Group 1 Winners Headline Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

By: Thomas Hackett
September 9th, 2014
Breaking News

Group 1 winners Earthquake, Peggy Jean and Go Indy Go have all been included in the 2014 Thousand Guineasfirst acceptances that were released this afternoon.

Earthquake is one of three Group 1 winners that have been included in the 2014 Thousand Guineas nominations.

Earthquake is one of three Group 1 winners that have been included in the 2014 Thousand Guineas nominations. Photo by: Steve Hart

Earthquake won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in March before she finished a close second in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, but she suffered a surprise loss when she finished third behind Winx in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Former stablemate Guelph lost in the Furious Stakes first-up during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival before she went on to claim the Flight Stakes/Thousand Guineas double and both races are on the agenda for Earthquake.

Peggy Jean also contested the same race and was never able to get into the contest before finishing fifth, but remains a Thousand Guineas contender if she can return to the form that she showed when she won the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) during her autumn preparation.

Go Indy Go rounds out the Group 1 winners that have been included in the 2014 Thousand Guineas acceptances and the Champagne Stakes winner is set to start her preparation in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

The talented filly is already a proven performer over a mile and she has been set for a tilt at both the Thousand Guineas and the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2400m) by trainer Leon Macdonald.

Bring Me The Maid is yet to record a Group 1 victory, but will have the opportunity to add a win at the highest level of racing to her resume when she contests the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

The Sebring filly finished third behind Mossfun and Earthquake in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1400m) at the end of her autumn preparation and she resumed with an impressive win in the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on August 23.

Winx stamped herself as a genuine Group 1 contender with an impressive victory in the Furious Stakes last weekend and she has been included in the Thousand Guineas first acceptances, while Waller has also included Amicus in the entries for the race.

Other notable fillies included in the 2014 Thousand Guineas first acceptances are Team Hawkes-trained Lady Sharapova, last start winner Tawteen, the consistent Ygritte and Queensland-based galloper Traveston Girl.

Full Thousand Guineas First Acceptances

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 EARTHQUAKE John O’Shea 1 55.5kg
2 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan 2 55.5kg
3 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody 3 55.5kg
4 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 55.5kg
5 MEMORIAL John O’Shea 5 55.5kg
6 YGRITTE Gerald Ryan 6 55.5kg
7 WINX Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 VEUVELICIOUS Brent Stanley 8 55.5kg
9 SILVERSANDS Richard Jolly 9 55.5kg
10 AIMEE Noel J Doyle 10 55.5kg
11 CRAFTY Robert Smerdon 11 55.5kg
12 GOLCONDA Robbie Laing 12 55.5kg
13 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon 13 55.5kg
14 TAWTEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 14 55.5kg
15 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 15 55.5kg
16 DONELLE Gai Waterhouse 16 55.5kg
17 SUNSET ROCK Lloyd Kennewell 17 55.5kg
18 CAILIN MISS Mick Price 18 55.5kg
19 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan 19 55.5kg
20 SULTRY FEELING Bart & James Cummings 20 55.5kg
21 AMICUS Chris Waller 21 55.5kg
22 LADY SHARAPOVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 22 55.5kg
23 NOVEL DANCER Shea Eden 23 55.5kg
24 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 24 55.5kg
25 CANDELARA Bjorn Baker 25 55.5kg
26 AVANTI Anthony Freedman 26 55.5kg
27 HIGH ABOVE Anthony Cummings 27 55.5kg
28 FEELS LIKE HOME Danny O’Brien 28 55.5kg
29 PICKIN’ TIME Mark Kavanagh 29 55.5kg
30 FORTICHE Greg Eurell 30 55.5kg
31 ABDUCTION John O’Shea 31 55.5kg
32 KALABEK Brent Stanley 32 55.5kg
33 CRISTALINA LAGO Pat Carey 33 55.5kg
34 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 34 55.5kg
35 REANN’S DIAMOND Darren Weir 35 55.5kg
36 ANABRING Mick Price 36 55.5kg
37 TENDER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 37 55.5kg
38 MISS INTERIORS Anthony Cummings 38 55.5kg
39 CALVADOS John O’Shea 39 55.5kg
40 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald 40 55.5kg
41 MONOGRAM John O’Shea 41 55.5kg
42 ROYAL OCEAN Mick Price 42 55.5kg
43 I’M A FLYING STAR Mark Riley 43 55.5kg
44 BETSY Peter G Moody 44= 55.5kg
45 SAGAPUSS Peter G Moody 44= 55.5kg
46 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 46= 55.5kg
47 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 46= 55.5kg
48 SOLID BULLET John Hyam 48 55.5kg
49 ROYAL TRIESTE David Brideoake & David Feek 49 55.5kg
50 AZKADELLIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher 50 55.5kg
51 DEANNA JEAN Shane Oxlade 51 55.5kg
52 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey 52 55.5kg
53 DHAHAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 53 55.5kg
54 SHOW US YOUR TATTS John McArdle 54 55.5kg
55 HOSTILE WITNESS Anthony Cummings 55 55.5kg
56 MY MICHELLE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 56 55.5kg
57 FOXYNESS Mark Kavanagh 57= 55.5kg
58 TEARS OF JOY Mark Kavanagh 57= 55.5kg
59 RIGHTEOUS REIGN Jim Conlan 59 55.5kg
60 LASHKAAL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 60 55.5kg
61 FAIRIES John O’Shea 61 55.5kg
62 SOUND ADVICE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 62 55.5kg
63 GO JENNIO Darren Weir 63 55.5kg
64 SISTINE STAR Andrew Noblet 64 55.5kg
65 DELPHIC John O’Shea 65 55.5kg
66 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon 66= 55.5kg
67 AMANZI Darren Weir 66= 55.5kg
68 ASANTE Shea Eden 66= 55.5kg
69 BALLET SUITE Mark Kavanagh 66= 55.5kg
70 CATHY’S MARK Nigel Blackiston 66= 55.5kg
71 CHOPHOUSE TEARS David Vandyke 66= 55.5kg
72 DUBROVNIK John O’Shea 66= 55.5kg
73 FACTION Robbie Griffiths 66= 55.5kg
74 FANTASY EIGHT Wendy Kelly 66= 55.5kg
75 LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ) Michael Kent 66= 55.5kg
76 NAKATAAN (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 66= 55.5kg
77 OKAHU BAY Phillip Stokes 66= 55.5kg
78 POUTING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 66= 55.5kg
79 SHACARDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 66= 55.5kg
80 SILENT INTEREST Wendy Kelly 66= 55.5kg
81 STRAITINTUIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 66= 55.5kg
82 UNFURL (NZ) Darren Weir 66= 55.5kg
83 VIA CAVOUR Mark Webb 66= 55.5kg
84 YESTERJOY Clarry Conners 66= 55.5kg

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