Sapphire Stakes Field

The Sapphire Stakes field is eagerly anticipated each year. One of the more prestigious Group 2 races for three year old fillies and mares, the Sapphire Stakes field often sees some very good horses lining up in the barriers. Each year, the Sapphire Stakes field can be relied upon to include some proven sprinters.

2016 Sapphire Stakes Field

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes field is a very exciting lineup. This weekend will be a great weekend for racing, with four major Group 1 races running on the same day. Like every other year, we expect the 2016 Sapphire Stakes field to make for a fantastic race.

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes field is provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp
1 1384x69x88 VILLA VERDE Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56kg 102
2 5x4428x9x4 BOUND FOR EARTH David Vandyke Blake Shinn 5 56kg 92
3 12113x1x30 AVOID LIGHTNING Les Bridge Tim Clark 8 55.5kg 107
4 x44180x413 GRIANTE David Brideoake Steven Arnold 1 55.5kg 100
5 21x44571x3 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 7 55.5kg 98
6 148x0310x1 SHAMALIA Bart & James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 55kg 95
7 7151542×85 FINE BUBBLES Kris Lees Zac Purton 12 55kg 91
8 x63311x359 ATMOSPHERICAL David Pfieffer Glen Boss (late alt) 4 54kg 99
9 32x52x1115 CHLOE IN PARIS Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 11 54kg 97
10 7x85040x20 PERON Peter G Moody Tommy Berry 10 54kg 96
11 5233x6046x BELLE DE COEUR Chris Waller Joao Moreira 13 54kg 87
12 9x111x543 ONEMOREZETA Kris Lees Jim Cassidy 9 54kg 85
13 5161×17101 FINE MIST Bede Murray Jason Collett 3 53kg 82

2016 Sapphire Stakes Nominations

The Sapphire Stakes nominations usually feature a fairly significant number of talented types, all with a penchant for sprints. Because of the increased prize money and the new Autumn Racing Carnival schedule, the 2015 Sapphire Stakes nominations will likely pull more horses than usual.

The 2016 Sapphire Stakes nominations is published here.