FLIGHT STAKES 2020 RACE GUIDE

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 Flight Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, and will once again be part of Super Saturday. 

Three-year-old fillies compete in the Flight Stakes, a set weights event, which sees runners carry 56kg in the Group 1 feature which is worth $500,000 in prizemoney.

Staged during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Flight Stakes stands alongside the $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) on a day which is known as “Super Saturday.”

We provide you with Flight Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

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Flight Stakes

2020 FLIGHT STAKES SCHEDULE 📅

Date October 3, 2020
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $500,000
Age 3YO Fillies

FLIGHT STAKES TIPS

When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

With the Flight Stakes being the only Group 1 race at set weights for fillies during the Sydney Spring Carnival, there are several lead-up races that should be seriously considered when looking for the possible winner.

Of those, the most noticeable are the Group 2 Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes and the Group 3 Shannon Stakes, all run in September. The Tea Rose Stakes in particular has produced more than 75 per cent of winners and/or placegetters in recent years.

Our experts assess all the Flight Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provides his 2020 Flight Stakes tips and selections.

FLIGHT STAKES WINNING TRENDS

We take a look at the winning trends of the Flight Stakes and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Flight Stakes Trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Flight Stakes Trends.

Flight Stakes 2020 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for Flight Stakes will close at 11:00am on September 28, 2020.

To see the full list of 2020 Flight Stakes Nominations click here

Flight Stakes 2020 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the Flight Stakes will be declared at 9:00am on September 30, 2020.

To see the 2020 Flight Stakes field & barrier draw click here

2019 Flight Stakes results & replay

FinishHorseJockeyTrainerBarrierWeightSP
1stFunstarJames McDonaldChris Waller256kg$1.75
2ndProbabeelKerrin McEvoyJamie Richards656kg$2.40
3rdFoxboroughJay FordJohn Sargent156kg$31
4thSt Covet’s SpiritJason CollettJason Coyle356kg$26

To see more Flight Stakes results & replays click here

FLIGHT STAKES 2020 ODDS

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2020 Flight Stakes betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw. See the latest market below.

2020 Flight Stakes Odds

FLIGHT STAKES HISTORY

The Flight Stakes is a set weights Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies over 1600m run at Randwick staged during the Sydney Spring Carnival.

It is run on what’s known as ‘Super Saturday’ at Randwick where several black type races are run, including the Group 1 Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan for the stayers.

Read more about the History of the Flight Stakes

Flight Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2019 Funstar
2018 Oohood
2017 Alizee
2016 Global Glamour
2015 Speak Fondly
2014 First Seal
2013 Guelph
2012 Norzita
2011 Streama
2010 Secret Admirer
2009 More Joyous
2008 Samantha Miss
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Cheeky Choice
2005 Fashions Afield
2004 Lotteria
2003 Unearthly
2002 Royal Purler
2001 Ha Ha
2000 Unworldly

TOP 5 Flight STAKES WINNERS

Check out our Top 5 Flight Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.

RANDWICK RACECOURSE

Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.

Royal Randwick Track Description

Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.