Tasracing is pleased to announce that the currently named Bow Mistress Trophy will now be known as the Mystic Journey Stakes from 2024.
The initial running of the Mystic Journey Stakes will be on Tasmanian Derby Day in February next year at Elwick Racecourse.
The race is widely known as the premier mares’ race in Tasmania run under weight-for-age conditions.
The honour roll of winners includes star local mares Oceano, Lady Lynette and Rebel Bride and is a target race for many well performed interstate-based mares.
Mystic Journey was an $11,000 purchase at the 2017 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale. Trained by Adam Trinder and owned by Wayne Roser, it was clear from her first race start at two that she had above average ability winning her first three starts, including the Listed Elwick Stakes.
She returned at three and proved herself to be one of the most dominant three-year-olds in Australia with wins in the Listed Jim Moloney Stakes, Group 2 Aquis Farm Fillies Classic, Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes, Group 1 Australian Guineas, and the inaugural running of the $5 million All-Star Mile.
As an older mare she competed at the top level with wins in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes and Group 2 Stocks Stakes, as well as narrow defeats in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes and Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes. Mystic Journey amassed $4.2 million in prizemoney from her 28 race starts.
Mystic Journey was retired from racing following her second placing in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes in October 2021 and was later sold to Northern Farms in Japan to be served by Japanese stallion, Kizuna.