Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Information

The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights race for two-year-old fillies run by the Australian Turf Club in late February or early March. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YO fillies
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 2 March 2024

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Sweet Embrace Stakes Preview and results.

The winner of this race receives automatic entry to the Golden Slipper,

The race was first run as a Listed race over 1200m at Rosehill in 1979 where it was won by Ingenue. In 1982 it was moved to Canterbury until 1996 apart from a few years when it was run at Rosehill. In 1987 it was upgraded to a Group 3 race and in 2006 it was moved to Randwick. It was upgraded to the current Group 2 status in 2013 and was run at Warwick Farm that year and also in 2011 and 2015.  It has been run at all four Sydney tracks and has been at Randwick from 2016 onwards.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Facts

Fastest time (1200m): Crystal Lily (2010) 1:09:0

Sweet Embrace Stakes & Golden Slipper: Crystal Lily (2010); Ha Ha (2001); Dark Eclipse (1980).

Interesting trivia: More Than Ready sired 2005 winner Carry On Cutie, 2013 winner Romantic Moon and 2015 winner Always Allison.

Past winners of the Sweet Embrace Stakes

Winners of past Sweet Embrace Stakes include horses that go on to contest the Group 2 Reisling Stakes or the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Manaal Fly Fly Extreme Diva
2023 Lazzago Facile Blanc De Blanc
2022 Fireburn She’s Extreme Lady Laguna
2021 Four Moves Ahead She’s All Class Mallory
2020 Hungry Heart Stellar Pauline Dismissal
2019 Anaheed Still Single Let It Pour
2018 Seabrook Fiesta Into The Abyss
2017 One More Honey Arctic Angel Teaspoon
2016 Scarlet Rain In The Vanguard Tale Of Choice
2015 Always Allison Speak Fondly Tibrogargan Miss
2014 Believe Yourself Twirl Tetsuko
2013 Romantic Moon Thump Greytfilly
2012 Jade Marauder Valerio Kyria
2011 Shared Reflections Streama Pane In The Glass
2010 Crystal Lily Ambers Waltz Zutara
2009 Headway Lovemelikearock Horizons
2008 Stripper Glowlamp Samantha Miss
2007 Chinchilla Rose Vecchia Roma Moonboat
2006 Universal Queen Tuesday Joy Pure Energy
2005 Carry On Cutie Media Flion Fenena
2004 Burning Sands All Knowledge Written By Xaar
2003 Legally Bay How Funny Bella Corona
2002 Victory Vein Chuckle Calaway Gal
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Palais
2000 Dynamic Love Tyrolean Ateates
1999 Countess Christie Forest Express Miss Zoe
1998 Rubicall Confer Street Star
1997 All The Chat Adeewin Snapshots
1996 Flapper Stoneyfell Road Dane Ripper
1995 Millrich Show Of Force Ginzano
1994 Shadowy Outline Discreet Lady Warning Siren
1993 Rock Review Bint Marscay Blue Fields
1992 Skating Slight Chance My Marilyn
1991 Shadea Regina Madre Electrique
1990 Paklani With Me Wrap Around
1989 A Little Kiss Dazzling Flyer Marrouge
1988 Scollata Sans Averti Heidi
1987 Postage Due Mother Duck Tasman Dancer
1986 Khaptivaan Dream’s Delight Pharaoah’s Daughter
1985 Speed Check Fleet Invader Swelegant
1984 Vain Display Quiet Little Drink Wink At Me
1983 Purpose Safe Courier Belle Tetue
1982 Jade Lace Food For Thought My Sharvain
1981 Black Shoes Lemongrass Wenona Princess
1980 Dark Eclipse Culture Gay Rosalind
1979 Ingenue Anna Margith Ksar Gold