The 2016 The Heath 1100 is a Group 3 sprinting event held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Raced over 1100m, The Heath is a great test for some of the better and older sprinters on the Victorian spring circuit..
Open to horses aged four years and older, The Heath 1100 pays a respectable total purse of $150,000. Horses compete under set weights plus penalties conditions.
The Heath 1100 is held on Memsie Stakes Day and shares the race program with four other black type events. These are the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m), Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and listed Slickpix Stakes (1700m).
Usually held around the end of August, The Heath plays an important role as a lead-up race to the remainder of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Many horses use The Heath as the ideal sprinting test against better opponents as they attempt to gauge what they should target for the remainder of the season. Many horses who intend on targeting The Heath will also aim for Aurie’s Star Handicap, held a couple of weeks before at Flemington Racecourse.
Those horses that perform strongly in The Heath might go on to race in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m).
Over the years, The Heath has been known by a wide variety of names. Some of these include the Clamms Seafood Stakes, the Martha Cove Classic, the Thomas North Handicap, the Australian Museum Racing Plate and the Shark.com.au Stakes. Originally an unlisted race, in 2005 The Heath was made a listed event. This was followed in 2013 by an upgrade to Group 3. The Heath has always been held at Caulfield Racecourse, and it’s name is a reference to the local nickname for the track, which in its early days was covered in heath.
Notable The Heath winners include Crystal Finale (2002), Monahan Tweed (2004) and First Command (2009).
2016 The Heath Field
The 2016 Heath 1100 field will likely contain a number of standout runners. The 2016 The Heath field will be uploaded below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||23264x321x||UNDER THE LOUVRE||Robert Smerdon||Nicholas Hall||11||59kg||110|
|2||1136x420x7||SHIRAZ||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||10||58kg||106|
|3||114x19230x||SANTA ANA LANE||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Dwayne Dunn||6||57.5kg||84|
|4||555x2215x1||REDZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||13||57kg||89|
|5||37x426148x||DIAMOND OASIS||Darren Weir||Michael Dee (a)||7||56kg||96|
|6||x13821x0x1||HELLBENT||Darren Weir||Damien Oliver||9||56kg||82|
|7||359111735x||DAN ZEPHYR||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||2||56kg||94|
|8||8125328×20||TREVINDER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ben Melham||8||56kg||90|
|9||8x2152911x||WE’VE GOT THIS||Greg Eurell||Craig Newitt||5||56kg||87|
|10||72231x60x8||SUNDAY ESCAPE||Andrew Murray||Harry Coffey||3||56kg||77|
|11||4905×93801||JERSEY WHISTLER||Tara Cochrane||Luke Nolen||12||56kg||70|
|12||0x1892x195||TRUCULENT||Shaun Dwyer||Daniel Moor||1||56kg||66|
|13||920x411L0x||MISS PROMISCUITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||4||55.5kg||102|
2016 The Heath Nominations
The 2016 The Heath nominations will probably include quite a few outstanding horses. 2016 The Heath nominations will be provided below.
The Heath Results
The Heath results since the race’s inauguration in 2002 are listed below.
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 Bounding||2 Rich Enuff||3 Miss Promiscuity||1:3.4|
|2014||1 Flamberge||2 Rifleman||3 Hard Stride||1:3.7|
|2013||1 Samaready||2 Chiaramonte||3 Anise||1:4.4|
|2012||1 Golden Archer||2 Mr Make Believe||3 Platelet||1:2.7|
|2011||1 Atomic Force||2 Testa My Patience||3 Chosen To Fly||1:2.7|
|2010||1 Rightfully Yours||2 Stanzout||3 Returntosender||1:5.4|
|2009||1 First Command||2 Masked Assassin||3 Here De Angels||1:3.7|
|2008||1 Bel Mer||2 Red Element||3 Monet Rules||1:4.04|
|2007||1 Undue||2 Typhoon Zed||3 Satin Robes||1:3.7|
|2006||1 Shadoways||2 Amyjaye Power||3 Magnus||1:2.96|
|2005||1 Classiconi||2 Brannigan||3 Our Quivira||1:6.6|
|2004||1 Monahan Tweed||2 Dane Again||3 Pink Fit||1:3.7|
|2003||1 Lovely Jubly||2 Captain Clipper||3 Bomber Bill||1:5.0|
|2002||1 Crystal Finale||2 Feel The Noise||3 Prince Rubiton||1:2.4|