Dark Jewel Classic

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

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Results

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



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.

The Dark Jewel Classic prize money is currently set at $250,000 as of 2024.

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. More Prophets (11th in 2023) was the last Hawkesbury Crown graduate to improve and win the Dark Jewel Classic at Scone.

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 2024 Dark Jewel Classic runs on Saturday May 18, 2024 on Day 2 of the Scone Cup Carnival. 

Dark Jewel Classic Info:

Date:
Saturday May 18, 2024
Track:
Scone Racecourse
Distance:
1400m
Race Type:
F&M Qlty
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$250,000

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Results

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

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Betting

The season’s latest Dark Jewel Classic 2024 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 DARK JEWEL CLASSIC ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Form

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 DARK JEWEL CLASSIC FORM GUIDE

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Dark Jewel Classic 2024 Tips on the Scone feature this May.

  • To Win: #5 Shadows Of Love ($3.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Sticking with the favourite, Shadows Of Love, trained by Kim Waugh. This mare has been building nicely this preparation and looks ready for a race like this. While she hasn’t won at 1400m yet, her recent form suggests it’s within reach. Back-to-back thirds, including a narrow defeat in the Hawkesbury Crown carrying more weight, showcase her competitiveness. The weight drop and jockey Tommy Berry aboard are positive signs. She’s the clear choice.

2024 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 2024 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2024 Dark Jewel Classic field features a capacity line-up of fillies and mares ready to face off at Scone led in betting by the Kim Waugh-trained Shadows Of Love.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x7527x835 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 15 61kg 108
2 2x14821x44 GHAANATI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 1 58.5kg 99
3 616x999x0x PO KARE KARE (NZ) Bryce Heys 13 55.5kg 93
4 113x34x514 OVERRIDING Nathan Doyle Ashley Morgan 3 54.5kg 91
5 52112×1133 SHADOWS OF LOVE Kim Waugh Tommy Berry 9 54.5kg 91
6 x97x4x1602 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 11 54.5kg 91
7 00x6498x89 PIPPALI Jason Coyle Regan Bayliss 5 54kg 85
8 4881356×00 MIRRA VIEW Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 17 54kg 82
9 x4080x0568 RAZETA Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 14 54kg 81
10 3249212012 WOLVES Benjamin Smith Ben Looker 8 54kg 71
11 x5741300x5 BANANA QUEEN Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Dylan Gibbons (a) 6 53kg 88
12 4127×32216 ELETTRICA (NZ) Richard & Will Freedman Jay Ford 19 53kg 81
13 0x21432x31 FALL FOR CINDY (NZ) John O’Shea Zac Lloyd (a) 4 53kg 81
14 x66x927x57 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Jett Stanley (a) 2 53kg 81
15 x152114400 MISS FABERGE John Sargent Reece Jones 7 53kg 79
16 140×624385 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR Matthew Smith Ms Rachel King 18 53kg 77
17e 51245x414x BOOTSCOOTER Rodney Northam 16 54kg 70
18e 080961×539 PROVERBIAL Lou Mary 12 54kg 68
19e 61938225×4 OH GOLLY GOSH Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 10 54kg 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The 2024 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 Hcp Rating
1 21366×3554 ANAGAIN M 5 Joseph Pride 70
2 x5741300x5 BANANA QUEEN M 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 88
3 51245x414x BOOTSCOOTER M 5 Rodney Northam 70
4 33332114×1 COCO JAMBOO (IRE) M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 94
5 4127×32216 ELETTRICA (NZ) M 5 Richard & Will Freedman 81
6 0x21432x31 FALL FOR CINDY (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 81
7 140×624385 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 77
8 2x14821x44 GHAANATI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 99
9 1457x358x8 HEALING OASIS (FR) M 5 Annabel Neasham 82
10 4881356×00 MIRRA VIEW M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 82
11 x152114400 MISS FABERGE M 4 John Sargent 79
12 61938225×4 OH GOLLY GOSH M 6 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 67
13 113x34x514 OVERRIDING M 4 Nathan Doyle 91
14 00x6498x89 PIPPALI M 6 Jason Coyle 85
15 616x999x0x PO KARE KARE (NZ) M 5 Bryce Heys 93
16 080961×539 PROVERBIAL M 6 Lou Mary 68
17 x4080x0568 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 81
18 x66x927x57 RUSSIAN CONQUEST M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 81
19 0x7527x835 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 108
20 52112×1133 SHADOWS OF LOVE M 4 Kim Waugh 91
21 x97x4x1602 SHORT SHORTS (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 91
22 40121×0010 THAT’S MOLLY M 5 Glen Milligan 74
23 43x645x217 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 91
24 3249212012 WOLVES M 5 Benjamin Smith 71
25 3141x67x76 ZOUKERETTE F 3 Ciaron Maher 70

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 $250,000 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

2024
Dark Jewel Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2023
Dark Jewel Classic
1st More Prophets 1:21.99
2nd Bring The Ransom
3rd Short Shorts
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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