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Australian Black Type Races Upgraded

Thursday, 9th July 2009

Following consideration by the Australian Racing Board, 18 Australian black-type races have been upgraded or added to the black-type calendar for the 1st time (Listed events). They include the elevation to Gr1 status of the STC Golden Rose (1400m) for 3YOs. These changes are effective for the 2009/10 season starting August 1:

  • Gr1 STC Golden Rose Stakes, 1400m 3YO Open (Rosehill) $1,000,000
  • Gr2 VRC Rory's Jester Stakes, 1200m 3YO Open (Flemington) $250,000
  • Gr2 QTC Dane Ripper Quality, 1400m Open F&M (Eagle Farm) $200,000
  • Gr2 VRC Milady Stakes, 1400m, 4YO+ Mares (Flemington) $250,000
  • Gr3 BTC Vo Rogue Plate, 1350m, 3YO Open (Doomben) $150,000
  • Gr3 ITC Keith F. Nolan Classic, 1600m, 3YO Fillies (Kembla Grange) $150,000
  • Gr3 BTC Lady of the Turf Stakes, 1350m Open F&M (Doomben) $150,000
  • Gr3 MRC Naturalism Stakes, 2000m, Open (Caulfield) $100,000
  • Listed MRC Hussonet Cup, 1200m Open (Caulfield) $100,000
  • Listed VRC Henry Bucks Plate, 1400m, 3yo Open (Flemington) $100,000
  • Listed VRC Crown Mares Trophy, 1100m, Open Mares (Flemington) $100,000
  • Listed WRC Wangoom Handicap, 1200m, Open (Warrnambool) $100,000
  • Listed HRC Rowley Mile, 1600m, Open (Hawkesbury) $100,000
  • Listed HRC Darley Crown, 1300m, Open F&M (Hawkesbury) $100,000
  • Listed QTC Queensland Cup, 3200m, Open (Eagle Farm) $150,000
  • Listed BTC Mode Handicap, 1200m, 3yo Open (Doomben) $75,000
  • Listed BTC Dalrello Plate, 1200m, 2yo C&G (Doomben) $100,000
  • Listed WATC Ascot 100 Guineas, 1800m, 3yo Open (Ascot) $75,000
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