- Date: Saturday May 2nd, 2015
- Racecourse: Morphettville
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: F&M Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $400,000
2015 Robert Sangster Stakes (William Hill Classic) News
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The 2015 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.
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).
2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Field
The 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes field is provided here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2210x17x13||MIRACLES OF LIFE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Hugh Bowman||7||56.5kg||110|
|2||114x4112x4||MAGNIFISIO||Jim P Taylor||Jason Brown||4||56.5kg||110|
|3||222x209x16||PLATELET||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||1||56.5kg||110|
|4||2113x1x301||AVOID LIGHTNING||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||16||56.5kg||110|
|5||6114441×42||VAIN QUEEN||John Sadler||Nicholas Hall||13||56.5kg||105|
|6||4x11650x23||GREGERS||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Craig Williams||8||56.5kg||104|
|7||x44571x3x1||POLITENESS||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||14||56.5kg||101|
|8||31×1212114||TYCOON TARA||Symon Wilde||Ben Melham||11||56.5kg||98|
|9||x1620x1210||RUNWAY STAR||Peter G Moody||Damien Oliver||3||56.5kg||94|
|10||x140x91x12||I LOVE IT||John Salanitri||Stephen Baster||2||56.5kg||91|
|11||32121x766x||TEXT’N HURLEY||Marilyn Smith||Dom Tourneur||12||56.5kg||91|
|12||411x3845x3||MISS STEELE||Michael Kent||Mark Zahra||17||56.5kg||88|
|13||72×1412527||SCARLET BILLOWS||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||15||56.5kg||86|
|14||x13135x311||FINE APPROACH||Ryan Balfour||Todd Pannell||9||56.5kg||80|
|15||758×248363||NATURAL DISASTER||Alex Stra||Ronnie Stewart||5||56.5kg||78|
|16||11353×1125||SABATINI||Lee & Shannon Hope||Blake Shinn||10||55kg||94|
|17||1x11x1313||WAWAIL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||6||55kg||94|
2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations
The 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations are published below.
|1||MIRACLES OF LIFE||Peter & Paul Snowden||1||56.5kg||110|
|2||MAGNIFISIO||Jim P Taylor||2||56.5kg||110|
|4||AVOID LIGHTNING||Les Bridge||4||56.5kg||110|
|5||VAIN QUEEN||John Sadler||5||56.5kg||105|
|6||GREGERS||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||6||56.5kg||104|
|9||BRING ME THE MAID||Peter G Moody||9||55kg||100|
|10||TYCOON TARA||Symon Wilde||10||56.5kg||98|
|11||THE MESSINA NYMPH||Tony McEvoy||11||56.5kg||97|
|12||PERON||Peter G Moody||12||56.5kg||96|
|13||SABATINI||Lee & Shannon Hope||13||55kg||94|
|14||WAWAIL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||14||55kg||94|
|15||RUNWAY STAR||Peter G Moody||15||56.5kg||94|
|16||JAZZ SONG||Mick Price||16||56.5kg||92|
|17||I LOVE IT||John Salanitri||17||56.5kg||91|
|18||TEXT’N HURLEY||Marilyn Smith||18||56.5kg||91|
|19||STREETCAR ISABELLE||David Jolly||19||56.5kg||90|
|20||MISS STEELE||Michael Kent||20||56.5kg||88|
|21||SCARLET BILLOWS||Darren Weir||21||56.5kg||86|
|22||MISS PROMISCUITY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||22||56.5kg||83|
|23||FINE APPROACH||Ryan Balfour||23||56.5kg||80|
|24||NATURAL DISASTER||Alex Stra||24||56.5kg||78|
|25||PINKY TUSCADERO||Kerri McAnulty & Clint Binnie||25||56.5kg||70|
Winners & Past Results
Here you will find a list of winners and results for the Robert Sangster Stakes since the year 2000.
|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|