Atlantic Jewel Possible Emancipation Stakes 2012 Contender

April 17th, 2012

The Group 2 Emancipation Stakes is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday April 28, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the 2012 Emancipation Stakes is run under set weight plus penalty conditions.

The race is worth $175,000 in prize money and is open the fillies and mares aged three-year-old and upwards.

The 2012 Emancipation Stakes will take place on Sydney Cup Day and share’s its program with the Group 1 Sydney Cup, Group 1 All Aged Stakes, Group 1 Champagne Stakes, Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Group 3 Frank Packer Plate, Listed Hall Mark Stakes and Listed James HB Carr Stakes.

Atlantic Jewel is one of the fillies and mares that may contest the 2012 Emancipation Stakes.

The three-year-old won the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes last start by four lengths after returning from a back injury.

If Atlantic Jewel does not run in the 2012 Emancipation Stakes, she will instead go to the Group 1 All Aged Stakes on the same day.

“I want to turn her out on the top of her game and then bring her back for the spring,” trainer Mark Kavanagh said yesterday.

“It’s all about the horse’s welfare. Horses like this don’t come along very often. They are once-in-a-lifetime horses.”

Kavanagh expressed his awe after watching the Fastnet Rock filly win her latest start.

“Scary, just scary,” he said.

“A million times you see horses not come back from injury, but she’s come back bigger and better. It was pretty freakish.”

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