News About: Sapphire Stakes

Griante retired, will be mated with Redoute’s Choice

Griante retired, will be mated with Redoute’s Choice

20 May, 2016

Goodwood scratching Griante has run her last race and will be mated with Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Redoute’s Choice in the Spring.

Group 1 winning mare Griante, above, black and gold colours, has been retired to stud. Photo by Steve Hart

Griante was the winner of the Group 1 $700,000 Banjo Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill …

Parnham replaces Oliver on Vezalay in Robert Sangster Stakes

Parnham replaces Oliver on Vezalay in Robert Sangster Stakes

6 May, 2016

Promising Perth jockey Chris Parnham will replace the suspended Damein Oliver on Vezalay in the Group 1 $400,000 UBET Classic (Registered as Robert Sangster Stakes) (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Chris Parnham, above, replaces the suspended Damien Oliver on Vezalay in the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Oliver was booked to …

Two Blue Capable of Winning Godolphin Crown

Two Blue Capable of Winning Godolphin Crown

29 Apr, 2016

Two Blue faces a big task in overcoming a race-high 59kgs in Saturday’s Godolphin Crown (1300m), but trainer Kristen Buchanan is confident the mare will lay a typically good account for herself in the Group 3 race at Hawkesbury.

Two Blue will carry topweight in Saturday’s Godolphin Crown at Hawkesbury. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Two …

Two Blue Claims Upset Win in Sapphire Stakes

Two Blue Claims Upset Win in Sapphire Stakes

9 Apr, 2016

Two Blue has posted a big upset in the final race at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of The Championships; leading from start to finish to take out the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m).

Two Blue was rated virtually no chance of success in the 2016 Sapphire Stakes but gave her chances a huge boost …

Griante Confirmed for Sapphire Stakes Start

Griante Confirmed for Sapphire Stakes Start

4 Apr, 2016

Trainer David Brideoake has been understandably thrilled with the form and class displayed by Griante this time, and has revealed his stable star will return to Sydney to contest Saturday’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.

Griante will line up for the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes on Day 2 of The Championships at …

Griante aiming for Group 1 success in the Spring

Griante aiming for Group 1 success in the Spring

11 Aug, 2015

Prospective mum Griante’s broodmare value will skyrocket if she can win the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on November 7.

Griante is set to kick off her Spring Carnival in the Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Griante will kick off her Spring Carnival campaign at Caulfield on Saturday …

Rich Enuff Scores Impressive Barrier Trial Win

Rich Enuff Scores Impressive Barrier Trial Win

10 Aug, 2015

Rich Enuff made his first public appearance since an injury enforced lay-off to record an impressive win in a barrier trial at Cranbourne this morning.

Rich Enuff is on track to return to the races during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Rich Enuff contested the second barrier trial of …

Concorde Stakes Resumption Likely For Atmospherical

Concorde Stakes Resumption Likely For Atmospherical

5 Aug, 2015

Promising sprinting mare Atmospherical is set to return to the races in the 2015 Concorde Stakes at Royal Randwick on September 5.

Atmospherical will have the chance to return to winning form when she contests the Concorde Stakes. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Atmospherical was sent to the spelling paddock after she finished third behind That’s …

Avoid Lightning Retired To Breeding Barn

Avoid Lightning Retired To Breeding Barn

24 Jul, 2015

Popular mare Avoid Lightning has been retired from racing and will start a new career as a broodmare during the upcoming breeding season.

Avoid Lightning recorded the final race win of her racing career in the Sapphire Stakes during The Championships. Photo by: Steve Hart

Avoid Lightning started her racing career under the care of …

Wet track ok for Avoid Lightning in Tattersall’s Club Tiara

Wet track ok for Avoid Lightning in Tattersall’s Club Tiara

19 Jun, 2015

The prospect of a rain affected track for the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday will suit Sydney mare Avoid Lightning.

A wet track at the Gold Coast for the Tattersall’s Club Tiara will suit Avoid Lightning. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Les Bridge trained Avoid …