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The Newcastle Spring Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held in November on the same day as the $1 million The Hunter.
2019 Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Asiago
- 2nd: #11 Game Of Thorns
- 3rd: #3 Donandkim
Newcastle Spring Stakes News
The Newcastle Spring Stakes is a Group 3 event run at Newcastle Racecourse in mid-November at the tail-end of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Open only to three year olds and run under set weights conditions over a mile (1600m), the NJC (Newcastle Jockey Club) Spring Stakes offers $160,000 in prize money and now takes place on the same day as the $1 million The Hunter – one of the new seven-figure races introduced by Racing NSW as part of the wider The Everest Carnival.
The 2019 NJC Spring Stakes ran on Saturday November 16, 2019 and was won by the Godolphin-raced filly Asiago in an upset.
|Newcastle Spring Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday November 16, 2019|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
2019 Newcastle Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Asiago
- 2nd: #11 Game Of Thrones
- 3rd: #3 Donandkim
There was a notable upset in the Newcastle Spring Stakes 2019 results with three double-figure roughies filling the trifecta. Godolphin-raced filly Asiago ($21) enjoyed a narrow win over the Kris Lees-trained Game Of Thorns ($21), while Donandkim for Gerald Ryan was another $21 outsider who placed third.
|1||9||ASIAGO||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||–||10||54.5kg||$21|
|2||11||GAME OF THORNS||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||0.24L||7||54.5kg||$21|
|3||3||DONANDKIM||Gerald Ryan||James Innes Jnr||0.84L||4||56.5kg||$21|
|4||4||CONVINCED||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1.67L||11||56.5kg||$18|
|5||1||RULE THE WORLD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2.11L||8||56.5kg||$2.10F|
|6||5||JUST SOCIETY (NZ)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||2.82L||12||56.5kg||$20|
|7||10||BRIGHT RUBICK||John Ramsey||Darryl McLellan||3.91L||1||54.5kg||$21|
|8||6||INDY CAR||Anthony Cummings||Tommy Berry||4.05L||3||56.5kg||$8|
|9||2||ROCK AMORE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Nash Rawiller||4.13L||2||56.5kg||$15|
|10||7||KAVALMO (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5.9L||6||56.5kg||$5|
|11||12||SKY DIAMONDS||Gary Portelli||Robbie Dolan (a)||6.53L||5||54.5kg||$101|
|12||8||ELVEZIO||Clarry Conners||Ms Kacie Adams||10.7L||9||56.5kg||$201|
2019 NJC Spring Stakes Betting
Betting on the Newcastle Spring Stakes opens the week of the race with links to the full markets at Ladbrokes.com.au made available below as soon as released.
2019 NJC Spring Stakes Field
The NJC Spring Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of in-form three-year-olds many coming off good lead-up campaigns over the spring at Sydney’s metropolitan tracks.
The official Newcastle Spring Stakes 2019 final field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2019 Newcastle Spring Stakes field attracted a dozen three-year-olds including a number of last start winners such as the undefeated Rule The Word for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, and Gerald Ryan’s flying Donandkim chasing a fourth straight win this campaign.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||11×1||RULE THE WORLD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||8||56.5kg||76|
|2||574×147||ROCK AMORE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Nash Rawiller||2||56.5kg||68|
|3||0x0x111||DONANDKIM||Gerald Ryan||James Innes Jnr||4||56.5kg||66|
|4||331×31||CONVINCED||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||11||56.5kg||65|
|5||8×312||JUST SOCIETY (NZ)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||12||56.5kg||62|
|6||14||INDY CAR||Anthony Cummings||Tommy Berry||3||56.5kg||60|
|7||8×515||KAVALMO (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||56.5kg||60|
|8||26175||ELVEZIO||Clarry Conners||Ms Kacie Adams||9||56.5kg||59|
|9||3x587x1118||ASIAGO||James Cummings||Ms Rachel King||10||54.5kg||70|
|10||28×73111||BRIGHT RUBICK||John Ramsey||Darryl McLellan||1||54.5kg||68|
|11||154×83||GAME OF THORNS||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||7||54.5kg||65|
|12||93×53311||SKY DIAMONDS||Gary Portelli||Robbie Dolan (a)||5||54.5kg||65|
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 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.
The race was not run in 2016 and known simply as the Spring Stakes 2017 having been moved to Royal Randwick in February as part of the autumn due to construction at Newcastle’s Broadmeadow Racecourse.
Newcastle Spring Stakes Results
|1st||Asiago||1 minute 36.85 seconds|
|2nd||Game Of Thorns|
|1st||Aramayo||1 minute 37.21 seconds|
|1st||Astoria||1 minute 37.03 seconds|
|2017 (February at Randwick)
|1st||Invincible Gem||1 minute 36.43 seconds|
|1st||Race Not Run (Schedule change to February)||–|
|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|