The 2016 Royal Sovereign Stakes is clearly marked on the calendar for many race fans with an interest that almost exceeds its Group 2 status. It’s a race for three year old colts and geldings held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually during April as part of the 2nd day of The Championships.
It is a set weights contest over a trip of 1200m. The Royal Sovereign Stakes has a prize pool of $500,000 and a reputation for producing top notch racing action.
Every year some of the best three year olds in the country race the Royal Sovereign Stakes as a tune up for runs later in the year. Some may go in at full fitness while others may have reduced form due to events earlier in the year.
The fillies equivalent to the Royal Sovereign Stakes is the Light Fingers Stakes which is held in February.
Past winners of the Royal Sovereign Stakes include Danewin in 1995 and Assertive Lad in 2001.
Lonhro was the champion in 2002 and Exceed and Excel in 2005.
Shoot Out showed his class with his 2010 victory while the 2011 champ was Master Harry.
2016 Royal Sovereign Stakes Field
The 2016 Royal Sovereign Stakes field is published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||111431×353||JAPONISME||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||7||56.5kg||109|
|2||21x16x20||KINGLIKE||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||3||56.5kg||99|
|3||47x1513x35||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||9||56.5kg||90|
|4||17x3467x24||TAKEDOWN||Gary Moore||Brett Prebble||4||56.5kg||86|
|5||x23939x307||READY FOR VICTORY||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||15||56.5kg||85|
|6||11x623x14||SPILL THE BEANS||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||2||56.5kg||85|
|7||1x13821x||HELLBENT||Kurt Goldman||Blake Shinn||1||56.5kg||79|
|8||11×131||STELLAR COLLISION||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||10||56.5kg||79|
|9||15x163x34||BASSETT (NZ)||Mick Price||Dwayne Dunn||8||56.5kg||77|
|10||6x7114x382||SOOBOOG||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Christian Reith||11||56.5kg||76|
|11||11×16||GHISONI||John O’Shea||James McDonald||14||54.5kg||92|
|12||11110×1||PETITS FILOUS||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||13||54.5kg||90|
|13||134813×458||LAKE GENEVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||12||54.5kg||82|
|14||1×11233323||EGYPTIAN SYMBOL||Bjorn Baker||Brenton Avdulla||6||54.5kg||81|
|15e||217x||SPIETH (NZ)||Bryce Heys||–||5||56.5kg||66|
2016 Royal Sovereign Stakes Nominations
Nominations for the Royal Sovereign stakes are posted below.
Royal Sovereign Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Royal Sovereign Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Japonisme||2 Counterattack||3 Takedown/td>||1:10.3|
|2015||1 Delectation||2 Bring Me The Maid||3 Rekindled Power||1:11.7|
|2014||1 Sidestep||2 Bounding||3 In Cahoots||1:10.2|
|2013||1 Rebel Dane||2 Urquidez||3 Taxmeifyoucan||1:10.6|
|2012||1 Hot Schnitzel||2 Manawanui||3 Moment of Change||1:08.9|
|2011||1 Master Harry||2 Audacious Spirit||3 Skilled||1:10.2|
|2010||1 Shoot Out||2 More Than Great||3 Viking Legend||1:10.7|
|2009||1 Youthful Jack||2 Over the Wicket||3 Desuetude||1:11.3|
|2008||1 El Cambio||2 Kingda Ka||3 Solo Flyer||1:10.3|
|2007||1 Mutawaajid||2 Sniper’s Bullet||3 Mearas||1:09.5|
|2006||1 Flying Pegasus||2 Racing To Win||3 De Beers||1:10.0|
|2005||1 Dance Hero||2 Eremein||3 Star Cat||1:10.0|
|2004||1 Exceed and Excel||2 Ambulance||3 Impaler||1:08.2|
|2003||1 Athelnoth||2 Planchet||3 Charlie Bub||1:10.1|
|2002||1 Lonhro||2 Viking Ruler||3 Shags||1:11.0|
|2001||1 Assertive Lad||2 Continum||3 Century Kid||1:09.9|
|2000||1 Hire||2 Easy Rocking||3 Condotti||1:09.9|