Dark Jewel Classic

The Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic takes place on Day 2 of the Scone Cup Carnival in mid-May.

2022 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #7 Bring The Ransom
  • 2nd: #2 Wandabaa
  • 3rd: #8 Never Talk



The 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 Scone Racecourse each year in May, the Dark Jewel Classic now runs on the Saturday following the popular Scone Cup on the Friday.

In 2020 the COVID-19 restrictions saw the Dark Jewel Classic moved to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and offer a reduced $160,000 in prize money. The Dark Jewel Classic prize money was increased to $200,000 in 2021.

Horses who contest the Dark Jewel Classic often come via other New South Wales events including the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) and may head to Queensland next up for a shot at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival races.

Plenty of nice mares have won the Dark Jewel Classic over the years including Con Te Partiro in 2019 who went on to take out the Group 1 Coolmore Classic – Queen Of The Turf Stakes double the following autumn in 2020.

The form of the 2021 Dark Jewel Classic was franked with the winner Rocha Clock going on to run second in that spring’s $2 million The Invitation (1400m) and Group 2 $500,000 Hot Danish Stakes (1400m).

The 2022 Dark Jewel Classic ran on Saturday May 14, 2022 on Day 2 of the Scone Cup Carnival and was won in an upset by the Bjorn Baker-trained Bring The Ransom ($51). 

Dark Jewel Classic Info:

Date:
Saturday May 14, 2022
Track:
Scone Racecourse
Distance:
1400m
Race Type:
F&M Qlty
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200,000

2022 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #7 Bring The Ransom ($51)
  • 2nd: #2 Wandabaa
  • 3rd: #8 Never Talk
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Tyler Schiller (a) 11 54kg $51
2 2 WANDABAA Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 0.92L 15 59kg $13
3 8 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 1.69L 13 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $4.80F
4 11 PIPPALI Jason Coyle Regan Bayliss 2.32L 16 54kg $26
5 14 NICCI’S FLING Gary Portelli Ms Kathy O’Hara 2.52L 9 54kg $71
6 3 MONEGAL Theresa Bateup Ms Alysha Collett 3L 7 56.5kg $31
7 10 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) Matthew Smith Tom Sherry (a) 3.93L 1 54kg $31
8 1 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 4.07L 3 59kg $12
9 9 MAJESTIC SHOT Grant Allard Robbie Dolan 4.54L 2 54kg $9.50
10 16 LE GAI SOLEIL (NZ) John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 5.32L 6 53kg $5
11 4 EXOTIC RUBY Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 6.43L 12 55.5kg $21
12 12 SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 7L 4 54kg $41
13 20e AMICA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Dylan Gibbons (a) 7.04L 8 54kg $81
14 17e BAROSSA ROSA Tracey Bartley Reece Jones (a) 7.67L 5 53kg $41
15 5 FASHCHANEL (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8.25L 14 54.5kg $8.50
16 15 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller Jay Ford 11.95L 10 53kg $6.50
19e FLEXIBLE James Cummings Dylan Gibbons (a) 0
6 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson 0
13 RUBY TUESDAY Gary Portelli Tom Sherry (a) 0
18e ROBODIRA John O’Shea 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Dark Jewel Classic Betting

The season’s latest Dark Jewel Classic 2022 odds and betting market links to the Scone event courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Bring The Ransom winning at Dark Jewel Classic odds of $51.

2022 Dark Jewel Classic Field

The Dark Jewel Classic field attracts a line-up of smart fillies and mares, many of which had a run in the traditional lead-up race at Hawkesbury – the Godolphin Crown.

The official Dark Jewel Classic 2022 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 41216×5626 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 3 59kg 101
2 0420×71645 WANDABAA Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 19 59kg 101
3 4241651517 MONEGAL Theresa Bateup Ms Alysha Collett 9 56.5kg 96
4 22x4128x31 EXOTIC RUBY Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 16 55.5kg 94
5 7x083611x3 FASHCHANEL (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 18 54.5kg 92
6 611920×998 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson 14 54.5kg 92
7 20x731450x BRING THE RANSOM Bjorn Baker Tyler Schiller (a) 13 54kg 90
8 9300×33164 NEVER TALK Kris Lees Jason Collett 17 54kg 90
9 1421x4x353 MAJESTIC SHOT Grant Allard Robbie Dolan (late alt) 2 54kg 89
10 121x50Px47 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) Matthew Smith 1 54kg 86
11 91025×3102 PIPPALI Jason Coyle Regan Bayliss 20 54kg 86
12 91389×2119 SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 4 54kg 86
13 x10412x680 RUBY TUESDAY Gary Portelli Tom Sherry (a), (late alt) 8 54kg 82
14 1x332x8803 NICCI’S FLING Gary Portelli Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 54kg 80
15 x15x2124x8 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller Jay Ford 12 53kg 88
16 127768x16x LE GAI SOLEIL (NZ) John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 7 53kg 86
17e x31047x102 BAROSSA ROSA Tracey Bartley Reece Jones (a) 6 53kg 80
18e 2x20540x07 ROBODIRA John O’Shea (late alt) 15 54kg 80
19e 163346x16x FLEXIBLE James Cummings Dylan Gibbons (a) 5 53kg 80
20e 60x644368x AMICA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 10 54kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The 2022 Dark Jewel Classic nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 41216×5626 MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 59kg 59kg 101
2 0420×71645 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 1= 59kg 59kg 101
3 4241651517 MONEGAL M 6 Theresa Bateup 3 56.5kg 56.5kg 96
4 22x4128x31 EXOTIC RUBY M 6 Bjorn Baker 4 55.5kg 55.5kg 94
5 7x083611x3 FASHCHANEL (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 5= 54.5kg 54.5kg 92
6 611920×998 MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 5= 54.5kg 54.5kg 92
7 105x41261x ALNASEEM (GB) M 6 Michael Freedman 7 54kg 54kg 91
8 20x731450x BRING THE RANSOM M 5 Bjorn Baker 8= 54kg 53.5kg 90
9 9300×33164 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 8= 54kg 53.5kg 90
10 1421x4x353 MAJESTIC SHOT M 4 Grant Allard 10 54kg 53kg 89
11 x15x2124x8 BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller 11 54kg 53kg 88
12 121x50Px47 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith 12= 54kg 53kg 86
13 127768x16x LE GAI SOLEIL (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 12= 54kg 53kg 86
14 91025×3102 PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 12= 54kg 53kg 86
15 91389×2119 SHE’S THE GIFT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 12= 54kg 53kg 86
16 x10412x680 RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli 16 54kg 53kg 82
17 118x1312x2 QUEEN BELLISSIMO (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 17 54kg 53kg 81
18 x31047x102 BAROSSA ROSA M 4 Tracey Bartley 18= 54kg 53kg 80
19 163346x16x FLEXIBLE M 4 James Cummings 18= 54kg 53kg 80
20 1x332x8803 NICCI’S FLING M 4 Gary Portelli 18= 54kg 53kg 80
21 2x20540x07 ROBODIRA F 3 John O’Shea 18= 54kg 53kg 80
22 37x1133x11 QUINTELLO (IRE) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 22 54kg 53kg 79
23 21114×2101 DASH FOR DREAMS M 4 Chris Munce 23 54kg 53kg 78
24 548x2436x2 SAIGON M 5 Chris Waller 24 54kg 53kg 76
25 60x644368x AMICA M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 25= 54kg 53kg 74
26 0x464x5555 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 25= 54kg 53kg 74
27 6x7213x156 OH GOLLY GOSH M 4 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 27 54kg 53kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 originally fell on the second day of the two day Scone Carnival, adding to one of the most anticipated country meets in NSW, before being moved to the Friday in 2021 for a one-day Scone Cup Day meeting.

Dark Jewel Classic results since 2001 are listed below.

Dark Jewel Classic Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2022
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Bring The Ransom 1:22.69
2nd Wandabaa
3rd Never Talk
2021
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Rocha Clock 1:22.70
2nd Missile Mantra
3rd Reelem In Ruby
2020
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Irithea 1:22.26
2nd Into The Abyss
3rd Ready To Prophet
2019
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Con Te Partiro 1:22.63
2nd Savatiano
3rd Organza
2018
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Siren’s Fury 1:23.81
2nd Schism
3rd Ghisoni
2017
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Daysee Doom 1:23.62
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Serene Majesty
2016
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Danish Twist 1:23.88
2nd Onemorezeta
3rd Press Report
2015
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Divertire 1:23.17
2nd Calming Influence
3rd Bound For Earth
2014
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Seaside 1:22.68
2nd Aerobatics
3rd Myamira
2013
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Arctic Flight 1:22.86
2nd Pipette
3rd Miss Stellabelle
2012
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Upon This Rock 1:22.9
2nd Shannara
3rd Rose Of Peace
2011
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Shannara 1:23.05
2nd Dane Julia
3rd Pontiana
2010
Dark Jewel Classic
1st So Anyway 1:22.57
2nd Purrpurrlena
3rd Melpomene
2009
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Rio Osa 1:23.63
2nd Hairy
3rd Portillo
2008
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Sung 1:24.19
2nd Judged
3rd Litter
2007
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Rosa’s Spur 1:27.12
2nd Alverta
3rd Leica Light
2006
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Really Flying 1:24.11
2nd Romare
3rd Fritz’s Princess
2005
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Kosta Nothin’ 1:23.73
2nd Zinzin
3rd Magsaya
2004
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Romare 1:23.61
2nd My Czech Chick
3rd Native Jester
2003
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Chuckle 1:23.5
2nd Faith Hill
3rd Provokes
2002
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Hot Riff 1:22.27
2nd Plain Crazy
3rd Expresso Rose
2001
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Nanny Maroon 1:23.21
2nd Transfer
3rd Crestfallen

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