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

Taking place on Mackinnon Stakes Day, the Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares four years and older. Offering $300,000 in prize money, the event is held over 2000m and is a key support act on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

An important factor to consider, is that a lot of the best 2000 metre runners will be entering the  Mackinnon Stakes on the same day, which can open up the value on Matriarch Stakes betting. 

Matriarch Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 6th, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights with penalties
  • Qualification: Mares that are four years or older (excluding maidens)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1993
  • 2021 Matriarch Stakes Winner: Zayydani

matriarch Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Matriarch Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 6, 2021. 

  1. #8 Zayydani
  2. #7 Our Intrigue
  3. #3 Starelle

Matriarch Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Matriarch Stakes in 2021

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  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 Matriarch Stakes Betting (above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Matriarch Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Matriarch Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Matriarch Stakes in 2021

Some of the best ways to pick which mare will win the Matriarch Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, any previous form at Flemington and their past runs over 1600m – 2000m. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Matriarch Stakes winner include: 

  • Empire Rose Lead-Up: The Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) the Saturday before on Derby Day makes a nice lead-up into the Matriarch Stakes.

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Matriarch Stakes betting include Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes fourth placegetter from Derby Day Nimalee and the in-form Chris Waller-trained Only Words who is unbeaten at the distance. 

Matriarch Stakes Field 2021

The official 2021 Matriarch Stakes field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Nimalee ($5.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Only Words ($7.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #7 Our Intrigue ($14 at time of publish)

Our exclusive Matriarch Stakes 2021 betting tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Matriarch Stakes Race Day 2021

The 2021 Matriarch Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 6th of November, 2021 as a key support act on Flemington’s Mackinnon Stakes Day 2021 program. The other Group status races on the card include the:

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Matriarch Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the weekend of the race and published in our above Matriarch Stakes Field section. 

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close 12 PM, Monday the 1st of November, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 78111×8483 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 1 59.5kg 107
2 12133×0340 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 2 58kg 103
3 x1194x4244 NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith 3 58kg 107
4 19317×0441 ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 4 58kg 93
5 6x3156x452 STARELLE M 4 Danny O’Brien 5 58kg 91
6 2324×37197 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 6 57kg 105
7 0571520×04 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 6 Symon Wilde 7 57kg 103
8 3x1116x638 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 8 57kg 90
9 22x2111x92 MIMI’S AWARD M 4 Ben & JD Hayes 9 57kg 79
10 0x2910x082 TYCHE GODDESS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 57kg 78
11 0260×12869 ECUMENICAL M 4 Mick Huxtable 11 56kg 82
12 6212112975 CHARLEISE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 56kg 94
13 x444812513 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 13 56kg 84
14 823311×034 ZAYYDANI (NZ) M 5 Ben & JD Hayes 14 56kg 92
15 99x1704x06 VANNA GIRL M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 15 55kg 98
16 50×3143151 GHODELEINE M 7 Andrew Noblet 16 55kg 92
17 1444×05582 LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 17 55kg 83
18 x38478x906 BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 55kg 89
19 22x32x0570 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 19 55kg 88
20 00×3413472 BARBIE’S FOX M 5 Louise Bonella 20 55kg 82
21 1111×76315 MAHASHAKTI M 5 Mitchell Freedman 21 55kg 83
22 2x1133x836 JOHANDOUGH M 5 Thomas Carberry 22 55kg 72
23 x398078379 KISS AND CRY M 6 Michael Kent 23 55kg 69
24 3x21136x31 GROOVY KINDA LOVE M 5 Michael Kent 24 55kg 70
25 0x33133126 SWINDON LASS M 4 Matthew Brown 25 55kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Weights

Set weights plus penalties conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday, the 1st of November, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Matriarch Stakes Field section. 

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 3rd of November, 2021 and published in our above Matriarch Stakes Field section. 

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Jockeys 

Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of November, 2021 and will be published in our above Matriarch Stakes Field section. 

Matriarch Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of November, 2021. 

Matriarch Stakes Prize Money

Prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Matriarch Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Matriarch Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 3:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 6th of November, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Matriarch Stakes 2021 Form Guide

Our form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Matriarch Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Matriarch Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Matriarch Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National


Matriarch Stakes Winners

Winners of the Matriarch Stakes, going back to the first race in 1993, appear in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Zayydani Ben & JD Hayes Luke Nolen 56kg 2:04.13
2020 Affair To Remember Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 55kg 2:03.07
2019 Oceanex Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 55kg 2:03.25
2018 Kenedna Darren Weir John Allen 55kg 2:03.81
2017 Savapinski Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 55kg 2:01.59
2016 Jessy Belle David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 55kg 2:04.70
2015 Lucia Valentina Kris Lees Damien Oliver 59.5kg 2:04.18
2014 Suavito Nigel Blackiston Damien Oliver 57.5kg 2:01.75
2013 Girl Gone Rockin’ Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 54kg 2:04.79
2012 Midnight Martini Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 56.5kg 2:03.15
2011 Vintedge Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 55kg 2:01.29
2010 Well Rounded Lee Freedman Ben Melham 53kg 2:02.55
2009 Purple Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 57.5kg 2:01.05
2008 Bird Of Fire Tony Vasil Blake Shinn 54kg 2:05.03
2007 Hidden Strings Peter Moody Blake Shinn 53kg 2:03.92
2006 Brom Felinity Jim Mason Mark Zahra 55kg 2:02.12
2005 Sutology Bevan Laming Matt Pumpa 53kg 2:02.12
2004 Demerger Danny O’Brien Corey Brown 52kg 2:04.86
2003 Sweet Corn Lee Freedman Brett Prebble 57.5kg 2:04.45
2002 Damaschino Roger James Danny Nikolic 56kg 2:00.69
2001 Piper Star Roger James Rhys McLeod 55kg 2:01.57
2000 Flushed Ken Keys Brett Prebble 51.5kg 2:02.62
1999 Sly Sandra Lee Hope Craig Williams 56kg 2:03.34
1998 Laebeel
1997 Battocchi
1996 Gold City
1995 Magical Storm
1994 Sudden Wonder
1993 Gilded Splendor