2010 Emancipation Stakes Preview

March 19th, 2010

This year the $150, 000 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) will be held at the Royal Randwick racecourse on Saturday April 3 at Sydney Cup Day.

Sydney Cup Day is the final exciting race meeting of the coveted Sydney autumn racing carnival and features an eight elite races including the $400, 000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), $350, 000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m),  $300, 000 Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) and the $300, 000 Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

Amberino is aiming at back-to-back Emancipation Stakes success

Last year’s Emancipation Stakes winner, the John Moloney-trained Amberino is looking like she will be back in 2010 to defend the title.

Moloney will first run her in the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes in Adelaide on April 17 before he sends the six-year-old mare into the Emancipation Stakes where he will be hoping she can reproduce her form of last year and come away with back-to-back wins.

Another possible starter in the 2010 Emancipation Stakes is the Brian Smith-trained mare Jasminka. The classy four-year-old has saluted in three of her nine career starts to date and will have a few more runs in Brisbane prior to heading to Sydney.

Nominations for the 2010 Emancipation Stakes will close on Monday 19 April at midday.

The final field will then be declared on Wednesday April 21 and announced here.