2016 Auraria Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Auraria Stakes News

A talented and capacity field of three-year-old fillies has been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Silent Sedition has returned to racing in good form…


Auraria Stakes

The 2016 Auraria Stakes is a great Group 3 Australian thoroughbred race conducted at Adelaide’s esteemed Morphettville racecourse in March during the autumn racing season.

Held on Adelaide Cup Day, which is the feature race meeting of the highly anticipated Adelaide Racing Carnival, the Group 3 Auraria Stakes is one of four Group status races filling the card. The other big events on the day are the headlining Group 2 Adelaide Cup, the Group 2 Yallambee Classic and the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes.

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The 2016 Auraria Stakes, also called the Schweppervescence Stakes, is set to run on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

A solid middle distance gallop of 1800m, the Auraria Stakes is open to three-year-old fillies and is run under set weights plus penalty conditions offering a lucrative $115,000 in prize money.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Doncaster Handicap

(1600m)

Randwick

$2,000,000

3YO & Up Hcp

Group 1

Australian Oaks

(2400m)

Randwick

$550,000

3YO SW

Group 3

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Flemington

$115,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Sydney Cup

(3200m)

Randwick

$500,000

Hcp

Group 1

Alleged Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

Champagne Stakes

(1600m)

Randwick

$400,000

2YO SW

Auraria Stakes History

The Auraria Stakes began in 1944 and Chariot won the inaugural race. It is named in tribute to the 1895 Melbourne Cup winner Auraria.

Originally a Principal race the Auraria Stakes gained its current Group 3 status in 1980.

Since its inception in 1944 through until 1998 the race was called the Auraria Stakes. For a period from 1999 to 2005 it was renamed and known as the Lakewood Stud Stakes before reverting back to its original title in 2006. In 2013 the Auraria Stakes will also be known as the Schweppervescence Stakes.

Prior to 2013 the Auraria Stakes was run in late April or early May on Goodwood Day at Morphettville.

Some classy fillies have had their names etched on the Auraria Stakes winners list including Devil Moon (2007), Yvonne (2003) and La Volta (1998).