Nominations have been announced for the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes, which is scheduled to take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 13, 2013.
24 fillies and mares are nominated for a run in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes, including Mrs Onassis.
Mrs Onassis has won eight of her 19 career starts and has earned more than $500,000 in prize money.
The General Nediym mare will be having her third autumn race start in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes after mixed success this campaign.
Mrs Onassis won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield Racecourse first-up on February 23, 2013, before finishing eighth in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes last run.
The five-year-old is trained by Gerald Ryan at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and is owned by Gerry Harvey.
Also included in the 2013 Sapphire Stakes nominations is Karuta Queen.
Karuta Queen has won six of her 17 race starts and has earned more than $1.76 million in prize money during her career.
The Not A Single Doubt filly placed third in the Listed ATA/BOB Hoysted Handicap first-up, before finishing second to Black Caviar in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last start.
Trained by Peter Moody, Karuta Queen will be searching for her first win since October , 2011, when she won the Group 3 Australia Stakes.
Satin Shoes and Shamal Wind are also part of the 2013 Sapphire Stakes nominations.
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2013 Sapphire Stakes Nominations
|3||ARCTIC FLIGHT||Anthony Cummings||77|
|5||BLACK MAGIC||Bruce Brown||74|
|6||BOUND TO BLUSH||John O’Shea||90|
|10||EVER THE SAME||Anthony Cummings||90|
|13||GAI’S CHOICE||David Pfieffer||93|
|15||HONEY FLOWER||Ross McDonald||93|
|16||JUST A GIRL||Scott Aspery||74|
|17||KARUTA QUEEN||Peter G Moody||99|
|18||LADYS ANGEL||Joseph Pride||99|
|19||MISS STELLABELLE||Gai Waterhouse||98|
|20||MRS ONASSIS||Gerald Ryan||107|
|21||NEW BEGINNING||John P Thompson||85|
|22||SATIN SHOES||Clarry Conners||102|
|23||SHAMAL WIND||Robert Smerdon||95|
|24||SOFT SAND||Paul Messara||96|