Belmont Sprint

Belmont Sprint, Belmont Park

Looking for early info on this year’s Belmont Sprint? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres, the Belmont Sprint is a Group 1 race taking place at Belmont Park Racecourse during either late May or early June. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts the cream of WA’s talent pool every year.

From 1963 to 1979, the race was run as a Principal Race. Ever since 1980, it has held and maintained Group 3 status.

Until 2015, the race has been run as a Quality Handicap, as opposed to its current Weight For Age conditions. The Group 3 Roma Cup is the key lead-up into the Belmont Sprint and Rock Magic (2017) was the last horse to do the double. 

Belmont Sprint 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 30th, 2020
  • Track Location: Belmont Park Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Perth Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1963

Belmont Sprint Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Belmont Sprint, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Belmont Sprint
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Belmont Sprint.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Belmont Sprint. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Belmont Sprint, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Belmont Sprint, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Belmont Sprint to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Belmont Sprint to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Belmont Sprint to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Belmont Sprint, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Belmont Sprint

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Belmont Sprint Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Belmont Sprint 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the Belmont Sprint will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Belmont Sprint here.

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Belmont Sprint

The best way to pick who will win the Belmont Sprint is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Best Lead Up – Check out the Roma Cup, taking place two weeks earlier.
  • Local Legends – Horses typically only come from the WA racing scene, so check out the black-type results at Belmont and Ascot in the lead up to this race.

Belmont Sprint Favourites

Early favourites in Blemont Sprint betting will be listed here closer to the winter feature in WA. 

Galaxy Star ($1.30 in 2019) was the last Belmont Sprint favourite to salute for the punters adding to the good recent record of the top fancies in the race.

Belmont Sprint 2020 Field

Once acceptances have been released by Perth Racing we will display the runners in the 2020 Belmont Sprint field in the table below.

Belmont Sprint 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Belmont Sprint Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of May, 2020 and the Belmont Sprint is the sole Black-Type race on the card. 

Belmont Sprint Barrier Draw

The 2020 Belmont Sprint barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with the gates to be listed right here. 

Belmont Sprint Nominations

Nominations close at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, the 26th of May, 2020.

Belmont Sprint Weights

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 6 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of May, 2020.

Belmont Sprint Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of May, 2020.

Belmont Sprint Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 2 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of May, 2020.

Belmont Sprint Scratchings

Scratchings close at 10:00 AM on Saturday, the 30th of May, 2020. 

Belmont Sprint Prize Money

The Belmont Sprint prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $94,400
2nd $32,000
3rd $14,400
4th $6,400
5th $3,200
6th $1,600
7th $1,600
8th $1,600
9th $1,600
10th $1,600

Belmont Sprint Race Number

The Belmont Sprint is race Number 6 on the 30th of May, 2020. There are traditionally eight races in total that day at Belmont Park Racecourse.

Belmont Sprint Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Belmont Sprint has been released.

Belmont Sprint Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Belmont Sprint live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Belmont Sprint Winners

Winners of the Belmont Sprint going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. To see the full history of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Galaxy Star Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 57 kgs 1:23.38
2018 Material Man Justin Warwick Lucy Warwick 59 kgs 1:22.95
2017 Rock Magic Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 59 kgs 1:22.48
2016 Wink And A Nod Justin Warwick Lucy Warwick 57 kgs 1:24.07
2015 Shining Knight Grant Williams Peter Hall 59 kgs 1:23.71
2014 Elite Belle Grant Williams William Pike 54 kgs 1:25.80
2013 Kerrific Bruce Watkins Daniel Staeck 55.5 kgs 1:23.41
2012 Luckygray Gino Poletti Shaun O’Donnell 61 kgs 1:23.78
2011 Grand Nirvana Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 60 kgs 1:22.49
2010 Grand Nirvana Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 57 kgs 1:22.16
2009 Universal Ruler Darren Mc Auliffe Paul Harvey 55 kgs 1:22.62
2008 Marasco Fred Kersley Paul Harvey 60 kgs 1:22.83
2007 Beat The Storm Ross Price Patrick Carbery 54 kgs 1:23.11
2006 Let Go Thommo Steven Ryan Link Robertson 53.5 kgs 1:23.74
2005 Who Did It Vivienne Ferrier Patrick Carbery 53.5 kgs 1:27.29
2004 Modem Trevor Andrews Paul Harvey 55 kgs 1:26.06
2003 Tribula Arthur Mortimer Stephen Miller 58 kgs 1:22.64
2002 Dark ‘n’ Dangerous Ken Shanks Troy Turner 52 kgs 1:24.74
2001 Corporate Bruce McLaren Craig Staples 55.5 kgs 1:24.28
2000 News Review Lindsey Smith Paul Dyson 53.5 kgs 1:23.16