Spring Stakes

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

The South Australian Jockey Club’s Spring Stakes – not to be confused with the Newcastle Jockey Club’s 3YO Spring Stakes held in November – is a Group 3 sprint race contested in mid-August each year at Morphettville Racecourse.

The opening Group race of the season in Adelaide, the weight-for-age showdown has been run and won since 1970 and serves as a key lead-up for horses eyeing a trip to Victoria for the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

After holding Group 2 status from 1979–1997, the race was demoted to a Group 3 event in 1998.

Plenty of quality sprinters have won the Spring Stakes over the years including: Toltrice (1973), three-time consecutive hero Redelva (1988-90) who went on to win the following year’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes in Melbourne, Flavour (2001), Super Elegant (2005), Royal Ida (2006), Rebel Raider (2010), Happy Trails (2012), Dalasan (2019), and recent two-time winner Behemoth (2020-21).

The SAJC Spring Stakes graduates often head to Melbourne next start for a race like the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m). Behemoth completed the SAJC Spring Stakes – Memsie Stakes double in both 2020 and 2021 after winning the Group 3 a second time on protest.

spring Stakes 2022 – QUICK INFORMATION

  • Race Day: Saturday, 13th of August, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Weight Class: Weight for Age
  • Qualification: No restrictions
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC)
  • Purse: $127,250
  • Inaugural Race: 1970
  • 2022 Spring Stakes Winner: TBD

spring Stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 13, 2022. 

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spring Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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


How To Bet On The Spring Stakes In 2022

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the 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
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE Spring Stakes in 2022?

Which horse will win the 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1200m distance and their previous Group race experience.

When selecting the Spring Stakes winner it is also important to consider:

  • Local Heroes: Locally-trained South Australian horses have dominated the SAJC Spring Stakes results over the years.
  • Macdonald Factor: Trainer Leon Macdonald has an excellent record having prepared five past SAJC Spring Stakes winners including most recently Dalasan (2019).
  • Boys’ Club: Beirut (2016) was the last mare to win the SAJC Spring Stakes.

spring Stakes FAVOURITES 2022

The early favourites in SAJC Spring Stakes betting for 2022 will be updated here closer to the race.

Behemoth ($2.50 in 2020 and $1.65 in 2021 on protest) is the last Spring Stakes favourite to win.

spring Stakes 2022 FIELD

The official 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes field of final acceptances is made public on the Wednesday of race week and will be available right here.

spring Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider tips on the 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes will be detailed here the week of the spring lead-up and a full SJAC Spring Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


spring Stakes 2022 RACE DAY

2022 Spring Stakes Day is scheduled for Saturday August 23, 2022 at Morphettville Racecourse. The meeting is held on the same date as the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day program in Melbourne and Sydney’s Listed The Rosebud.

spring Stakes 2022 BARRIER DRAW

The official 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Spring Stakes Field section.

spring Stakes 2022 Nominations

Nominations will be announced on Monday, the 8th of August, 2022 at 12:30pm (AEST) with the full list of early entries to be published below.

spring Stakes 2022 WEIGHTS

The SAJC Spring Stakes is a weight-for-age event with three-year-old fillies carrying the least weight in the event. Standard weight-for-age conditions apply. Weights on the final acceptors will be published in our above Spring Stakes Field section.

spring Stakes 2022 ACCEPTANCES

SJAC Spring Stakes 2022 final acceptances close the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full in our above Spring Stakes Field section.

Spring Stakes 2022 JOCKEYS

Jockeys for the SAJC Spring Stakes 2022 must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above Spring Stakes Field section.

spring Stakes 2022 SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings for the 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday August 13, 2022.

spring Stakes PRIZE MONEY 2022

The 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes prize money is set at a total of $127,250 with prize money paid from first to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $68,975
2nd $22,725
3rd $10,225
4th $6,475
5th $5,225
6th $2,725
7th $2,725
8th $2,725
9th $2,725
10th $2,725

spring Stakes RACE NUMBER 2022

The 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 13th of August, 2022. A total of nine races runs at Morphettville Racecourse.

spring Stakes 2022 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available Wednesday, the 10th of August, 2022. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 SAJC Spring Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.


SAJC Spring Stakes Winners

Winners of the SAJC Spring Stakes going back to the race’s inauguration in 1970 are detailed in the table below.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Behemoth (On Protest) Beau Rossa Ritratto
2020 Behemoth Dalasan Kemalpasa
2019 Dalasan Scales Of Justice Waging War
2018 Dollar For Dollar Hard Empire Inn Keeper
2017 Mio Dio Lord Aspen Casino Wizard
2016 Beirut Riziz Rocket Commander
2015 Red Eclipse Whitlam Richie’s Vibe
2014 Riziz Light It Up Karacatis
2013 Just Discreet Meliora Golden Penny
2012 Happy Trails Gossip Girl Southern Speed
2011 Uxorious Periduki Valentine Miss
2010 Rebel Raider Xaieta Likable Will
2009 Midnight Mustang Magical Pearl Cerberus Gal
2008 El Maze Sensational Toy Niconero
2007 Zupaone Amyjaye Power El Maze
2006 Royal Ida Shablec Bruges
2005 Super Elegant Fly For Me Squillani
2004 Sky Cuddle Squillani Zip Zip Aray
2003 Squillani Nadema Lawsons Storm
2002 Strategic Image Romilada Star Hit
2001 Flavour Spice Doll Star Hit
2000 Spice Doll Hand Pass Euclase Pat
1999 Star Joe Sports Lake Villa
1998 Will Fly Astralita Madonna
1997 Hero Wind Port Watch Minegold
1996 Staaraq Hero Wind Buzzoff
1995 Hero Wind Blue Boss Scrupulous
1994 Hero Wind Rubique Subastral
1993 Colebrook Rubique Game Ginty
1992 Black Rouge Dark Ksar Squire Gray
1991 Beau George Feeling Bar Flyer
1990 Redelva Dancers Choice Godemus
1989 Redelva Pressmans Choice Prince Anton
1988 Redelva Lockleys Tradition Eastern Classic
1987 Change Of Habit Baptize French Cotton
1986 Romantic Red Lord Galaxy Wild Rampage
1985 Trichelle Belcunda Arctic Wolf
1984 Gold Kildare Copper Rocket To The Wind
1983 Belcunda Galleon Goldwood
1982 Oriental Ruler Harpagus Pure Of Heart
1981 Bargambler Bold Prospect Ducatoon
1980 Rumpus Room Ranger’s Son Blue And White
1979 Court Sabre Atropine Panamint
1978 Pelican Point Bonfield Double East
1977 Hartbalm Raffindale Tetranate
1976 Classic Conquest Silent Gift How Now
1975 Samist Kymwood Quaffable
1974 Samist Storm Duke Celestial Choice
1973 Toltrice Eleazar Samist
1972 High Gypsy Crown Mikado
1971 Romantic Son Eastern Court Lancelot
1970 Eastern Court Eleazar Tutuila