A History of the Idyllic Prince Stakes

27
Aug

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES OVERVIEW

  • Feature racing returns to Belmont with the running of the $100,000 Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m) on Saturday.
  • Previously known as the Goodwood Sprint, the race is named in honour of champion Western Australian Sprinter, Idyllic Prince.
  • The son of Scenic, who was prepared at Bullsbrook by Jim Taylor, won 15 races from 45 starts with nearly $1.2 million in stake earnings.
  • Idyllic Prince, who also placed on 14 occasions, retired from racing in 2011 after claiming the Goodwood Sprint for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Jess Carbery won the Goodwood Sprint on Idyllic Prince in 2008 before Jason Brown took over the riding duties in subsequent years.
  • Idyllic Prince also won the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (2009), the Group Prince Of Wales Stakes twice (2007-09) and the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (2006).

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES SINCE 1990 (TRAINER)

  • Jim Taylor (5): Idyllic Prince 2008-09-10-11 & Barakey 2014.
  • John Price (2): Arctic Park 2005-07.
  • Albie Beckett (2): Wabasso 1996-97.
  • Cliff Smith (2): Corporate James 1999-2000.
  • Arthur Mortimer (2): Tribula 2002-2003.
  • David Harrison (2): Blevvo 2004-Settle Strada 2013.
  • Justin Warwick trained Wink And A Nod to victory in 2015, his father Trevor prepared British Steel in 1990.

IDYLLIC PRINCE STAKES SINCE 1990 (JOCKEY)

  • Jason Brown (5): Tribula 2002, Idyllic Prince 2009-10-11 & Barakey 2014
  • Ian Albuino (2): British Steel 1990 & Qualup 1992.
  • Jeremy Hustwitt (2): Jungle Comedy 1993 & Straight No Ice 1994.
  • Paul King (2): Power Plus 1995 & Wabasso 1996.
  • Pat Carbery (2): Northerly 2001 & Settle Strada 2013.
  • Alana Williams (2): Tribula 2003 & Blevvo 2004.
  • Peter Knuckey (2) Arctic Park 2005 & Cavalla Pazzo 2012.
  • Jeff Noske rode Wabasso in 1997 and his son Jarrad partnered Rock Magic in 2016.

BARRIERS SINCE 1990

  • Barriers one, six and seven have won five races each.
  • Barriers two, three and ten have been successful on three occasions.
  • Barriers four, nine and 11 have not recorded wins.

AGE WINNERS SINCE 1990

  • Five and seven year-olds have the best record with eight wins a piece.
  • Six-year-olds have won it six times.
  • Nine-year-olds are the oldest horses to win: Corporate James (2000) & Idyllic Prince (2011).

GENDER WINNERS SINCE 1990

  • Geldings have won the race 23 times in this period.
  • Five mares have been successful: Straight No Ice (1994), Tribula (2002-2003), Belle Bizarre (2006) & Wink And A Nod (2015).

FASTEST TIME (1300M)

  • Idyllic Prince: 1.16.48 (2010).

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au