Belmont Sprint

The Belmont Sprint is a Group 3 race held at Belmont Racecourse in Perth as a follow-up to the Roma Cup during the autumn - winter WA racing season.

2020 Belmont Sprint Results

  • 1st: #12 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #8 The Velvet King
  • 3rd: #13 Angelic Ruler



The 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 of mainly locally-trained talent each year.

With a total prize pool of $160,000, 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 and is now run under weight-for-age conditions.

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 Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m), a sprint event held at the same track a fortnight prior. Rock Magic (2017) was the last galloper to complete the Roma Cup – Belmont Sprint double, also a popular betting double with the punters each winter.

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.

Many runners will back-up out of the Belmont Sprint and contest other Perth races including the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) back at Belmont a fortnight later and the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at the end of the month. In 2018 gun galloper Material Man completed the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion – Strickland Stakes treble.

In 2019 classy mare Galaxy Star ran second in the Roma Cup, won the Belmont Stakes, finished runner-up in the Hyperion Stakes next-up and then took out that year’s Strickland Stakes franking the form of the winter sprints in Perth.

The 2020 Belmont Sprint ran as part of Belmont Sprint Day on Saturday May 30, 2020 and was won in an upset by Perfect Jewel. 

2020 Belmont Sprint
Date: Saturday May 30, 2020
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Belmont Sprint Results

  • 1st: #12 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #8 The Velvet King
  • 3rd: #13 Angelic Ruler

In a devastatingly close two horse finish on the line, the 2020 Belmont Sprint results saw the classy Bob Peters-raced Perfect Jewel ($31) return to winning form as a $31 outsider in betting with a narrow upset over the beaten favourite The Velvet King ($2.80).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 2 57kg $31
2 8 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 0.03L 5 59kg $2.80F
3 13 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 1.22L 3 57kg $5
4 2 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 1.76L 8 59kg $7
5 10 ABDICATOR Darren McAuliffe Jarrad Noske 1.8L 4 59kg $61
6 9 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 2.22L 9 59kg $71
7 11 MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.52L 11 57kg $9
8 15 ELECTRIC LIGHT Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught (a) 2.87L 7 57kg $51
9 3 MATERIAL MAN Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 3.04L 15 59kg $31
10 1 HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 3.58L 12 59kg $18
11 14 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 3.72L 10 57kg $9.50
12 7 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Hall 6.09L 1 59kg $31
13 6 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 6.23L 13 59kg $31
14 4 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Ms Jerry Noske 6.89L 14 59kg $21
15 5 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 7.03L 6 59kg $41

*Table credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Belmont Sprint Odds

The winter’s latest Belmont Sprint 2020 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Perth sprint will be available below the week of the race.

2020 Belmont Sprint Field

The Belmont Sprint field attracts a solid line-up of local W.A. sprinters, many graduates out of the Roma Cup two weeks before. Top line local sprinters in the race may have run in the state’s best races over the summer including the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) or be back home off a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival bid.

The official Belmont Sprint 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below once announced by Perth Racing.

The 2020 Belmont Sprint field features a class line-up of 15 hopefuls including the 2018 champion Material Man chasing another win and Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes winner Gatting looking to atone for a first-up ninth in the Roma Cup.

Click here to read more on the top fancies in the Belmont Sprint 2020 field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x0005496x HUMIDOR (NZ) Lindsey Smith Brad Parnham 12 59kg 111
2 51502752×9 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 8 59kg 112
3 x6900x600x MATERIAL MAN Jason Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 15 59kg 105
4 5x8001x1x0 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Ms Jerry Noske 14 59kg 110
5 43707725×8 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 6 59kg 93
6 x395x60x43 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 13 59kg 103
7 41441213×6 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Hall 1 59kg 97
8 12x21360x2 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 5 59kg 106
9 841127311x ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Paul Harvey 9 59kg 92
10 x25520123x ABDICATOR Darren McAuliffe Jarrad Noske 4 59kg 94
11 1214x1941x MISSISSIPPI DELTA Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 57kg 102
12 0x930481x0 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 2 57kg 94
13 2x2320x215 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 3 57kg 101
14 x31156x324 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 10 57kg 102
15 4x75184x37 ELECTRIC LIGHT Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught (a) 7 57kg 98

Belmont Sprint History

The inaugural running of the Belmont Sprint was in 1963, when it was held as a Principal Race and won by Free Style. In 1980 the Belmont Sprint’s classification was change to Group 3, where it has remained since. It has been contested over 1400m since 1982 and has been one by some quality Perth sprinters including Grand Nirvana (2010-11) and Luckygray (2012).

Belmont Sprint Results

Belmont Sprint results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Belmont Sprint
1st Perfect Jewel 1:25.30
2nd The Velvet King
3rd Angelic Ruler
2019
Belmont Sprint
1st Galaxy Star 1:23.38
2nd Great Shot
3rd Vital Silver
2018
Belmont Sprint
1st Material Man 1:22.95
2nd Great Shot
3rd Pounamu
2017
Belmont Sprint
1st Rock Magic 1:22.4
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Disposition
2016
Belmont Sprint
1st Wink And Nod 1:24.0
2nd Battle Hero
3rd Mr Utopia
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

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