Sapphire Stakes News

Griante Primed for 2016 Sapphire Stakes

Griante Primed for 2016 Sapphire Stakes
April 7th, 2016

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)…

2016 Sapphire Stakes Odds and Betting Update

2016 Sapphire Stakes Odds and Betting Update
April 7th, 2016

A talented and capacity field of fillies and mares has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Bounding has steadily built to the task through two starts…

2016 Sapphire Stakes Field and Barrier Draw

2016 Sapphire Stakes Field and Barrier Draw
April 6th, 2016

A talented and capacity field of fourteen fillies and mares plus four emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick; highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s standout performers. Griante charged home to post a maiden win at the highest…

Griante to Go One Better in 2016 Sapphire Stakes

Griante to Go One Better in 2016 Sapphire Stakes
April 5th, 2016

Griante stormed home to post a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) last time out and has been confirmed to take her position in the field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick. Griante was completely luckless when blocked…

Arnold Thrilled to Partner Griante in 2015 Sapphire Stakes

Arnold Thrilled to Partner Griante in 2015 Sapphire Stakes
April 10th, 2015

Jockey Steven Arnold has secured just one ride on Day 2 of The Championships this weekend, but is confident of making it count when taking to the saddle of Griante in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m). Griante has posted a commendable race record of six wins and a further…

2015 Sapphire Stakes Odds and Betting Update

2015 Sapphire Stakes Odds and Betting Update
April 9th, 2015

13 fillies and mares have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Shamalia and Avoid Lightning have each returned to racing in competitive form this season and currently…

2015 Sapphire Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

2015 Sapphire Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw
April 8th, 2015

A talented field of 13 fillies and mare has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting prospects. Avoid Lightning was unable to figure when tenth in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) last…

2014 Sapphire Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

2014 Sapphire Stakes Betting Preview and Tips
April 17th, 2014

Thirteen runners have been confirmed to line up for the 2014 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m), scheduled to close the inaugural The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend and offering punters particularly good value in betting markets. Unlucky to finish second in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) first-up…

2014 Sapphire Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

2014 Sapphire Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw
April 16th, 2014

A talented field of 13 has been confirmed to line up for the 2014 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) on day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend, including in-form runner Lilliburlero. Unable to string together much of a consistent run of form together over her 2013 spring…

2014 Sapphire Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Sapphire Stakes Nominations Released
April 14th, 2014

A talented field of 20 has been nominated for an appearance in this weekend’s 2014 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) on day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick, including Avoid Lightning. Securing an impressive seven wins and four places from only 18 race starts to date, Avoid Lightning is…