- Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares, Set Weight
- Prize Money: $300,000
2016 Sapphire Stakes News
Goodwood scratching Griante has run her last race and will be mated with Arrowfield Stud’s champion sire Redoute’s Choice in the Spring.
Griante was the winner of the Group 1 $700,000 Banjo Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill …
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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.
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.
|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|