Pierro Headlines 2013 Hobartville Stakes Nominations

Pierro will return to racing this autumn carnival in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes, which will take place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday March 2, 2013.

The three-year-old headlines the 17 nominations for the $200,000 race.

Pierro has won eight of his 10 previous runs and has earned more than $3.5 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The Lonhrocolt will be looking to start the autumn on a high, after facing defeat as his last two spring starts.


Pierro will resume in the 2013 Hobartville Stakes this weekend. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Pierro placed second to All Too Hard in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas in October, before finishing a gallant third in the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse last start.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained colt finished second in his most recent barrier trial over 1,200 metres at Warwick Farm.

Also included in the 2013 Hobartville Stakes is It’s A Dundeel.

It’s A Dundeel has won five of his seven runs and has earned more than $480,000 in prize money.

The High Chaparral colt won the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes last spring and will be looking to claim another Black Type win in the 2013 Hobartville Stakes.

His latest result was a seventh placing in the $1.5 million Victoria Derby in November last year.

Mulaazem, Proisir and Bennetta are also part of the 2013 Hobartville Stakes nominations.

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2013 Hobartville Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ASHOKAN John O’Shea
2 BENNETTA Grahame Begg
3 HIGH SHOT (NZ) Michael Kent
4 HONORIUS David Payne
5 IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker
6 LONGPORT John P Thompson
7 MULAAZEM Peter G Moody
8 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse
10 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse
11 PROVERB Peter Snowden
12 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli
13 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller
14 SOLEMN Peter Snowden
15 TATRA Peter Snowden
16 URQUIDEZ Jarrod Austin
17 VADASHAN Paul Messara