The Robert Sangster Stakes is a Group 1 fillies & mares race held in May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia, during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is a weight-for-age event for females only and run over a distance of 1200 metres with $1,000,000 in prize money. The 2020 Robert Sangster Stakes was won by Bella Vella from Lyre with Bam's On Fire third.
Held on the same day as the Group 1 Australasian Oaks, the Robert Sangster Stakes has been run as the 'Úbet Classic' in recent years and is held alongside the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes & Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 2nd May 2020|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares - Weight for age|
|2020 Winner:||Bella Vella|
The Robert Sangster Stakes is the premier sprint event for females during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and being a Group 1 race for fillies & mares, it typically attracts good class interstate gallopers searching for group one glory. The race tends to assemble a field of mostly local gallopers and some above average types from other states.
Quite often a top class horse will make the trip to Adelaide for this race, such as Black Caviar (2012) and Miss Andretti (2008), and the Robert Sangster Stakes has been won by some more than handy types over the years. The Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes is a good lead-up event to the Sangster Stakes and Driefontein (2014) was the last galloper to take out both races in the same year.
Top mares Alinghi (2005), Our Egyptian Raine (2003), Apple Danish (1997) and With Me (1991) were all successful in this race, while champion mare Black Caviar & Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock mare Platelet (2013) went on to win the Group 1 Goodwood at their next after winning the Sangster Stakes. Platelet returned the following year to finish runner-up behind Driefontein, following a second place finish in the Irwin Stakes beforehand.
Spright (2019) ran seventh in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Randwick in Sydney before travelling to Adelaide to capture this event for Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer.
Recent Robert Sangster Stakes winners include Shoals (2018) and Secret Agenda (2017).
1. $12.00 Shoals 55.0 Tim Clark
2. $9.50 Secret Agenda 56.5 Damien Oliver
3. $91.00 Mica Lil 56.5 Shayne Cahill
4. $151.00 True Excelsior 55.0 Stephen Baster
5. $8.00 Whispering Brook 56.5 Dean Yendall
6. $151.00 Mystified 56.5 Damien Thornton
7. $6.50 Catchy 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
8. $15.00 Missrock 56.5 Ben Melham
9. $4.80 Quilista 56.5 Damian Lane
10. $31.00 Legless Veuve 56.5 Chris Parnham
11. $13.00 Super Cash 56.5 Craig Williams
12. $31.00 Pedrena 56.5 Michael Dee
13. $12.00 Dainty Tess 56.5 Jamie Kah
14. $9.00 Formality 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
15. $26.00 Tulip 55.0 Regan Bayliss
16. $61.00 Miss Gunpowder 56.5 Jason Holder
17. $101.00 It's Been A Battle 56.5 Justin Potter
Margins: 1.7 len, 0.9 len
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|2020||Bella Vella||Lyre||Bam's On Fire||1:11.0|
|2019||Spright||Cool Passion||Bella Martini||1:09.2|
|2018||Shoals||Secret Agenda||Mica Lil||1:09.1|
|2017||Secret Agenda||Viddora||I Am A Star||1:09.1|
|2016||Precious Gem||Sheidel||I Love It||1:09.4|
|2015||Miracles Of Life||Gregers||I Love It||1:09.7|
|2012||Black Caviar||Sistine Angel||Power Princess||1:10.6|
|2009||Bel Mer||Hidden Energy||Impressive Eagle||1:09.5|
|2008||Juste Momente||Zipanese||Serious Speed||1:09.7|
|2007||Universal Queen||Media||Flying Object||1:08.3|
|2006||Ellicorsam||Social Glow||Truly Wicked||1:09.7|
|2005||Alinghi||Glamour Puss||Solar Antiquity||1:08.7|
|2004||French Bid||Fly For Me||Social Glow||1:09.0|
|2003||Our Egyptian Raine||Brief Embrace||Dama De Noche||1:08.7|
|2002||Suzy Grey||Regal Kiss||Lady Belvedere||1:13.2|
|2000||Rain Dance Lady||Tapalinga||Daninkling||1:09.1|
|1999||Dantelah||My Millennium||Speedy Kids||1:07.9|
|1998||Spirit Of Love||Will Fly||Rose Of Danehill||1:09.9|
|1997||Apple Danish||Bionic Bess||Zeya||1:10.5|
|1996||Mad Shaviri||Twilight Precieux||Viminaria||1:10.9|
|1993||True Spirit||Kibaha Star||Tarare||1:09.4|
|1992||Western Chorus||In The Bahamas||Take The Road||1:08.4|
|1990||Leica Western||Heavenly View||Tropine Queen||1:09.8|
|1989||Tree Of Renown||Iolani Bay||Mardisi||1:10.9|
|1988||Even True||Strawberry Fair||Spirit Of Emily||1:11.0|