2011 D’Urban Stakes Won by Dusty Star – Caulfield CF Orr Day Race 3 Results

February 12, 2011

2011 D’Urban Stakes Won by Dusty Star – Caulfield CF Orr Day Race 3 Results

Dusty Star

Dusty Star wins 2011 D'Urban Stakes

Race three at Caulfield’s CF Orr Stakes Day this afternoon has been won by Dusty Star who ran his fellow three-year-old rivals off their feet to claim an impressive all-the-way victory in the $180,000 Group 2 D’Urban Stakes (1400m).

It was a career-best win for General Nediym gelding Dusty Star who maintained a blistering speed throughout to win the D’Urban Stakes in an outstanding time of 1:25.5.

In-form hoop Craig Williams, who scored victory earlier in Caulfield Race 2 aboard Lord Pyrus, produced another beautiful ride.

Dusty Star got away well from barrier five and hit the front to take an easy early lead ahead of the John Thompson-trained Run For Levi.

The eventual winner just flew along and held a four length lead mid-way through the 1400m gallop, still ahead by two on the turn.

Race favourite Under The Eiffel was under enormous pressure after missing the jump by a length and then losing it around the turn.

Showing their class, Under The Eiffel eventually moved up on the far outside and ran a courageous second behind all-the-way winner Dusty Star.

In a photo finish for third the Robert Smerdon-trained Eclair Mystic finished off the Trifecta, the last start Zeditave Stakes’ winner far from disgraced today.

Purchased for $220,000 at the Magic Millions sales, Dusty Star has now won four of his 13 career starts today’s prize money boosting his total career earnings to around $218,000.

The 2011 Australian Guineas at Flemington on March 5 is the main autumn aim for Dusty Star, connections including trainer Peter Morgan confident they have the mile in them.

The next race on the Caulfield race card this afternoon is the first of the Blue Diamond Preludes when the colts and geldings face off at 2:35pm (AEDST).

Can hot favourite Sepoy maintain his unbeaten record? We think so and to back them at the best odds head to Luxbet now!

2011 D’Urban Stakes Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 5 DUSTY STAR(5) Craig Williams Peter Morgan 55.5 1-22.50
2nd 7 UNDER THE EIFFEL(1) Jamie Mott Tony Vasil 55.5 1.0L
3rd 4 ECLAIR MYSTIC(9) Chris Symons Robert Smerdon 57.0 1.2L
4th 8 ROADTRAIN(2) Damien Oliver Tony Vasil 55.5 1.3L
5th 2 ECLAIR SURPRISE(6) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 57.5 1.4L
6th 6 SERVANT(3) Ben Melham Peter G Moody 55.5 1.6L
7th 1 HOLLOWLEA(11) Nicholas Hall Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 58.0 2.6L
8th 3 RUN FOR LEVI(8) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 57.0 4.1L
9th 11 I THINK I DO(4) Corey Brown Bart Cummings 55.5 6.1L
10th 9 GILDED SPUR(7) Glen Boss Anthony Cummings 55.5 8.4L
11th 10 KERCHINGS(10) Danny Nikolic Anthony Cummings 55.5 28.4L

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Maj...

Caloundra Cup 2022 Results: Le...

Caloundra Cup 2022 Results: Le Don De Vie Too Good

Le Don De Vie atoned for his unplaced The Q22 run at Eagle Farm last start...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival comes to a close today, Saturday June...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheez...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

Peter & Paul Snowden added to their impressive Group 1 tally this Brisbane...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

In a huge performance the front-running Numerian lead from barrier to box to...

Race Results

Winx Guineas 2022 Results: Majestic Colour Wins Fourth Straight

Caloundra Cup 2022 Results: Le Don De Vie Too Good

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Filly Startantes Powers Through To Win

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

Race Previews

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Tattersall’s Tiara 2022 Betting Update: Kiku Market Mover

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

Fields & Form

2022 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting Update

Battleton Tops 2022 Winx Guineas Field & Betting Markets

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report