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Sapphire Stakes

The 2018 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.

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.

2018 Sapphire Stakes Field

The 2018 Sapphire Stakes Field can be seen below.
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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 67x5114x19 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 18 58kg 111
2 6515x02x6x GHISONI James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 56kg 100
3 38483x90x1 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Jay Ford 7 55.5kg 99
4 x17159x320 RAIMENT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6 55.5kg 98
5 x493x134x4 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden 2 55kg 102
6 0x7490x390 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees 8 55kg 100
7 0x1184216x LUBITON Bjorn Baker Blake Shinn 1 55kg 98
8 71112x110x WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle 4 55kg 97
9 23x444x118 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Tim Clark 17 55kg 95
10 13347×2811 QUILISTA Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 55kg 95
11 117×11112 SUGAR BELLA Kris Lees 13 55kg 95
12 x22x21121x PECANS Joseph Pride Joao Moreira 12 55kg 87
13 4x33934x64 NIETA John P Thompson Corey Brown 16 54kg 99
14 6x1132741x INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 54kg 97
15 38355330×3 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Adkins 10 54kg 85
16 65512x1x42 FRAGONARD James Cummings Craig Williams 15 54kg 84
17e 171x90765x SHAZEE LEE Scott Singleton Christian Reith 11 55kg 82
18e 36x1312x77 SLOW BURN Les Bridge Michael Walker 9 54kg 82

2018 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
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Secret Agenda 2 Missrock 3 Artistry 1:13.2
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

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