Robert Sangster Stakes (William Hill Classic)

  • Date: Saturday May 2nd, 2015
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: F&M Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $400,000

2014 Robert Sangster Stakes (William Hill Classic) News

Group 1 Winners Included in Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

Group 1 Winners Included in Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

23 talented fillies and mares have been included in 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) nominations, highlighted by the pending appearance of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing at Morphettville on Saturday.

2013 champion Platelet has been included in 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Winner of the 2013 edition …

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.

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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).

2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes field will be provided here.

2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

The 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations are published below.

No Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MIRACLES OF LIFE Peter & Paul Snowden 1 56.5kg 110
2 MAGNIFISIO Jim P Taylor 2 56.5kg 110
3 PLATELET Darren Weir 3 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
7 GRIANTE David Brideoake 7 56.5kg 102
8 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 8 56.5kg 101
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.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
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