The Neville Sellwood Stakes is a popular Sydney Autumn quality handicap race for three year olds and above horses. The Group 3 event is held in April every year at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in New South Wales. For the better part of the last decade the Neville Sellwood Stakes has seen breathtaking racing and has always produced a number of high quality horses. The race is run under set handicap condition and over a relatively longer distance of 2000M.
In the 2013’s edition of the race, the event produced excellent competition among equally gifted three year olds but in the end, outstanding mare Lights of Heaven edged it to claim the spoils ahead of Hoylonny and Said Com in second and third respectively. The Neville Sellwood Stakes is worth $100,000 in prize money and will be among the major Group 3 events in this year’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The event also features on Rosehill’s big racing day along with the big money Group 1Golden Slipper Stakes and the BMW.
The 2000M distance run in the Neville Sellwood Stakes makes ideal for horses looking to make a mark in middle distance races in the Sydney Autumn. Although the event in recent years has not featured some of the elite horses in Australia, the race assembles a good share of above average 3yos and always presents a great chance for horse racing enthusiasts to enjoy raw talent in horse racing.
A number of good horses have also featured in the Neville Sellwood Stakes. However the most notable 3yo was Lights of Heaven last year who won the race after running second in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes at Moone Valley in Melbourne. The horse would later claim the Hollindale Stakes which was by far a respectable and strong performance in this event. Other Neville Sellwood Stakes winners include Syreon in 2011 and Western Symbol in 2012.
Neville Sellwood Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Lights Of Heaven||Hoylonny||Said Com||2:07.3|
|2012||Western Symbol||Southern Skye||Snow Alert||2:02.9|
|2009||Ausbred King||Sussman||Absent Friends||2:06.0|
|2008||Nuclear Sky||Fort ‘N’ Won||Emerald Jack||2:06.6|
|2006||Men At Work||Molotov||Evasion||2:02.5|
|2004||Shower Of Roses||Zabarra||County Tyrone||2:00.8|
|2003||Heeby Reiby||We’Re Dancing||Airlie Bird||2:00.8|
|2000||Gypsy’s Daughter||Regal Touch||Lanolin||2:00.5|