epona Stakes Winners
Winners of the Epona Stakes going back to the year 2001 are displayed in the table below.
|2022||Monegal||Theresa Bateup||Rachel King||54kg||2:00.62|
|2021||Polly Grey||Chris Waller||James McDonald||55kg||1:57.80|
|2020||Missybeel||Bjorn Baker||Tim Clark||54kg||1:57.64|
|2019||Semari||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||54kg||2:02.30|
|2018||The Pinnacle||Peter & Paul Snowden||Christian Reith||54kg||1:58.51|
|2017||Consommateur||Michael Kent||Dwayne Dunn||54kg||2:06.45|
|2016||Vergara||Anthony Cummings||James McDonald||55kg||1:56.83|
|2015||Scratchy Bottom||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||54kg||1:57.30|
|2014||Intimate Moment||Ron Quinton||Sam Clipperton||54kg||2:00.07|
|2013||Aliyana Tilde||Kerry Parker||Corey Brown||55kg||1:55.85|
|2012||Fibrillation||Tim Martin||Brenton Avdulla||56.5kg||1:57.64|
|2011||Galizani||John Thompson||Jim Cassidy||53kg||1:57.00|
|2010||Messenger||Anthony Cummings||Damien Oliver||56.5kg||1:59.89|
|2009||Divine Rebel||Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy||54kg||1:58.54|
|2008||Ready To Lift||Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown||53kg||1:57.69|
|2007||Safwa||John O’Shea||Glen Boss||54kg||1:55.62|
|2006||Kosi Bay||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||53kg||1:57.78|
|2005||Natural Woman||Bruce McLachlan||Hugh Bowman||57kg||1:55.06|
|2004||Great Anna||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||55kg||1:56.55|
|2003||Airlie Bird||Paul Cave||Terry Jones||56.5kg||1:55.80|
|2002||Ilze||Gerald Ryan||Darren Beadman||54kg||1:58.43|
|2001||Market Price||Tony McEvoy||Damien Oliver||57.5kg||1:57.85|