Ottawa Stakes, Flemington

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

Known as the Bumble Stakes in 2017, the Ottawa Stakes takes place on Melbourne Cup day and is exclusively for two year old fillies.

If you’re looking for a lead-in, pay attention to 1000 metre sprints in the weeks before the race. This would include Debutant Stakes in October, the Gimcrack Stakes in September and the Inglis Banner just two weeks prior to the Ottawa Stakes. Find a two year old filly that has fared well in any of these three races, and you might be onto a place getter or winner.

This race has been run under many different names, owing to frequent change of sponsor. Some of these names include “7 News Stakes”, “Emirates Airplane Plate” and “Schiavello Stakes”.

Ottawa Stakes 2018 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (55.5 kg)
  • Qualification: Two year olds (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $150,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978

Ottawa Stakes Betting

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

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

How To Bet On The Ottawa Stakes

  1. Join up at
  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 Ottawa Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Ottawa Stakes 2018 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Ottawa Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 19/10/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Ottawa Stakes 2017 Results

2017’s results are displayed in the table below:

Finishing Order Horse No. Barrier Horse Name Trainer Jockey Weight Margin
1st 1 -1 Setsuna G. Waterhouse & A. Bott S.Baster 56kg Winner
2nd 11 -5 Roobeena A.J.McEvoy Z.Purton 56kg 1.25L
3rd 3 -9 Aristocratic Miss A.J.McEvoy D.Dunn 56kg 2.25L
4th 2 -10 Qafila D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig K.McEvoy 56kg 2.45L
5th 13 -2 Yulong Monoceros A.Purcell L.Nolen 56kg 2.55L
6th 6 -12 Havana Heat R.Smerdon C.Williams 56kg 3.55L
7th 5 -8 Farthing Wood D.K.Weir J.Allen 56kg 3.75L
8th 7 -3 Kara’s Hope T.R.Martin A.Hyeronimus 56kg 4.5L
9th 12 -7 Saturation T.Busuttin & N.Young B.Allen (a) 56kg 4.7L
10th 4 -11 Chevalier D’eon J.R.McArdle J.Mott 56kg 5.1L
11th 10 -4 Rock the World S.P.Nichols B.J.Melham 56kg 7.6L
12th 9 -6 Miss Zelda S.Bottomley N.Callow 56kg 10.35L
SCR 8 Lake District Girl A.J.McEvoy L.Currie 56kg

Which Horse Will Win The Ottawa Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Ottawa 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:

  • Debutantes – The majority of runners will be making their Group listed debut, so don’t think you can pick a winner based on past performance alone.
  • Barrier – It’s a very short race, so there isn’t much chance to recover after a start from behind.

Ottawa Stakes Favourites

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

Ottawa Stakes 2018 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Ottawa Stakes 2018 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Ottawa Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Tuesday, the 6th of November, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Ottawa Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the weekend of the race.

Ottawa Stakes Nominations

Nominations close 12 PM, Wednesday the 31st of October, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Weights

Set weights of 55.5 kilograms apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Wednesday, the 31st of October, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Friday, the 2nd of November, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Riders Announcement

Riders must be declared by 12 PM on Friday, the 2nd of November, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, the 6th of November, 2018.

Ottawa Stakes Prize Money

The Ottawa Stakes prize purse is worth $150,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is also a Super VOBIS nominators bonus of $10,000.

Place Prize Money
1st $90,000
2nd $27,000
3rd $13,500
4th $6,750
5th $3,750
6th $3,000
7th $3,000
8th $3,000

Ottawa Stakes Race Number

The Ottawa Stakes is race number 1 on the 6th of November, 2018. There are ten races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Ottawa 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 2018’s Ottawa Stakes has been released.

Ottawa Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2018 Ottawa Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Ottawa Stakes Tickets

The Bumble Stakes is the first race on Melbourne Cup Day. Tickets for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Race Day are available through the Ticketek.

Ottawa Stakes Winners

Winners of the Ottawa Stakes for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Ottawa Stakes winners, going all the way back to 1978, please visit our Ottawa Stakes Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2017 Setsuna Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 56kg 0:58.24
2016 Invincible Star Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joao Moreira 55.5kg 0:58.37
2015 Concealer Tony McEvoy Zac Purton 55.5kg 0:57.33
2014 Antelucan John O’Shea Chad Schofield 55.5kg 0:57.81
2013 Oakleigh Girl Danny Bougoure Craig Newitt 55.5kg 0:57.51
2012 Villa Verde Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 55.5kg 0:56.73
2011 Applegate Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55.5kg 0:58.55
2010 Spectrolite Robbie Laing Craig Williams 55.5kg 0:59.30
2009 She’s Got Gears Robbie Laing Craig Williams 55.5kg 0:58.62
2008 Rostova Steve Richards Steven King 55.5kg 0:58.76
2007 Hips Don’t Lie(Nz) David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5kg 0:58.33
2006 Royal Asscher(Nz) Lee Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 55.5kg 0:57.65
2005 Follow The Till Robert Smerdon Luke Currie 55.5kg 0:57.93
2004 Red Hot Mama Rick Hore-Lacy Chris Munce 55.5kg 0:58.29
2003 Flying Firebird(Nz) Graeme Rogerson Jim Cassidy 54.5kg 0:58.59
2002 Rinky Dink Rick Hore-Lacy John Didham 56.5kg 0:57.63
2001 Flashed Robert Smerdon Patrick Payne 56kg 0:57.54
2000 True Jewels Michael Moroney Stephen Baster 56.5kg 0:58.01
1999 Tennessee Midnight David Hall Brett Prebble 55.5kg 0:57.58