Sandown Stakes 2012 – Nominations Released

The $150,000 Sandown Stakes will take place as part of Sandown Guineas Day this Saturday November 17, 2012.


Raspberries has been nominated for the 2012 Sandown Stakes (photo: Race Horse Photos Australia)

21 horses have been nominated for the Group 3 race at Sandown Racecourse, including Raspberries.

Raspberries has won seven of her 22 race starts and has earned more than $470,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

Her most recent result was a sixth placing in the Group 1 Myer Classic at Flemington racecourse on Victoria Derby Day.

Raspberries will be having her fourth race start for the spring and will be looking to claim her first win for the preparation in the 2012 Sandown Stakes.

Also included in the 2012 Sandown Stakes nominations is Veewap.

Veewap has won nine of his 44 career starts and has accumulated more than $370,000 in prize money.

The Lonhro gelding won the $80,000 Thoroughbreds Plate earlier this spring, with his latest run resulting in a fifth placing in the $150,000 Sale Cup behind Sertorius.

Veewap is trained by Tony Vasil at Caulfield Racecourse and is expected to be well suited to the 2012 Sandown Stakes’ 1,500 metre distance.

Jungle Ruler will line up for the 2012 Sandown Stakes where he will attempt to win his first start this preparation.

The nine-year-old veteran places third in the Peninsula Cup at Mornington Racecourse last start and appears to be peaking prior to his 2012 Sandown Stakes run.

Dances On Stars, Potions and Mr Make Believe are also included in the 2012 Sandown Stakes nominations. is the place to visit if you want to take advantage of the great odds available for the remainder of the 2012 spring carnival.

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2012 Sandown Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BEACONS Ray West 68
2 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan 78
3 JUNGLE RULER Peter White 91
4 LORD OF BRAZIL (NZ) Darren Weir 96
5 LORD PYRUS (NZ) Judy Mawer 94
6 LORD WIMBLE Bill & Symon Wilde 87
7 MAHISARA Paul Messara 91
8 MCCLINTOCK Mark de Montfort 89
9 MISTER MILTON Norman Waymouth 89
10 MORANT Damien Williams 89
11 MR MAKE BELIEVE Peter G Moody 96
12 NEW BEGINNING John P Thompson 86
13 NEW YORK Allison Bennett 77
14 OVER QUOTA Mark Webb 99
15 POTIONS John P Thompson 78
16 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden 102
17 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton 93
18 SPACECRAFT David Hayes 93
19 STAR OF GISELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 100
20 UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 97
21 VEEWAP Tony Vasil 97