Sweet Embrace Stakes

The Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes is a 1200m sprint for 2YO fillies held on Chipping Norton Stakes Day leading up to the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Seabrook
  • 2nd: #2 Fiesta
  • 3rd: #6 Into The Abyss



The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a Group 2 sprint for two-year-old fillies run over 1200m at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in early March during the autumn.

The Sydney meeting is headlined by the weight-for-age Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. Chipping Norton Stakes Day also features a number of other Group status support races including the Sweet Embrace Stakes and the colts & geldings equivalent – the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m).

Both the Skyline Stakes and the Sweet Embrace Stakes offer $200,000 in prize money and a ballot exemption to the winner into the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m). The last filly to win the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper double without a run in between was Crystal Lily (2010).

Fillies may come into the Sweet Embrace Stakes field via other two-year-old autumn races including the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) run at Rosehill the Saturday before or the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) also held at Rosehill but in late January.

After the Sweet Embrace Stakes Stakes the two-year-old fillies may have another Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up in the following Saturday’s Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) run at Royal Randwick.

The 2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 and saw the Mick Price-trained Victorian filly Seabrook upset the Chris Waller-trained favourite Fiesta.

Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights / 2YO Fillies
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Seabrook
  • 2nd: #2 Fiesta
  • 3rd: #6 Into The Abyss

Check out the official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the gun win by Victorian filly Seabrook ridden to victory by Winx’s regular jockey Hugh Bowman.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 7 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Hugh Bowman 10 55.5kg $7.50
2 2 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0.5L 6 55.5kg $4.40F
3 6 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 1L 12 55.5kg $19
4 1 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1.6L 8 55.5kg $9.50
5 10 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2.1L 11 55.5kg $7.50
6 4 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King (a) 2.2L 7 55.5kg $101
7 5 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 2.9L 9 55.5kg $19
8 8 ADAMINA Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 3.5L 3 55.5kg $9
9 9 COUVRE LIT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6.1L 4 55.5kg $16
10 11 CASADIVA Brent Stanley Glen Boss 7.8L 1 55.5kg $11
11 12 NOW OR NEVER Gary Portelli Jay Ford 8.7L 5 55.5kg $151
12 3 SATIN SLIPPER Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 8.8L 2 55.5kg $5.50
14 MOANA MARIE Anthony & Edward Cummings Jeff Lloyd 0
13 NUCLEAR BLITZ Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tye Angland 0

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #3 Satin Slipper
  • 2nd: #2 Fiesta
  • 3rd: #5 Futooh

Read our insider Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Preview on the Golden Slipper-bound fillies now.

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Odds

The current season’s Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 betting odds on the fillies heading towards the Golden Slipper Stakes field will be available below as soon as released.

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

Each autumn the Sweet Embrace Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising two-year-old fillies eyeing a run in the Golden Slipper Stakes field in a fortnight’s time.

The official 2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes field and barriers are set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday February  28, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted 14 two-year-old fillies with Golden Slipper potential including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Lonhro Stakes runner-up Satin Slipper who is a daughter of 2012 Golden Slipper winner Pierro.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 211x SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 55.5kg
2 32×1 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 55.5kg
3 1×2 SATIN SLIPPER Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 3 55.5kg
4 31×8 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King (a) 9 55.5kg
5 41 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 11 55.5kg
6 15 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 14 55.5kg
7 4×3 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Hugh Bowman 12 55.5kg
8 2 ADAMINA Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 4 55.5kg
9 1 COUVRE LIT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 6 55.5kg
10 1x SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 13 55.5kg
11 1 CASADIVA Brent Stanley Glen Boss 2 55.5kg
12 4×756 NOW OR NEVER Gary Portelli Jay Ford 7 55.5kg
13 4 NUCLEAR BLITZ Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tye Angland 5 55.5kg
14 MOANA MARIE Anthony & Edward Cummings Jeff Lloyd 1 55.5kg

2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations

The Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 nominations are set to close on the Monday of race week and will be listed below as soon as available.

Sweet Embrace Stakes History

The Sweet Embrace Stakes is named in honour of the 1967 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Sweet Embrace who scored an upset breaking her maiden status in the classic at odds of 40/1. The race was first run in 1979 as a Listed event. It gained Group 3 status in 1987 before being elevated to its current Group 2 status from 2013 onwards.

The event has taken place at a number of different race tracks around Sydney including Canterbury Park, Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick. The 2017 edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes is scheduled to run at Randwick.

Notable Sweet Embrace Stakes winners include subsequent Golden Slipper winners Dark Eclipse (1980), Ha Ha (2001) and Crystal Lily (2010).

Recent Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners

See below for a list of Sweet Embrace Stakes winners and placegetters dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Seabrook 1 minute 10.96 seconds
2nd Fiesta
3rd Into The Abyss
2017
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st One More Honey 1 minute 12.28 seconds
2nd Arctic Angel
3rd Teaspoon
2016
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Scarlet Rain 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd In The Vanguard
3rd Tale Of Choice
2015
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Always Allison 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Speak Fondly
3rd Tibrogargan Miss
2014
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Believe Yourself 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Twirl
3rd Tetsuko
2013
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Romantic Moon 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Thump
3rd Greytfilly
2012
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Jade Marauder 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Valerio
3rd Kyria
2011
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Shared Reflections 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Pane In The Glass
2010
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Crystal Lily 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Ambers Waltz
3rd Zutara
2009
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Headway 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Lovemelikearock
3rd Horizons
2008
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Stripper 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Glowlamp
3rd Samantha Miss
2007
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Vecchia Roma
3rd Moonboat
2006
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Pure Energy
2005
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Carry On Cutie 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Flion Fenea
2004
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Burning Sands 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd All Knowledge
3rd Written By Xaar
2003
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Legally Bay 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd How Funny
3rd Bella Corona
2002
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Calaway Gal
2001
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Moonflute
3rd Palais
2000
Sweet Embrace Stakes
1st Dynamic Love 1 minute 11.7 seconds
2nd Tyrolean
3rd Ateates

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