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The Spring Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Morphettville Racecourse in August as a potential Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival lead-up.
2022 SAJC Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Spring Stakes News
The Spring Stakes (SAJC) is a Group 3 sprinting event held at Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse in August each year and is run by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC).
Kicking off the minor Spring Racing Carnival in Adelaide, the Spring Stakes is an exciting weight-for-age sprint raced over 1200m for a total purse of $127,250.
For months after the Spring Stakes attracts a quality line-up of mainly local hopefuls mixed with interstate visitors looking for an early Black-Type to kick off their spring campaigns in. While increasingly the interstate horses make the trek, it is the local sprinters who really step up to the plate and boast a commanding record in the Spring Stakes results.
Recently the form out of the Morphettville Spring Stakes held up in Melbourne when local hope Dollar For Dollar (2018) went on to to run second in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m). The 2018 Spring Stakes winner Dollar For Dollar also placed third in the following year’s Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Brisbane.
In 2019 the Spring Stakes winner Dalasan traveled to Melbourne next start and won the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington. He also went on to run second in the following year’s Group 1 SA Derby in 2020. Further franking the form out of the Spring Stakes results in 2019 was the runner-up Scales Of Justice who won Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) next start.
In 2020 the Spring Stakes winner Behemoth went on to win both the Memsie Stakes and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Group 1 level.
Behemoth returned in 2021 to officially secure back-to-back Spring Stakes victories after claiming the Group 3 on protest. Behemoth again completed the Spring Stakes – Memsie Stakes double in 2021 having earlier run third in that autumn’s $5 million The All-Star Mile.
The Spring Stakes 2022 runs on Saturday August 13, 2022 at Morphettville Racecourse.
|Date:||Saturday August 13, 2022|
2022 Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2022 Spring Stakes Betting Odds
The season’s leading Spring Stakes 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.
Behemoth ($2.50 in 2020 and $1.65 in 2021) was the last favourite in Spring Stakes betting to salute for the punters going back-to-back after winning his second on protest.
2022 Spring Stakes Field
The official Spring Stakes 2022 Field & Barriers will be published below once final acceptances are taken on the Wednesday of race week.
2022 Spring Stakes Nominations
Early SAJC Spring Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week.
Spring Stakes History
Redelva won the inaugural edition of the Spring Stakes in 1988, and then went on to win the race for the next two years. Redelva remains the only horse to seize three straight victories in the Spring Stakes. This compares to Hero Wind, who has also won three Spring Stakes, but not consecutively (1994, 1995, 1997).
There is a Group 3 race held in Newcastle that shares its name with the Morphettville Spring Stakes, although that is a mile event for three year olds run under set weight conditions.
Punters use Spring Stakes results for form guidance during the remainder of the spring in Adelaide. Because major racing tapers off, those quality sprinters who will be staying home for the season tend to seek nomination in the Spring Stakes.
Notable Spring Stakes winners include Black Rouge (1992), Super Elegant (2005), Rebel Raider (2010), Happy Trails (2012), Dollar For Dollar (2018), Dalasan (2019) and subsequent Group 1 Memsie Stakes – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes double winner Behemoth (2020, 2021).
Behemoth won the 2021 Spring Stakes on protest over first-past-the-post Beau Rossa after copping interference.
Spring Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
Spring Stakes Results
|1st||Behemoth (On Protest)||1 minute 13.24 seconds|
|1st||Behemoth||1 minute 10.80 seconds|
|1st||Dalasan||1 minute 10.43 seconds|
|2nd||Scales Of Justice|
|1st||Dollar For Dollar||1 minute 12.02 seconds|
|1st||Mio Dio||1 minute 13.6 seconds|
|1st||Beirut||1 minute 13.5 seconds|
|1st||Red Eclipse||1 minute 12.7 seconds|
|1st||Riziz||1 minute 13.2 seconds|
|2nd||Light It Up|
|1st||Just Discreet||1 minute 12.8 seconds|
|1st||Happy Trails||1 minute 11.9 seconds|
|1st||Uxorious||1 minute 13.6 seconds|
|1st||Rebel Raider||1 minute 15.1 seconds|
|1st||Midnight Mustang||1 minute 09.7 seconds|
|1st||El Maze||1 minute 13.2 seconds|
|1st||Zupaone||1 minute 11.8 seconds|
|1st||Royal Ida||1 minute 09.9 seconds|
|1st||Super Elegant||1 minute 09.9 seconds|
|2nd||Fly For Me|
|1st||Sky CUddle||1 minute 11.2 seconds|
|3rd||Zip Zip Aray|
|1st||Squillani||1 minute 11.5 seconds|
|1st||Strategic Image||1 minute 11.1 seconds|
|1st||Flavour||1 minute 16.2 seconds|
|1st||Spice Doll||1 minute 15.2 seconds|