Spring Stakes

  • Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $120,000

2016 Spring Stakes News

Daytona Grey Ready for Spring Stakes

Daytona Grey Ready for Spring Stakes

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.

Daytona Grey is in good condition ahead of Saturday’s Spring Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia…

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.

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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.

Year Results Winning Time
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