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3 Aust Races Upgraded To Gr1
The end of season meeting of the Australian Racing Board's Australian Pattern Committee announced the following recommendations for the 2006-07 season:
- Upgrade from Gr2 to Gr1: VRC Ascot Vale Stakes (3YO, 1200m); VRC Turnbull Stakes (Open, 2000m); & QTC Winter Stakes (F&M, 1500m).
- Upgrade from Listed to Gr3: MRC Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (Mares, 1200m).
- Upgrade from unlisted to Listed: BTC Vo Rogue Plate (3YO, 1350m); QTC Cadell-Garrick Stakes (F&M, 1200m); QTC Queensland Day Stakes (3YO, 1400m); SCST Sunshine Coast Guineas (3YO, 1600m); STC Monakea Quality (3YO, 1300m, to be known as The Run To The Rose); MRC Ladies Day Vase (Mares, 1600m); TTC Queen Of The Turf Stakes (F&M, 1400m).
- Conditions change: QTC T.J.Smith (2YO, 1600m) remains at Gr1 level on the basis the QTC varies the conditions from Handicap to Set Weights.
- Downgrade from Gr1 to Gr2: QTC Brisbane Cup (Open, 3200m); & SAJC Adelaide Cup (Open, 3200m).
- Downgrade from Gr2 to Gr3: SAJC SA Oaks (3YOF, 2500m).
- Downgrade from Gr3 to Listed: TRC Tasmanian Derby (3YO, 2200m); & SAJC Adelaide Guineas (3YO, 1600m).
- Downgrade Listed to unlisted: TRC One Thousand Guineas (3YOF, 1600m); WATC Sheila Gwynne Stakes (3YOF, 1500m); SAJC Be Discreet Stakes (2YO, 1400m).