- Date: Saturday February 28, 2015
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: 2YO Fillies Set Weight
- Prize Money: $175,000
2014 Sweet Embrace Stakes News
Connections of Always Allison will consider paying a late entry fee for the Golden Slipper after the smart filly took out the Group 2 $175,000 Les Johnson Memorial Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm today.
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The 2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes is a Group 3 race that takes place at Randwick racecourse in March each year.
Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the Sweet Embrace Stakes is held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Sweet Embrace Stakes is run under set weight conditions and is open to two-year-old fillies only. The race is worth a total of $175,000 in prize money.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes was first run in 1979 when it was won by a horse named Ingenue. The race was initially run as a Listed race but was upgraded to a Group 3 in 1987. While it was originally called the Sweet Embrace Stakes, the race was called the Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon Stakes in 1999. The race is named after Sweet Embrace, who won the 1967 Golden Slipper.
Fillies that run in the Sweet Embrace Stakes are often aiming towards a run in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, with the winner of the race gaining automatic entry into the Golden Slipper field.
Notable Sweet Embrace Stakes winners include Dark Eclipse (1980), Skating (1992), All The Chat (1997), Ha Ha (2001), Carry On Cutie (2005), Crystal Lily (2010) and Shared Reflections (2011).
2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field
The 2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes field is published here.
|1||11||LADY JIVAGO||Jeff Englebrecht||Grant Buckley||11||55.5kg|
|2||12||TIBROGARGAN MISS||Darryl Hansen||Luke Tarrant (a)||4||55.5kg|
|3||2×1||ITALY||John O’Shea||James Doyle||9||55.5kg|
|4||130||RACY||Gary Portelli||Hugh Bowman||5||55.5kg|
|5||1||ALWAYS ALLISON||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||1||55.5kg|
|6||454||MICUCCI||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||12||55.5kg|
|7||1x||HEAVENLY HAND||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||3||55.5kg|
|8||3x||SPEAK FONDLY||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||6||55.5kg|
|9||1||THORSBORNE||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||7||55.5kg|
|10||2||MOWGLI||Clarry Conners||Joshua Parr||2||55.5kg|
|11||3||CIRCULAR||John O’Shea||James McDonald||10||55.5kg|
|12||-||ALPINA||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||8||55.5kg|
2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations
|1||ALPINA||John P Thompson|
|2||ALWAYS ALLISON||Chris Waller|
|4||HEAVENLY HAND||Gerald Ryan|
|6||LADY JIVAGO||Jeff Englebrecht|
|7||LAKE GENEVA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|9||MINE TWO||Garry Frazer|
|12||SPEAK FONDLY||Gai Waterhouse|
|14||TIBROGARGAN MISS||Darryl Hansen|
Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of Sweet Embrace Stakes winners and results since the year 2000.
|2014||1 Believe Yourself||2 Twirl||3 Tetsuko||1:11.2|
|2013||1 Romantic Moon||2 Thump||3 Greytfilly||1:10.1|
|2012||1 Jade Marauder||2 Valerio||3 Kyria||1:11.3|
|2011||1 Shared Reflections||2 Streama||3 Pane In The Glass||1:09.5|
|2010||1 Crystal Lily||2 Ambers Waltz||3 Zutara||1:09.0|
|2009||1 Headway||2 Lovemelikearock||3 Horizons||1:11.1|
|2008||1 Stripper||2 Glowlamp||3 Samantha Miss||1:11.0|
|2007||1 Chinchilla Rose||2 Vecchia Roma||3 Moonboat||1:10.1|
|2006||1 Universal Queen||2 Tuesday Joy||3 Pure Energy||1:11.4|
|2005||1 Carry On Cutie||2 Media||3 Flion Fenena||1:10.5|
|2004||1 Burning Sands||2 All Knowledge||3 Written By Xaar||1:11.9|
|2003||1 Legally Bay||2 How Funny||3 Bella Corona||1:10.0|
|2002||1 Victory Vein||2 Chuckle||3 Calaway Gal||1:09.9|
|2001||1 Ha Ha||2 Moonflute||3 Palais||1:11.0|
|2000||1 Dynamic Love||2 Tyrolean||3 Ateates||1:11.7|