Ottawa Stakes (Bumble Stakes)
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
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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|
|4th||2||-10||Qafila||D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig||K.McEvoy||56kg||2.45L|
|9th||12||-7||Saturation||T.Busuttin & N.Young||B.Allen (a)||56kg||4.7L|
|11th||10||-4||Rock the World||S.P.Nichols||B.J.Melham||56kg||7.6L|
|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.
Ottawa Stakes 2018 Tips
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.
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
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.
|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|