Dark Jewel Classic

The Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic takes place on Scone Cup Day ion a Friday in mid-May.

2021 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #4 Rocha Clock
  • 2nd: #1 Missile Mantra
  • 3rd: #2 Reelem In Ruby



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 same Friday as the popular Scone Cup.

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 2021 Dark Jewel Classic ran on Friday May 14, 2021 as part of Scone Cup Day and was won by the John O’Shea-trained Rocha Clock. 

Dark Jewel Classic Info:

Date:
Friday May 14, 2021
Track:
Scone Racecourse
Distance:
1400m
Race Type:
F&M Qlty
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200,000

2021 Dark Jewel Classic Results

  • 1st: #4 Rocha Clock
  • 2nd: #1 Missile Mantra
  • 3rd: #2 Reelem In Ruby

The 2021 Dark Jewel Classic results saw the John O’Shea-trained Pierro four-year-old Rocha Clock ($7.50) enjoy a narrow win over the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained duo of Missile Mantra ($7) and Reelem In Ruby ($13) with less than a length between first to third.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 ROCHA CLOCK John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 14 56.5kg $7.50
2 1 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 0.4L 8 59kg $7
3 2 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 0.91L 4 59kg $13
4 5 ASIAGO James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.82L 7 56kg $10
5 12 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Tim Clark 2.87L 5 54kg $5F
6 6 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 3.25L 9 54.5kg $10
7 16 BRIGHT RUBICK John Ramsey Mathew Cahill 3.67L 13 54kg $81
8 13 AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.45L 15 54kg $9
9 10 ELECTRIC GIRL Nathan Doyle Ms Alysha Collett 4.64L 10 54kg $11
10 14 STRAWB Nathan Doyle Lee Magorrian 6.21L 6 54kg $15
11 17e HOLY EMPRESS Scott Singleton Ms Louise Day (a) 6.71L 12 54kg $201
12 7 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jay Ford 6.73L 1 54kg $18
13 3 IRITHEA Clarry Conners Jean Van Overmeire (a) 7.83L 11 58kg $71
14 9 AKARI Brad Widdup Andrew Adkins 9.09L 2 54kg $16
15 15 MARGIE BEE Kristen Buchanan Ms Mikayla Weir 10.71L 3 54kg $151
11 LUCICELLO Chris Waller 0
8 BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Dark Jewel Classic Betting

The season’s latest Dark Jewel Classic 2021 odds and betting market links to the Scone event courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The 2021 Dark Jewel Classic field features a capacity line-up of fillies and mares engaged for the Scone Cup Day event including the ultra-consistent favourite More Prophets up in grade for John Thompson.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x083461x12 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 8 59kg 99
2 21x07x4488 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 4 59kg 99
3 8x95930x05 IRITHEA Clarry Conners Jean Van Overmeire (a) 11 58kg 97
4 6x0619x431 ROCHA CLOCK John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 14 56.5kg 94
5 179530x67x ASIAGO James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg 93
6 x2396x4082 JEN RULES Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 9 54.5kg 90
7 5334220×00 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jay Ford 1 54kg 89
8 359352124x BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 55kg 83
9 x604657x04 AKARI Brad Widdup Andrew Adkins 2 54kg 82
10 0x350x5534 ELECTRIC GIRL Nathan Doyle Ms Alysha Collett 10 54kg 79
11 33x143x725 LUCICELLO Chris Waller 17 54kg 79
12 321x1321x3 MORE PROPHETS John Thompson Tim Clark 5 54kg 77
13 800642×463 AIR TO AIR Jason Coyle Robbie Dolan 15 54kg 76
14 10x02250x1 STRAWB Nathan Doyle Lee Magorrian 6 54kg 73
15 06421613×0 MARGIE BEE Kristen Buchanan Ms Mikayla Weir 3 54kg 70
16 7x93688x22 BRIGHT RUBICK John Ramsey Mathew Cahill 13 54kg 65
17e 60×9156043 HOLY EMPRESS Scott Singleton Ms Louise Day (a) 12 54kg 53

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

The 2021 Dark Jewel Classic nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.

The Dark Jewel Classic 2021 nominations feature 23 female gallopers led in early betting by John O’Shea’s last start Randwick winner Rocha Clock and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Group 3 winner Missile Mantra.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x083461x12 MISSILE MANTRA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 59kg 59kg 99
2 21x07x4488 REELEM IN RUBY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 59kg 59kg 99
3 1111x00x73 RUBISAKI M 4 Patrick Payne 1= 59kg 59kg 99
4 8x95930x05 IRITHEA M 7 Clarry Conners 4 58kg 58kg 97
5 6x0619x431 ROCHA CLOCK M 4 John O’Shea 5 56.5kg 56.5kg 94
6 179530x67x ASIAGO M 4 James Cummings 6 56kg 56kg 93
7 x2396x4082 JEN RULES M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 54.5kg 54.5kg 90
8 5334220×00 SHE SHAO FLY M 4 Kevin Corstens 8 54kg 54kg 89
9 359352124x BETCHA FLYING M 4 Chris Waller 9 54kg 54kg 83
10 x604657x04 AKARI M 4 Brad Widdup 10 54kg 54kg 82
11 0x350x5534 ELECTRIC GIRL M 4 Nathan Doyle 11= 54kg 54kg 79
12 33x143x725 LUCICELLO M 4 Chris Waller 11= 54kg 54kg 79
13 6x5719x131 INCREDULOUS DREAM F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 54kg 54kg 78
14 321x1321x3 MORE PROPHETS M 4 John Thompson 14 54kg 54kg 77
15 800642×463 AIR TO AIR M 4 Jason Coyle 15 54kg 54kg 76
16 4x014773x2 VITESSE M 5 Chris Waller 16 54kg 54kg 75
17 01148×6371 WITCHFULTHINKING M 4 Andrew Noblet 17 54kg 54kg 74
18 10x02250x1 STRAWB M 5 Nathan Doyle 18 54kg 54kg 73
19 06421613×0 MARGIE BEE M 5 Kristen Buchanan 19 54kg 54kg 70
20 353×304244 NICCI’S FLING F 3 Gary Portelli 20 54kg 54kg 68
21 7x93688x22 BRIGHT RUBICK M 4 John Ramsey 21 54kg 54kg 65
22 0x889207x9 INSENSATA M 7 Jason Coyle 22 54kg 54kg 63
23 60×9156043 HOLY EMPRESS M 5 Scott Singleton 23 54kg 54kg 53
   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

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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