2013 Sapphire Stakes – Nominations

April 9th, 2013

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 is nominated for the 2013 Sapphire Stakes. Picture by Steve Hart.

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

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MRS ONASSIS Gerald Ryan 1 58.5kg 107
2 ALTAR Peter Snowden 10= 57.5kg 95
3 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 3 57.5kg 102
4 ARINOSA Chris Waller 4 57kg 100
5 DETOURS Peter Snowden 10= 57kg 95
6 DYSTOPIA Chris Waller 2 57kg 103
7 GYBE David Hayes 8= 57kg 96
8 KARUTA QUEEN Peter G Moody 5= 57kg 99
9 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse 7 57kg 98
10 EMMALENE Liam Birchley 17= 56.5kg 86
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
18 ANNABELS Joseph Pride 24 55kg 73
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
22 FORARAINYDAY Guy Walter 21 55kg 75
23 FORFEITURE Peter Snowden 17= 55kg 86
24 JUST A GIRL Scott Aspery 22= 54kg 74