Dark Jewel Classic

The Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic takes place on the second day of the annual Scone Cup Carnival in mid-May. The 2020 edition runs at Rosehill Gardens due to COVID-19.

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #5 Irithea
  • 2nd: #16 Into The Abyss
  • 3rd: #10 Ready To Prophet



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 is the feature event of the day. The Scone Cup is held the Friday before it, making up the exciting two day Scone Cup Carnival.

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.

Also on the race card are a number of Listed races making for a great day’s racing and punting at Scone Racecourse.

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 2020 Dark Jewel Classic ran on Saturday May 16, 2020 at Rosehill Gardens due to COVID-19 and was won by Irithea. 

Dark Jewel Classic Info:

Date:
Saturday May 16, 2020
Track:
Scone Racecourse (Rosehill Racecourse in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance:
1400m
Race Type:
F&M Qlty
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$180,000 ($160,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #5 Irithea
  • 2nd: #16 Into The Abyss
  • 3rd: #10 Ready To Prophet

Bjorn Baker’s always-honest Snitzel mare Irithea ($7.50) celebrated her first win in over 12 months getting up late to defeat fast-finisher Into The Abyss ($18) and brave front runner Ready To Prophet ($61) in the 2020 Dark Jewel Classic results at Rosehill.

Click here to read more on the Dark Jewel Classic 2020 win by Irithea.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker James McDonald 16 57kg $7.50
2 16 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson Robbie Dolan (a/49kg) 1L 1 53kg $18
3 10 READY TO PROPHET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1.1L 11 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $61
4 4 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Glen Boss 1.3L 4 57.5kg $7
5 13 IMPROVEMENT Gary Portelli Sam Clipperton 2.4L 10 54kg $51
6 12 ROMANI GIRL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2.6L 13 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $21
7 6 BANGKOK Allan Denham Ms Rachel King 2.8L 2 56kg $26
8 9 DYSLEXIC Brent Stanley James Innes Jnr 3L 6 55.5kg $7.50
9 8 MOSS TRIP Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3.2L 3 56kg $26
10 7 DELECTATION GIRL Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3.4L 7 56kg $5
11 1 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4.5L 5 59kg $6
12 15 STROME Gary Portelli Jean Van Overmeire (a/53kg) 4.6L 9 54kg $31
13 11 SURE KNEE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.3L 8 54kg $21
14 17 ASHARANI Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 6.1L 12 54kg $20
15 2 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Nash Rawiller 6.3L 15 59kg $31
16 14 NICCI’S GOLD Gary Portelli Jason Collett 9L 14 54kg $101
19 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith 0
20 SO TAKEN Chris Waller 0
3 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 0
18 OAKFIELD MISSILE Damien Lane Sam Clipperton 0

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Betting

The season’s latest Dark Jewel Classic 2020 odds and betting market links to the Scone event courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2020 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 2020 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

A capacity line-up of fillies and mares will face off in the Dark Jewel Classic 2020 field held at Rosehill this season led in betting by Hawkes Racing’s last start Hawkesbury Cup winner (at Rosehill) Amangiri.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the 2020 Dark Jewel Classic field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x4316x391 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 59kg 104
2 80x6011x30 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Nash Rawiller 18 59kg 104
3 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 19 58kg 102
4 1332×64501 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Glen Boss 6 57.5kg 101
5 90×6274284 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker James McDonald (late alt) 20 57kg 100
6 11267×5338 BANGKOK Allan Denham Ms Rachel King 4 56kg 98
7 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 98
8 09x0420x97 MOSS TRIP Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5 56kg 98
9 0x44307x83 DYSLEXIC Brent Stanley James Innes Jnr 9 55.5kg 97
10 231x8380x0 READY TO PROPHET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 14 54kg 92
11 2x4813561x SURE KNEE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 91
12 9x1210431x ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 90
13 4x22982x25 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli TBA 13 54kg 88
14 439x59x008 NICCI’S GOLD Gary Portelli Jason Collett 17 54kg 87
15 3x941277x6 STROME Gary Portelli Jean Van Overmeire (a) 12 54kg 87
16 57813518×4 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson Robbie Dolan (a) 2 53kg 90
17e 28×5122107 ASHARANI Kris Lees TBA 15 54kg 84
18e x00059x141 OAKFIELD MISSILE Damien Lane Sam Clipperton 7 54kg 82
19e 112112×16 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith TBA 1 54kg 80
20e 35693×4062 SO TAKEN Chris Waller TBA 3 54kg 79

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The 2020 Dark Jewel Classic nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 0x4316x391 AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
2 28×5122107 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees 84
3 11267×5338 BANGKOK M 5 Allan Denham 98
4 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 98
5 0x44307x83 DYSLEXIC M 5 Brent Stanley 97
6 4x22982x25 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) M 6 Gary Portelli 88
7 57813518×4 INTO THE ABYSS M 4 John Thompson 90
8 90×6274284 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker 100
9 2x1227x410 JAZETTE M 4 Anthony Cummings 64
10 76x3913x45 LISDOONVARNA (NZ) M 5 Amanda Turner 79
11 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 102
12 x7615276x5 MISS REDOBLE M 5 Tracey Bartley 74
13 09x0420x97 MOSS TRIP M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
14 10x46442x5 MULTAJA M 4 James Cummings 99
15 x1123x2324 MY DEMETRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 69
16 439x59x008 NICCI’S GOLD M 5 Gary Portelli 87
17 x00059x141 OAKFIELD MISSILE M 5 Damien Lane 82
18 6942x2450x OUR WINNIE M 6 Gregory McFarlane 75
19 231x8380x0 READY TO PROPHET M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 92
20 1121×81 ROCHA CLOCK F 3 John O’Shea 80
21 9x1210431x ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 90
22 35693×4062 SO TAKEN M 4 Chris Waller 79
23 x61842x532 ST COVET’S SPIRIT F 3 Jason Coyle 76
24 3x941277x6 STROME M 5 Gary Portelli 87
25 2x4813561x SURE KNEE M 4 Chris Waller 91
26 1332×64501 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 101
27 80x6011x30 TELEPLAY M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
28 112112×16 TRICKY GAL M 4 Matthew Smith 80

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 falls on the second day of the two day Scone Carnival, adding to one of the most anticipated country meets in NSW.

Dark Jewel Classic results since 2001 are listed below.

Dark Jewel Classic Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2020
Dark Jewel Classic
1st Irithea 1:22.26
2nd Into The Abyss
3rd Ready To Prophet
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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