- Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
- Racecourse: Morphettville
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $120,000
2016 Spring Stakes News
Trainer Leon Macdonald will saddle two runners in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) on Saturday, but believes that veteran Daytona Grey is likely to figure as his best chance of winning the feature at Morphettville Racecourse.
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The 2016 Spring Stakes is a Group 3 race that is run at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide in August each year. The race is run under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $120,000 in prize money. The Spring Stakes is run over a sprinter’s distance of 1,200 metres and is the first Group race of the new racing season in Adelaide.
The first Spring Stakes was run in 1988 when it was won by Redelva. Redelva went on to win three consecutive times and is still the only horse to have achieved that feat in the Spring Stakes. Hero Wind also won the Spring Stakes on three occasions (1994-95, 1997), however, not back-to-back.
Due to it being the only Group race run in Adelaide in the second half of the year, the Spring Stakes typically attracts a talented local field, as well as horses from other states that are suited to the race distance and conditions. Horses that run well in races such as the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes in March often make the Spring Stakes their goal later in the year.
Notable horses to have won the Spring Stakes include Black Rouge (1992), Staaraq (1996), Star Joe (1999), Super Elegant (2005), Zupaone (2007), El Maze (2008), Midnight Mustang (2009) and Rebel Raider (2010).
2016 Spring Stakes Field
The 2016 Spring Stakes is published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||80×1623515||DAYTONA GREY||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||10||58.5kg||97|
|2||104x290x94||RIZIZ||Ken Sweeney||Todd Pannell||3||58.5kg||95|
|3||321511246x||TASHBEEH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Matthew Neilson||12||58.5kg||95|
|4||46x030x389||CONSERVATORIUM||Gary Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||2||58.5kg||93|
|5||607x22360x||GAMBLIN’ GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||9||58.5kg||93|
|6||355×055244||KARACATIS||Richard Jolly||Jake Toeroek||6||58.5kg||87|
|7||4×38202054||SOOBOOG||Darren Weir||John Allen||4||58.5kg||79|
|8||4x423136x1||KARLOVASI||Richard Jolly||Paul Gatt||11||58.5kg||74|
|9||222×123315||IT’S NO JOKE||Grant Kluske||Justin Potter||1||58.5kg||71|
|10||856622333x||ROCKET COMMANDER||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Dom Tourneur||7||56.5kg||89|
|11||93×8281111||BEIRUT||Henry Dwyer||Jacob Rule||5||56.5kg||83|
|12||03x4638x11||CAVALOCE||Will Clarken||Ms Jamie Kah||8||56.5kg||82|
Spring Stakes Past Winner & Results
Here you will find a list of winners and results for the Spring Stakes since 2000.
|2016||1 Beirut||2 Riziz||3 Rocket Commander||1:13.5|
|2015||1 Red Eclipse||2 Whitlam||3 Richie’s Vibe||1:12.7|
|2014||1 Riziz||2 Light It Up||3 Karacatis||1:13.2|
|2013||1 Just Discreet||2 Meliora||3 Golden Penny||1:12.8|
|2012||1 Happy Trails||2 Gossip Girl||3 Southern Speed||1:11.9|
|2011||1 Uxorious||2 Periduki||3 Valentine Miss||1:13.6|
|2010||1 Rebel Raider||2 Xaieta||3 Likable Will||1:15.1|
|2009||1 Midnight Mustang||2 Magical Pearl||3 Cerberus Gal||1:09.7|
|2008||1 El Maze||2 Sensational Toy||3 Niconero||1:13.2|
|2007||1 Zupaone||2 Amyjaye Power||3 El Maze||1:11.8|
|2006||1 Royal Ida||2 Shablec||3 Bruges||1:09.9|
|2005||1 Super Elegant||2 Fly For Me||3 Squillani||1:09.9|
|2004||1 Sky Cuddle||2 Squillani||3 Zip Zip Aray||1:09.6|
|2003||1 Squillani||2 Nadema||3 Lawsons Storm||1:11.5|
|2002||1 Strategic Image||2 Romilada||3 Star Hit||1:11.1|
|2001||1 Flavour||2 Spice Doll||3 Star Hit||1:16.2|
|2000||1 Spice Doll||2 Hand Pass||3 Euclase Pat||1:15.2|