Sapphire Stakes

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Sapphire Stakes News

Griante retired, will be mated with Redoute’s Choice

Griante retired, will be mated with Redoute’s Choice

Goodwood scratching Griante has run her last race and will be mated with Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Redoute’s Choice in the Spring.

Group 1 winning mare Griante, above, black and gold colours, has been retired to stud. Photo by Steve Hart

Griante was the winner of the Group 1 $700,000 Banjo Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill …

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes is a Group 2 contest held annually in April at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is specifically for fillies and mares over a trip of 1200m. The Sapphire Stakes runs under set weight conditions and has prize money totalling $300,000.

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The event takes place on one of the most important cards during Sydney’s autumn racing carnival, Derby Day. Headlining this days racing is the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby as well as the TJ Smith Stakes and AJC Sires Produce Stakes.

The Sapphire Stakes continually attracts a field with good depth and you can usually expect a high number of entries.

Looks for horses coming into this event that have already performed at black type level, especially the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes in the weeks before at Rosehill.

There’s also a chance horses may have come here from Group 1 level earlier on with both the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Queen Of The Turf Stakes having provided runners in the past.

The Listed Wiggle Stakes at Warwick Farm is also a possible lead in for horses rising in grade.

The Sapphire Stakes has history back to 1998 with previous winners including Spinning Hill which claimed a double in 2000 and 2011 as well as Glamour Puss in 2005 and recently Hurtle Myrtle in 2011.

2016 Sapphire Stakes Field

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes Field can be seen below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x202x13x95 BOUNDING Peter & Paul Snowden 6 58kg 107
2 9932587×01 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 8 58kg 107
3 2497x380x0 BRING ME THE MAID Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 4 57kg 96
4 4x14394x11 SULTRY FEELING James Cummings Hugh Bowman 14 55.5kg 99
5 2x21x2930x PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 18 55kg 98
6 545x511x54 CRADLE ME David Pfieffer Jason Collett 7 54kg 103
7 1180×35338 I’VE GOT THE LOOKS Peter & Paul Snowden 10 54kg 99
8 171x793x27 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees Chad Schofield 3 54kg 97
9 21227222×6 TWO BLUE Kristen Buchanan Paul King 11 54kg 96
10 8x13641x05 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens 1 54kg 95
11 116617×622 PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Brenton Avdulla 15 54kg 94
12 211108370x BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle 16 54kg 91
13 0x1221x270 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 12 54kg 87
14 291x374x76 OTTOMAN John O’Shea James McDonald 13 54kg 86
15e 1×4195141 NO MORE TEARS (NZ) Stephen Marsh Tommy Berry 9 54kg 86
16e 603278×249 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Ms Winona Costin (a) 5 54kg 84
17e 1x1274x562 LUCKY CAN BE Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 2 54kg 82
18e 6x12254x24 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony Cummings Damian Lane 17 54kg 71

2016 Sapphire Stakes Nominations

Here are the 2016 Nominations for the Sapphire Stakes.

Sapphire Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Sapphire Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Two Blue 2 Secret Agenda 3 Brook Road 1:10.8
2015 1 Avoid Lightning 2 Griante 3 Fine Bubbles  1:12.1
2014 1 Cosmic Endeavour 2 Avoid Lightning 3 Belle De Coeur  1:10.7
2013 1 Arinosa 2 Miss Stellabelle 3 Forarainyday  1:08.9
2012 1 Atlantic Jewel 2 Mid Summer Music 3 Lady’s Angel  1:08.9
2011 1 Hurtle Myrtle 2 Kimillsy 3 Marquardt  1:10.6
2010 1 Renaissance 2 Beaded 3 Jersey Lily  1:10.5
2009 1 Court 2 Belong To Many 3 Cajou  1:10.8
2008 1 Belong to Many 2 Tenant’s Tiara 3 Fritz’s Princess  1:11.1
2007 1 Fire Song 2 Whoever 3 Splashing Out  1:12.9
2006 1 Coolroom Candidate 2 Imana 3 Shalimar Sky  1:10.6
2005 1 Glamour Puss 2 With My 3 Wild Queen  1:12.0
2004 1 Recurring 2 Fair Embrace 3 Cataclysm  1:10.4
2003 1 Fatoon 2 Provokes 3 Miss Helterskelter  1:11.4
2002 1 Fair Embrace 2 Spinning Hill 3 Hot Riff  1:09.2
2001 1 Spinning Hill 2 Nanny Maroon 3 Marlina  1:10.3
2000 1 Spinning Hill 2 Snippets’ Lass 3 Heather  1:09.7