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.

2021 Belmont Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 The Velvet King
  • 2nd: #2 Valour Road
  • 3rd: #13 Dance Music



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 $200,000 as of 2021, 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 next year, another top mare in Perfect Jewel completed the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double.

The 2021 Belmont Sprint ran as part of Belmont Sprint Day on Saturday May 29, 2021 and was won by the previous year’s runner-up The Velvet King. 

2021 Belmont Sprint
Date: Saturday May 29, 2021
Track: Belmont Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Belmont Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 The Velvet King
  • 2nd: #2 Valour Road
  • 3rd: #13 Dance Music

The Belmont Sprint 2021 results saw the Darren McAuliffe-trained The Velvet King ($6) salute first-up with a nearly two-length win going one better than his second in the race last year.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 6 59kg $6
2 2 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Brad Rawiller 1.73L 11 59kg $15
3 13 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 3.1L 4 57kg $8
4 7 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce William Pike 3.98L 8 59kg $17
5 11 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 4.04L 7 59kg $26
6 15 SHE’S ALIGHT (NZ) Alan Mathews Shaun O’Donnell 4.65L 5 57kg $26
7 3 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 4.75L 10 59kg $4.80F
8 4 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Troy Turner 5.96L 9 59kg $101
9 9 MASSIMO Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 6.68L 1 59kg $7.50
10 12 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 7.97L 2 57kg $6.50
11 5 MONEY MATTERS Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 10.19L 12 59kg $11
12 10 FREE TRADE Michael Lane Ms Kyra Yuill 18.59L 3 59kg $26
13 14 BAM’S ON FIRE Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 18.86L 13 57kg $20
1 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Shaun McGruddy 0
8 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Belmont Sprint Odds

The winter’s latest Belmont Sprint 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Perth sprint will be available below the week of the race.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below once announced by Perth Racing.

The 2021 Belmont Sprint field features 15 hopefuls with the widely-drawn Adam Durant-trained Money Matters the only last start winner in the mix following a lead-up upset in the Roma Cup.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x909x50x32 COME PLAY WITH ME Adam Durrant Shaun McGruddy 10 59kg 107
2 2x61707x46 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Brad Rawiller 13 59kg 105
3 Dx111x8092 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 12 59kg 108
4 18700748×0 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Troy Turner 11 59kg 95
5 131100×031 MONEY MATTERS Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi 14 59kg 105
6 0x2223x70x THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 7 59kg 107
7 x023115013 DIG DEEP Daniel & Ben Pearce William Pike 9 59kg 95
8 4x24660x15 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 5 59kg 102
9 1211130×60 MASSIMO Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 1 59kg 99
10 1x51060x07 FREE TRADE Michael Lane Ms Kyra Yuill 3 59kg 100
11 0x65539x98 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 8 59kg 100
12 1x11x0100x KAY CEE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 2 57kg 104
13 83010311×3 DANCE MUSIC Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 4 57kg 102
14 22130×6809 BAM’S ON FIRE Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 15 57kg 95
15 55126169×9 SHE’S ALIGHT (NZ) Alan Mathews Shaun O’Donnell 6 57kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2021
Belmont Sprint
1st The Velvet King 1:24.21
2nd Valour Road
3rd Dance Music
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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