2016 Sapphire Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds


The 2016 Sapphire Stakes is a 1200m sprint for fillies and mares three-years-old and up, at set weights plus penalties.

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes is on the 9th April at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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If exciting betting action on the races is what you are after, then the Sydney Autumn Carnival is the perfect event! Taking place over three incredible months from February until April annually, the autumn racing season in Sydney is host to an elite range of group races that are sure to thrill any punter.

One of the final race days held as part of the carnival is the Australian Derby Day in April. Australian Derby day sees the spectators and bettors entertained by a number of very competitive races including the Group 1 ATC Australian Derby, and the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes and there are ample betting opportunities for those keen to make some money!

Worth $300,000 this race is an excellent opportunity for the female runners to show what they are made of and secure an esteemed Group 2 race towards the end of their autumn campaigns.

The Sapphire Stakes takes place on Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day on a very exciting racing schedule. The day is also known as The Championships Day 2, and is the second and last day of the prestigious new competition, The Championships. The race program features:

On the 3rd of November, the 2015 Melbourne Cup races off!

Throughout the previous race days, there are a number of other quality races specifically for fillies and mares and it is a great idea for punters wanting to bet on the Sapphire Stakes to look out for the dominant females in these earlier events including the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill.

Held at the famous Royal Randwick racecourse, the Sapphire Stakes attracts a field of quality females and gives runners a chance of success in a less challenging race after contesting some of the more intense mares’ events such as the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Classic. The Sapphire Stakes is also a decent alternative to the more intense Group 1 Queen of The Turf Stakes held on the same day over 1600m.

Upcoming Races

Group 2

Chairman’s Handicap





Group 3

Kindergarten Stakes





Group 3

Adrian Knox Stakes




3YO Qlty

Group 2

Western Australian Derby





Group 3

Sires Produce Stakes





Group 3

Auraria Stakes






The Sapphire Stakes began as a listed race and gained its Group 3 status in 2002, when Fair Embrace set the race record winning in a time of 1:09.2. Another notable winner is Spinning Hill who managed two consecutive wins at the Sapphire in 2000 and 2001.

There is a diverse range of bet types and odds available for the Sapphire Stakes each year, so next Sydney Autumn Carnival jump online and find a bookmaker to place your wagers through for this elite racing event!

Sapphire Stakes Race Details:

Date: April

Location: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney

Distance: 1200m

Race Status: Group 2

Race Type: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalties

Stakes: $300, 000

First Ran: 1998

Sapphire Stakes News

Griante posted a maiden win at the highest level last start and trainer David Brideoake is confident the mare will only be better in Saturday’s 2016 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick despite a big increase in weights. Griante was an emergency starter in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m)…