Black-type upgrades approved by ARB

The ARB has accepted the Australian Pattern Committee’s recommendation of 14 upgrades to the racing calendar.

Upgraded to Group 2 level
Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude (1100m)  Caulfield
The Run to the Rose (1200m)  Rosehill
Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m)  Flemington
Golden Pendant (1400m)  Rosehill

Upgraded to Group 3 level
Blue Diamond Fillies Preview  (1000m)  Caulfield
WATC Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) Ascot
Black Opal Stakes  (1200m) Canberra
Canonbury Stakes (1100m)  Rosehill
Ethereal Stakes (2000m)  Caulfield
Eskimo Prince Stakes  (1200m) Rosehill
Bendigo Cup  (2400m)  Bendigo
La Trice Classic (1800m)  Ascot

Upgraded to Listed level
Blue Sapphire (1200m) Caulfield
Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m)  Moonee Valley

All upgrades will take effect from January 1, 2015 except for the Blue Sapphire which will take effect immediately.