2019 Robert Sangster Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


DateSaturday May 4, 2019
TrackMorphettville
Distance1200m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeWeight-for-age
Prize Money$1 million
Age3YO+ fillies and mares

The Robert Sangster Stakes is the first South Australian Group 1 of the season and it kicks off the carnival with a bang.

There are three Group 1 races at Morphetville in May and the Robert Sangster is the most exciting race of them all.

Held for fillies and mares only, the Robert Sangster has featured many champion winners, including the unbeaten Black Caviar.

It brings together the best local and visiting sprinters to take home the $1 million prize.

Robert Sangster Stakes betting card 2019


There are eight races on the card at Morphettville, which includes the Group 1 Oaks and the Group 2 Euclase Stakes.

Race No.
Race Name
1Open Handicap
2Carbine Club Handicap
3Queen Adelaide Stakes
4D. C. McKay Stakes
5Queen of the South Stakes
6Schweppes Oaks
7Robert Sangster Stakes
8Euclase Stakes

2019 Robert Sangster Stakes betting selections & tips


We will have expert tips for the Robert Sangster Stakes available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

Robert Sangster Stakes history


The Robert Sangster Stakes has been around since 2005 and although it hasn't been in existence for very long, it's quickly becoming one of the biggest races in Australia.

Held for fillies and mares during the autumn carnival, the $1 million sprint is named in honour of prolific owner and breeder Robert Sangster, who died in 2004.

The race was formerly known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes and was first run in 1983, but it didn't have Group 1 status then and most records for this race start in 2005.

Since then, trainer Lee Freedman has scored three consecutive wins with three different horses.

Freedman won with champion sprinters Alinghi, Ellicorsam and Universal Queen.

The race received a big boost when connections decided to send Black Caviar to Adelaide in 2012. Black Caviar attracted big crowd numbers and her 4.5-length win was easily the most dominant win in history for the Robert Sangster Stakes.

Robert Sangster Stakes betting guide


There have been some recent upset results in the Robert Sangster Stakes, including 2017 winner Secret Agenda.

The Mick Price-trained sprinter paid $15 when beating subsequent Group 1 winner Viddora by 1.8 lengths. She wasn't able to continue winning at the high level, but she defeated a large and talented field on her day.

2016 also ended in an upset result with Precious Gem scoring at $21. The Melbourne-based runner continued the strong record of Victorian winners when upsetting another full field of sprinters.

Miracles of Life was well-found in the market in 2015. The Snowden-trained runner was at $4.20 in the betting with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

The shortest-priced winner in history was Black Caviar, which paid $1.05 with most bookmakers around the world.

The champion mare scared off most of the quality opposition and she was barely touched down the straight.

Black Caviar was the first favourite to win the Robert Sangster Stakes since Universal Queen won in 2007 for Lee Freedman.

Past Robert Sangster Stakes winners


Year
Race Winner
2018Shoals
2017Secret Agenda
2016Precious Gem
2015Miracles of Life
2014Driefontein
2013Platelet
2012Black Caviar
2011Response
2010Rostova
2009Bel Mer
2008Juste Momente
2007Universal Queen
2006Ellicorsam
2005Alinghi