Sweet Embrace Stakes

Sweet Embrace Stakes, Randwick Racecourse

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

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  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 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting above).
  5. 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
TBC TBC TBC

Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Sweet Embrace Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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