Atlantic Jewel has won the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse today April 14, 2012.
The three-year-old filly won the race by three and three quarter lengths ahead of Mid Summer Music, who finished second, and Lady’s Angel, who ran home for third.
Atlantic Jewel has now won all six of her race starts and earned more than $680,000 in prize money during her career.
Trainer Mark Kavanagh was full of emotion after Atlantic Jewel won the 2012 Sapphire Stakes.
“It’s a relief,” Kavanagh said.
“I questioned myself a couple of times but I thought she would (win today).
“She’s just a special horse.
The trainer is still deciding on how to progress with Atlantic Jewel for the remainder of the autumn racing carnival.
“I don’t know yet,” he said.
“The original plan was to give her one more.
“Nothing’s out of the question the way she’s going right now.
“These horses don’t come along very often and Australia’s so lucky at the moment we have a few.”
Michael Rodd was the winning rider in the 2012 Sapphire Stakes, guiding Atlantic Jewel to her effortless victory.
“Everything she’s been doing at home has been that exciting we couldn’t really talk about it,” Rodd said.
“She began really well (today) and then she just switched off like she normally does.
“She took off.”
Rodd had a warning for other trainers and runners as they looked towards some of the feature races in the spring racing carnival.
“She’ll get better as she gets further,” he said.
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2012 Sapphire Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||2||ATLANTIC JEWEL||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||–||9||57.5kg||$1.50F|
|2||3||MID SUMMER MUSIC||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.8L||6||57.5kg||$18|
|3||8||LADYS ANGEL||Joseph Pride||Craig Williams||4.1L||7||56.5kg||$41|
|4||4||PARABLES||Peter Snowden||Christian Reith||4.3L||8||57.5kg||$19|
|5||5||CELTS||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||5.5L||5||57kg||$21|
|6||10||ROSE OF PEACE||Gary Portelli||Hugh Bowman||5.8L||3||56.5kg||$61|
|7||1||MORE STRAWBERRIES||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||7.1L||1||58kg||$11|
|8||6||GRACEFUL ANNA||David Pfieffer||Peter Robl||8.7L||10||57kg||$31|
|9||11||PHENOMENAL LASS||Joseph Pride||Glen Boss||9.9L||4||56kg||$61|
|10||9||BORN TO ROCK||Michael Moroney||Corey Brown||10.5L||2||56.5kg||$21|