Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint is a Group 2 race run at Randwick on Day 2 of Sydney's The Championships and is also known as the Royal Sovereign Stakes.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD




The Royal Sovereign Stakes – now known as the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint – is a Group 2 sprint race for three-year-old short-distance specialists. Once again held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, having previously had a stint at Warwick Farm Racecourse, in April each year the 1200m race is run under set weights conditions.

Worth $1 million in prize money, the Royal Sovereign Stakes – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint is a key feature for this age of runners each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

For 2020 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint race was worth a reduced $500,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before being boosted to $1 million in 2021.

The race takes place on the second Saturday of April* on Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships. The meeting is headlined by four Group 1 races: the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Australian Oaks, the Queen Of The Turf Stakes and the coveted Sydney Cup run over the same two mile distance as the Melbourne Cup.

*In 2021 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint will run on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 runs on Saturday April 17, 2021. 

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Odds

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 betting odds across the autumn leading up to The Championships in April will be updated below once announced by Ladbrokes.com.au.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2021 ARROWFIELD SPRINT ODDS (Post-First Acceptances)

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Royal Sovereign Stakes – now known as the 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field will be published below on Tuesday April 13, 2021 as soon as released by Racing NSW.

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances

The official Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2021 First Acceptances closed on Tuesday the 9th of March, 2021 along with all the other first acceptances for The Championships races and will be available below once announced by Racing NSW.

The 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint first acceptances have left 66 young sprinters including September Run for Chris Waller and Tony Gollan’s Deep Field filly Isotope who hasn’t raced since losing her rider in the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast in January.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 58x647x61x AIM G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
2 3x226x8223 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 12×13 ANDERMATT C 3 James Cummings 74
4 211x1130x0 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 44 ARGYLL GARDENS F 3 Jason Coyle
6 14215×2330 AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
7 x10324x523 BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
8 138x BRAVADO G 3 John O’Shea 62
9 10x1626x CHIANTI F 3 Kris Lees
10 113x COMMANDING MISSILE G 3 Annabel Neasham 64
11 221x1531x COUNT DE RUPEE G 3 Robert & Luke Price 70
12 4x1114x493 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 95
13 11x5134x5 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 91
14 17 DUBAI DREAMING F 3 Robert Heathcote
15 61×111 EQUATION C 3 Annabel Neasham
16 2298x46x15 EVERY ROSE F 3 Mark Newnham 94
17 110111x50x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
18 x133131910 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 102
19 6 GODDESS F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
20 5x2227x781 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 92
21 1120x211Lx ISOTOPE F 3 Tony Gollan
22 116x440x LETZBEGLAM F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
23 112114×3 LORD OLYMPUS G 3 Mark Newnham 75
24 112x32x1 MARBOOSHA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 241918×611 MELBA STORM F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 22x1358x1 MIDLAND G 3 Kris Lees 60
27 208x125x43 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
28 11×22 NAJMAH F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 71
29 1x1416x111 NEED I SAY MORE G 3 Jamie Richards
30 11×1171524 NEVER TALK F 3 Kris Lees 90
31 4x1140x71 NIGHT RAID F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
32 51×7 NOBLE PRIVILEGE G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 60
33 19x17x2 OCEAN EMPEROR G 3 Bjorn Baker 70
34 5x2x8 OH SAY F 3 Neil Godbolt
35 112723×572 ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
36 x62442x20x OSAMU G 3 Annabel Neasham
37 11×4 PASSIONATE LASS F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
38 77x60x4909 PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings 72
39 1×37 PINKHAM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
40 2310×15 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney 90
41 6162x48x34 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham
42 51x1111x PRIVATE EYE G 3 Joseph Pride 82
43 3x25318x98 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
44 5241x RESILIENT STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 60
45 3x183x111x ROCKETING BY C 3 David Pfieffer
46 1×8 RUSTIC STEEL C 3 Kris Lees 64
47 32x156x2 SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees 61
48 126×421 SCREAM DREAM F 3 Lloyd Kennewell
49 2×136 SEGUSO G 3 Grahame Begg
50 1x5111x204 SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller
51 4116x SHELBY COBRA G 3 Michael Moroney
52 3x SIRENS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
53 635x9x112 SNAPPER (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
54 15x5750x8x SUNBORN F 3 Edward Cummings
55 8x7556x432 SUPREME IDEA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
56 0x2112x358 SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
57 x222242x07 SWEET REPLY F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
58 24x360x313 TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 106
59 13x2212x THE FACE G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
60 7x1x22x684 TOMMY GOLD (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 71
61 32x11112x TRIPLE ACE C 3 Kris Lees 75
62 11×53 VOWMASTER G 3 Chris Waller 68
63 x238x113x1 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
64 14x115x08x WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham
65 21x111x16 WRITTEN BEAUTY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
66 3x1877x1 YOSEMITE (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The official 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations – formerly the Royal Sovereign Stakes nominations – will be published below as soon as released in early February around two months out from the race date and will be followed by the first acceptances in early March.

The 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations are now out featuring a bumper 112 hopefuls led in early betting by Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run who ran a brave second first-up against the older horses in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning in Melbourne.

Royal Sovereign Stakes History

First won by Acamar in 1979, the Royal Sovereign Stakes quickly changed to Group 3 status in 1981. In 1996 the Royal Sovereign Stakes was elevated to be a Group 2 event.

Since its inauguration in 1979, the fastest winning time for the Royal Sovereign Stakes was recorded by Guineas in 1998 with 1 minute 3.66 seconds. The slowest winning time was recorded in 1981 by Trench Digger with 1 minute 15.8 seconds.

The race has been run at Royal Randwick, Warwick Farm Racecourse and for one year it took place at Rosehill Gardens (2013) when Rebel Dane won. Up until 2006 the event was restricted to colts and geldings, but fillies are now also eligible to line-up in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field. It was known as the Royal Sovereign Stakes from 1979 – 2013 before changing names to the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint in 2014.

Recent Royal Sovereign Stakes / Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Splintex 1 minute 12.37 seconds
2nd Flit
3rd Anaheed
2019
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Classique Legend 1 minute 09.18 seconds
2nd Jonker
3rd Avantage
2018
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Catchy 1 minute 10.22 seconds
2nd Showtime
3rd I Am Excted
2017
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Derryn 1 minute 12.6 seconds
2nd Global Glamour
3rd Impending
2016
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Japonisme 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Counterattack
3rd Takedown
2015
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Delectation 1 minute 11.7 seconds
2nd Bring Me The Maid
3rd Rekindled Power
2014
Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
1st Sidestep 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Bounding
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Urquidez
3rd Taxmeifyoucan
2012
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Hot Schnitzel 1 minute 08.9 seconds
2nd Manawanui
3rd Moment of Change
2011
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Master Harry 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Audacious Spirit
3rd Skilled
2010
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 10.74 seconds
2nd More Than Great
3rd Viking Legend
2009
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Youthful Jack 1 minute 11.32 seconds
2nd Over The Wicket
3rd Desuetude
2008
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st El Cambio 1 minute 10.33 seconds
2nd Kingda Ka
3rd Solo Flyer
2007
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Mutawaajid 1 minute 9.58 seconds
2nd Sniper’s Bullet
3rd Mearas
2006
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Flying Pegasus 1 minute 10.01 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd De Beers
2005
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 10.05 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Star Cat
2004
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 8.27 seconds
2nd Ambulance
3rd Impaler
2003
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Athelnoth 1 minute 10.18 seconds
2nd Planchet
3rd Charlie Bub
2002
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 11.06 seconds
2nd Viking Ruler
3rd Shags
2001
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Assertive Lad 1 minute 9.91 seconds
2nd Continum
3rd Century Kid
2000
Royal Sovereign Stakes
1st Hire 1 minute 9.92 seconds
2nd Easy Rocking
3rd Condotti

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