Arrowfield Sprint 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: In-form Chris Waller trained three-year-olds have a gun record in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint.

Formerly known as the Royal Sovereign Stakes, the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint is a lucrative Group 2 feature race for three-year-old sprinters held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Winner Mazu

2022 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Mazu. Photo: Steve Hart.

It is a key support act on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day meeting on the second Saturday in April*, which is also Day 2 of ‘The Championships’. Four Group 1 races headline the card with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Sydney Cup (3200m), the Australian Oaks (2400m), and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint meanwhile is contested over 1200m, offers a juicy $1 million in total prize money and is run at set weights.

*In 2021 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

The 2020 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint race was worth a reduced $500,000 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian racing before being boosted back to a million in stakes for 2021.

Since the earlier increase in prize money the race has attracted the best three-year-old sprinters getting around during the carnival and many Group 1 winners have won the event including Japonisme (2016) who took out the previous year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne and the 2017 Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Catchy (2018).

The next edition of the $1 million Arrowfield 3YO Sprint runs on Saturday April 13, 2024 as part of ‘The Championships’ Day 2 in Sydney. 

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Odds

The updated Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 odds will be available below as soon as markets on the lucrative autumn Group 2 race are open.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 13, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1979

2024 Arrowfield Sprint Results

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday April 13, 2024 and updated right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Arrowfield Sprint Betting

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting odds are dominated by in-form three-year-old sprinters with proven ability over 1200m in Sydney and Melbourne.

Those youngsters that ran well in the previous November’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) over the distance in Melbourne often feature high up the Arrowfield markets.

Recently the 2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Wild Ruler had run third in the previous spring’s Coolmore Stud Stakes, while in 2018 the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Catchy improved on her unplaced Coolmore Stud Stakes (18th) run from the spring prior. The 2017 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Derryn improved on a seventh in the Coolmore Stud Stakes the year before. In 2015-16 Japonisme completed the double while stablemate Counterattack ran third in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (2015) before his second in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (2016).

The previous season another Chris Waller-trained three-year-old, Delectation, ran second in the 2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes before winning the 2015 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint. Group 1 performers then sit high up the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint odds as do those with winning form over the track / distance and those that come off tougher runs in Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint race field attracts the autumn’s best short-distance performing three-year-olds. Many contested the biggest sprint races of the previous spring including Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for the same age group held down the famous straight the November before.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes – Arrowfield 3YO Sprint double was achieved by Japonisme in 2015-2016 who came off a string of Melbourne Group 1 runs in the autumn as well.

If not top-level company, three-year-olds in the Arrowfield Sprint field may come off a lead-up run in races like the Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) the previous month – that double last completed by Sidestep (2014), Derryn (2017) and Mazu (2022).

The fillies lining-up in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint field may be on the quick back-up off a run in the previous Saturday’s Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) held at the same track / distance on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’.

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations are released two months out from the race in February when Group 1 feature nominations for ‘The Championships’ races are taken by Racing NSW. The final field and barriers are released the week of the race, which is also when all-in Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting closes and the Fixed Win odds are out.

Arrowfield 3yo Sprint betting open at Ladbrokes.com.au

Japonisme won the Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring before coming back to take out the 2016 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint the next autumn. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 field and barrier draw are set for release on Tuesday April 9, 2024 and will be available in full below.

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Nominations

The 2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint nominations are now out featuring a bumper 160 hopeful three-year-olds including the spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winning colt Ozzmosis and Chris Waller’s Golden Slipper champion Shinzo.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2212x ACID WASH G 3 Clinton McDonald
2 12x AKICITA C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
3 312x64280x APRILIA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
4 32x1165x ARCTIC GLAMOUR F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 77
5 037x01432x ARKANSAW KID C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
6 720x5374x ARMED FORCES G 3 Chris Waller
7 15x188x AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 83
8 313x BALLET D’ESPRIT F 3 Michael Freedman 64
9 7x1122x BALLROOM BELLA F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 71
10 993x562x0x BARBER C 3 James Cummings 84
11 13352x BASES LOADED C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 13x2326x0x BLANC DE BLANC F 3 Michael Freedman
13 12x BLAZING HARRY G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
14 6x29x BONDING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 22x81x BONITA QUEEN F 3 Bjorn Baker 62
16 214x367x BOSSY NIC F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
17 8x32132x1x BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher
18 BUNDELLA C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
19 2108x3448x BUTCH CASSIDY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 81395x11x CABALLUS C 3 Bjorn Baker 90
21 CASA HELENA F 3 Archie Alexander
22 CASSIEL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
23 6x43152x21 CATAHOULA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
24 31x6x115x CHARM STONE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
25 482x5280x CHEVRON C 3 Kristen Buchanan
26 1x312x CHILLI FILLY F 3 Kris Lees
27 453x14540x CIGAR FLICK F 3 Chris Waller
28 x30x31166x COINCIDE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 1x264x COMMEMORATIVE F 3 James Cummings
30 11×1 CONFESS OUR DREAMS F 3 Brad Widdup 70
31 3231x5x CORNICHE C 3 James Cummings 88
32 127x11350x CYLINDER C 3 James Cummings
33 1×4 DE BERGERAC C 3 Grahame Begg
34 00x243297x DE SONIC BOOM F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
35 121x33917x DEFIANT SPIRIT G 3 Stuart Kendrick
36 4x3112x3x DIPSY DOODLE F 3 James Cummings 77
37 570x63918x DISNECK G 3 Bjorn Baker 68
38 426x78330x DON CORLEONE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 5x33x1x DOWN LOW F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
40 37x4763x1x DUCASSE C 3 Michael Freedman 78
41 22735x EMPRESS OF WONDER F 3 Annabel Neasham
42 x223125x3x ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 95
43 1226x1x ESTRIELLA F 3 Ciaron Maher
44 35x18x EXTREME THREAT F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
45 EXTREME VIRTUE F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
46 2x522x120x FACILE F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 80
47 40x576160x FIRE LANE F 3 Brad Widdup
48 5x537x FIRST PERSON F 3 Kris Lees
49 3216x FLOOZIE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 5x6185336x FLYING TRAPEZE C 3 Gary Portelli
51 1x FRAWLEY C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
52 12x31x FUKUBANA C 3 Matthew Dunn
53 53x3x FURY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
54 26 GAYLORD (NZ) G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
55 3x1x4602x GENERAL SALUTE G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 77
56 140×9 GODFATHER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 73
57 1x65111x7x GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher 106
58 33x51x GROUNDRUSH C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
59 3x11x GUMDROPS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
60 HARRY GOT STYLES G 3 Matt Laurie
61 3x4141x HEDGED G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
62 3x11x HELLO WORLD C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 12x842x HEMAN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 78
64 11x5x HIP HIP HURRAH F 3 Michael Freedman
65 11x3222x I AM UNSTOPPABLE C 3 Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans
66 8x IDHANA C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
67 9×4 ILLATIVE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
68 9838x2261x INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 79
69 231x INVINCIBLE WHIP C 3 Kris Lees 58
70 39x3x ISTHMUS F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
71 1x2221x JOLIESTAR F 3 Chris Waller
72 150x JUST IN TIME F 3 Richard & Will Freedman 63
73 6x22131x KAIZAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
74 1x6696x KANDINSKY ABSTRACT C 3 Chris Waller
75 3213x4x KEENAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
76 75x25x KERVETTE F 3 Kristen Buchanan
77 24x4012x KIND WORDS F 3 Kris Lees 70
78 KING CARLOS C 3 Edward O’Rourke
79 1x233x31x KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
80 21x08x4x KRISTILLI F 3 Annabel Neasham 84
81 23x24x KUNDALINI F 3 Ciaron Maher
82 P8x0940x2x LAZZAGO F 3 Chris Waller
83 111Lx LEARNING TO FLY F 3 Annabel Neasham 90
84 44x1723x LEFT FIELD F 3 Brad Widdup 62
85 11x267x LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
86 11x187x LIBERTAD C 3 Annabel Neasham
87 1x LICENSED (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
88 LOVEBIRD F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
89 3x272x LULUMON F 3 Jason Coyle
90 42x LUNA FIELD G 3 Bjorn Baker
91 211x2x MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85
92 10×9 MANWE C 3 Anthony Cummings
93 24x3x MARCHESI G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
94 26x8x1420x MEXICO G 3 Michael Freedman
95 2x121x MIRAVAL ROSE F 3 Grahame Begg
96 3510x MISSILE DEFENCE C 3 Anthony Cummings 61
97 2134x4x MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
98 9x MONEY TEAM C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
99 7x375x MONTE BRAVEHEART G 3 Robert & Luke Price
100 3133x MONTE KATE F 3 Robert & Luke Price 63
101 12260x4x MORAVIA C 3 Michael Freedman 87
102 35x43911x MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 87
103 26x1306x NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher
104 51x712x NAVY BLOOD C 3 Richard & Will Freedman 65
105 422x NEW FOREST G 3 Sara Ryan
106 2x3312x OUROBOROS C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
107 11x OUTBACK MISS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
108 11x131x OZZMOSIS C 3 Bjorn Baker
109 1351x PANIC (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 62
110 119x PARADISE CITY F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
111 1x411x PEACE TREATY F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
112 44x01112x PENDRAGON (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
113 11x1x PERENNIAL G 3 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich 67
114 4x PESCHIERA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
115 PICKSIX G 3 Bryce Heys
116 17x3x PIVOT CITY C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
117 x2220x760x PLATINUM JUBILEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
118 247x QUICKSTER F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
119 6x RAGGA RAGGA F 3 Joseph Pride
120 1x RAIKOKE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
121 43x7110x RED DATES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
122 112x RED RESISTANCE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
123 1x REGAL MIGHT G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
124 225x1224x RHYTHM OF LOVE G 3 John O’Shea 68
125 2812x1x ROBRICK G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
126 3x ROCK HARD LOVE G 3 Bjorn Baker
127 2211x ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
128 2x144x15x ROYAL TRIBUTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
129 6111x RUN HARRY RUN G 3 Michael Moroney
130 9624x7223x SALTAIRE F 3 John O’Shea
131 1x1230x5x SCENTIFY C 3 Ciaron Maher
132 11x55470x SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
133 141x SCHWARZ C 3 John O’Shea
134 9x13x11x SHAKEN F 3 James Cummings 75
135 311x61548x SHESALLSHENANIGANS F 3 Simon Zahra
136 3211x993x SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller
137 6x2x2130x SICILIAN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
138 1113x SKYBIRD F 3 Mitchell Freedman
139 1x226x SNIPPETY LEGEND G 3 Archie Alexander
140 1129x22x SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher
141 6x331x123x STEFI MAGNETICA F 3 Bjorn Baker 67
142 5x STURTY G 3 Joseph Ible
143 SWEET HEAVEN F 3 Anthony Cummings
144 SWITCHBLADE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
145 110x0x TAORMINA F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
146 8x53x5515 TELLEZ (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 62
147 18x375120x THE INSTRUCTOR G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
148 11x THE NOVELIST C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
149 1260x7x41x THUNDERLIPS G 3 Bjorn Baker 70
150 42x11169x TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 92
151 14x TRISKELION (NZ) C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 64
152 2x200x UNIQUE AMBITION (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
153 210x UNTIL VALHALLA F 3 Ciaron Maher 65
154 1x UP TO MISCHIEF F 3 Ciaron Maher
155 4x1525x14x VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
156 23x31421x WALLENDA C 3 Ciaron Maher 68
157 189x05121x WEST OF DALBY F 3 Benjamin Smith 79
158 4 YAYOI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
159 ZOURIPPER G 3 John Thompson
160 15x1077x ZULFIQAR C 3 James Cummings 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint First Acceptances

The official Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 First Acceptances will be posted below once taken a month out from the race, four weeks after the nominations close in early February.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Tips

Good Arrowfield 3YO Sprint betting tips include looking at Chris Waller-trained three-year-olds coming out of Group 1 races during the autumn in Melbourne.

Horses proven at Randwick and with a good 1200m strike-rate also make nice Arrowfield Sprint tips, as do the best performers out of the Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens the month before.

Mazu (2022) was the last horse to complete the Darby Munro Stakes – Arrowfield Sprint double.

Favourites also have a solid strike-rate so taking the top fancy in Arrowfield Sprint betting can prove lucrative.

2024 Arrowfield Sprint Tips

The week of the race the Ladbrokes’ team of tipsters will detail our insider Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 betting tips so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Randwick sprint showdown this autumn.

  • To Win: TBD

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint form guide features crucial information for punters like the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the horses in the field.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has a strong recent record in the race so looking for in-form three-year-olds from his stable in the Arrowfield Sprint form guide is a good tip, as is looking out for youngsters coming off a top three finish in the Darby Munro Stakes the month before over the same distance.

The Arrowfield 3YO Sprint form in 2021 stacked-up that spring with the winner Wild Ruler claiming the Group 1 Moir Stakes at The Valley.

In 2022 the winner Mazu went on to salute in Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000, run third in the spring’s $15 million The Everest (now worth $20 million) and place second in the $3 million Winners Stakes that year. In The Congo also franked the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint form that year with seconds in the Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford-Smith Cup in Brisbane that winter before a Perth Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes victory in the spring.

2023 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Aft Cabin

2023 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winner Aft Cabin was too good for his rivals back in distance. Photo: Steve Hart.

2024 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2024 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint race results have been dominated by single-figure fancies and the favourites in recent years with no roughie shot having scored an upset in over 15 years.

Plenty of turf stars have taken out the race and some of the most notable Arrowfield 3YO Sprint and Royal Sovereign Stakes winners include Lonhro (2002), Exceed And Excel (2004), Dance Hero (2005), Shoot Out (2010), Rebel Dane (2013), Japonisme (2016), class filly Catchy (2018), Classique Legend (2019), Wild Ruler (2021), and Mazu (2022).

Catchy (2018) was the last Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winning filly.

Royal Sovereign Stakes / Arrowfield Sprint Winners

Past Arrowfield 3YO Sprint winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Aft Cabin Wee Nessy Lady Laguna 1:11.2
2022 Mazu In The Congo Paulele 1:14.4
2021 Wild Ruler Isotope Prague 1:10.2
2020 Splintex Flit Anaheed 1:12.3
2019 Classique Legend Jonker Avantage 1:09.1
2018 Catchy Showtime I Am Excited 1:10.2
2017 Derryn Global Glamour Impending 1:12.6
2016 Japonisme Counterattack Takedown 1:10.3
2015 Delectation Bring Me The Maid Rekindled Power 1:11.7
2014 Sidestep Bounding In Cahoots 1:10.2
2013 Rebel Dane Urquidez Taxmeifyoucan 1:10.7
2012 Hot Snitzel Manawanui Moment Of Change 1:08.9
2011 Master Harry Audacious Spirit Skilled 1:10.2
2010 Shoot Out More Than Great Viking Legend 1:10.7
2009 Youthful Jack Over the Wicket Desuetude 1:11.3
2008 El Cambio Kingda Ka Solo Flyer 1:10.3
2007 Mutawaajid Sniper’s Bullet Mearas 1:09.5
2006 Flying Pegasus Racing To Win De Beers 1:10.0
2005 Dance Hero Eremein Star Cat 1:10.0
2004 Exceed and Excel Ambulance Impaler 1:08.2
2003 Athelnoth Planchet Charlie Bub 1:10.1
2002 Lonhro Viking Ruler Shags 1:11.0
2001 Assertive Lad Continum Century Kid 1:09.9
2000 Hire Easy Rocking Condotti 1:09.9