2016 Sapphire Stakes Results: Two Blue Wins the Last

April 9, 2016

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

2016 Sapphire Stakes Results: Two Blue Wins the Last

Wyong trainer Kristen Buchanan celebrated the first Group win of her career thanks to a gutsy all-the-way victory in the last at Randwick Racecourse on Day 2 ‘The Championships’ with Two Blue in the Sapphire Stakes 2016.

Two Blue

Trainer Kristen Buchanan celebrated her first Group 3 win with Two Blue in the 2016 Sapphire Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

A rising eight-year-old, the honest daughter of Dubleo lined-up for her 38th career start and enjoyed her eighth career success in the $300,000 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m).

Two Blue was second-up in the Sapphire Stakes, the multiple Group placegetter coming off a close sixth to Sultry Feeling in Rosehill’s Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) on March 19 when beaten under one and a half lengths.

Adding to her consistent second-up record, she improved with the give out of the track at Randwick on the Slow going, her regular rider Paul King continuing his association with another gun ride.

“He just rides her an absolute treat,” Buchanan said of King post-win.

Two Blue bounced away beautifully from a wide barrier to take up the lead from the John O’Shea-trained Ottoman, while the rails-drawn Shamardal four-year-old Vezalay settled into third.

Around the corner Two Blue led them into the straight, with the runs coming from a number of other challengers including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Bounding and Brook Road for Newcastle’s Kris Lees straight off his $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) win with Lucia Valentina.

Two Blue ($26) was too good for them on the day though and wouldn’t give up the lead, hitting the line first to beat home the Mick Price-trained Group 1 performer Secret Agenda ($10) at the big odds in the Sapphire.

Finishing off the trifecta in third was Brook Road ($12), the God’s Own five-year-old improving on her seventh in the Birthday Card Stakes.

“She’s really just an honest, trying mare,” King said after his victory.

“Big credit goes to Kristen Buchanan.”

Buchanan was over the moon with the Sapphire Stakes result, giving full credit to the mare and her hoop.

“She’s been an amazing mare, it’s just so great to see it all come off,” she said.

“She’s absolutely fabulous.

“She just loves being a racehorse.

“She just has the incredible desire to win, which just makes her the horse she is.”

Get the guaranteed best odds on the rest of the autumn carnival races by signing up with Ladbrokes.com.au today – home of Odds Boost!

2016 Sapphire Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Randwick Race 10 – 09/04/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 TWO BLUE Kristen Buchanan Paul King 9 54kg $26
2 13 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 1.8L 10 54kg $9.50
3 8 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees Chad Schofield 2.2L 2 54kg $12
4 10 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 2.6L 1 54kg $20
5 6 CRADLE ME David Pfieffer Jason Collett 3L 5 54kg $7
6 2 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 3.2L 6 58kg $7.50
7 4 SULTRY FEELING James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.5L 12 55.5kg $6
8 3 BRING ME THE MAID Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 4L 3 57kg $26
9 5 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 4.9L 14 55kg $31
10 7 I’VE GOT THE LOOKS Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 5.3L 8 54kg $21
11 1 BOUNDING Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5.7L 4 58kg $5F
12 12 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle Thomas Huet 6L 13 54kg $31
13 14 OTTOMAN John O’Shea James McDonald 7.5L 11 54kg $13
14 15 NO MORE TEARS (NZ) Stephen Marsh Tommy Berry 9.6L 7 54kg $15
17 LUCKY CAN BE Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 0
18 HIEROGLYPHICS Anthony Cummings Damian Lane 0
11 PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Brenton Avdulla 0
16 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Ms Winona Costin (a) 0

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

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...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

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