Robert Sangster Stakes

The Robert Sangster Stakes is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares held at Morphettville in South Australia in early May.

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Shoals
  • 2nd: #1 Secret Agenda
  • 3rd: #12 Mica Lil



The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of only four Group 1 races held in South Australia at Morphettville Racecourse as part of the esteemed Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Conducted by the South Australia Jockey Club (SAJC) the other Group 1 races run are the Australasian Oaks (2000m) on the same day as the Robert Sangster, the Goodwood (1200m) and the South Australian Derby (2500m).

The Robert Sangster Stakes is the elite fillies and mares event of the carnival and is run under weight-for-age conditions. Raced over a sprint distance of 1200m the event is now worth a lucrative $1 million in total prize money.

The contending females may have just contested the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) previous month at the Morphettville track, so keep an eye on the dominant fillies and mares in this other weight-for-age event. Driefontein (2014) was the last mare to do the RN Irwin Stakes – Robert Sangster Stakes double.

As the premier fillies and mares’ race in Adelaide, the event attracts all the best local gallopers and quite often an impressive interstate female will make the trip and claim victory in the Robert Sangster.

The most famous Robert Sangster Stakes winner was the world’s highest-rated mare Black Caviar who took out the 2012 edition in her Adelaide debut.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday May 5, 2018 and was won in a dominant performance by gun filly Shoals.

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 millioon
Inaugurated: 1983

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 Shoals
  • 2nd: #1 Secret Agenda
  • 3rd: #12 Mica Lil

See below for the full Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the dominant win by possible Royal Ascot-bound filly Shoals who defeated last year’s winner Secret Agenda for a third Group 1 win from 10 career starts.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 14 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 15 55kg $12
2 1 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 1.7L 13 56.5kg $9.50
3 12 MICA LIL Mark Minervini Shayne Cahill 2.6L 9 56.5kg $91
4 18 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 2.9L 14 55kg $151
5 7 WHISPERING BROOK Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2.9L 3 56.5kg $8
6 13 MYSTIFIED Ryan Balfour Damien Thornton 3.3L 6 56.5kg $151
7 15 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.3L 7 55kg $6.50
8 4 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ben Melham 4L 10 56.5kg $15
9 6 QUILISTA Darren Weir Damian Lane 4.1L 1 56.5kg $4.80F
10 10 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 4.3L 11 56.5kg $31
11 3 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 4.4L 8 56.5kg $13
12 9 PEDRENA Mick Price Michael Dee 4.6L 16 56.5kg $31
13 5 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Jamie Kah 5.1L 4 56.5kg $12
14 16 FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 6.1L 2 55kg $9
15 17 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6.1L 17 55kg $26
16 8 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Holder 7L 5 56.5kg $61
17 11 IT’S BEEN A BATTLE Shane Oxlade Justin Potter 8L 12 56.5kg $101
2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 0

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 odds including futures all-in betting on the Adelaide Group 1 autumn race will be available below as soon as markets are out at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The Robert Sangster Stakes field attracts strong locally-trained mares as well as interstate raiders that are starting to dominate the event. South Australian Racing announce the field the Tuesday of race week. The race also offers a SABOIS Breeders Super Bonus for qualified horses.

The official 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted a star-studded line-up of 18 fillies and mares including last year’s winner Secret Agenda out wide in gate 14 and runner-up from 2017, Viddora, drawn the rails and heading Robert Sangster Stakes betting this autumn.

Read more on the Viddora-led 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Field.

UPDATE: Viddora has been scratched from the Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 Field due to swelling and trauma to her hind leg.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 7x5114x193 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 56.5kg 111
2 212x2411x2 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 1 56.5kg 110
3 180x188x1x SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 9 56.5kg 109
4 1449729×37 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ben Melham 11 56.5kg 106
5 2157323×11 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Jamie Kah 5 56.5kg 105
6 3347×28111 QUILISTA Darren Weir Damian Lane 2 56.5kg 105
7 537360×141 WHISPERING BROOK Darren Weir Dean Yendall 4 56.5kg 100
8 10x430x701 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Holder 6 56.5kg 98
9 x12121x21x PEDRENA Mick Price Michael Dee 17 56.5kg 97
10 x15028x26x LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 12 56.5kg 97
11 1718x41x17 IT’S BEEN A BATTLE Shane Oxlade Justin Potter 13 56.5kg 94
12 3672171×12 MICA LIL Mark Minervini Shayne Cahill 10 56.5kg 77
13 2634532×73 MYSTIFIED Ryan Balfour TBA 7 56.5kg 74
14 1x1221x81x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 16 55kg 108
15 1330×60371 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 106
16 2x11013x0x FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 101
17 x2450x4150 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 18 55kg 89
18 435×520103 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 55kg 76

2018 Robert Sangster Nominations

The Robert Sangster Stakes nominations for the now $1 million race close the week prior and attract a better class of mares each season attracted to the big prize money on offer as an end-of-autumn run or as a nice lead-up into the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 nominations will be taken on April 24, 2018 and announced right here.

The official 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations attracted 32 fillies and mares including the reigning champion Secret Agenda out to be the race’s first ever back-to-back winner and last year’s runner-up Viddora who is tipped to go one better leading all-in betting for this autumn.

View the 32 Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 Nominations Featuring Viddora.

Robert Sangster Stakes History

The Robert Sangster is one of the younger Australian thoroughbred races, first run in 1983 when Ranee’s Palace claimed victory. The race distance has remained the same from the inaugural race, but the status and race name have seen a number of changes. It began as a special race but became a listed race the next year in 1934. Two years later it gained Group 3 status until 2004 when it was installed as a Group 2 event. The following year in 2005 it became a prestigious Group 1 event. Originally registered and known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes, the race was renamed when it received Group 1 status as the Robert Sangster Stakes in honour of the legendary owner and breeder Robert Sangster who passed away the year before in 2004.

The Robert Sangster Stakes record was set by Dantelah in 1999 with a time of 1:07.9.

Robert Sangster Stakes Recent Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2019
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Shoals 1 minute 9.19 seconds
2nd Secret Agenda
3rd Mica Lil
2017
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Secret Agenda 1 minute 09.15 seconds
2nd Viddora
3rd I Am A Star
2016
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Precious Gem 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Sheidel
3rd I Love It
2015
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Miracles Of Life 1 minutes 09.7 seconds
2nd Gregers
3rd I Love It
2014
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minutes 09.2 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Gregers
2013
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Platelet 1 minutes 11.0 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Yosei
2012
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minutes 10.6 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Power Princess
2011
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Response 1 minutes 09.0 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Miss Octopussy
2010
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rostova 1 minute 9.42 seconds
2nd Velocitea
3rd Sister Madly
2009
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Bel Mer 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Hidden Energy
3rd Impressive Eagle
2008
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Juste Momente 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Zipanese
3rd Serious Speed
2007
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Flying Object
2006
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Ellicorsam 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Social Glow
3rd Truly Wicked
2005
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Alinghi 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Glamour Puss
3rd Solar Antiquity
2004
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st French Bid 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Social Glow
2003
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Our Egyptian Raine 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Dama De Noche
2002
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Suzy Grey 1 minute 13.2 seconds
2nd Regal Kiss
3rd Lady Belvedere
2001
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Umaline 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Fayrouz
3rd Crixia
2000
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rain Dance Lady 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tapalinga
3rd Daninkling

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