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Belmont Sprint

The Belmont Sprint is a Group 3 weight-for-age race held each year in late May or early June at Belmont racecourse in Perth, Western Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and worth $125,000 in prize money. The 2019 Belmont Sprint was won by Galaxy Star from Great Shot with Vital Silver third.

Held during the Perth winter racing carnival, which typically takes place around May, June and July in Perth, the Belmont Sprint is one of four group races during the period.

Belmont Sprint info

Date: Saturday 30th May 2020
Track: Belmont racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $125,000
2019 Winner: Galaxy Star

The Belmont Sprint usually attracts those horses who may have previously contested the Gr3 Roma Cup at the same track earlier in the carnival. The Roma Cup is run under the same WFA conditions, but steps up to 1400m, providing a natural progression in distance for stronger sprinters.

In recent times Elite Belle (2014), Luckygray (2012), Grand Nirvana (2011), Modem (2004) and Tribula (2003) have all won the Roma Cup & Belmont Sprint double, while multiple horses have run placings in both races, or placed in the Roma Cup and gone on to win this race, or vice versa.

Usually the best available local sprinters will contest the Belmont Stakes and the weight-for-age playing field gives the better types a decided advantage over their rivals.

The upcoming Gr3 Hyperion Stakes is the natural progression for competitors in this race and Justin Warwick trained Material Man (2018) is the last galloper to snare the Belmont Sprint & Hyperion Sprint double. Material Man also went on to win the Gr3 Strickland Stakes later in the carnival. Prior to that, Wink And A Nod (2016) managed to win both races, while Fuchsia Bandana (3rd in 2015) went on to win the Hyperion Stakes & Strickland Stakes after running third in the Belmont Sprint.

Galaxy Star (2019) ran second in the Roma Cup over 1400m at Belmont Sprint before scoring a classy victiry in this event for the Grant & Alana Williams stable.

Recent Belmont Sprint winners include Material Man (2018) and Rock Magic (2017).

2019 Belmont Sprint results

1. $1.30 Galaxy Star 57.0 William Pike
2. $9.50 Great Shot 59.0 Craig Staples
3. $8.00 Vital Silver 59.0 Jarrad Noske

then followed
4. $41.00 Mizlecki 57.0 Shaun O'Donnell
5. $9.50 Gatting 59.0 Lee Newman
6. $31.00 Electric Light 57.0 Chris Parnham
7. $151.00 Heart Starter 59.0 Shaun McGruddy

Margins: 0.35 len, 0.18 len
Time: 1:23.38

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Belmont Sprint winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Galaxy Star Great Shot Vital Silver 1:23.3
2018 Material Man Great Shot Pounamu 1:22.9
2017 Rock Magic Scales Of Justice Disposition 1:22.4
2016 Wink And A Nod Battle Hero Mr Utopia 1:24.0
2015 Shining Knight Dawn Approach Fuchsia Bandana 1:23.7
2014 Elite Elle Kalahaar Checkpoint 1:25.8
2013 Kerrific Belora Ranger 1:23.4
2012 Luckygray Reimbursement Cavallo Pazzo 1:23.7
2011 Grand Nirvana King Kool Kat Battle Emblem 1:22.4
2010 Grand Nirvana Roman Time Werd 1:22.1
2009 Universal Ruler Roman Time Kens Double 1:22.6
2008 Marasco Oroyo Gold Ripped 1:22.8
2007 Beat The Storm Ripped Is Amazing 1:23.1
2006 Let Go Thommo Kim Invader Electic 1:23.7
2005 Who Did It Mefeking Beyond Dispute 1:27.2
2004 Modem Plea Bargain Secret Link 1:26.0
2003 Tribula Modem Shane's Boy 1:22.6
2002 Dark 'n' Dangerous Prince Of Pop Country Blazer 1:24.7
2001 Corporate Bruce Old Fashion Mystery Lad 1:24.2
2000 News Review Noble Sky Jevanswer 1:21.1
1999 True Lover Papillion Look Of Success 1:25.0
1998 San Salvador True Lover Look Of Success 1:23.8
1997 Cash In The Bank Wabasso Bar Dreamer 1:23.4
1996 Bar Dreamer Jacks Or Better Cash In The Bank 1:22.9
1995 Craft Memory Dendy Park Alias Comberbache 1:23.2
1994 Bold Extreme Never Say Kiss Of Fire 1:25.0
1993 Dynamor Jevaction Mattandann 1:22.5
1992 Blonde Jev Allez Streak Double Dignity 1:23.6
1991 Global Impact British Steel So Dashing 1:24.0
1990 Tsaritsyn Century God Edge Of Darkness 1:22.2
1989 Il Ferrari Straight Cash Tackle The Pak 1:22.7
1988 Snowy Kitty British Steel Ableson 1:23.4