Dark Jewel Classic

  • Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
  • Racecourse: Scone Racecourse
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares, Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Dark Jewel Classic News

Bowman to be gentle with Danish Twist in Tattersall’s Club Tiara

Bowman to be gentle with Danish Twist in Tattersall’s Club Tiara

Trainer Kris Lees will be instructing Hugh Bowman to be gentle with Danish Twist out of the barriers in the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Hugh Bowman will ride Danish Twist in the Tattersall’s Club Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Lees said that …

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic is a Group 3 race held annually at Scone Racecourse as part of the two day Scone Cup Racing Carnival.

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The Dark Jewel Classic attracts some very talented fillies and mares from across NSW and even from interstate. Major stables in Sydney often send horses. Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller, Kris Lees and the Hawkes family are just a few of the renowned trainers to have recently entered horses in the Dark Jewel Classic.

Raced across 1400m, the Dark Jewel Classic field is usually comprised of both proven sprinters and experienced mile runners.

Inaugurated in 1996, the Dark Jewel Classic was upgraded to a Listed race in 1999 before receiving Group 3 status following the 2013 edition. Paying an impressive prize pool of $200,000, the Dark Jewel Classic attracts trainers not only for a coveted Group win but also for the lucrative awards received by the victor. Run as the feature race on the second day of the Scone Carnival, the Dark Jewel Classic carries a little more prestige than the average Group 3 race.

The Dark Jewel Classic is a good preparatory race for sprints later in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival up north, such as the Dane Ripper Stakes.

Modern editions do not at all resemble the early years of the Dark Jewel Classic, as the improved purse, field and even the track attract more widely raced and successful horses.

2016 Dark Jewel Classic Field

The Dark Jewel Classic field is announced on the Wednesday prior to the race, usually to considerable hype and expectation. One of the major events for fillies and mares over 1400m during that time of year, entrance into the Dark Jewel Classic field is highly contested.

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 54x15324x6 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 58kg 100
2 14111×4185 ARTISTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 57.5kg 99
3 21x2930x94 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 7 56.5kg 97
4 6210287261 JUST A BLUR Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Mathew Cahill 9 54kg 92
5 1108370×08 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle 1 54kg 90
6 42x1811x17 AMMIRATA Joseph Pride Robert Thompson 14 54kg 88
7 6123×52311 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tim Clark 16 54kg 87
8 3278×24953 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Jeff Penza 3 54kg 84
9 221810×300 ELECTRIC POWER Kris Lees Aaron Bullock 5 54kg 83
10 0x2x477022 ONEMOREZETA Kris Lees Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 15 54kg 83
11 32144×1161 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Gibbons 6 54kg 82
12 22x68548x9 SENSE AND REASON Chris Waller Serg Lisnyy 18 54kg 82
13 7x62537x23 IN A WINK Greg Bennett Greg Ryan 10 54kg 80
14 6×75544896 QUEEN OF KARIBA John Sargent Ms Winona Costin (a) 2 54kg 79
15 1434511×50 FITOU John O’Shea James McDonald 20 54kg 78
16 673544100x FIRST BLOOM Greg Bennett Peter Wells 12 54kg 76
17e 121×942110 LUCKY NEWS Kristen Buchanan 11 54kg 75
18e x120900180 SHAZZA’S BUBBLES Ross Stitt 17 54kg 75
19e 221×214 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse 8 54kg 70
20e 1x0125x525 SANTA ROCKS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 54kg 69

2016 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The Dark Jewel Classic nominations usually feature a healthy range of decent talent. Released on the Monday before the race, the Dark Jewel Classic nominations are often scrutinised heavily by racing fans in an endeavour to determine the makeup of the final field early and thus take advantage of any ante-post markets.

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic nominations is published here.

Dark Jewel Classic Results

Dark Jewel Classic results since 2001 can be found below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Danish Twist 2 Onemorezeta 3 Press Report  1:23.88
2015 1 Divertire 2 Calming Influence 3 Bound For Earth  1:23.17
2014 1 Seaside 2 Aerobatics 3 Myamira  1:22.68
2013 1 Arctic Flight 2 Pipette 3 Miss Stellabelle  1:22.86
2012 1 Upon This Rock 2 Shannara 3 Rose Of Peace  1:22.9
2011 1 Shannara 2 Dane Julia 3 Pontiana  1:23.05
2010 1 So Anyway 2 Purrpurrlena 3 Melpomene  1.22.57
2009 1 Rio Osa 2 Hairy 3 Portillo  1:23.63
2008 1 Sung 2 Judged 3 Litter  1:24.19
2007 1 Rosa’s Spur 2 Alverta 3 Leica Light  1:27.12
2006 1 Really Flying 2 Romare 3 Fritz’s Princess  1:24.11
2005 1 Kosta Nothin’ 2 Zinzin 3 Magsaya  1:23.73
2004 1 Romare 2 My Czech Chick 3 Native Jester  1:23.61
2003 1 Chuckle 2 Faith Hill 3 Provokes  1:23.5
2002 1 Hot Riff 2 Plain Crazy 3 Expresso Rose  1:22.27
2001 1 Nanny Maroon 2 Transfer 3 Crestfallen  1:23.21