Graceful Anna to Target Robert Sangster Stakes 2012

January 13, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Graceful Anna to Target Robert Sangster Stakes 2012

David Pfieffer’s former Magic Millions winner Graceful Anna is preparing for her turf return, the classy Canny Lad mare set to target Group 1 glory in the 2012 Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide during the autumn.

Graceful Anna

2010 Magic Millions Trophy winner Graceful Anna will target the 2012 Robert Sangster Stakes this autumn

Graceful Anna skyrocketed young Warwick Farm trainer Pfieffer into the big time two years ago when she secured the coveted Magic Millions Wyong Stakes – Gold Coast 3YO Trophy double.

Sandwiched in between her two Magic Millions wins, the then three-year-old also held on in a thrilling finish with subsequent Group 1 hero Shoot Out to win the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m) on Boxing Day in Brisbane.

While Pfieffer’s immediate attention is on the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day again this Saturday as he prepares to saddle up the $3.80 Luxbet favourite Safusa and winner of this year’s Wyong 3YO MM Stakes in the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1200m), he is also looking forward to the return of Graceful Anna.

“Graceful Anna helped put me in the spotlight,” Pfieffer recalled fondly this week.

Graceful Anna hasn’t been seen in the winner’s stall since her win in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) at the gold Coast in May 2010 and during her latest campaign she failed to produce anything of note.

She was last seen finishing a disappointing last when beaten 14 lengths by winner Little Surfer Girl in the Listed Angst Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on October 8 last year, and Pfieffer is hopeful she can bounce back this season.

Pfieffer has the $350,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on April 28 as the main autumn goal for the $1 million earner, which would be her third attempt in an elite level.

Graceful Anna first stepped up to elite company at Eagle Farm in the 2010 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), but she could only manage to finish four and a half lengths away 13th to Black Piranha.

She was beaten by a huge margin at her next major assignment when beating home just one other runner in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), won by Aloha, on a Slow Rosehill track last March.

“Graceful Anna had a preparation last time that was out of character for her,” Pfieffer said.

“She did have a couple of little issues but she has got over them now.”

Pfieffer said that he was hopeful of a form return from his stable darling, but that if she couldn’t produce the goods on the track, a career as a broodmare was waiting.

“We will keep a close eye on her and if things don’t go the right way we will most likely retire her to stud,” he said.

“But all going well we are looking at the Robert Sangster Stakes in Adelaide.”

To get behind Pfieffer’s 2011 Magic Millions Guineas chance Safusa on Saturday, visit Australia’s leading online bookmaker Luxbet who have all the hottest Gold Coast racing odds for the weekend.

Don’t have a Luxbet account? Join today depositing between $25 and $400 and have your deposit doubled as a bonus bet up to $400 when you enter the promotional code BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field