New Zealand | FEATURE RACE GUIDE
Sistema Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for two year olds at Ellerslie race course conducted by the Auckland Racing Club.
The Sistema Stakes is run over 1200m.
The Sistema Stakes is the first of the G1 races for juveniles in New Zealand.
Summer Passage won this race in 2017 then was just touched off in the AJC Sires during the Championships at Randwick.
Cool Aza Beel completed the Karaka Million/Sistema Stakes double in 2020. He was part of a collective 4 G1 winners on both sides of the Tasman for Jamie Richards and Opie Bosson within a week.
Opie Bosson has won 7 of the last 10 runnings of the Sistema Stakes.
Yourdeel would go on to win the Manawatu Sires Produce afterwards before transferring to Australia.
The Sistema Stakes was worth NZ$200,000 in 2020.
Some recent winners of Sistema Stakes include Cool Aza Beel (2020), Summer Passage (2017), Dal Cielo (2015), Ruud Awakening (2013), Anabandana (2011), Fully Fledged (2008) and Alamosa (2007).
The 2020 Sistema Stakes was won by Cool Aza Beel from Vernazza and Kelly Renee.
Previous Sistema Stakes Winners
| COOL AZA BEEL (NZ) 2C |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - COOL 'N' SASSY (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||JAMIE RICHARDS||1|
| YOURDEEL (NZ) 2G |
DUNDEEL (NZ) - MISS ZAPPER (AUS) RED RANSOM (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||JAMIE RICHARDS||9|
| SWORD OF OSMAN (NZ) 2G |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BUNYAH (IRE) DISTANT VIEW (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||1|
| SUMMER PASSAGE (AUS) 2C |
SNITZEL (AUS) - SUBSEQUENT (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|B SHINN||56.5||LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT||10|
| HEROIC VALOUR (AUS) 2C |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MYRRH (NZ) NASSIPOUR (USA)
|J K RIDDELL||56.5||STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||9|
| DAL CIELO (NZ) 2G |
PER INCANTO (USA) - CENT FROM HEAVEN (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN||5|
| VESPA (NZ) 2C |
ELUSIVE CITY (USA) - MISS AVALON (IRE) FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA)
|M R DU PLESSIS||56.5||JOHNO BENNER||8|
| RUUD AWAKENING (AUS) 2F |
BERNARDINI (USA) - DAWN ALMIGHTY (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|O P BOSSON||54.5||STEPHEN MARSH||1|
| TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ) 2C |
GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) - RATHLIN ISLAND (AUS) GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||JASON BRIDGMAN||4|
| ANABANDANA (AUS) 2F |
ANABAA (USA) - GREAT NOTICE (USA) NUREYEV (USA)
|O P BOSSON||54.5||D SELLWOOD||5|
| BANCHEE (NZ) 2F |
ORATORIO (IRE) - MISS JESSIE JAY (NZ) SPECTACULARPHANTOM (USA)
|L G INNES||54.5||J G SARGENT||1|
| KAAPTAN (NZ) 2G |
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - FANNY BLACK (NZ) CHEM (USA)
|C J GRYLLS||56.0||STEPHEN MCKEE||3|
| FULLY FLEDGED (NZ) 2C |
ALIGN (AUS) - FLEDGED (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|L G INNES||56.0||M BAKER||3|
| ALAMOSA (NZ) 2C |
O'REILLY (NZ) - LODORE MYSTIC (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|G MCKEON||56.0||PETER MCKAY||1|
| JOKERS WILD (NZ) 2C |
BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) - MISS RORY (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|M T COLEMAN||56.0||M MORONEY & A SCOTT||2|
| MI JUBILEE (NZ) 2F |
HOWBADDOUWANTIT (USA) - MI STEEL (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
|DAVID WALKER||54.0||STEPHEN CRUTCHLEY||2|
| IFLOOXCOULDKILL (NZ) 2F |
DAGGERS DRAWN (USA) - HEAR'S HOPING (NZ) DALMISTER (USA)
|L G INNES||54.0||P O'SULLIVAN||7|
| MAROOFITY (NZ) 2G |
MAROOF (USA) - HOWKUDAI (NZ) DON'T FORGET ME (IRE)
|L A O'SULLIVAN||55.5||MARK WALKER||4|
| GROUT (NZ) 2G |
GOLD BROSE (AUS) - KAAPSTAD GLAMOUR (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|M J WALKER||55.5||A SHARROCK||10|
| KAPISTON (AUS) 2F |
LAKE CONISTON (IRE) - KAPETOILE (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|M T COLEMAN||54.5||M MORONEY & A SCOTT||6|
| WINGED FOOT (NZ) 2G |
MAROOF (USA) - RICAMO (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|G J GRYLLS||55.5||ROBERT PRISCOTT||1|
Jamie Richards was persuaded to take some very rare time out to celebrate his Ellerslie Group One double last Saturday night, but it wasn’t long until his constant lengthy routine kicked in the following day.
Star jockey Opie Bosson has had a week to remember, riding another two Group One winners at Ellerslie on Saturday to go with his brace in Sydney seven days earlier.
In what is becoming a familiar sight this season it was the tangerine and blue colours of Te Akau Racing at the head of affairs once again as the Matamata operation made it consecutive Group One victories at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Outstanding juvenile Cool Aza Beel kept the Group One winning roll of Te Akau Racing going as he dominated his rivals when taking out the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie.
Becomes 20th Group 1 winner for Savabeel
Leading New Zealand trainer Jamie Richards has won two Group One races with Avantage and Cool Aza Beel at Ellerslie.
Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards has fond memories of the Gr.1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) and Gr.1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m), and he will head to Ellerslie on Saturday with high hopes of adding more.
The pressure goes on Vernazza this weekend to maintain the big-race run of success being enjoyed by Cambridge Stud owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay with their fillies.
The juveniles are beginning to gain a prominence as we see in the Sistema Stakes run at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Need I Say More takes out Waikato Stud Slipper
Race favourite Vernazza overcame a wide run and a dogged local challenge to take out the feature event at Matamata on Saturday, the Gr.2 J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).
Promising galloper Need I Say More showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the autumn juvenile classics when he dashed away with the Gr.3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) at Matamata.
Murray Baker has welcomed a rain-affected track for Saturday's Gr.1 Haunui Farm WFA Group One Classic (1600m) at Otaki.
Having stakes contenders on both sides of the Tasman is becoming a common occurrence for Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards.