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Rose Of Kingston Stakes

The Rose of Kingston Stakes is a VRC Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race, for mares four years old and upwards, at set weights with penalties, over a distance of 1400 metres. It is held annually at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in October. Total prize money for the race is AUD$251,500.

The race is named for the 1981-82 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year Rose of Kingston.


Race history


  • From 1990 to 1996 it was a listed race.
  • From 1997 to 2004 it was a Group 3 race.
  • Since 2005 has been a Goup 2 race.


  • Previous names for this race include:
    • The Flag International
    • The Honda Prelude
    • The Hardy Bros Prelude
    • The Blazor Mens wear
    • The Gillette Stakes
    • The Jayco Stakes.

The winners

  • 2009 Cats Whisker [1]
  • 2008 Bellini Rose [2]
  • 2007 Vormista [3]
  • 2006 Divine Madonna
  • 2005 Sky Cuddle
  • 2004 Skewiff
  • 2003 Vocabulary
  • 2002 Hosannah
  • 2001 Tickle My
  • 2000 Ramano's Star
  • 1999 Hula Wonder
  • 1998 Our Dynamic Lady
  • 1997 Will Fly
  • 1996 Chlorophyll
  • 1995 Tolanda
  • 1994 Sedately
  • 1993 Excited Angel
  • 1992 Danjiki
  • 1991 Holiday Lover
  • 1990 Piper's Belle
  • 1989 Lady Jess

See also



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