The 2017 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).
2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field
The 2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes field will be published here.
|1||40×21||TWIST TOPS||Kris Lees||Tommy Berry||6||55.5kg|
|2||11||SCARLET RAIN||Gai Waterhouse||Ms Kathy O’Hara||12||55.5kg|
|3||2||SMART AMELIA||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||5||55.5kg|
|4||1×7||QUICK FEET||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||13||55.5kg|
|5||51||TALE OF CHOICE||Gerald Ryan||Kerrin McEvoy||10||55.5kg|
|6||17||KENTUCKY MISS||Joseph Pride||Jason Collett||3||55.5kg|
|7||1||IN THE VANGUARD||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||9||55.5kg|
|8||144||SUGARPARMA||Peter Robl||Sam Clipperton||11||55.5kg|
|9||3×2||GLORIETTE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||55.5kg|
|10||6||OUR BELISA||John P Thompson||Tye Angland||8||55.5kg|
|11||4x||PALOMINO||John O’Shea||William Buick||4||55.5kg|
|12||6x||ALLUVION||Scott Singleton||Christian Reith||1||55.5kg|
|13||–||ZENALICIOUS||Les Bridge||Ms Winona Costin (a)||2||55.5kg|
2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations
Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of Sweet Embrace Stakes winners and results since the year 2000.
|2017||1 One More Honey||2 Arctic Angel||3 Teaspoon||1:12.2|
|2016||1 Scarlet Rain||2 In The Vanguard||3 Tale Of Choice||1:09.5|
|2015||1 Always Allison||2 Speak Fondly||3 Tibrogargan Miss||1:10.8|
|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|