Flight Stakes 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2022 Flight Stakes. The race will take place in early Saturday, 1st October, 2022 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 $750,000 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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Flight Stakes


Date October 1, 2022
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $750,000
Age 3YO Fillies

Flight Stakes 2022 Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Flight Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Flight Stakes with TAB

Flight Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Click below to see Flight Stakes promos

Flight Stakes Tips 2022

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 tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipsters will provide their 2022 Flight Stakes tips and selections closer to the race date.

How to Bet on the Flight Stakes

There are plenty of betting options on Flight Stakes, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Flight Stakes for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Flight Stakes News

Flight Stakes 2022 Nominations

Below are the nominations from the 2021 Flight Stakes.

Horse Trainer
1 ACHIRA Lee & Cherie Curtis
2 AMERICAN ACTRESS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
3 AUDREY GIRL Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
4 BA AI GEI NI Peter & Paul Snowden
5 BELLA ROUGE Chris Waller
6 BISCAYNE BAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 CAP ESTEL Anthony Cummings
8 CHILL Anthony Cummings
9 COLLIER BAY Anthony Cummings
10 COMMANDS THE FIELD Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 DALCHINI Lee & Cherie Curtis
12 DEVOUT HERO Anthony & Sam Freedman
13 DUMA Garry White
14 ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman
15 EMERALD BAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
16 FANGIRL Chris Waller
17 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent
18 GALACTIC ANGEL Anthony Cummings
19 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
20 GREAT MYSTERY Clarry Conners
21 HERESY James Cummings
22 HINGED Chris Waller
23 HOOVER LUCY Chris Waller
24 I’M DIVINE Edward Cummings
25 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price
26 KWEEN KANALI Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
27 LARKSPUR RUN James Cummings
28 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden
29 LEFT REELING (NZ) John Sargent
30 LOVEMETENDER Anthony Cummings
31 MAC ’N’ CHEESE Tony & Calvin McEvoy
32 MAGIC MIA Dean S Smith
33 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
34 MOKULUA Clarry Conners
35 MORIOKA Chris Waller
36 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden
37 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
38 NOTIONS Richard & Michael Freedman
39 PEACEFUL AFFAIR Anthony Cummings
40 QUEEN OF DUBAI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
41 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham
42 ROBODIRA John O’Shea
43 ROCKLILY Matthew Dunn
44 SEA RIPPLE David Vandyke
45 SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller
46 SHIHONKA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
47 STALKING James Cummings
48 STAR OF CHAOS Tony & Calvin McEvoy
49 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote
50 STRAY Anthony Cummings
51 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
52 VIANELLO James Cummings
53 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham
54 WILLOWY James Cummings
55 WONDERFUL TONIGHT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
56 WORLD ATLAS Anthony Cummings
57 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
58 ZELADY LUCK Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
59 ZOUZARELLA Anthony & Sam Freedman

Flight Stakes 2022 Field & Barrier Draw

Below are the field and barrier draw results from the 2021 Flight Stakes.

1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 13 56kg
2 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Hugh Bowman 5 56kg
3 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg
4 SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 10 56kg
5 STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Sam Clipperton 6 56kg
6 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 7 56kg
7 HINGED Chris Waller Glen Boss 4 56kg
8 VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 14 56kg
9 CHILL Anthony Cummings Ms Alysha Collett 1 56kg
10 YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 15 56kg
11 LOVEMETENDER Anthony Cummings Robbie Dolan 11 56kg
12 FANGIRL Chris Waller TBA 12 56kg
13 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 3 56kg
14 STRAY Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 56kg
15 GALACTIC ANGEL Anthony Cummings TBA 16 56kg
16 LEFT REELING (NZ) John Sargent Jason Collett 9 56kg

See the Flight Stakes field & barrier draw here.

2021 Flight Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st NEVER BEEN KISSED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 3 56kg $41
2nd HINGED Chris Waller Glen Boss 4 56kg $20
3rd STARTANTES Robert Heathcote Sam Clipperton 6 56kg $4.40
4th SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg $8
5th CHILL Anthony Cummings Ms Alysha Collett 1 56kg $61
6th FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 12 56kg $5
7th LEFT REELING John Sargent Jason Collett 9 56kg $21
8th LOVEMETENDER Anthony Cummings Robbie Dolan 11 56kg $151
9th STRAY Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 56kg $20
10th MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Hugh Bowman 5 56kg $5
11th SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 10 56kg $9
12th LATINO BLEND Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg $31
13th VON TRAPP Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 13 56kg $13
14th GALACTIC ANGEL Anthony Cummings Brock Ryan (a/50.5kg) 14 56kg $201

See more Flight Stakes results & replays here.

Flight Stakes 2022 Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 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.

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)

2021 Never Been Kissed
2020 Montefilia
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.


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