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 prizemoney. The 2018 Belmont Sprint was won by Material Man from Great Shot with Pounamu 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.
|Date:||Saturday 1st June 2019|
|Track:||Belmont racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||Material Man|
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.
Material Man (2018) resumed from a spell to win this race in impressive fashion and recent Belmont Sprint winners include Rock Magic (2017) and Wink And A Nod (2016).
1. $3.10 Material Man 59.0 Ms Lucy Warwick
2. $6.00 Great Shot 59.0 Mr Craig Staples
3. $8.50 Pounamu 59.0 Patrick Carbery
4. $13.00 Gatting 59.0 Mitchell Pateman
5. $3.80 Battle Hero 59.0 Jarrad Noske
6. $26.00 Red Ora 59.0 Shaun Mc Gruddy
7. $8.50 Falcon Crest 59.0 William Pike
8. $61.00 Heart Starter 59.0 Peter Hall
9. $101.00 Purist 59.0 Mr Matthieu Autier
10. $20.00 Achernar Star 57.5 Aaron Mitchell
Margins: 1.5 len, 1.5 len
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|