Held for three-year-old fillies only, the Flight Stakes is a unique Group 1 held during the Sydney Spring Carnival. Randwick hosts the $500,000 feature.
Flight Stakes Betting Tips
We will have final-field tips for the Flight Stakes when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the Flight Stakes is run.
Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2019 Flight Stakes market with all the major runners covered.
Flight Stakes Odds
Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2019 Flight Stakes but we will update them when they are released.
Flight Stakes Bookmaker Offers
Flight Stakes History
First run in 1947 when Nizam’s Ring scored the win, the Flight Stakes has been a launching pad for many of Australia’s top fillies.
Gaining Group 1 status in 1985, the Flight Stakes has since been one of the must-win races for any female thoroughbred.
Past winners include champion thoroughbreds Sunline, Samantha Miss, More Joyous and Guelph.
Named after Australian Hall of Fame mare Flight, the Flight Stakes is a part of the Epsom meeting, which features a total of three Group 1’s.
It remains one of the feature races for the fillies and it has often kick-started many successful careers.
Flight Stakes Field
The field for the 2019 Flight Stakes won’t be confirmed until early October when RISA releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.
The Flight Stakes field consists of around 14 runners.
The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors.
Flight Stakes Form Guide
Punters should look at the form out of the Tea Rose Stakes when doing selections for the Flight Stakes.
The Tea Rose, in recent years, has accounted for 75% of the winners or placegetters for the Flight Stakes, so it’s a race worth keeping an eye on.
Another good form race is the Furious Stakes, which runs a few weeks before the Flight Stakes. Many winners have come out of that race.
Overall, favourites have a good record in the Flight Stakes and the quality fillies typically shine.
There have been some upsets but punters should look towards the best-performed fillies when making Flight Stakes bets.
Flight Stakes Previous Winners
Flight Stakes Live Streaming
Punters can livestream the Flight Stakes at Beteasy or bet365. The Australian-based bookmakers shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.
To live stream the 2019 Flight Stakes, sign up with Beteasy or bet365.
Flight Stakes Race Schedule
Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Flight Stakes and the 8 supporting races on the big card.
|Date||October 5, 2019|
The Flight Stakes is one of 9 quality betting races, which also includes the Premiere Stakes, Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan.
It’s one of the best betting meetings of the year in Sydney.
Race 1: Gimcrack Stakes
Race 2: Breeders’ Plate
Race 3: Dulcify Quality
Race 4: Hill Stakes
Race 5: Premiere Stakes
Race 6: Flight Stakes
Race 7: Epsom Handicap
Race 8: The Metropolitan
Race 9: Rating 88
Flight Stakes Barrier Draw
We will have all barrier draws available when the draw is done during the week of the 2019 Flight Stakes.
The barrier draw is a big tool used by punters to make their early bets.
Flight Stakes 2018 Result
1st – Oohood
2nd - Fiesta
3rd - Nakeeta Jane
Oohood scored her first career win when taking out the 2018 Flight Stakes. She had been running well in Group 1 races prior to her break through win.
2018 Flight Stakes Replay
The 2018 Flight Stakes replay shows Oohood storming over the top to score her biggest career win.
Flight Stakes FAQ
When is the 2019 Flight Stakes?
The 2019 Flight Stakes runs on Saturday October 5, 2019.
How long is the Flight Stakes?
The middle-distance contest is run over 1600m.
Where is the Flight Stakes held?
The Flight Stakes is held at Randwick, which is located in Sydney, Australia.
What time does the Flight Stakes run?
The Flight Stakes is held at 3:25pm.
Who won the 2018 Flight Stakes?
Oohood won the 2018 Flight Stakes.
Who won the 2017 Flight Stakes?
What’s the prize money for the 2019 Flight Stakes?
$500,000 is the total prize pool for the 2019 Flight Stakes.