Nominations have been announced for the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes, which will take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 13, 2013.
A total of 24 horses have nominated for the 2013 Sapphire Stakes, including Arinosa.
Arinosa has won eight of her 25 race starts and has earned more than $350,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.
The Dash For Cash mare has won both her race starts this autumn carnival, with her first being in the Listed Wenona Girl Handicap at Warwick Farm on March 16.
Her most recent win came in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes, which she won by almost two lengths at Rosehill Gardens racecourse.
Arinosa will be looking to claim her first group 2 victory when she lines up for the 2013 Sapphire Stakes this weekend.
The Chris Waller-trained mare will likely be ridden by jockey Brenton Avdulla in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes, with the jockey having ridden her to both her autumn wins.
Also included in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes nominations is Mrs Onassis.
Mrs Onassis has won eight of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $500,000 in prize money during her career.
The General Nediym mare won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate first-up this start, before placing eighth in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes last run.
Miss Stellabelle and Karuta Queen are also included in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes nominations.
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2013 Sapphire Stakes Nominations
|1||MRS ONASSIS||Gerald Ryan||1||58.5kg||107|
|3||SATIN SHOES||Clarry Conners||3||57.5kg||102|
|8||KARUTA QUEEN||Peter G Moody||5=||57kg||99|
|9||MISS STELLABELLE||Gai Waterhouse||7||57kg||98|
|11||EVER THE SAME||Anthony Cummings||15=||56.5kg||90|
|12||GAI’S CHOICE||David Pfieffer||13=||56.5kg||93|
|13||HONEY FLOWER||Ross McDonald||13=||56.5kg||93|
|14||LADYS ANGEL||Joseph Pride||5=||56.5kg||99|
|15||SOFT SAND||Paul Messara||8=||56.5kg||96|
|16||NEW BEGINNING||John P Thompson||19||56kg||85|
|17||SHAMAL WIND||Robert Smerdon||10=||55.5kg||95|
|19||ARCTIC FLIGHT||Anthony Cummings||20||55kg||77|
|20||BLACK MAGIC||Bruce Brown||22=||55kg||74|
|21||BOUND TO BLUSH||John O’Shea||15=||55kg||90|
|24||JUST A GIRL||Scott Aspery||22=||54kg||74|