2019 Light Fingers Stakes: Race History

2019 Light Fingers Stakes overview including Race History for the Group 2 feature at Randwick on Saturday featuring three year old fillies like El Dorado Dreaming and Oohood

2019 Light Fingers Stakes: Race History

Some of the best fillies on record have won the Light Fingers Stakes run at Randwick on Saturday.

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More Joyous Horseform adored her home track. More top girls are down to run in in the 2019 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

2019 Light Fingers Stakes: Nominations


The Light Fingers Stakes is a Group 2 race for three year old fillies conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Randwick.

The Light Fingers Stakes was first run in 1981 and was won by Shaybisc.

The Light Fingers Stakes is run over 1200m under Set Weights conditions. It is worth $200,000 in 2019.

It was a Listed race to begin with then Group 2 in 1986, G3 1987 to 1990 then back to G2 until now.

It has always been run mainly at the 1200m but was 1100m in 1997 and 1998. Randwick, Warwick Farm and Rosehill have all hosted the race.

The race was named after the 1965 Melbourne Cup winner as well as being a dual Oaks winner.

Three Doncaster winners have won the race earlier in the prep – Emancipation, Magic Flute and Skating.

Alizee won the G1 Queen Of The Turf at the end of a campaign which started with a Light Fingers Stakes victory.

Some winners have turned into grand broodmares. Whisked (Tie The Knot), Skating (Bradbury’s Luck), Staging (Duporth/Excites) have some noted progeny.

Notable winners of the Light Fingers Stakes include Emancipation (1983), Magic Flute (1987), Joanne (1990), Whisked (1991), Skating (1993), Peruzzi (1996), Assertive Lass (1997), Staging (1998), Gold Edition (2007), Forensics (2008), More Joyous (2010), Sea Siren (2012), Sweet Idea (2014), Global Glamour (2017) and Alizee (2018).

The 2018 Light Fingers Stakes was won by Alizee from Shumookh and Torvill.

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