The 2019 Arrowfield Sprint 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/Arrowfield 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.
2019 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field
The 2019 Arrowfield Sprint field will be published here.
2019 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances
The first acceptances for the 2018 edition of the race are posted below.
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint/Royal Sovereign Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Royal Sovereign Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2019||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2018||1 Catchy||2 Showtime||3 I Am Excited||1:10.2|
|2017||1 Derryn||2 Global Glamour||3 Impending||1:12.6|
|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|