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.

The Ottawa Stakes is a Group 3 race for two-year-old fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Thursday in November as part of the VRC Oaks Day card in Melbourne. 

Good lead-up sprints into the Ottawa Stakes each spring include the Debutant Stakes in October, the Gimcrack Stakes in September and the Inglis Banner just two weeks prior to the Ottawa Stakes. 

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”, “Schiavello Stakes” and the “Bumble Stakes”. 

Fillies that race well in the Ottawa Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival often do well the following autumn in events including the Group 1 Neds Blue Diamond Stakes.

Ottawa Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Tuesday, November 4th, 2021 
  • 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: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1978
  • 2021 Ottawa Stakes Winner: See You In Heaven

ottawa Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Ottawa Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Thursday November 4, 2021. 

  1. #18e See You In Heaven
  2. #17e Satin Love
  3. #9 Bohemian Daisy 

Ottawa Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Ottawa Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ottawa 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 Ottawa Stakes in 2021

The best way to pick which filly will win the Ottawa Stakes in 2021 is to take into account any non-maidens with previous race experience, fillies from the leading Melbourne stables and any with a past start at Flemington. 

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

  • Debutantes – The majority of runners are on debut for look out for any trial form that could stack-up on race day. 
  • Trials – It’s a very short race, so there isn’t much chance to recover after a start from behind so look for any fillies with recent barrier trial performances. 

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Ottawa Stakes betting include Listed Debutant Stakes winner Kiki Express and the Godolphin-raced Magic Carpet who finished fourth in the same event off a wide run. 

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 Ottawa Stakes field of final acceptances is released the Monday of race week (the day before the Melbourne Cup is run and won on the first Tuesday of November) and will be published in full below.

  • Scratched: #8 Birdonawing (4)

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #1 Kiki Express ($7 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #3 Magic Carpet ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #2 Cavalla ($13 at time of publish)

Our insider 2021 Ottawa Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Ottawa Stakes 2021 Race Day

Race day takes place on Thursday, the 4th of November, 2021 at Flemington Racecourse as the third of four Melbourne Cup Carnival meetings as part of 2021 Kennedy Oaks Day headlined by the Group 1 $1 million Kennedy Oaks (2500m).

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Barrier Draw

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

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Nominations

Nominations close 12 PM, Friday the 29th of October, 2021. 

Ottawa Stakes Weights 2021

Set weights of 55.5 kilograms apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4PM on Friday October 29, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Ottawa Stakes Field section. 

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Monday November 1st, 2021 and will be published in our above Ottawa Stakes Field section.

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Jockeys 

Riders must be declared by 12:30PM on Monday November 1, 2021 and will be published in our above Ottawa Stakes Field section.

Ottawa Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Thursday November 4, 2021. 

2021 Ottawa Stakes Scratchings:

  • #8 Birdonawing (4)

Ottawa Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Ottawa Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is also a Super VOBIS nominators bonus of $10,000.

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

Ottawa Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Ottawa Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 3 at 1:55pm (AEDT) on Thursday November 4, 2021.  There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Ottawa Stakes 2021 Form Guide

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


Ottawa Stakes Live 2021

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Ottawa Stakes Winners

Winners of the Ottawa Stakes going back to 1999 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
2021 See You In Heaven Richard & Chantelle Jolly Craig Williams 56kg 0:59.15
2020 Dosh Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 56kg 0:58.98
2019 Aryaaf David Hayes Luke Nolen  56kg 0:58.53
2018 Bella Rosa Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 56kg 0:59.61
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