The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes is a challenging Group 3 event held at Newcastle Racecourse (also known as Broadmeadow Racecourse).
Open only to three year olds and run under set weights conditions, the Newcastle Spring Stakes is one of the main events held at Newcastle Racecourse each year. Raced over 1600m, the Spring Stakes is ideally positioned to form an integral part of many spring campaigns. Sprinters can step up to the additional distance, while stayers can step down in distance to contend the race.
The Newcastle Spring Stakes is usually targeted by local horses and the occasional Sydney-stabled runner. Those Sydney horses that make the trip up the coast are usually looking to pick up a somewhat easier black-type victory than can be had at the major Sydney tracks. Future targets for horses who are successful in the Newcastle Spring Stakes include the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes and the listed Dulcify Quality for those who didn’t measure up to expectations. The Ming Dynasty Quality can act as a good lead up race.
The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes will be held on September 18th.
|Date:||September 18th, 2015|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes Field
The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes field always contains a decent lineup of three year olds. The 2015 Spring Stakes field will be provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||5×1132542||TATOOSH||Paul Perry||Kerrin McEvoy||2||56.5kg||70|
|2||4×141||WUDANG MOUNTAIN||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||56.5kg||71|
|3||31×69||GOLD AMBITION (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||Blake Shinn||3||56.5kg||67|
|4||32618×92||CLASH OF CLANS||Gai Waterhouse||James McDonald||7||56.5kg||66|
|5||783×15||DEVIL HAWK||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||4||56.5kg||66|
|6||1567||LAND’S END||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1||56.5kg||66|
|7||69×211||ARSONIST||David Vandyke||Jason Collett||5||56.5kg||66|
2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes Nominations
Due to be released early September, the 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes nominations will likely include a number of racing stars. The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes nominations will be published below.
Newcastle Spring Stakes History
The Newcastle Spring Stakes was first won by Blazing Devil at its inaugural edition in 1984. Since then, the race has been claimed by a number of handy runners and the event has gradually developed into an important spring staging point for many horses and trainers.
Initially a listed race, the Spring Stakes received an upgrade to Group 3 in 1999 and has retained that status ever since. There is also a Group 3 event called the Spring Stakes that is run by the SAJC, however that is not to be confused with the Newcastle Spring Stakes. The SAJC event was renamed to the David R Coles AM Stakes in 2014.
The Newcastle Spring Stakes was not held in 2007 due to the equine influenza outbreak.
Notable Newcastle Spring Stakes winners include Royal pardon (1988), Shogun Lodge (1999), Universal Prince (2000), Clangalang (2002) and Darci Be Good (2011). Spring Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Newcastle Spring Stakes Results
|1st||Devil Hawk||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||Sweynesse||1 minute 38.2 seconds|
|1st||Savvy Nature||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Proisir||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Darci Be Good||1 minute 36.6 seconds|
|1st||Ilovethiscity||1 minute 37.0 seconds|
|1st||Lovemelikearock||1 minute 38.9 seconds|
|1st||Sousa||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Mearas||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Hotel Grand||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Lotteria||1 minute 35.3 seconds|
|1st||Allgunadoit||1 minute 34.8 seconds|
|1st||Clangalang||1 minute 37.7 seconds|
|1st||Magic Albert||1 minute 37.1 seconds|
|1st||Universal Prince||1 minute 35.95 seconds|