Looking for early info on this year’s Sweet Embrace Stakes? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres in late February or early March, the Sweet Embrace Stakes is a Group 2 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of nationwide, as well as Kiwi bred talent.
By winning this race, a horse gains automatic entry into the Golden Slipper Stakes.
The races status has always been on an upward trajectory. A Listed Race for its first 7 years, i went to Group 3 in 1987, which it has held continuously until becoming a Group 2 race in 2013.
Sweet Embrace Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
- Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Two year old (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1979
Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Sweet Embrace Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Sweet Embrace Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Sweet Embrace Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Sweet Embrace Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Sweet Embrace 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 Sweet Embrace 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 Sweet Embrace Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Sweet Embrace Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Sweet Embrace 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 Sweet Embrace Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Sweet Embrace Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Sweet Embrace Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 19/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||7||10||Seabrook||Mick Price||Hugh Bowman||–||55.5 kgs||$7.50|
|2||2||6||Fiesta||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||0.5 lengths||55.5 kgs||$4.40|
|3||6||12||Into The Abyss||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||1 lengths||55.5 kgs||$19|
|4||1||8||Setsuna||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||1.6 lengths||55.5 kgs||$9.50|
|5||10||11||Sweet Ava||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||2.1 lengths||55.5 kgs||$7.50|
|6||4||7||Perfect Pitch||Gary Portelli||Ms Rachel King (a)||2.2 lengths||55.5 kgs||$101|
|7||5||9||Futooh||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jason Collett||2.9 lengths||55.5 kgs||$19|
|8||8||3||Adamina||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||3.5 lengths||55.5 kgs||$9|
|9||9||4||Couvre Lit||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||6.1 lengths||55.5 kgs||$16|
|10||11||1||Casadiva||Brent Stanley||Glen Boss||7.8 lengths||55.5 kgs||$11|
|11||12||5||Now Or Never||Gary Portelli||Jay Ford||8.7 lengths||55.5 kgs||$151|
|12||3||2||Satin Slipper||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||8.8 lengths||55.5 kgs||$5.50|
|SCR||14||0||Moana Marie||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Jeff Lloyd||–||–||–|
|SCR||13||0||Nuclear Blitz||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tye Angland||–||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Sweet Embrace Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Sweet Embrace 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:
- February Favourites – There will have been a lot of lead up time, in between horses waking up from their spell, and having a chance to tackle the track.
- Overcoming Barriers – Despite drawing a wide barrier, some horses have the speed to make up for it. Keep an eye out for any first place finishers who drew the unlucky gate, they might be able to gain a place.
- Sydney Success – A win or place in past Sydney race meets is desirable. If you’re planning on win betting, it’s practically essential.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Sweet Embrace Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Sweet Embrace Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. The weight is set at 55.5 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of February, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 19th of February, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Prize Money
The Sweet Embrace Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Number
The Sweet Embrace Stakes is race number 4 on the 2nd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.
Sweet Embrace Stakes 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 2019’s Sweet Embrace Stakes has been released.
Sweet Embrace Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Sweet Embrace Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners
Winners of the Sweet Embrace Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1979, please check our winners page.
|2018||Seabrook||Mick Price||Hugh Bowman||55.5kg||1:10.96|
|2017||One More Honey||John Thompson||Jay Ford||55.5kg||1:12.28|
|2016||Scarlet Rain||Gai Waterhouse||Kathy O’Hara||55.5kg||1:09.52|
|2015||Always Allison||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||55.5kg||1:10.78|
|2014||Believe Yourself||Gerald Ryan||Jason Collett||55.5kg||1:11.20|
|2013||Romantic Moon||John O’Shea||James McDonald||55.5kg||1:10.08|
|2012||Jade Marauder||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||55.5kg||1:11.27|
|2011||Shared Reflections||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||55.5kg||1:09.52|
|2010||Crystal Lily||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Oliver||55.5kg||1:09.05|
|2009||Headway||Peter Moody||Chris Munce||55.5kg||1:11.14|
|2008||Stripper||David Payne||Jeff Lloyd||55.5kg||1:11.03|
|2007||Chinchilla Rose||Steele Ryan||Stathi Katsidis||55.5kg||1:10.14|
|2006||Universal Queen||Bede Murray||Danny Beasley||55.5kg||1:11.44|
|2005||Carry On Cutie||Graeme Rogerson||Jim Cassidy||55.5kg||1:10.49|
|2004||Burning Sands||Graeme Rogerson||Jim Cassidy||55.5kg||1:11.85|
|2003||Legally Bay||John Hawkes||Rod Quinn||55.5kg||1:10.00|
|2002||Victory Vein||Bede Murray||Danny Beasley||55.5kg||1:09.89|
|2001||Ha Ha||Gai Waterhouse||Brian York||55.5kg||1:10.97|
|2000||Dynamic Love||John Wallace||Glen Colless||55.5kg||1:11.70|