Winners and Past Results for the Breeders Stakes
Two year old horses take to the field in the Group 3 SA Breeders Stakes hosted by the South Australian Jockey Club at Morphettville Racecourse during the autumn racing carnival in Adelaide.
The 1200 metre race is held usually at the end of March and run under set weight conditions.
The first horse to cross the finish line in the Breeders Stakes makes its connections richer by $115,000.
The Breeders Stakes heralds the start of group races during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival and often attracts local sprinters rather than top liners. Set weights favour in-form two year old sprinters that have their eye on major sprint and middle distance events over the rest of the year.
Young horses may come in from a number of maiden handicap and listed races on the Adelaide racing circuit. The Listed Talindert Stakes over 1100 metres at Flemington is one of the likely lead up races. Rockshaft won a maiden event at Wodonga over 1100 metres prior to winning 2011 SA Breeders Stakes. Rescue Mission ran fourth in the Talindert Stakes prior to finishing third here while runner up Redangelo was unplaced in the same race.
Top performing two year olds may fancy their chances in the Group 2 SA Sires Produce Stakes over a mile at the Morphettville track in April and the 1200 M Group 3 The Jansz (National Stakes) also at the same track in May. Fillies may also head for the 1200 M Group 2 Reisling Stakes at the Rosehill track in March. Runner up in 2010, Yosei, went on to place third in the Sires Produce Stakes at Flemington and followed it up with a fourth place in the Reisling Stakes. Later in April she won the Group 1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes over 1400 metres at Randwick.
A number of promising youngsters have made their way through the SA Breeders Stakes as winners or placegetters. Among the latest is Augusta Proud, the 2006 SA Breeders Stakes winner who later won the Magic Millions for two year olds at the Gold Coast and also placed well in other group races.
The SA Breeders Stakes was first run as a principal race in 1955 with Eminent Star recorded as the first winner. Notable horses to win the event in earlier times include Pago Pago , Tobin Bronze, and Storm Queen to name a few. The SAJC granted the Breeders Stakes Group 2 status in 1979. However, it was downgraded to Group 3 in 2006.
2013 SA Breeders Stakes
Excites Zelady was unwanted by punters at $31, and this lack of faith seemed justified early when the two-year-old dropped out last. Exodus had won the early race for the lead and took the tightly bunched field to the turn, ahead of Abba, while Excites Zelady got wide and looked to be winding up nicely, along with hot favourite Bring A Ring. There were many chances in the straight but Excites Zelady was going best, storming to the lead down the outside and holding off all challengers including Murtle Turtle who finished second, a half length of Bring A Ring who claimed third place.
2013 SA Breeders Stakes result
1. Excites Zelady
2. Murtle Turtle
3. Bring A Ring
5. Run Like Reaan
6. Excitable Boy
8. Tennessee Groom
||Breeders Stakes Winners
||De Lago Mist
||Out Of Danger
||Fill The Cellar