Spring Stakes

The 2016 Spring Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Morphettville Racecourse.

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 2016 Spring Stakes is a Group 3 sprinting event run at the picturesque Morphettville Racecourse in August each year. Since 2014, the Spring Stakes has also been referred to as the David R Coles AM Stakes.

Kicking off the minor Spring Racing Carnival in Adelaide, the Spring Stakes is an exciting weight-for-age sprint raced over 1200m for a total purse of $120,000.

For months after the Spring Stakes there are no races with status higher than listed level, so the Spring Stakes tends to attract a fairly decent local field. While some interstate horses make the trek, it is the local sprinters who really step up to the plate. A good lead up race to observe is the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m). Although it is usually held around five months prior to the Spring Stakes, picking a good runner from the Irwin Stakes who can also perform well first-up after a winter spell definitely gives you a punting edge.

The Spring Stakes 2016 will be run on August 6th.

Spring Stakes
Date: August 6th
Track: Morphettville
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: WFA
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $120,000

2016 Spring Stakes Field

All details have been finalised and the 2016 Spring Stakes field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 80×1623515 DAYTONA GREY Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 10 58.5kg 97
2 104x290x94 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney Todd Pannell 3 58.5kg 95
3 321511246x TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Matthew Neilson 12 58.5kg 95
4 46x030x389 CONSERVATORIUM Gary Kennewell Joe Bowditch 2 58.5kg 93
5 607x22360x GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 9 58.5kg 93
6 355×055244 KARACATIS Richard Jolly Jake Toeroek 6 58.5kg 87
7 4×38202054 SOOBOOG Darren Weir John Allen 4 58.5kg 79
8 4x423136x1 KARLOVASI Richard Jolly Paul Gatt 11 58.5kg 74
9 222×123315 IT’S NO JOKE Grant Kluske Justin Potter 1 58.5kg 71
10 856622333x ROCKET COMMANDER Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Dom Tourneur 7 56.5kg 89
11 93×8281111 BEIRUT Henry Dwyer Jacob Rule 5 56.5kg 83
12 03x4638x11 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Ms Jamie Kah 8 56.5kg 82

Spring Stakes History

Redelva won the inaugural edition of the Spring Stakes in 1988, and then went on to win the race for the next two years. Redelva remains the only horse to seize three straight victories in the Spring Stakes. This compares to Hero Wind, who has also won three Spring Stakes, but not consecutively (1994, 1995, 1997).

There is a Group 3 race held in Newcastle that shares its name with the Morphettville Spring Stakes, although that is a mile event for three year olds run under set weight conditions.

Punters use Spring Stakes results for form guidance during the remainder of the spring in Adelaide. Because major racing tapers off, those quality sprinters who will be staying home for the season tend to seek nomination in the Spring Stakes.

Notable Spring Stakes winners include Black Rouge (1992), Super Elegant (2005), Rebel Raider (2010) and Happy Trails (2012). Spring Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.

Spring Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Spring Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Spring Stakes
1st Beirut 1 minute 13.5 seconds
2nd Riziz
3rd Rocket Commander
Spring Stakes
1st Red Eclipse 1 minute 12.7 seconds
2nd Whitlam
3rd Richie’s Vibe
Spring Stakes
1st Riziz 1 minute 13.2 seconds
2nd Light It Up
3rd Karacatis
Spring Stakes
1st Just Discreet 1 minute 12.8 seconds
2nd Meliora
3rd Golden Penny
Spring Stakes
1st Happy Trails 1 minute 11.9 seconds
2nd Gossip Girl
3rd Southern Speed
Spring Stakes
1st Uxorious 1 minute 13.6 seconds
2nd Periduki
3rd Valentine Miss
Spring Stakes
1st Rebel Raider 1 minute 15.1 seconds
2nd Xaieta
3rd Likable Will
Spring Stakes
1st Midnight Mustang 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Magical Pearl
3rd Cerberus Gal
Spring Stakes
1st El Maze 1 minute 13.2 seconds
2nd Sensational Toy
3rd Niconero
Spring Stakes
1st Zupaone 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Amyjaye Power
3rd El Maze
Spring Stakes
1st Royal Ida 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Shablec
3rd Bruges
Spring Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Squillani
Spring Stakes
1st Sky CUddle 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Squillani
3rd Zip Zip Aray
Spring Stakes
1st Squillani 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Nadema
3rd Lawsons Storm
Spring Stakes
1st Strategic Image 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Romilada
3rd Star Hit
Spring Stakes
1st Flavour 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Spice Doll
3rd Star Hit
Spring Stakes
1st Spice Doll 1 minute 15.2 seconds
2nd Hand Pass
3rd Euclase Pat