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.
|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.