Dark Jewel Classic

The Group 3 2016 Dark Jewel Classic will take place on May 14th at Scone Racecourse.

Dark Jewel Classic News

Tiara Next for Dark Jewel Classic Winner Danish Twist

Tiara Next for Dark Jewel Classic Winner Danish Twist

Newcastle’s Kris Lees has confirmed plans to head to Brisbane next month for a crack at the 2016 Tattersall’s Tiara with his in-form Dark Jewel Classic winner at Scone on Saturday, Danish Twist.

2016 Dark Jewel Classic winner Danish Twist heads to Queensland on June 25 for a shot at the Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm. Photo: Steve Hart....

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic is a Group 3 race open to fillies and mares under Quality Handicap conditions. Raced over 1400 metres, the race attracts both talented sprinters and experienced mile runners. Held at the well-appointed Scone Racecourse each year around May, the Dark Jewel Classic is the feature event of the day. The Scone Cup is held the Friday before it, making up the exciting two day Scone Cup Carnival.

Also on the race card are the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m), Woodlands Stakes (1100m), Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m), and Ortensia Stakes (1100m).

Horses who contest the Dark Jewel Classic often come via other New South Wales sprints, and are often those that aren’t competing at the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, of which the second weekend coincides with Dark Jewel Classic day. Some good quality fillies and mares compete in the Dark Jewel Classic, and renowned trainers often enter horses. In 2014 alone, John O’Shea, Chris Waller, the Hawkes family and Gai Waterhouse head up a list of trainers from very strong stables.

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic will be run on Saturday May 14, 2016.

Dark Jewel Classic Info:

Saturday May 14, 2016
Scone Racecourse
Race Type:
F&M Qlty
Group 3

2016 Dark Jewel Classic Field

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 54x15324x6 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 58kg 100
2 14111×4185 ARTISTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 57.5kg 99
3 21x2930x94 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 7 56.5kg 97
4 6210287261 JUST A BLUR Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Mathew Cahill 9 54kg 92
5 1108370×08 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle 1 54kg 90
6 42x1811x17 AMMIRATA Joseph Pride Robert Thompson 14 54kg 88
7 6123×52311 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tim Clark 16 54kg 87
8 3278×24953 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Jeff Penza 3 54kg 84
9 221810×300 ELECTRIC POWER Kris Lees Aaron Bullock 5 54kg 83
10 0x2x477022 ONEMOREZETA Kris Lees Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 15 54kg 83
11 32144×1161 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Gibbons 6 54kg 82
12 22x68548x9 SENSE AND REASON Chris Waller Serg Lisnyy 18 54kg 82
13 7x62537x23 IN A WINK Greg Bennett Greg Ryan 10 54kg 80
14 6×75544896 QUEEN OF KARIBA John Sargent Ms Winona Costin (a) 2 54kg 79
15 1434511×50 FITOU John O’Shea James McDonald 20 54kg 78
16 673544100x FIRST BLOOM Greg Bennett Peter Wells 12 54kg 76
17e 121×942110 LUCKY NEWS Kristen Buchanan 11 54kg 75
18e x120900180 SHAZZA’S BUBBLES Ross Stitt 17 54kg 75
19e 221×214 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse 8 54kg 70
20e 1x0125x525 SANTA ROCKS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 54kg 69

2016 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The 2016 Dark Jewel Classic nominations is provided here.

Dark Jewel Classic History

The Dark Jewel Classic was inaugurated in 1996 and upgraded to Listed status only three years later in 1999. Following the 2013 running of the race, when Arctic Flight seized victory, the Dark Jewel Classic was upgraded to Group 3. It has only grown in prestige since then, as more renowned trainers enter their horses pursuing the very decent $200,000 purse and a coveted black type victory. Local trainers have slowly been pushed out as major stables send their horses from Sydney and elsewhere. The modern Dark Jewel Classic is nothing like it’s 1999 ancestor when Little Pattie won for Frances Smith out of Wyong. People such as Gai Waterhouse and Anthony Cummings now count themselves among the winning trainers of the race.

The Dark Jewel Classic falls on the second day of the two day Scone Carnival, adding to one of the most anticipated country meets in NSW.

Dark Jewel Classic results since 2001 are listed below.

Dark Jewel Classic Results





Dark Jewel Classic
1st Danish Twist 1:23.88
2nd Onemorezeta
3rd Press Report
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1st Divertire 1:23.17
2nd Calming Influence
3rd Bound For Earth
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1st Seaside 1:22.68
2nd Aerobatics
3rd Myamira
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1st Arctic Flight 1:22.86
2nd Pipette
3rd Miss Stellabelle
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1st Upon This Rock 1:22.9
2nd Shannara
3rd Rose Of Peace
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1st Shannara 1:23.05
2nd Dane Julia
3rd Pontiana
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1st So Anyway 1:22.57
2nd Purrpurrlena
3rd Melpomene
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1st Rio Osa 1:23.63
2nd Hairy
3rd Portillo
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Sung 1:24.19
2nd Judged
3rd Litter
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1st Rosa’s Spur 1:27.12
2nd Alverta
3rd Leica Light
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1st Really Flying 1:24.11
2nd Romare
3rd Fritz’s Princess
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1st Kosta Nothin’ 1:23.73
2nd Zinzin
3rd Magsaya
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Romare 1:23.61
2nd My Czech Chick
3rd Native Jester
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1st Chuckle 1:23.5
2nd Faith Hill
3rd Provokes
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1st Hot Riff 1:22.27
2nd Plain Crazy
3rd Expresso Rose
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1st Nanny Maroon 1:23.21
2nd Transfer
3rd Crestfallen