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The Newcastle 3YO Spring Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held in November on the same day as the $1 million The Hunter.
2023 Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Genzano
- 2nd: #14 Kind Words
- 3rd: #1 Kintyre
The Newcastle Jockey Club 3YO 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 $250,000 in prize money and now takes place on the same day as the $1 million The Hunter – one of the newer seven-figure races introduced by Racing NSW as part of the wider The Everest Carnival.
The 2021 Spring Stakes field was franked with the winner Festival Dancer running third next-up in the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.
The 2022 Spring Stakes winner Pierossa returned the following autumn and ran a good fourth in the 2023 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).
The 2023 NJC Spring Stakes ran on Saturday November 18, 2023 as part of Newcastle’s The Hunter Day and was won in an upset by the in-form Maurice filly Genzano ($15).
|Newcastle Spring Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday November 18, 2023|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights|
2023 Newcastle Spring Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Genzano ($15)
- 2nd: #14 Kind Words
- 3rd: #1 Kintyre
|1||11||GENZANO||Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich||Zac Lloyd (a)||11||54.5kg||$15|
|2||14||KIND WORDS||Kris Lees||Sam Clipperton||1.31L||1||54.5kg||$14|
|3||1||KINTYRE||Gary Portelli||Adam Hyeronimus||1.51L||8||56.5kg||$5.50|
|4||4||SLY BOOTS||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Regan Bayliss||1.52L||6||56.5kg||$8.50|
|5||8||UNCLE HARRY||Paul Perry||Reece Jones||2.72L||10||56.5kg||$51|
|6||6||METALLIC RULER||Sam Kavanagh||Chad Schofield||3.12L||3||56.5kg||$20|
|7||5||JURISPRUDENCE||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||3.21L||12||56.5kg||$31|
|8||10||VIESTE||Benjamin Smith||Ms Robyn Freeman||5.32L||13||54.5kg||$201|
|9||13||MAH ALI||Benjamin Smith||Jay Ford||7.79L||2||54.5kg||$61|
|10||9||UNTIL VALHALLA||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ms Rachel King||9.84L||5||54.5kg||$5F|
|11||3||INVINCIBLE SPY||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||12.47L||9||56.5kg||$5.50|
|12||12||JUST IN TIME||Richard & Will Freedman||Dylan Gibbons (a)||18.91L||4||54.5kg||$8|
|13||2||INFLUENTIAL||Chris Waller||Joshua Parr||28.15L||7||56.5kg||$7.50|
|7||HEADS YOU LOSE||Chris Waller||Tyler Schiller||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Newcastle Jockey Club 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.
Festival Dancer ($5 in 2021) is the last Newcastle Spring Stakes favourite to win.
There was a notable upset in 2022 with Pierossa winning at Spring Stakes odds of $19 and again in 2023 with Genzano saluting at $15 in the markets.
2023 Newcastle 3YO 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 2023 final field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
2023 Newcastle 3YO Spring Stakes Nominations
Early nominations for the Newcastle Spring Stakes 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be updated below once available.
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||Genzano||1 minute 35.25 seconds|
|1st||Pierossa||1 minute 39.67 seconds|
|1st||Festival Dancer||1 minute 38.30 seconds|
|1st||The Elanora||1 minute 35.73 seconds|
|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|