2018 Angus Armanasco Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Angus Armanasco Stakes

The 2018 Angus Armanasco Stakes is a Group 2 1600m race for three-year-old fillies at set weights, offering prize money of over $200,000.

It is held in February every year on the prestigious Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.Angus Armanasco Stakes

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The Angus Armanasco Stakes 2017 will be held this year on the 24th of February, 2018 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Though not as famous as its spring counterpart, the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is still a highly anticipated and well attended event on the Victorian racing calendar. Every year from January until April the esteemed racecourses around Melbourne are home to a plethora of exciting race days, including the Blue Diamond Stakes Day in February at Caulfield.

Punters and other racing enthusiasts are kept amused and enthralled by a range of excellent group races including the feature race of the day, the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes. This meeting boasts one of the fullest and most impressive cards of any of the days, also holding the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, Group 1 Futurity Stakes, Group 2 St George Stakes, Group 2 Autumn Classic and the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes.

Lead Up Races

There are some truly excellent lead-up races to this event including the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) held at the esteemed Flemington three weeks before on Lightning Stakes Day.

This variety of filly events at the carnival makes for some very competitive and lucrative betting markets as punters are treated to a range of races where they can gauge the form and fitness of the fillies prior to placing their bets. It also provides some great betting doubles that pay extremely well if punters can pick the winning filly of both races!

Many fillies to contest the Angus Armanasco Stakes will later join the field of three-year-olds, including colts and geldings, to run in the Group 1 Australian Guineas. The Australian Guineas is the leading race for three-year-olds in the carnival, held two weeks later on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing.

For those entries not quite up to the competition the Australian Guineas provides, the Angus Armanasco Stakes is also a fantastic lead-up to the Group 2 Kewney Stakes, held on the same day as the Australian Guineas. This event is another purely for three-year-old fillies and is run under the same set weight conditions.

Angus Armanasco Stakes History

Some top-class females have claimed victory in the Angus Armanasco Stakes over the years including Miss Finland (2007), Special Harmony (2004) and Champagne (1998). Named in honour of the late Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Angus Armanasco, the race was first run in 1976 and has seen a number of distance, status and name changes.

Upcoming Races

Group 2

St. George Stakes





Group 3

Mannerism Stakes




4YO & Up

Group 2

Apollo Stakes




3YO & Up WFA

Group 3

Frederick Clissold Stakes




3YO & Up Qlty

Group 3

Launceston Cup





Group 2

Silver Slipper Stakes





Group 1

Blue Diamond Stakes





Distance History:

1976 – 1981: 1400m

1982 – 1985: 1600m

1986 – 1996: 1400m

1997 Onwards: 1600m

Status History:

1976 – 1979: Principal Race

1989 – 1999: Group 3

2000 Onwards: Group 2

Name History:

1976 – 1990: Tranquil Star Stakes

1991 – 1993: The Dalgety Stakes

1994 – The Inglis Premier Sale Stakes

1995 – The Jewel Stakes

1996 Onwards – Angus Armanasco Stakes.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Betting

Keen to have a bet on the Angus Armanasco Stakes? It’s important that you get your form study in line.

Online bookmakers in Australia always have a terrific range of exciting and generous betting odds and wager types open on the Angus Armanasco Stakes. They also have a terrific range of betting odds on many races held throughout Australia and around the world. Place a wager on the Melbourne Cup, the Angus Armanasco Stakes, and the Kentucky Derby all on a single site from the comfort of home. It is a great fillies’ race in the autumn and provides plenty of fun and value for punters!

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Angus Armanasco Stakes News

Trainer Mike Moroney was disappointed classy filly Alaskan Rose was unable to get clear running in The Vanity at Caulfield last weekend, and has confirmed the three-year-old will back up in this weekend’s Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) with a view towards Autumn Carnival targets. Alaskan Rose jumped from…