2017 Epona Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Epona Stakes

The 2017 Epona Stakes is a quality Group 3 race held each March as part of Sydney’s famous Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 2017 Epona Stakes will be held on March 18th, 2017. Epona Stakes

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Run under handicap conditions for fillies and mares aged three-years-old and over, the Epona Stakes is held at Rosehill Racecourse.

At 1900 metres, the $150,000 Epona Stakes is a testing event that often provides a lead-up to other black-type races later in the carnival.

The Epona Stakes may be used as a lead-up race to the Group 1 Australian Oaks for fillies while the better mares may go on to contest the Group 1 Sydney Cup over 3200m.

Taking place on Rosehill Guineas Day, the Epona Stakes receives plenty of attention both on and off course from punters who tune in for one of the busiest days of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Other races held on the same day as the Epona Stakes are the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes, Group 2 Ajax Stakes and the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes. Stay up to date with the latest horse racing news.

Recent winners of the Epona Stakes include Galizani (2011) and Fibrillation (2012).

Key Epona Stakes Facts

  • When: March Annually
  • Where: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
  • Distance: 1900 metres
  • Type: Fillies and Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Group: 3
  • Prize Money: $150,000

Rosehill Racecourse

Rosehill Raceourse is one of the most famous horse racing tracks in Australia and is the host of the exciting Epona Stakes.

One of two premier race tracks in Sydney, Rosehill boasts outstanding spectating facilities and hosts some of the nation’s most prestigious races.

Apart from the Epona Stakes, Rosehill Racecourse also holds the $3 million Golden Slipper for two-year-olds, the BMW, the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas.

Nobody can deny the popularity of racing in Sydney but it would be hard to say it rivals Australia’s second biggest city which hosts the Melbourne Cup each year.

Epona Stakes News

Eleven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday‚Äôs 2016 Group 2 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; a race which offers plenty of value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Heavens Above carries winning form into the Epona Stakes…