The Sweet Embrace Stakes takes place every March at The Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. It is an exciting Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies and is one of the major events in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Sweet Embrace covers a 1200m distance. Up to $ 175, 000 in prize money is up for grabs in this race which is run under set weight conditions. The Sweet Embrace Stakes in 2014 was won by Believe Yourself with Twirl and Tetsuko settling for second and third respectively. Winners in this event don’t have to take part in the ballot for the Golden Slipper Stakes. A lot of trainers and horse owners look at the Sweet Embrace Stakes as an ideal event to test 2yos over relatively longer course distances.
The Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes and the Gr2 Kindergarten Stakes both run over 1100m are perfect lead up races for the Sweet Embrace Stakes. However, 2yos that put up a good performance in the Sweet Embrace Stakes can consider taking part in the premier 2yo event in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival – The Golden Slipper Stakes. The last filly to win the Golden slipper Stakes and the Sweet Embrace Double was the Crystal Filly back in 2010.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes always produces some breathtaking horse racing. In its history, a number of high quality 2yos have managed to emerge from this event and even in this year’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the event is expected to rank among some of the major highlights to look out for. Some notable winners in the Sweet Embrace Include the Victory Vein in 2002, Universal Queen in 2006 and Headway in 2009.
Sweet Embrace Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2011||Shared Reflections||Streama||Pane In The Glass||1:09.5|
|2010||Crystal Lily||Ambers Waltz||Zutara||1:09.0|
|2007||Chinchilla Rose||Vecchia Roma||Moonboat||1:10.1|
|2006||Universal Queen||Tuesday Joy||Pure Energy||1:11.4|
|2005||Carry On Cutie||Media||Flion Fenena||1:10.5|
|2004||Burning Sands||All Knowledge||Written By Xaar||1:11.9|
|2003||Legally Bay||How Funny||Bella Corona||1:10.0|
|2002||Victory Vein||Chuckle||Calaway Gal||1:09.9|
|1999||Countess Christie||Forest Express||Miss Zoe||1:10.5|
|1997||All The Chat||Adeewin||Snapshots||1:09.5|
|1996||Flapper||Stoneyfell Road||Dane Ripper||1:11.9|
|1995||Millrich||Show Of Force||Ginzano||1:10.4|
|1994||Shadowy Outline||Discreet Lady||Warning Siren||1:10.9|
|1993||Rock Review||Bint Marscay||Blue Fields||1:11.4|
|1992||Skating||Slight Chance||My Marilyn||1:10.0|
|1990||Paklani||With Me||Wrap Around||1:12.0|
|1989||A Little Kiss||Dazzling Flyer||Marrouge||1:11.1|