Robert Sangster Stakes

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2016, also called the William Hill Classic, will run at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide on Saturday 7 May 2016.

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2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Results: Precious Gem Claims Upset

2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Results: Precious Gem Claims Upset

Outsider Precious Gem has produced a career-best performance at Morphettville this afternoon to take out the featured Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) from Sheidel in a photo finish.

Precious Gem won a very exciting edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Precious Gem was allocated the ideal barrier 6 for her run in the Robert Sangster ...

The 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes, also known as the 2016 William Hill Classic, is one of only four Group 1 races held in South Australia at Morphettville Racecourse as part of the esteemed Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Conducted by the South Australia Jockey Club (SAJC) the other Group 1 races run are the Australasian Oaks (2000m) on the same day as the Robert Sangster, the Goodwood (1200m) and the South Australian Derby (2500m) held three weeks later on Goodwood Day.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2016 will run on Saturday 7 May 2016, which is the same as Sydney Cup Day in New South Wales.

The Robert Sangster Stakes is the elite fillies and mares event of the carnival and is run under weight-for-age conditions. Raced over a sprint distance of 1200m the event is worth $400 000.

The contending females may have just contested the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) the week before on Adelaide Cup Day, so keep an eye on the dominant fillies and mares in this other weight-for-age event.

As the premier fillies and mares’ race in Adelaide, the event attracts all the best local gallopers and quite often an impressive interstate female will make the trip and claim victory in the Robert Sangster. Good mares that have won the race include Alinghi (2005), Our Egyptian Raine (2003), Apple Danish (1997) and Wight Me (1991).

The most famous Robert Sangster Stakes winner meanwhile was the world’s highest-rated mare Black Caviar who took out the 2012 edition in her Adelaide debut.

Robert Sangster Stakes
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $400 000
Inaugurated: 1983

2016 Robert Sangster Field

Below you can view the final field published for the 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 932587×016 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 3 56.5kg 107
2 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Luke Nolen 21 56.5kg 103
3 x24111x341 SHEIDEL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Matthew Neilson 1 56.5kg 101
4 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM Henry Dwyer Jake Noonan 6 56.5kg 100
5 9x022x4617 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 11 56.5kg 99
6 x14394x117 SULTRY FEELING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 99
7 87x461x400 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope Shayne Cahill 22 56.5kg 99
8 x607710x36 TYCOON TARA Symon Wilde Steven Arnold 8 56.5kg 99
9 11250x10x2 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope William Pike 19 56.5kg 98
10 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 56.5kg 98
11 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir Dean Yendall 13 56.5kg 97
12 39x546x21x I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 5 56.5kg 96
13 8×13312118 MISS SETON SANDS Tony McEvoy Mark Zahra 4 56.5kg 95
14 x13641x054 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Oliver 23 56.5kg 95
15 12100x0x13 RUNWAY STAR Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 12 56.5kg 94
16 16617x622x PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Paul King 16 56.5kg 94
17 217113×147 BADAWIYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 17 55kg 97
18 341613×121 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 15 55kg 91
19 11110×10 PETITS FILOUS Ciaron Maher Ms Michelle Payne 9 55kg 90
20 x21432x361 TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 18 55kg 87
21e 13247×3153 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Luke Currie 7 55kg 80
22e 1312×32 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Damien Oliver 14 55kg 79
23e 1025932×52 SECRETMENSBUSINESS Ryan Balfour 20 56.5kg 67

2016 Robert Sangster Nominations

You can view the nominations for the 2016 Robert Sangster Classic below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 932587×016 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 1 56.5kg 107
2 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 2 56.5kg 103
3 64414110×0 LA PASSE M 5 Darren Weir 3 56.5kg 103
4 x24111x341 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 56.5kg 101
5 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer 5 56.5kg 100
6 9x022x4617 WAWAIL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 56.5kg 99
7 x14394x117 SULTRY FEELING M 4 James Cummings 7 56.5kg 99
8 87x461x400 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 8 56.5kg 99
9 x607710x36 TYCOON TARA M 5 Symon Wilde 9 56.5kg 99
10 11250x10x2 SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 10 56.5kg 98
11 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING M 5 Darren Weir 11 56.5kg 98
12 217113×147 BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price 12 55kg 97
13 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 13 56.5kg 97
14 820x8800x2 GIRL GUIDE M 6 Ciaron Maher 14 56.5kg 97
15 x1221x2702 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price 15 55kg 96
16 39x546x21x I LOVE IT M 5 John Salanitri 16 56.5kg 96
17 x13x2100x0 THE MESSINA NYMPH M 5 Tony McEvoy 17 56.5kg 96
18 8×13312118 MISS SETON SANDS M 4 Tony McEvoy 18 56.5kg 95
19 x13641x054 VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 19 56.5kg 95
20 1106×34422 I AM GYPSY M 4 Gordon Richards 20 56.5kg 93
21 12100x0x13 RUNWAY STAR M 5 Phillip Stokes 21 56.5kg 94
22 16617x622x PRIVATE SECRETARY M 6 Gregory Hickman 22 56.5kg 94
23 70x406925x ELOPING M 4 Peter Robl 23 56.5kg 93
24 341613×121 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy 24 55kg 91
25 11110×10 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher 25 55kg 90
26 9x131170x1 KAYJAY’S JOY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 26 56.5kg 89
27 x21432x361 TEMPT ME NOT F 3 James Cummings 27 55kg 87
28 1x13118x22 MISS GUNPOWDER F 3 Phillip Stokes 28 55kg 85
29 1215 ALMIGHTY GIRL F 3 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton 29 55kg 84
30 13247×3153 SUPER CASH F 3 Andrew Noblet 30 55kg 80
31 1312×32 JALAN JALAN F 3 Colin Little 31 55kg 79
32 5x5350x513 SERENADE F 3 Michael Moroney 32 55kg 74
33 213x0125x0 TRUPT M 4 Ryan Balfour 33 56.5kg 70
34 1025932×52 SECRETMENSBUSINESS M 6 Ryan Balfour 34 56.5kg 67

Robert Sangster Stakes History

The Robert Sangster is one of the younger Australian thoroughbred races, first run in 1983 when Ranee’s Palace claimed victory. The race distance has remained the same from the inaugural race, but the status and race name have seen a number of changes. It began as a special race but became a listed race the next year in 1934. Two years later it gained Group 3 status until 2004 when it was installed as a Group 2 event. The following year in 2005 it became a prestigious Group 1 event. Originally registered and known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes, the race was renamed when it received Group 1 status as the Robert Sangster Stakes in honour of the legendary owner and breeder Robert Sangster who passed away the year before in 2004.

The Robert Sangster Stakes record was set by Dantelah in 1999 with a time of 1:07.9.

Robert Sangster Stakes Recent Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2016
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Precious Gem 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Sheidel
3rd I Love It
2015
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Miracles Of Life 1 minutes 09.7 seconds
2nd Gregers
3rd I Love It
2014
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minutes 09.2 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Gregers
2013
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Platelet 1 minutes 11.0 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Yosei
2012
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minutes 10.6 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Power Princess
2011
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Response 1 minutes 09.0 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Miss Octopussy
2010
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rostova 1 minute 9.42 seconds
2nd Velocitea
3rd Sister Madly
2009
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Bel Mer 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Hidden Energy
3rd Impressive Eagle
2008
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Juste Momente 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Zipanese
3rd Serious Speed
2007
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Flying Object
2006
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Ellicorsam 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Social Glow
3rd Truly Wicked
2005
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Alinghi 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Glamour Puss
3rd Solar Antiquity
2004
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st French Bid 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Social Glow
2003
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Our Egyptian Raine 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Dama De Noche
2002
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Suzy Grey 1 minute 13.2 seconds
2nd Regal Kiss
3rd Lady Belvedere
2001
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Umaline 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Fayrouz
3rd Crixia
2000
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rain Dance Lady 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tapalinga
3rd Daninkling