Belmont Sprint

The 2015 Belmont Sprint is a Group 3 race that will take place at Belmont Racecourse in Perth on Saturday May 30th, 2015.

Belmont Sprint News

Battle Hero Heads 2016 Belmont Sprint Betting

Battle Hero Heads 2016 Belmont Sprint Betting

Grant Williams’ last start Roma Cup winner Battle Hero has opened favourite to score back-to-back wins in Western Australia in Saturday’s Belmont Sprint 2016.

Luckygray is one of the top fancies in 2016 Belmont Sprint betting in WA this weekend. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The four-year-old son of Stratum is one of 13 hopefuls facing off in this year’s ...

The 2015 Belmont Sprint is a 1400m Group 3 race held annually at Perth’s Belmont Racecourse. Open to horses two years old and upwards, the Belmont Sprint attracts a varied field each year. With a total prize pool of $125,000, the Belmont Sprint is the highest-paying race on Belmont Sprint Day. As a Group 3 race, it is also the only black-type event on the race card. Of the $125,000 purse, just over $80,000 goes to the winner, making this a very lucrative race for the horse that crosses the line first.

Perth’s Belmont Racecourse is one of the most picturesque in the nation, located on the Swan River with the Perth CBD just on the other side. It is one of two major racecourses in the region, with the other being Ascot Racecourse, slightly further away from the CBD and nearer to the city.

Many horses who compete in the Belmont Sprint previously competed in the Roma Cup, a sprint event held at the same track a fortnight prior. In 2012, Luckygray won both the Roma Cup and the Belmont Sprint, a popular betting double. The Belmont Sprint provides a good indication as to the form of the horses that will likely stay on to compete in later summer races in Perth.

The 2015 Belmont Sprint will be part of Belmont Sprint Day on Saturday May 30th.

Belmont Sprint
Date: May 30th
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 2YO+ Quality
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2015 Belmont Sprint Field

The 2015 Belmont Sprint nominations is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 604125x4x1 LUCKYGRAY Trevor Andrews Shaun O’Donnell 3 59kg
2 22x9780x47 RANGER Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi (a) 1 59kg
3 1341224×25 SHINING KNIGHT Grant Williams Peter Hall 8 59kg
4 x4327036x6 RESPONDENT Adam Durrant Ben Paterson 7 59kg
5 2611152312 DAWN APPROACH Vaughn Sigley Takahide Ikenushi 6 59kg
6 769516630x BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 2 59kg
7 1056×71511 BROTHER PATRICK Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick (a) 4 59kg
8 14x312027x BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Patrick Carbery 9 57kg
9 14x21255x3 FUCHSIA BANDANA Darren Mcauliffe Ben Kennedy 5 57kg

Belmont Sprint History

The inaugural running of the Belmont Sprint was in 1963, when it was held as a Principal Race. In 1980 the Belmont Sprint’s classification was change to Group 3, where it has remained since.

2015 Belmont Sprint Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 769516630x BASS STRAIT (NZ) G 5 Neville Parnham 59kg
2 1056×71511 BROTHER PATRICK G 8 Justin Warwick 59kg
3 2611152312 DAWN APPROACH G 4 Vaughn Sigley 59kg
4 604125x4x1 LUCKYGRAY G 7 Trevor Andrews 59kg
5 22x9780x47 RANGER G 8 Adam Durrant 59kg
6 x4327036x6 RESPONDENT G 4 Adam Durrant 59kg
7 1341224×25 SHINING KNIGHT G 6 Grant Williams 59kg
8 311319×121 SURPARK G 6 Sonya Price 59kg
9 14x312027x BALMONT GIRL M 4 Paula Wagg 57kg
10 14x21255x3 FUCHSIA BANDANA M 4 Darren Mcauliffe 57kg

The Belmont Sprint is often targeted by trainers as part of a long Perth racing campaign. It follows on two weeks after the Roma Cup (1200m) and leads on to later races at Perth’s two major racecourses. Although it is only a Group 3 race, the Belmont Sprint has acquired prestige well in excess of its status were it on the Eastern seaboard. The Belmont Sprint is awaited with some anticipation by race fans and is considered one of the better races to watch in Perth.

Notable winners of the Belmont Sprint include Luckygray (2012), and Grand Nirvana (2010, ’11).

Belmont Sprint Results

Belmont Sprint results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
 
2015
Belmont Sprint
1st Shining Knight 1:23.7
2nd Dawn Approach
3rd Fuchsia Bandana
 
2014
Belmont Sprint
1st Elite Belle 1:25.8
2nd Kalahaar
3rd Checkpoint
 
2013
Belmont Sprint
1st Kerrific 1:23.4
2nd Belora
3rd Ranger
 
2012
Belmont Sprint
1st Luckygray 1:23.7
2nd Reimbursement
3rd Cavallo Pazzo
 
2011
Belmont Sprint
1st Grand Nirvana 1:22.4
2nd King Kool Kat
3rd Battle Emblem
 
2010
Belmont Sprint
1st Grand Nirvana 1:22.1
2nd Roman Time
3rd Werd
 
2009
Belmont Sprint
1st Universal Ruler 1:22.6
2nd Roman Time
3rd Kens Double
 
2008
Belmont Sprint
1st Marasco 1:22.8
2nd Oroyo Gold
3rd Ripped
 
2007
Belmont Sprint
1st Beat The Storm 1:23.1
2nd Ripped
3rd Is Amazing
 
2006
Belmont Sprint
1st Let Go Thommo 1:23.7
2nd Kim Invader
3rd Electic
 
2005
Belmont Sprint
1st Who Did It 1:27.2
2nd Mefeking
3rd Beyond Dispute
 
2004
Belmont Sprint
1st Modem 1:26.0
2nd Plea Bargain
3rd Secret Link
 
2003
Belmont Sprint
1st Tribula 1:22.6
2nd Modem
3rd Shane’s Boy
 
2002
Belmont Sprint
1st Dark ‘n’ Dangerous 1:24.7
2nd Prince Of Pop
3rd Country Blazer
 
2001
Belmont Sprint
1st Corporate Bruce 1:24.2
2nd Old Fashion
3rd Mystery Lad
 
2000
Belmont Sprint
1st News Review 1:21.1
2nd Noble Sky
3rd Jevanswer