Let’s Elope Stakes

Let's Elope Stakes, Flemington Racecourse

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

Run over 1,400 metres, the Let’s Elope Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Flemington Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of mid distance runners from Victoria, Australia and all over the world.

Also known as the Milady Stakes, this race has been run at various grades. From 1987-2004, it was a listed race. Then in 2005, it was run as a Group 3 race for three years. Since 2009, it has been a Group 2 race.

This race serves as an excellent lead up into the Myer Classic.

Let’s Elope Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 14th, 2019
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Mares four years and over (maidens ineligible)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Flemington Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1987

Let’s Elope Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Let’s Elope Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Let’s Elope Stakes

  1. Join up 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 Let’s Elope Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Let’s Elope 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 2019 edition of the Let’s Elope Stakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 28/08/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The Let’s Elope Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Let’s Elope 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:

  • Upsets Likely – A mixture of mares offering double and single digit odds have won this race in recent years, so don’t depend on the odds going into this one.
  • Best Lead Up -.Mares that went well in the Cockram Stakes are worth keeping an eye on. Because this is a four years and older race, you might want to check out if any of this year’s field did well in last year’s Let’s Elope Stakes field.

Let’s Elope Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Let’s Elope Stakes 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Let’s Elope Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Let’s Elope Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 14th of September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 Let’s Elope Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 9th of September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Weights

Set weights with penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 9th of September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 11th of September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 11th of
September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 14th of September, 2019.

Let’s Elope Stakes Prize Money

The Let’s Elope Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Let’s Elope Stakes Race Number

The Let’s Elope Stakes is race number 9 on Saturday, the 14th of September, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Let’s Elope 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 Let’s Elope Stakes has been released.

Let’s Elope Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Let’s Elope Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Let’s Elope Stakes Winners

Winners of the Let’s Elope Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 I Am A Star Shane Nichols Ben Melham 58 kgs 1:23.11
2017 Sword Of Light Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 56 kgs 1:23.50
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 58 kgs 1:24.58
2015 Amicus Chris Waller Craig Newitt 58 kgs 1:23.07
2014 Commanding Jewel Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:23.61
2013 Commanding Jewel Leon Corstens Ben Melham 57 kgs 1:23.08
2012 Zurella Shaune Ritchie Craig Newitt 55 kgs 1:23.38
2011 Pinker Pinker Greg Eurell Glen Boss 56.5 kgs 1:23.80
2010 No Evidence Needed John Thompson James Winks 53.5 kgs 1:26.85
2009 Cats Whisker Mark Kavanagh Steven King 54.5 kgs 1:25.01
2008 Mimi Lebrock Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 56.5 kgs 1:23.25
2007 Devil Moon Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 55.5 kgs 1:23.45
2006 Rewaaya David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 53 kgs 1:24.28
2005 Dea Kevin Corstens Stephen Baster 57 kgs 1:23.36
2004 Beautiful Gem Lee Freedman Nick Ryan 55.5 kgs 1:24.44
2003 Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Barbara Joseph Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:24.42
2002 Purple Groove Tony Noonan Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:24.90
2001 Flushed Ken Keys Noel Callow 58.5 kgs 1:24.56
2000 Mr. Innocent Mal Gerrard Glen Colless 57kg 1:20.55