2010 Challenge Stakes Preview

February 22nd, 2010

This year the $150, 000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) will be conducted on Saturday March 13 at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney as part of Randwick Guineas Day.

Clarry Conners’ classy mare Court has the 2010 Challenge Stakes in her sites

Clarry Conners’ classy mare Court has the 2010 Challenge Stakes in her sites, after a decision by Conners not to run the four-year-old daughter of Anabaa in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Melbourne on March 6.

Instead he has opted to keep the winner of the Carrington Stakes (1100m) in Sydney for the Challenge Stakes on her way to the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on April 17.

There are five group race features held at the meeting, including the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), which is the headline event of the day, as well as three Group 3 races – Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Skyline Stakes (1200m) and the Randwick City Stakes (2000m).