Railway Stakes 2012 – Nominations & Weights

The Group 1 Railway Stakes is due to be the highlight of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, and is scheduled to run at Ascot Racecourse next Saturday November 24, 2012.

Weights and nominations have now been released for the 2012 Railway Stakes and reveal there are still 45 horses in the running to gain a spot in the final field.

Top weight for the 2012 Railway Stakes is currently Luckygray, who won last year’s race under controversial circumstances.

He’s Remarkable was first past the post, however, Luckygray was promoted to victory after his jockey lodged a successful protest against the original winner.

Luckygray has won 11 of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $1.27 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The five-year-old’s most recent result was a win in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on November 10, 2012, which he won by a dominant two lengths.

Luckygray is now back to his comfort zone in Perth after unsuccessfully attempting to break his maiden in Melbourne earlier this spring.

He posted a fourth placing in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes, before finishing a disappointing 11th in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes in September.

Luckygray will carry 58 kilograms for the 2012 Railway Stakes and is number one on the balloted order of entry

Also included in the 2012 Railway Stakes nominations and weights is Solzhenitsyn, who has been allocated 57 kilograms for the $1 million race.

Solzhenitsyn won the Group 1 Toorak Handicap earlier this preparation and will be out to post his second Group 1 victory in the 2012 Railway Stakes next weekend.

Fat Al, Fawkner and Yosei are also included in the 2012 Railway Stakes nominations.

Solzhenitsyn

Solzhenitsyn is included in the 2012 Railway Stakes nominations and weights.

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2012 Railway Stakes Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Weight
1 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 58kg
2 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse 57kg
3 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 57kg
4 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote 57kg
5 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 57kg
6 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 56.5kg
7 YOSEI Stuart Webb 55kg
8 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Paige Kenney 54kg
9 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams 53.5kg
10 SPIRIT SONG Aaron Purcell 53.5kg
11 AMELIAS DANCER Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani 53kg
12 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams 53kg
13 BELORA Daniel Morton 53kg
14 BLACK FELIX Stephen Miller 53kg
15 BOLTON (NZ) Stephen Brown 53kg
16 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham 53kg
17 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant 53kg
18 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes 53kg
19 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 53kg
20 FULL REIGN Peter & Matthew Giadresco 53kg
21 GALAH Peter Snowden 53kg
22 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 53kg
23 GREY MONARCH Ivan Haggerty 53kg
24 ISEETHINGSYOUDON’T Chris Gangemi 53kg
25 ISOPACH John P Thompson 53kg
26 KERRIFIC Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock 53kg
27 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews 53kg
28 LOPOV (NZ) Adam Durrant 53kg
29 MABEL GRACE Adam Durrant 53kg
30 MASCHINO Graham Yuill 53kg
31 MCSCAR David Harrison 53kg
32 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune 53kg
33 MR MOET Adam Durrant 53kg
34 NIBLICK Trevor Andrews 53kg
35 NINGALOO BLITZ Daniel Morton 53kg
36 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 53kg
37 PEG’S PRIDE Michael Morton 53kg
38 RANGER Grant Williams 53kg
39 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 53kg
40 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith 53kg
41 ROSIE ROCKET Justin Warwick 53kg
42 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 53kg
43 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 53kg
44 ZESTER Daniel Morton 53kg
45 LUKE’S LUCK Trevor Andrews 51kg