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The Atlantic Jewel Stakes is a 1200m Listed race held at Moonee Valley racecourse in Victoria. In 2020 it will be raced on Saturday, September 5, the same day as two Group 2 races, the Feehan Stakes and the McEwen Stakes.
The total prize pool for the Atlantic Jewel Stakes comes in at $140,000 and in 2019 the race was won by $1.80 favourite Exhilarates. Sassy Salitage and St Edward’s Crown made up the placings.
The Atlantic Jewel Stakes is a race for 3-year-old fillies and is named after Group 1 winner Atlantic Jewel. The famous mare won a number of big races in her career, including the Caulfield Stakes, Memsie Stakes, All Aged Stakes and The Thousand Guineas.
Stay With Me was the very first winner of the Atlantic Jewel Stakes, claiming victory back in 2015 with Dwayne Dunn on board. Shoals is arguably the most famous winner, having won multiple Group 1 races including the Myer Classic (Empire Rose Stakes) and the Surround Stakes.
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 7, 2019
Five years in and still no trainer or jockey has claimed victory in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes more than once. However, with the likes of Anthony Freedman, Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig, Damien Oliver and Craig Williams all having tasted success in the race, it’s only a matter of time before that changes.
Exhilarates won the 2019 Atlantic Jewel Stakes in a time of 1:11.40, carrying 57.5kg. However, the race record is actually held by Thrillster, who won in 2018 carrying 57kg in 1:10.70.
2019 – Exhilarates (1:11.40)
2018 – Thrillster (1:10.70)
2017 – Shoals (1:12.32)
2016 – Merriest (1:11.09)
2015 – Stay With Me (1:11.37)