Epona Stakes

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.

Epona Stakes, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

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. 

  1. #4 Monegal
  2. #5 Nerve Not Verve
  3. #13 Feel The Rush

Epona Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. 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:

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
8 6404241651 MONEGAL M 6 Theresa Bateup 88
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

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. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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