2016 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field & Barriers

Sweet Embrace Stakes

The 2016 Sweet Embrace Stakes is an exciting Group 3 race held as part of New South Wales’ most famous racing event; the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Conducted on the lucrative Randwick Guineas Day in mid-March, the Sweet Embrace Stakes shares the thrill of the day with races such as the headlining Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), Group 3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Randwick City Stakes (2000m). This is an elite day of racing, and the thousands of spectators and punters involved in the action are never disappointed!

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The 2016 Sweet Embrace Stakes will be held on Saturday February 28th at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

According to horse racing news, the Sweet Embrace Stakes is a 1,200 metre sprint worth $175,000 run at the world-renowned Royal Randwick racecourse, one of Sydney’s most esteemed tracks. Contested by two-year-old fillies at set weights, the race is a good follow up to the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) held the week before. The strong females in the Kindergarten Stakes are often a good bet for the Sweet Embrace Stakes, and punters who keep an eye on this can make some nice profits! Runners in the Sweet Embrace Stakes often continue their autumn campaign with a run in the more fruitful Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial (1200m) held a fortnight later. Worth $300,000 and raced over the same distance, the winners and placegetters in the Sweet Embrace Stakes are well worth a look at for the Reisling Slipper.

Sharing a race program with the Sweet Embrace Stakes is the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) and the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m).

The richest and most esteemed race for two-year-olds in the carnival is the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) held a month after the Sweet Embrace Stakes. Worth an impressive $3.5 million, the Golden Slipper is the aim of many of the season’s top performing young horses, and the winning filly of the Sweet Embrace Stakes is exempt from ballot for the Slipper. This means that the betting action on the Sweet Embrace Stakes is intense and exciting as the fillies give it everything they have got and punters take a chance to win the lot! As the Sweet Embrace Stakes is the first group race for two-year-olds longer than 1100m, it has a way of separating the true gallopers that have a real shot at the Golden Slipper from the weaker fillies that will find the distance too challenging. Ha Ha in 2001 was the last filly to win the Sweet Embrace Stakes/Golden Slipper double, which is another excellent wager for punters wanting a chance at some really generous winnings!

So this Sydney Autumn Carnival get involved in one of the most exciting races for young fillies and see if you can select the winner! All good bookmakers, such as Ladbrokes.com.au, will offer a complete range of excellent betting markets on the race, so watch the lead-up events and keep an eye on the odds to secure the best value wager possible. Don’t forget to place your bets on the Melbourne Cup 2015 this year!

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Skyline Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$175,000

2YO SW

Group 1

William Reid Stakes

(1200m)

Moonee Valley

$500,000

WFA

Group 2

Sunline Stakes

(1600m)

Moonee Valley

$200,000

WFA

Group 2

Fillies Classic

(1600m)

Moonee Valley

$200,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Ravnet Stakes

(2000m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Coolmore Classic

(1500m)

Rosehill

$600,000

3YO & Up Qlty

Group 1

Rosehill Guineas

(2000m)

Rosehill

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

George Ryder Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$1,000,000

3YO & UP

Group 1

The Galaxy Handicap

(1100m)

Rosehill

$350,000

Open Handicap

Sweet Embrace Stakes Details

  • When: February
  • Where: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Race Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights 55.5kg
  • Race Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175 000
  • First Run: 1979

Sweet Embrace Stakes News

Just 12 runners have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several opportunities to place a lucrative wager. Always Allison was particularly impressive when taking out her only competitive start to date, and as…