Sweet Embrace Stakes


Date: Saturday 28th February 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 2yo Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $175,000
2014 Winner: Believe Yourself

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Believe Yourself Twirl Tetsuko 1:11.2
2013 Romantic Moon Thump Greytfilly 1:10.0
2012 Jade Marauder Valerio Kyria 1:11.2
2011 Shared Reflections Streama Pane In The Glass 1:09.5
2010 Crystal Lily Ambers Waltz Zutara 1:09.0
2009 Headway Lovemelikearock Horizons 1:11.1
2008 Stripper Glowlamp Samantha Miss 1:11.0
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
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Palais 1:11.0
2000 Dynamic Love Tyrolean Ateates 1:11.7
1999 Countess Christie Forest Express Miss Zoe 1:10.5
1998 Rubicall Confer Street Star 1:10.2
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
1991 Shadea Regina Madre Electrique 1:10.7
1990 Paklani With Me Wrap Around 1:12.0
1989 A Little Kiss Dazzling Flyer Marrouge 1:11.1
1988 Scollata Sans Averti Heidi 1:11.8