Robert Sangster Stakes

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

Run over 1,200 metres, the Robert Sangster Stakes is a Group 1 race taking place at Morphettville Racecourse in early May each year as part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. 

The weight-for-age feature offers $500,000 in prize money and is open only to fillies and mares.

This race serves as an excellent lead in to The Goodwood, taking place at the same track two weeks later and Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013) are the latest mares to complete the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double. 

Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
  • Track Location: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and above (fillies and mares)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1983
  • 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Winner: Instant Celebrity

robert sangster Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 1, 2021. 

  1. #15 Instant Celebrity
  2. #3 Subpoenaed
  3. #11 Rubisaki

The Phillip Stokes-trained local Not A Single Doubt filly Instant Celebrity ($9) was easing in the markets but proved the best on the day beating the older mares in dominant finish in the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes results.

Robert Sangster Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Robert Sangster Stakes
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Robert Sangster Stakes . Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Robert Sangster Stakes , 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 Robert Sangster Stakes , in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Robert Sangster Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Robert Sangster Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Robert Sangster Stakes 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 Robert Sangster Stakes , in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Robert Sangster Stakes

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

Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Robert Sangster Stakes 

The best way to pick who will win the Robert Sangster Stakes 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:

  • Four-Year-Old Factor: From 2008-2021 seven four-year-old mares have saluted in the Robert Sangster.
  • Lay the Favourite: Since 2007 just two favourites in Robert Sangster betting have won.
  • Wide Barrier: A host of recent Robert Sangster Stakes winners have jumped from a wide gate including  Shoals (15 of 17 in 2018), Spright (13 of 13 in 2019) and Bella Vella (11 of 16 in 2020).

Robert Sangster Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes betting include the in-form Sisstar, top local hope Instant Celebrity who ran third in Melbourne’s Thousand Guineas last October and the Godolphin-raced Flit

Just two Robert Sangster Stakes favourites have won since 2007, most recently Black Caviar (2012).

Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Seventeen fillies and mares make-up the Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 final field including the in-form Sisstar chasing her fourth straight win and the rails-drawn Mizzy who enjoyed back-to-back Group 1 seconds in March before a last start flop (11th) in the George Ryder that she is out to atone for here.

  • Scratchings Update: #14 Street Icon (11) 

Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #8 Sisstar ($7 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #15 Instant Celebrity ($11)

Best Roughie: #10 Humma Humma ($17 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Robert Sangster Stakes Race Day 2021

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 1st of May, 2021 at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. Robert Sangster Stakes Day is host to two Group 1 features with the meeting’s marquee race supported by the Australasian Oaks for the fillies. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Robert Sangster Stakes Field section. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations close at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, the 20th of April, 2021.

The 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations attracted 33 fillies and mares with the Phillip Stokes-trained Instant Celebrity the best of the local contingent.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x27113112x ATHIRI M 4 James Cummings 101
2 222130×680 BAM’S ON FIRE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
3 21451x80x6 BE MY STAR M 5 Will Clarken 77
4 0324×52336 BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 83
5 150x023x60 BROADWAYANDFOURTH M 4 Mitchell Freedman 85
6 5x1344x487 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 101
7 11x6717x61 CORDILLA M 4 Danny O’Brien 81
8 x1114x4937 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 95
9 7×10825382 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 72
10 21x21230x3 FELICIA M 4 Dean Binaisse 100
11 x29010x595 FLIT M 4 James Cummings 108
12 1x6046x342 HUMMA HUMMA M 5 John McArdle 98
13 11113×4 INSTANT CELEBRITY F 3 Phillip Stokes 92
14 x49x183x38 LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings 109
15 0x13055x51 LI’L KONTRA M 4 Ryan Balfour 84
16 3x26462x22 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
17 1x1813x215 MILEVA F 3 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 80
18 110x339x16 MINHAAJ F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 82
19 33x0x60220 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 108
20 08x125x431 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 87
21 11×220 NAJMAH F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 72
22 4x1140x71 NIGHT RAID F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 82
23 5437×11262 PAUL’S REGRET M 4 Peter Chow 84
24 x713758x30 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
25 x3352x1865 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
26 3x113x2272 RAINBIEL F 3 Anthony Chibnall 75
27 11111x00x7 RUBISAKI M 4 Patrick Payne 96
28 7×43329596 SAUSEDGE M 5 Matthew Dale 74
29 095x361x11 SISSTAR M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 99
30 132×2432 SMOKIN’ VAL F 3 Jon O’Connor 67
31 5759×22839 STREET ICON M 5 Kevin Corstens 81
32 3x46160x17 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 105
33 33×1127613 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Weights 2021

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, the 27th of April, 2021 with weighs on the final acceptors to be published in our above Robert Sangster Stakes Field section. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Tuesday, the 27th of April, 2021 and will be published in our above Robert Sangster Stakes Field section. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, the 28th of April, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Robert Sangster Stakes Field section. 

Robert Sangster Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 8:00 AM on Saturday, the 1st of May, 2021. 

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #14 Street Icon (11) 

Robert Sangster Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Robert Sangster Stakes prize purse is worth $502,250 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $275,225
2nd $90,225
3rd $40,225
4th $25,225
5th $20,225
6th $10,225
7th $10,225
8th $10,225
9th $10,225
10th $10,225

Robert Sangster Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes is set to run as Morphettville Race 8 at 4:05pm (ACST) on Saturday the 1st of May, 2021 There are nine races in total that day at Morphettville Racecourse.

Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide 2021

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 the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes has been released.


Robert Sangster Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Robert Sangster Stakes Winners

Winners of the Robert Sangster Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Instant Celebrity Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 55 kgs 1:09.62
2020 Bella Vella Will Clarken Todd Pannell 56.5 kgs 1:11.07
2019 Spright Garry Frazer Damien Oliver 56.5 kgs 1:09.28
2018 Shoals Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 55 kgs 1:09.19
2017 Secret Agenda Mick Price Damien Oliver 56.5 kgs 1:09.15
2016 Precious Gem Henry Dwyer Jake Noonan 56.5 kgs 1:09.49
2015 Miracles Of Life Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:09.72
2014 Driefontein Gai Waterhouse Vlad Duric 56.5 kgs 1:09.23
2013 Platelet Darren Weir Ben Melham 56.5 kgs 1:11.04
2012 Black Caviar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5 kgs 1:10.65
2011 Response Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 56.5 kgs 1:09.08
2010 Rostova Steve Richards Steven King 54 kgs 1:09.42
2009 Bel Mer Mick Price Craig Newitt 56.5 kgs 1:09.51
2008 Juste Momente Danny O’Brien Steven Arnold 56 kgs 1:09.71
2007 Universal Queen Lee Freedman Corey Brown 54 kgs 1:08.38
2006 Ellicorsam Lee Freedman Danny Nikolic 55 kgs 1:09.37
2005 Alinghi Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 52 kgs 1:08.77
2004 French Bid Mick Price Stephen Baster 52 kgs 1:09.09
2003 Our Egyptian Raine Kenny Rae Catherine Hutchinson 55 kgs 1:08.77
2002 Suzy Grey Alan Bailey Paul Gatt 55.5 kgs 1:13.26
2001 Umaline John Hall Shayne Cahill 55 kgs 1:08.14
2000 Rain Dance Lady David Hall Fabian Alesci 55 kgs 1:09.01