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.

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Instant Celebrity
  • 2nd: #3 Subpoenaed
  • 3rd: #11 Rubisaki



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 $500,000 in total prize money. In 2020 the event was worth a reduced $400,000 due to COVID-19.

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 2021 ran on Saturday May 1, 2021 and was won by gun local filly Instant Celebrity. 

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1983

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #15 Instant Celebrity
  • 2nd: #3 Subpoenaed
  • 3rd: #11 Rubisaki

Phillip Stokes’ impressive local Not A Single Doubt filly Instant Celebrity ($9) was too good for the older mares letting down on the home straight off a brilliant ride by Craig Williams to dominate the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 15 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 6 55kg $9
2 3 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 0.6L 5 56.5kg $9.50
3 11 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 1.3L 4 56.5kg $14
4 4 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 2.4L 7 56.5kg $26
5 6 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 2.6L 14 56.5kg $9
6 10 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle Jamie Mott 3.2L 10 56.5kg $26
7 7 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 3.3L 2 56.5kg $31
8 13 PAUL’S REGRET Peter Chow Declan Bates 3.4L 3 56.5kg $21
9 9 BAM’S ON FIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Todd Pannell 3.4L 11 56.5kg $31
10 16 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3.9L 13 55kg $20
11 5 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 4.1L 16 56.5kg $10
12 8 SISSTAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy William Pike 5.3L 9 56.5kg $12
13 17 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 7.7L 12 55kg $26
14 2 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 9.6L 1 56.5kg $4.20F
15 1 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 10.8L 15 56.5kg $14
16 12 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Brett Prebble 12.1L 8 56.5kg $101
14 STREET ICON Kevin Corstens Jason Holder 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 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.

There were huge $41 Robert Sangster Stakes odds on offer for the upset 2020 champion Bella Vella.

2021 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 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Tuesday April 27, 2021 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 field features 17 female gallopers including the rails-drawn Mizzy who recently ran second in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes and Group 1 Coolmore Classic, and the top elect Sisstar who has won her past three starts.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 field and betting markets.

  • Scratched: #14 Street Icon (11) 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x29010x595 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 16 56.5kg 108
2 33x0x60220 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 1 56.5kg 108
3 3x46160x17 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 105
4 x713758x30 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 7 56.5kg 103
5 3x26462x22 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 17 56.5kg 102
6 5x1344x487 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Mark Zahra 15 56.5kg 101
7 x3352x1865 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 2 56.5kg 100
8 095x361x11 SISSTAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy William Pike 9 56.5kg 99
9 222130×680 BAM’S ON FIRE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Todd Pannell 12 56.5kg 99
10 1x6046x342 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle Jamie Mott 10 56.5kg 98
11 11111x00x7 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 4 56.5kg 96
12 0x13055x51 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Brett Prebble 8 56.5kg 84
13 5437×11262 PAUL’S REGRET Peter Chow Declan Bates 3 56.5kg 84
14 5759×22839 STREET ICON Kevin Corstens Jason Holder 11 56.5kg 81
15 11113×4 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 6 55kg 92
16 08x125x431 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 14 55kg 87
17 4x1140x71 NIGHT RAID Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 13 55kg 82
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Robert Sangster Nominations

The Robert Sangster Stakes nominations for the 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 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations were taken on April 20 and attracted 33 early entries including Lyre and Bam’s On Fire who ran second and third resepectively in the race last year.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x27113112x ATHIRI M 4 James Cummings 101
2 222130×680 BAM’S ON FIRE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
3 21451x80x6 BE MY STAR M 5 Will Clarken 77
4 0324×52336 BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 83
5 150x023x60 BROADWAYANDFOURTH M 4 Mitchell Freedman 85
6 5x1344x487 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 101
7 11x6717x61 CORDILLA M 4 Danny O’Brien 81
8 x1114x4937 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 95
9 7×10825382 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 72
10 21x21230x3 FELICIA M 4 Dean Binaisse 100
11 x29010x595 FLIT M 4 James Cummings 108
12 1x6046x342 HUMMA HUMMA M 5 John McArdle 98
13 11113×4 INSTANT CELEBRITY F 3 Phillip Stokes 92
14 x49x183x38 LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings 109
15 0x13055x51 LI’L KONTRA M 4 Ryan Balfour 84
16 3x26462x22 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
17 1x1813x215 MILEVA F 3 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 80
18 110x339x16 MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 82
19 33x0x60220 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 108
20 08x125x431 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 87
21 11×220 NAJMAH F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
22 4x1140x71 NIGHT RAID F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 82
23 5437×11262 PAUL’S REGRET M 4 Peter Chow 84
24 x713758x30 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
25 x3352x1865 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
26 3x113x2272 RAINBIEL F 3 Anthony Chibnall 75
27 11111x00x7 RUBISAKI M 4 Patrick Payne 96
28 7×43329596 SAUSEDGE M 5 Matthew Dale 74
29 095x361x11 SISSTAR M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 99
30 132×2432 SMOKIN’ VAL F 3 Jon O’Connor 67
31 5759×22839 STREET ICON M 5 Kevin Corstens 81
32 3x46160x17 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 105
33 33×1127613 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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

2021
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Instant Celebrity 1 minute 9.62 seconds
2nd Subpoenaed
3rd Rubisaki
2020
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Bella Vella 1 minute 11.07 seconds
2nd Lyre
3rd Bam’s On Fire
2019
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 9.28 seconds
2nd Cool Passion
3rd Bella Martini
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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