Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

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Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
registered as Royal Sovereign Stakes
Group 2 race
Location Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Arrowfield Stud (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three year olds
Weight Set weights
Purse $500,000 (2017)

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint, registered as the Royal Sovereign Stakes, is an Australian Turf Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race, for three-year-olds at set weights over a distance of 1200 metres, held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia in April during the ATC Championships Carnival. Total prize money for the race is A$500,000.[1]

History[edit]

The race was first run in 1979 and was held in the summer. The registered racename is named in honour of Triple Derby winner Royal Sovereign, who won in 1964 the AJC Derby, VRC Derby and the Queensland Derby.[2] In 2014 the ATC moved the race as part of ATC Championships Carnival in April substantially increasing the prizemoney and renaming the race.

Name[edit]

  • 1979–2013 - Royal Sovereign Stakes
  • 2014 onwards - Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

Grade[edit]

  • 1979 - Principal Race
  • 1981–1995 - Group 3
  • 1996 onwards - Group 2

Conditions[edit]

Prior to 2013 the race was restricted only to colts and geldings.
Prior to 2006 the race was held with set weights with penalties.

Distance[edit]

  • 1979–1996 - 1200 metres
  • 1997–1998 - 1100 metres
  • 1999–2003 - 1200 metres
  • 2004 - 1180 metres
  • 2005 onwards - 1200 metres

Venue[edit]

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Derryn[3]
  • 2016 - Japonisme[4]
  • 2015 - Delectation[5]
  • 2014 - Sidestep[6]
  • 2013 - Rebel Dane[7]
  • 2012 - Hot Snitzel[8]
  • 2011 - Master Harry[9]
  • 2010 - Shoot Out[10]
  • 2009 - Youthful Jack[11]
  • 2008 - El Cambio[12]
  • 2007 - Mutawaajid[13]
  • 2006 - Flying Pegasus[14]
  • 2005 - Dance Hero[15]
  • 2004 - Exceed And Excel[16]
  • 2003 - Athelnoth[17]
  • 2002 - Lonhro[18]
  • 2001 - Assertive Lad[19]
  • 2000 - Hire[20]
  • 1999 - Lawyer[21]
  • 1998 - Guineas[22]
  • 1997 - Sovereign State[23]
  • 1996 - Catalan Opening[24]
  • 1995 - Danewin[25]
  • 1994 - Rouslan[26]
  • 1993 - Coronation Day[27]
  • 1992 - Big Dreams[28]
  • 1991 - All Archie[29]
  • 1990 - Shaftesbury Avenue[30]
  • 1989 - Ima Carpenter[31]
  • 1988 - Dream Faith[32]
  • 1987 - Imperial Baron[33]
  • 1986 - Hula Chief[34]
  • 1985 - Chimes Square[35]
  • 1984 - All Chant[36]
  • 1983 - Red Currant[37]
  • 1982 - Best Western
  • 1981 - Trench Digger
  • 1980 - race not held
  • 1979 - Acamar

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Royal Sovereign Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Royal Sovereign 1964 VRC Derby winner". Racerate (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "2017 Result – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (held 8 April 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (held 9 April 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (held 11 April 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – Arrowfield Royal Sovereign Stk (held 19 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – Royal Sovereign Stakes (held 16 February 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – Royal Sovereign Stakes (held 18 February 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – David Jones Royal Sovereign (held 12 February 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Schweppes Royal Sovereign Stks (held 13 February 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – McGrath - Royal Sovereign (held 14 February 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 1 March 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Sovereign Stks (held 10 February 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 18 February 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 29 January 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 14 February 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "2003 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 22 February 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 2 February 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "2001 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 17 February 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "2000 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 26 February 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "1999 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 6 February 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 14 February 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 1 February 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 10 February 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 18 February 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 5 February 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 13 February 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 22 February 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 2 February 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 17 February 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 28 January 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 6 February 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 21 February 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 1 February 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 9 February 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 25 February 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Royal Sovereign Stks (held 5 February 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015.