Euclase Stakes

The Euclase Stakes is a lucrative Group 2 race for three-year-olds offering $500,000 in prize money held at Morphettville Racecourse on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.

2018 Euclase Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 I'll Have A Bit
  • 2nd: #7 She's So High
  • 3rd: #1 Viridine



The Euclase Stakes is a Group 2 feature race for three-year-olds held in early May on Robert Sangster Stakes Day during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run over a sprint distance of 1200m, the set weights clash is the major support race on the dual Group 1 Morphettville meeting that is headlined by the Robert Sangster Stakes and Australasian Oaks.

Worth $500,000 in total prize money, the event is run by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) and was inaugurated in 1981. The Euclase Stakes field attracts both locally-trained and visiting interstate raiders chasing a share in the half-a-million-dollars in stakes. Runners may have earlier contested Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Royal Randwick or the Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) during ‘The Championships’. The traditional local lead-up is Morphettville’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) run a fortnight before.

The Euclase Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday May 5, 2018 and was won in a massive upset by $151 roughie I’ll Have A Bit.

2018 Euclase Stakes
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Track: Morphetville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 Euclase Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 I’ll Have A Bit
  • 2nd: #7 She’s So High
  • 3rd: #1 Viridine

See below for the full Euclase Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, the race won in a huge upset by the $151 roughie filly I’ll Have A Bit who swooped late and defeated the better-fancied duo She’s So High (2nd) and Viridine (3rd), while race favourite Nature Strip had to settle for fourth having over raced in the lead to get run down late.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 11 55.5kg $151
2 7 SHE’S SO HIGH Mick Price Damien Oliver 0.3L 7 55.5kg $5.50
3 1 VIRIDINE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.4L 10 57.5kg $4.60
4 2 NATURE STRIP John Sadler Craig Williams 1L 4 57.5kg $2.40F
5 4 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 1.3L 1 57.5kg $6
6 6 PORT VALE Stuart Gower Owen Ridge 2.3L 5 57.5kg $201
7 3 ISAURIAN James Cummings Mark Zahra 2.3L 3 57.5kg $13
8 5 HOLY BLADE Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.9L 8 57.5kg $41
9 11 SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 4.9L 9 55.5kg $61
10 10 FANCY RUMBLE Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 5.1L 2 55.5kg $51
11 12 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7.3L 6 55.5kg $101
8 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Todd Pannell 0

2018 Euclase Stakes Odds

The autumn’s top Euclase Stakes 2018 betting markets and links to the Group 2 racing odds at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Euclase Stakes Field

The Euclase Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of three-year-olds from Adelaide and interstate stables coming off a number of various lead-up races. Some of the runners may back-up on successive Saturdays going on to run in the Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) over the mile a week later.

The official Euclase Stakes 2018 Field & Barriers will be announced below the week of the race.

The 2018 Euclase Stakes Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-old sprinters before the early scratching of the Will Clarken-trained Split Lip (8). Nature Strip dominates the Euclase Stakes field and betting markets, the ultra-consistent John Sadler-trained Nicconi gelding coming off a lead-up second at Caulfield carrying more weight and will be fitter second-up.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x115x438 VIRIDINE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 11 57.5kg 100
2 12111×2 NATURE STRIP John Sadler Craig Williams 4 57.5kg 84
3 1×125 ISAURIAN James Cummings Mark Zahra 3 57.5kg 80
4 13×141 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 1 57.5kg 79
5 144×312116 HOLY BLADE Darren Weir Damian Lane 9 57.5kg 75
6 7x36x6118 PORT VALE Stuart Gower Owen Ridge 5 57.5kg 68
7 14344×15 SHE’S SO HIGH Mick Price Damien Oliver 7 55.5kg 79
8 x424466x31 SPLIT LIP Will Clarken Todd Pannell 8 55.5kg 75
9 x974628x85 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 12 55.5kg 74
10 1510x15x12 FANCY RUMBLE SABIS Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 2 55.5kg 74
11 6x557x1368 SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 10 55.5kg 73
12 339x5250x4 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 55.5kg 65

Euclase Stakes History

The event been known as a number of different race names over the years for sponsorship purposes, but has been officially registered as the Euclase Stakes since 1991. The race’s original name was the Great Western Plate (1981 – 87) followed by the Carrington Blush Plate (1988 – 89), the Angus Brut Classic (1990-2000), the Yallambee Classic (2001-13).

The title Euclase came from the 1991 winner of the race of the same name. The first Euclase Stakes winner was Apollo’s Flame who won the race when it only held Listed status. The event was elevated to a Group 3 event from 1986 – 1990 before gaining its current Group 2 status in 1991 when the aforementioned Euclase took it out.

The most notable Euclase Stakes winner in recent years was Miracles Of Life (2014), winner of the previous year’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.

The biggest recent upset Euclase Stakes result came in 2018 when $151 roughie I’ll Have A Bit saluted late.

Euclase Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Euclase Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Euclase Stakes
1st I’ll Have A Bit 1 minute 9.13 seconds
2nd She’s So High
3rd Viridine
2017
Euclase Stakes
1st Sweet Sherry 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Fuhryk
3rd So You Too
2016
Euclase Stakes
1st Faatinah 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Sooboog
3rd Demonstrate
2015
Euclase Stakes
1st Nicoscene 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Tudor
3rd We’ve Got This
2014
Euclase Stakes
1st Miracles Of Life 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Jazz Song
3rd Classy Jack
2013
Euclase Stakes
1st Lonhspresso 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Essay Raider
3rd Shamal Wind
2012
Euclase Stakes
1st Go The Knuckle 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Satin Shoes
3rd Snitzem
2011
Euclase Stakes
1st Shrapnel 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd General Truce
2010
Euclase Stakes
1st Majestic Music 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Sister Madly
3rd Happy Hippy
2009
Euclase Stakes
1st Champagne Harmony 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Cerberus Gal
3rd Very Discreet
2008
Euclase Stakes
1st Diplomatic Force 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Vivacious Spirit
3rd Royal Asscher
2007
Euclase Stakes
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Pencelaron
3rd Nediyms Glow
2006
Euclase Stakes
1st Magically 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Amyjaye Power
3rd Swish Trish
2005
Euclase Stakes
1st Honalee 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Stormy Nova
3rd Cocinero
2004
Euclase Stakes
1st Danabaa 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Shablec
3rd Ellicorsam
2003
Euclase Stakes
1st Toast Of The Coast 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Super Groove
3rd Prosperous Bid
2002
Euclase Stakes
1st Troubles 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd The Big Chill
3rd Zip Zip Aray
2001
Euclase Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Miss Power Bird
3rd Romilada
2000
Euclase Stakes
1st Honour The Name 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Rustic Mist
3rd Suraya

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