Flight Stakes Betting

Looking for early info on this year’s Flight Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Part of the Epsom Handicap racecard at Royal Randwick during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, this event is exclusively for three year old fillies bearing set weights, making it a good value bet for any seasoned punters who have been watching the up and coming fillies and can factor in which horses will get an advantage from the weight system.

The Group 1 Flight Stakes takes place over a mile (1600m) and offers $500,000 in prize money. It is named in honour of dual Cox Plate winning mare Flight (1945, 1946).

A good race to pay attention to before the Flight Stakes is the Tea Rose Takes, which takes place earlier in September. Also for 3 year old fillies and with set weights, but 200 metres shorter in distance, winning or placing in the Tea Rose Stakes has come to be known as a strong indicator of Flight Stakes success. Funstar (2019) was the last filly to complete the Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double. 

The Flight Stakes is the final leg of the Princess Series of Races which also includes the Tea Rose Stakes, Silver Shadow Stakes and Furious Stakes.

Flight Stakes 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 
  • Race Starts: TBA
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Weight Class: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds (only fillies)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1947

Flight Stakes 2020 Betting

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Flight Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Flight Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Flight Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Flight 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 Flight 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 Flight Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Flight Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Flight 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 Flight Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Flight Stakes

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Flight Stakes 2020 Field (Horses)

The official Flight Stakes 2020 field is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Flight Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the Flight Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds,  you can check our live market for the 2020 Flight Stakes here once betting opens.

Flight Stakes 2020 Tips

  • Favourite: TBD.
  • Best Bet: TBD.
  • Best Roughie: TBD.

Best Lead Up: Look for any fillies who secured a top 3 spot in the Silver Shadow Stakes.

Local Edge: Fillies that are known to do well at mile long distances, especially at Randwick, should do well in this race.

Check in with Jared Timms and our expert tipsters for the latest info right here during the week of the Flight Stakes.

Flight Stakes 2020 Nominations

Nominations close 11 AM, Monday the 28th of September, 2020.

Flight Stakes 2020 Weights

Weights are declared at 4 PM, Tuesday the 29th of September, 2020. 

Flight Stakes 2020 Acceptances

Final acceptances will be declared by 9 AM, Wednesday the 30th of September, 2020. The official Flight Stakes acceptances will be published in our above 2020 Flight Stakes Field section. 

Flights Stakes 2020 Scratchings

Final scratchings will be announced at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 3rd of October, 2020. 

Flight Stakes 2020 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 2020’s Flight Stakes has been released.

Flight Stakes Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Weight (kg)
2019 Funstar James McDonald Chris Waller 56
2017 Oohood Tim Clark Tony McEvoy 56
2017 Alizee Glyn Schofield James Cummings 56
2016 Global Glamour T. Clark Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott 56
2015 Speak Fondly T. Berry Gai Waterhouse 56
2014 First Seal B. Shinn John P Thompson 56
2013 Guelph K. McEvoy PETER SNOWDEN 56
2012 Norzita (NZ) H. Bowman Bart Cummings 56
2011 Streama H. Bowman G H WALTER 56
2010 Secret Admirer B. Avdulla Grahame Begg 56
2009 More Joyous (NZ) N. Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 56
2008 Samantha Miss H. Bowman Kris Lees 56
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Cheeky Choice H. Bowman Gai Waterhouse 56
2005 Fashions Afield D. Beasley Gai Waterhouse 56
2004 Lotteria J. Cassidy Gai Waterhouse 56
2003 Unearthly C. Brown D A HAYES 56
2002 Royal Purler P. Payne Gregory Hickman 56
2001 Ha Ha J. Cassidy Gai Waterhouse 54
2000 Unworldly L. Cassidy J R HAWKES 54
1999 Danglissa C. Munce Gai Waterhouse 54
1998 Sunline (NZ) L. Cassidy T J MCKEE 54
1997 Only A Lady G. Cooksley Clarry Conners 54
1996 *Assertive Lass / Dashing Eagle R.S. Dye / D. Beadman Bart Cummings 54
1995 Pontal Lass G. Boss Gai Waterhouse 54
1994 Danarani K. Moses Clarry Conners 54
1993 Angst C. Carmody Bart Cummings 54
1992 Slight Chance (NZ) G. Cooksley R H THOMSEN 54
1991 Electrique D. Beadman F W MITCHELL 54
1990 Triscay L. Dittman J DENHAM 54
1989 A Little Kiss (NZ) R.S. Dye T J SMITH 54
1988 Research L. Dittman Clarry Conners 54
1987 Judyann K. Moses N C BEGG 54
1986 Bounding Away L. Dittman T J SMITH 54
1985 Tingo Tango S. Scriven D R BOUGOURE 54
1984 Goleen M. Schumacher I W HOCKING 54
1983 La Caissiere R. Quinton N C BEGG 54
1982 Gelsomino (NZ) M. de Montfort 54
1981 Allez Show G. Allendorf 54
1980 Fiancee R. Quinton 54
1979 Snowing J. Duggan 54
1978 Jubilee Walk P. Cook 54
1977 Sun Sally J. Duggan 54
1976 Apollua J. Duggan 54
1975 Gloomy Isle L. Olsen 54
1974 Cap D’Antibes P. Cook 54
1973 Better Comment K. Moses 54
1972 Siduri K. Langby 54
1971 Better Gleam G. Moore 8 7
1970 Tropic Jewel D. Lake 8 7
1969 Natal Lass G. Moore 8 7
1968 Flying Fable G. Moore 8 7
1967 Flying Gauntlet M. Schumacher 8 7
1966 Candy Floss G. Moore 8 7
1965 Fawnia R. Selkrig 8 7
1964 Reveille G. Moore 8 7