The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes is a Group 3 race run on Wednesday each year at Broadmeadow racecourse in Newcastle on the New South Wales central coast. It’s part of both the Sydney spring racing carnival but also the two day Newcastle Carnival.
The Spring Stakes is a three year old race that’s run over a trip of 1600m under set weight.
It’s worth $125,000 and held on the same card as the Group 3 Cameron Handicap with the Group 3 Newcastle Cup headlining day two on Friday.
While in the past this race may have been seen as an ‘easier’ option for three year olds now days that’s simply not the case.
In fact over recent years trainers have been using this event more and more as part of a path to the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes in Sydney later in the carnival.
Those to win the double include Coronation Day in 1992, Universal Prince in 2000, Hotel Grand in 2005 and Sousa in 2008.
Darci Be Good won here in 2011 but was narrowly beaten as favourite to finish second in the Group 1 behind outsider Doctor Doom.
Horses can come from a variety of pathways into this race however the Listed Ming Dynasty Handicap at Warwick Farm can be a good guide.
Previous winners of the Newcastle Spring Stakes include Shogun Lodge in 1999, Magic Albert in 2001, Clangalang in 2002 and Ilovethiscity in 2010.
2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes Field
The Newcastle Spring Stakes field is usually comprised of some solid milers alongside horses who usually run either side of the 1600m distance. Horses usually target the Spring Stakes field as part of a continuing spring campaign, and the event tends to be popular with Sydney horses.
The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||5×1132542||TATOOSH||Paul Perry||Kerrin McEvoy||2||56.5kg||70|
|2||4×141||WUDANG MOUNTAIN||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||56.5kg||71|
|3||31×69||GOLD AMBITION (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Blake Shinn||3||56.5kg||67|
|4||32618×92||CLASH OF CLANS||Gai Waterhouse||James McDonald||7||56.5kg||66|
|5||783×15||DEVIL HAWK||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||4||56.5kg||66|
|6||1567||LAND’S END||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1||56.5kg||66|
|7||69×211||ARSONIST||David Vandyke||Jason Collett||5||56.5kg||66|
2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes Nominations
The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes nominations will be released on Monday 14 September. The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes nominations will be provided below.
Newcastle Spring Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Newcastle Spring Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 Devil Hawk||2 Tatoosh||3 Gold Ambition||1:37.38|
|2014||1 Sweynesse||2 Pounamu||3 Monteux||1:38.22|
|2013||1 Savvy Nature||2 Wordplay||3 Happy Clapper||1:36.4|
|2012||1 Proisir||2 Trophies||3 Proverb||1:35.8|
|2011||1 Darci Be Good||2 Rekindled Alliance||3 Ambidexter||1:36.6|
|2010||1 Ilovethiscity||2 Gireson||3 Heartsareforlove||1:37.0|
|2009||1 Lovemelikearock||2 Viking Legend||3 Euphemism||1:38.9|
|2008||1 Sousa||2 Rhyno Chaser||3 Back Off||1.37.5|
|2007||1 Race not held||2 Equine Flu||3|
|2006||1 Mearas||2 Magic Jet||3 Teranaba||1:36.0|
|2005||1 Hotel Grand||2 Manton||3 Flora Danica||1:36.3|
|2004||1 Lotteria||2 Wenceslas Square||3 Dane Shadow||1:35.2|
|2003||1 Allgunadoit||2 Niello||3 Danbird||1:34.8|
|2002||1 Clangalang||2 Recruiting||3 Takas||1:37.7|
|2001||1 Magic Albert||2 Viscount||3 Viking Ruler||1:37.0|
|2000||1 Universal Prince||2 Phoenix Park||3 Picholine||1:35.9|