Robert Sangster Stakes (William Hill Classic)

  • Date: Saturday May 7th, 2016
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: F&M Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $400,000

2016 Robert Sangster Stakes (William Hill Classic) News

Runway Star will need the run in Bletchingly Stakes

Runway Star will need the run in Bletchingly Stakes

Adelaide trained mare Runway Star will need the run when she steps out in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday, according to her jockey Dom Tourneur.

Runway Star, above, will kick off her Spring Carnival campaign in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Tourneur was aboard Runway …

The 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes, also called the William Hill Classic, is a Group 1 race that is held at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide in April or May each year. The Robert Sangster Stakes is worth $400,000 and is open to fillies and mares only.

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Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Robert Sangster Stakes is run over a distance of 1,200 metres. The Robert Sangster Stakes takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Australasian Oaks, Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes and the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes.

The first Robert Sangster Stakes was run in 1983 when it was won by a horse named Ranee’s Place. In 1983 the Robert Sangster Stakes was known as a Special Race and became a Listed race the year after. The Robert Sangster Stakes became a Group 3 in 1986 before it was elevated to Group 2 status in 2004. The race spent just one year as a Group 2 race before it was given Group 1 status in 2005.

From 1983-2004 the Robert Sangster Stakes was known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes, but was named after the prolific owner and breeder Robert Sangster after he died in 2004. Robert Sangster was the principal of Swettenham Stud and the race was re-named to pay tribute to his contribution to the racing industry.

Horses that run in the Robert Sangster Stakes have often had successful autumn campaigns in Melbourne and Sydney. Runners that are successful in the Robert Sangster Stakes often go on to run in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes later in the month.

Notable horses that have won the Robert Sangster Stakes include Suzy Grey (2002), Alinghi (2005) Bel Mer (2009) and Response (2011).

2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes field is provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 932587×016 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 3 56.5kg 107
2 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Luke Nolen 21 56.5kg 103
3 x24111x341 SHEIDEL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Matthew Neilson 1 56.5kg 101
4 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM Henry Dwyer Jake Noonan 6 56.5kg 100
5 9x022x4617 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 11 56.5kg 99
6 x14394x117 SULTRY FEELING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 99
7 87x461x400 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope Shayne Cahill 22 56.5kg 99
8 x607710x36 TYCOON TARA Symon Wilde Steven Arnold 8 56.5kg 99
9 11250x10x2 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope William Pike 19 56.5kg 98
10 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 56.5kg 98
11 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir Dean Yendall 13 56.5kg 97
12 39x546x21x I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 5 56.5kg 96
13 8×13312118 MISS SETON SANDS Tony McEvoy Mark Zahra 4 56.5kg 95
14 x13641x054 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 23 56.5kg 95
15 12100x0x13 RUNWAY STAR Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 12 56.5kg 94
16 16617x622x PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Paul King 16 56.5kg 94
17 217113×147 BADAWIYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 17 55kg 97
18 341613×121 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 15 55kg 91
19 11110×10 PETITS FILOUS Ciaron Maher Ms Michelle Payne 9 55kg 90
20 x21432x361 TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 18 55kg 87
21e 13247×3153 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Luke Currie 7 55kg 80
22e 1312×32 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Damien Oliver 14 55kg 79
23e 1025932×52 SECRETMENSBUSINESS Ryan Balfour 20 56.5kg 67

2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations are published below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 932587×016 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 1 56.5kg 107
2 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 2 56.5kg 103
3 64414110×0 LA PASSE M 5 Darren Weir 3 56.5kg 103
4 x24111x341 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 56.5kg 101
5 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer 5 56.5kg 100
6 9x022x4617 WAWAIL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 56.5kg 99
7 x14394x117 SULTRY FEELING M 4 James Cummings 7 56.5kg 99
8 87x461x400 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 8 56.5kg 99
9 x607710x36 TYCOON TARA M 5 Symon Wilde 9 56.5kg 99
10 11250x10x2 SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 10 56.5kg 98
11 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING M 5 Darren Weir 11 56.5kg 98
12 217113×147 BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price 12 55kg 97
13 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 13 56.5kg 97
14 820x8800x2 GIRL GUIDE M 6 Ciaron Maher 14 56.5kg 97
15 x1221x2702 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price 15 55kg 96
16 39x546x21x I LOVE IT M 5 John Salanitri 16 56.5kg 96
17 x13x2100x0 THE MESSINA NYMPH M 5 Tony McEvoy 17 56.5kg 96
18 8×13312118 MISS SETON SANDS M 4 Tony McEvoy 18 56.5kg 95
19 x13641x054 VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 19 56.5kg 95
20 1106×34422 I AM GYPSY M 4 Gordon Richards 20 56.5kg 93
21 12100x0x13 RUNWAY STAR M 5 Phillip Stokes 21 56.5kg 94
22 16617x622x PRIVATE SECRETARY M 6 Gregory Hickman 22 56.5kg 94
23 70x406925x ELOPING M 4 Peter Robl 23 56.5kg 93
24 341613×121 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy 24 55kg 91
25 11110×10 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher 25 55kg 90
26 9x131170x1 KAYJAY’S JOY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26 56.5kg 89
27 x21432x361 TEMPT ME NOT F 3 James Cummings 27 55kg 87
28 1x13118x22 MISS GUNPOWDER F 3 Phillip Stokes 28 55kg 85
29 1215 ALMIGHTY GIRL F 3 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton 29 55kg 84
30 13247×3153 SUPER CASH F 3 Andrew Noblet 30 55kg 80
31 1312×32 JALAN JALAN F 3 Colin Little 31 55kg 79
32 5x5350x513 SERENADE F 3 Michael Moroney 32 55kg 74
33 213x0125x0 TRUPT M 4 Ryan Balfour 33 56.5kg 70
34 1025932×52 SECRETMENSBUSINESS M 6 Ryan Balfour 34 56.5kg 67

Winners & Past Results

Here you will find a list of winners and results for the Robert Sangster Stakes since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Precious Gem 2 Sheidel 3 I Love It  1:09.4
2015 1 Miracles Of Life 2 Gregers 3 I Love It  1:09.7
2014 1 Driefontein 2 Platelet 3 Gregers  1:09.2
2013 1 Platelet 2 Angelic Light 3 Yosei  1:11.0
2012 1 Black Caviar 2 Sistine Angel 3 Power Princess  1:10.6
2011 1 Response 2 Beaded 3 Miss Octopussy  1:09.0
2010 1 Rostova 2 Velocitea 3 Sister Madly  1:09.4
2009 1 Bel Mer 2 Hidden Energy 3 Impressive Eagle  1:09.5
2008 1 Juste Momente 2 Zipanese 3 Serious Speed  1:09.7
2007 1 Universal Queen 2 Media 3 Flying Object  1:08.3
2006 1 Ellicorsam 2 Social Glow 3 Truly Wicked  1:09.7
2005 1 Alinghi 2 Glamour Puss 3 Solar Antiquity  1:08.7
2004 1 French Bid 2 Fly For Me 3 Social Glow  1:09.0
2003 1 Our Egyptian Raine 2 Brief Embrace 3 Dama De Noche  1:08.7
2002 1 Suzy Grey 2 Regal Kiss 3 Lady Belvedere  1:13.2
2001 1 Umaline 2 Fayrouz 3 Crixia  1:08.1
2000 1 Rain Dance Lady 2 Tapalinga 3 Daninkling  1:09.1