The Vinery Stud Stakes (formerly Arrowfield Stud Stakes 2000m) takes place at Rosehill Racecourse annually in April and is a premier staying race for three-year-old fillies.
The staying event takes place on Golden Slipper Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is one of three Group 1 races on the card.
Other feature races on the prestigious day include the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), Group 1 BMW (2400m), Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m), Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m), T. L. Baillieu Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Neville Selwood Stakes (2000m).
Impede won the inaugural Vinery Stud Stakes in 1979 when the race was classed as a principle race and run over a distance of 1900m.
The race distance was elevated to 2000m in 1980 and run at Group 2 level between 1980 and 1992 before inheriting its current Group 1 status in 1993.
The $400,000 prizemoney attracts the country’s best staying three-year-old fillies with many on their way to the prestigious $1 million Australian Oaks (2400m) held two weeks later at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
There are a number of lead-up races prior to the Vinery Stud Stakes, including the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic (1500m) and the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).
Other former winners of the Vinery Stud Stakes include: Research (1989), Northwood Plume (1995), Champagne (1998), Special Harmony (2004), Serenade Rose (2006), Miss Finland (2007), Faint Perfume (2010) and Mosheen (2012).