Newcastle Spring Stakes

The 2015 Newcastle Spring Stakes is a Group 3 event held in mid September.

Newcastle Spring Stakes News

Beirut Bows Out the Spring Stakes 2016 Winner

Beirut Bows Out the Spring Stakes 2016 Winner

A trip to Adelaide proved a winning move for the Henry Dwyer-trained mare Beirut who won her career swansong with a Morphettville victory in the 2016 Spring Stakes over the weekend.

2016 Spring Stakes winner Beirut broke her Group maiden status in her final career run before retiring to the breeding barn. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

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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.

Spring Stakes
Date: September 18th, 2015
Track: Newcastle Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $125,000

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

Year Place Horse Time
 
2016
Spring Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2015
Spring Stakes
1st Devil Hawk 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Tatoosh
3rd Gold Ambition
 
2014
Spring Stakes
1st Sweynesse 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd Pounamu
3rd Monteux
 
2013
Spring Stakes
1st Savvy Nature 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Wordplay
3rd Happy Clapper
 
2012
Spring Stakes
1st Proisir 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Trophies
3rd Proverb
 
2011
Spring Stakes
1st Darci Be Good 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Rekindled Alliance
3rd Ambidexter
 
2010
Spring Stakes
1st Ilovethiscity 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Giresun
3rd Heartsareforlove
 
2009
Spring Stakes
1st Lovemelikearock 1 minute 38.9 seconds
2nd Viking Legend
3rd Euphemism
 
2008
Spring Stakes
1st Sousa 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Rhyno Chaser
3rd Back Off
 
2007
Spring Stakes
Race Not Held  
 
2006
Spring Stakes
1st Mearas 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Magic Jet
3rd Teranaba
 
2005
Spring Stakes
1st Hotel Grand 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Manton
3rd Flora Danica
 
2004
Spring Stakes
1st Lotteria 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Wenceslas Square
3rd Dane Shadow
 
2003
Spring Stakes
1st Allgunadoit 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Niello
3rd Danbird
 
2002
Spring Stakes
1st Clangalang 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Recruiting
3rd Takas
 
2001
Spring Stakes
1st Magic Albert 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Viscount
3rd Viking Ruler
 
2000
Spring Stakes
1st Universal Prince 1 minute 35.95 seconds
2nd Phoenix Park
3rd Picholine