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1 Welcome to the grand finale of the 2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Today is TAB Champions Stakes Day with a sequence of three extraordinary racing contests, each carrying prizemoney of $3 million: the Darley Champions Sprint, the Kennedy Champions Mile and the TAB Champions Stakes. Last year the Victoria Racing Club inaugurated this new format for the last of the four days of the traditional Melbourne Cup Carnival. The result exceeded all expectations, with spectacular wins to Roch ‘N’ Horse over Nature Strip in the Sprint, to Alligator Blood in the Mile and to Zaaki in the Stakes. The battles today will be equally impressive. Races for champions have been part of the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival for the past 150 years. In fact, the first great Champions race here dates back to 1859. But last year was unique in bringing three races for champions together for the first time, over their specialist distances The quality of today’s racing is enhanced by the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes of 2600 metres. Last year this race was run as the Queen’s Cup, an event traditionally rotated around Australian capital cities. This year on TAB Champions Stakes Day it reverts to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. This honours the late monarch’s deep affection for the sport we all love, and commemorates her several visits to Flemington, beginning with her first royal visit here in 1954. Also run today will be the World Horse Racing Grand Handicap, an 1100 metre sprint, and a salute to Flemington’s inclusion in the World Horse Racing alliance. We farewell another brilliant Melbourne Cup Carnival in championship style. Have a great day at Flemington. Neil Wilson Chairman CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME
THE VICTORIA RACING CLUB PROUDLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING RACE SPONSORS TAB Champions Stakes Day
3 NEIL WILSON Chairman MICHAEL RAMSDEN Vice Chairman GLENN CARMODY Honorary Treasurer SOPHIE O’KANE VIN COX NEIL WERRETT MICHAEL SAADIE DAVE BARHAM ALLISON PURDEY ANN PEACOCK Chief Executive Officer: STEVE ROSICH (Secretary in accordance with the Rules of Racing) Acknowledgement of Country The Victoria Racing Club acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which it is based, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. VICTORIA RACING CLUB DIRECTORS TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES DAY Saturday 11 November 2023 VICTORIA RACING CLUB - DIRECTORS
5 Office: 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031 Telephone: (03) 8378 0888 Facsimile: (03) 9376 5846 Internet: flemington.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria Racing Club Limited ACN 119 214 078 Stipendiary Stewards: ROBERT MONTGOMERY (Chairman), JAMES HITCHCOCK, CORIE WALLER, KIRSTIE VANDERZEIL, ALEX STRECKBEIN & ANDREW DEAKIN Veterinary Surgeons: Dr JENNETTE O’RIELLY, Dr GRACE FORBES, Dr THIAGO REIS RIBEIRO DA LUZ, Dr JAMIE WEARN & Dr EDWINA WILKES Judge: PAUL EGAN Starter: PAUL DIDHAM & ANTHONY RICHARDS Clerks Of Scales: CHRISTOPHER ELKINGTON SIMON PETCH Betting Supervisor: WAGERING DEPARTMENT Clerks Of Course: SHANE PATTERSON, PETER PATTERSON, BOB CHALLIS & CAMERON TEMPLETON Doctor: Dr JOHN McCORKELL Course Broadcaster: MATT HILL Brand, Marketing & Communications: JO KING Commercial Operations: PETER MINEO VRC Media: DAVID CAMPBELL Experience & Events: LUKE KINNIBURGH Finance & Information Technology: SAM WHATMORE Legal, Risk & Governance: NADIA ANGELO Membership, Ticketing & Customer Operations: JACINTA ALEXANDER Operations: JAMES REID People Capability & Development: MEGAN LOVE Racing: LEIGH JORDON VRC TRACKS & GARDENS MANAGERS Flemington Racecourse: LIAM O’KEEFFE Keeper Of The Flemington Roses: MICK RYAN RVL RACE DAY OFFICIALS VRC EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGERS OFFICIALS
6 10.50am REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE A Remembrance Day Service will take place in the Mounting Yard to commemorate 105 years since the signing of the Armistice on 11.11.1918. This will be followed by One Minute’s Silence at 11am. 12.40pm Race 1 AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION TROPHY Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Ms Ann Peacock, Director, will escort Dr Joe Tucci, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Childhood Foundation (the VRC’s Official Pin & Win Charity Partner of the 2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival), for Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 1.15pm Race 2 RESIMAX GROUP ALWAYS WELCOME STAKES (LR) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Ms Alli Purdey, Director, will make the Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 1.50pm Race 3 THE AMANDA ELLIOTT (LR) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Mr Vin Cox, Director, will escort Mrs Amanda Elliott AO, for Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 2.30pm Race 4 QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES (G3) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Mr Neil Werrett, Director, will make the Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 3.10pm Race 5 TAB MATRIARCH STAKES (G2) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Ms Sophie O’Kane, Director, will escort Ms Raelene Murphy, Director, Tabcorp, for Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 3.50pm Race 6 DARLEY CHAMPIONS SPRINT (G1) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Mr Glenn Carmody, Honorary Treasurer and Director, will escort Mr Andy Makiv, Head of Sales, Darley Stallions at Godolphin, for Presentation of Trophies to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. 4.30pm Race 7 KENNEDY CHAMPIONS MILE (G1) Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Mr Michael Ramsden, Vice Chairman, will escort Ms Sonia Bettega, Chief Operating Officer, Kennedy, for Presentation of Trophies to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES DAY Saturday 11 November 2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7 5.10pm Race 8 TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES (G1) TAB Champions Stakes Official Trophy Handover Following CORRECT WEIGHT, the Chairman, Mr Neil Wilson, will escort Mr Adam Rytenskild, MD & CEO, Tabcorp, to the Mounting Yard where the 2023 TAB Champions Stakes Trophies will be presented to the Winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey. This segment will be hosted by Mr Eddie McGuire AM, Network 10 Melbourne Cup Carnival Host. TAB Champions Stakes Trophy Presentation Following the Trophy Handover, Mr Neil Wilson and Mr Adam Rytenskild will be escorted to The Winners Bar where formal speeches and acknowledgements will take place. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. 5.50pm Race 9 WORLD HORSE RACING GRAND HANDICAP Following CORRECT WEIGHT, Mr Steve Rosich, Chief Executive Officer and Director, will escort Mr Geoffrey Riddle, Editorial and Brand Director, World Horse Racing, for Presentation of the Trophy to the Winning Owner. Ms Jaimee Rogers, Host, to introduce. This presentation will take place in The Winners Bar. Guard of Honour for champion jockey and three-time Melbourne Cup winning rider, Damien Oliver. Immediately following Damien Oliver’s final race at Headquarters, his fellow jockeys will create a guard of honour as Damien walks into the Mounting Yard, where the VRC Chairman, Mr Neil Wilson will make a special presentation. 6.00pm 2023 JB Cummings Leading Trainer Award 2023 Ron Hutchinson Leading Jockey Award The presentation of these awards will take place in The Winners Bar following the last race. 6.05pm PIN & WIN COMPETITION Pin & Win prize winners announced live on-course with charity partner Australian Childhood Foundation, a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting children to recover from the trauma of abuse and family violence. This will be hosted by Mr Marc Ohlmus, VRC Host. Major prize is a Lexus 2023 RX350H 2WD plus enhancement pack valued at $102,904 driveaway. Second prize is a collection of luxury watches and fine jewellery from Kennedy valued at $73,500; third prize is a three-night accommodation package in two Prestige Suites for four guests at Melbourne Hotel for the Arts, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins valued at $7,200; and fourth prize is a TCL Television and Home Appliance voucher for $5,000.
8 Remembrance Day The VRC is pleased to support the Victorian Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL Victoria) to raise funds for the Annual Poppy Appeal – supporting Australian veterans and their families. Racegoers will have the opportunity to purchase a Red Poppy lapel pin from $2-$50 from on-course RSL Victoria volunteers – replacing the Red Rose as the official flower for the day. A Remembrance Day Commemorative Service will be held in the Mounting Yard at 10:50am. The service will feature a bugler sounding the Last Post, a minute of silence at 11am and a recitation of the Ode of Remembrance by Peter Smith OAM (Fundraising Manager, RSL). The Park - A kaleidoscope of fun, fashion, food, and entertainment The hottest musicians take to the Live Stage every day; Melbourne’s best pop-up restaurants serving a variety of delicious takeaway; and the live racing action continues on the big screen. The Park is located on The Hill and adjacent to the train station. EAT DRINK • Petisco • The Pony Bar & Saloon • Ging Thai • Furphy Beer Truck • The Ranch • Mr Black Bar • Speedy Gonzales • The Smirnoff Soda Bar • Twistto • The Coffee Mill • The Coffee Mill THE PARK - LIVE STAGE SET TIMES • Mell Hall 3:40pm • Timmy Trumpet 5:30pm The Club Lawn – East End of the Front Lawn In-between races, head to the Club Lawn, located on the Front Lawn East, the coolest place to be on course with its relaxed chic vibes and contemporary style. Hang with friends old and new, grab a cocktail, and enjoy the delights from some of Melbourne’s trendiest restaurants. EAT • 400 Gradi • Mr Miyagi • Meat Frankie • Ebby ALL RACEGOERS TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES DAY Saturday 11 November 2023 WHAT’S ON
9 The Elms – West End of the Front Lawn Head to The Elms where you can grab a refreshing drink and try some of Melbourne’s best food trucks. EAT • Katsu King Bao • Bratboy • New Orleans Chicken The Front Lawn A plethora of food and drink options that both members and the public can access. The Magical Garden Bring the kids to The Park for a variety of fun activities in The Magical Garden. There will be lawn games, stage shows, arts and crafts, face painters a silent disco and whole lot more! Phar Lap Club Members will be treated to a free giveaway and entry into the Butterfly Enclosure. • Lawn Games 11:15am-5:00pm • Arts & Crafts 11:15am-5:00pm • Stage Shows 11:30am-3:40pm • Butterfly Enclosure 11:30am-2:30pm (Phar Lap Club Members) • Face painters 12:00pm-4:00pm • Silent Disco 1:30pm-3:00pm Official Merchandise Make sure you visit one of the many merchandise stores on course over the four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. From silk ties and scarves to stubby holders and caps, racegoers will find a range of VRC and Melbourne Cup Carnival merchandise items to choose from, including an exclusive member’s merchandise range. Members can get 10% off merchandise when they scan their Membership Card in The Heritage Centre Merchandise Shop only. Merchandise store locations: • The Heritage Centre Merchandise Shop (10% off for VRC Members only) • The Breezeway • Hill Square • The Elms • The Birdcage • The Rails Promenade • The Nursery • The Panoramic • Roving sellers
10 The Birdcage Settle in or drop by – however you decide to spend your Cup Week race day, be sure to check out The Birdcage this year to savour the delights on offer for VRC Members and their guests. Everything is set – including the Bird Bath Bar with an all-new boutique food and drink menu, live entertainment at The Birdcage stage and, The Pamper Lounge where acclaimed hair and make-up stars Joey Scandizzo and Jade Kisnorbo will be on hand to provide some touch ups. Access to The Birdcage is included in the price of a Members Enclosure Daily Guest Ticket or a Rails Promenade Pedestrian Pass. The Pamper Lounge The Pamper Lounge is back! To help you keep your look fresh and fabulous all day long, visit the Pamper lounge at The Atrium between 11.30am and 5.30pm for complimentary hair and make-up touch ups throughout the day. EXCLUSIVE TO VRC MEMBERS AND GUESTS TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES DAY Saturday 11 November 2023 WHAT’S ON Does your horse have a retirement plan? It’s never too early to start planning. Visit ottcommunity.com.au to learn about Racing Victoria’s Equine Welfare Programs.
11 LIVE STAGE MELL HALL 3:40pm TIMMY TRUMPET 5:30pm
12 VRC CHAMPIONS DAY Wizardry Magic By Andrew Lemon MAGIC MISS: Miss Andretti (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
13 One out of the box, as an old neighbour of mine used to say: the Victoria Racing Club’s inaugural Champions Day last year proved magical. There is a great word in French: prestidigitation. Think of Mandrake the Magician in cape and top hat: now you see it, now you don’t … and now you do! On Champions Day at Flemington last year, classics seemingly vanished. Something bigger and better took their place. The VRC launched its new-look final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with not just one but three $3 million Group 1 champion races to strengthen the last of the traditional four race days as a grand finale, sustaining depth and quality right to the end of the week. There was also the Group 3 Queen’s Cup for stayers, icing on a magical cake. Those three Champions Races justified the label and the increased prizemoney. They stay fresh in the mind. The 2022 VRC Newmarket Handicap winner, New Zealand mare Roch ‘N’ Horse, edged international champion Nature Strip out of first place in the Darley Champions Sprint. Rising star Giga Kick finished fast but narrowly missed a place. Then, in the Kennedy Champions Mile, the popular Alligator Blood beat Group 1 winners Tuvalu and Mr Brightside. The flashy Zaaki defeated his stablemate Mo’unga in the TAB Champions Stakes. But here is the real magic: something can be new and historic at the same time. Each of those new Champions races has a pedigree that stretches far back into the past, bringing the lustre of history to the champions of 2022. EPIC SPRINT: Roch ‘N’ Horse claims another Flemington feature Group 1 in the 2022 Darley Champions Sprint. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
14 Stakes Day Magic Take the newly enriched Darley Champions Sprint. This was the race previously known as the Darley Sprint Classic. It is the race that Nature Strip, son of Nicconi, won in 2019 and again in 2021 before triumphing in June last year in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. You might recall the Sprint in earlier years as the Patinack Farm Classic when Black Caviar sizzled to victory in 2010 and again in 2011; or as the Age Classic when Miss Andretti won in 2007. Confusion can creep in because the race was moved in Miss Andretti’s year from its previous position on Victoria Derby Day. And Miss Andretti’s was the year when the classic became a weight-for-age contest. For the previous forty-seven years the race had been a Derby Day quality sixfurlong handicap, adjusting to the metric 1200 metres from 1972. It was the Salinger Stakes in Takeover Target’s era, and the Southcorp when Brawny Spirit won. It was the Gadsden from 1985 to 1993: Final Card equalled the track record in 1991. The race had first been run in 1960 with tobacco branding, among the first commercially sponsored events at Flemington. Champion names on the early list of winners include Vain, Dual Choice, Century and Maybe Mahal. Similarly, the Kennedy Champions Mile has its past as the ‘Cantala Stakes’. This connection is even more tortuous, winding its way back to an 1881 GATOR’S MILE: Fan-favourite Alligator Blood, and jockey Tim Clark, claimed the 2022 Kennedy Champions Mile in emphatic fashion. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
15 Flemington race called the Coburg Stakes. Hurtle Fisher’s horse Courtenay (sired by Yattendon), ridden by Tom Hales, won the inaugural race. There is much early Flemington history wrapped up with those names. In 1919, to honour Septimus Miller, a notable former VRC Chairman, the race became the Cantala, named after his grand property at Caulfield. From 1960 the race was shifted from Derby Day to the final day as a sponsored race, first as the Tattersalls Memorial then as the George Adams Handicap. The former Perth champion Aquanita set the scene with successive wins in 1960 and 1961. After 1985, the 1600 metre race changed name several times more with a succession of sponsors: Ampol, Honda, Nissen, Chrysler and, from 1998 to 2016, Emirates. Returning briefly to Derby Day in 2016 as the Cantala and then the Kennedy Mile, the race reverted to the final day as one of the three feature Champions Day races in 2022. Finally there is the TAB Champions Stakes, the 2000-metre championship. It links itself to the historic L.K.S. Mackinnon Stakes, first run as such in 1936 to honour the memory of the late VRC Chairman. Previously it had been the Melbourne Stakes with a lineage stretching back to the era of the earliest Melbourne Cups. In 2016 the race was switched to the final day, won by Awesome Rock. By sleight-of-hand perhaps, the Mackinnon that year was called the Emirates Stakes – but became the Mackinnon again when Trap For Fools won in 2018. Prestidigitation? Wizardry? Whatever, let the magic continue. BACK-TO-BACK: Zaaki runs it back! After success with James McDonald in the saddle in 2021 (left), he teamed up with Jamie Kah and put on a traditional bold, front-running performance in 2022 (right). (George Sal/Racing Photos & Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)
16 Flemington will come to a pause on Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November, as we pay our respects to our service personnel that contributed to Australia’s war efforts. Not only did Flemington play an important role as a training ground for soldiers, Cup Week 1918 was an emotional time, occurring just days before the end of the First World War. Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5 November 1918. Rumours abounded that the First World War, raging for more than four years, was about to end – that an armistice would be signed, that Peace would soon be declared. The excitement at Flemington was palpable. Maybe today? Night Watch won the Cup. It seemed a great omen. Soon, surely, the dawn would come! Extra emotion surrounded this win. Night Watch was the son of Wakeful, one of the greatest mares ever to race in Australia. It was as if a son of Black Caviar or Winx or Makybe Diva were to win the Melbourne Cup today. We remember them… By Andrew Lemon (Nicole Cleary)
17 Flemington remembers Two days later: VRC Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 1918. A large crowd returns to Flemington. This time rumour turns into mayhem, but it was a false dawn. Where do rumours begin? This was the era before loudspeakers and public address systems at the racecourse, or of social media on your phone, but word spread instantly. Here was the newspaper report next day: Showgirl won the Oaks, a daughter of another Melbourne Cup hero from before the war, the 1910 winner, Comedy King. Two days later again: Saturday 9 November, the final day of Cup Week. The Sydney horse Kennaquhair, gallant runner-up in the Cup to Night Watch, won the main race, the C.B. Fisher Plate. Again the course was crowded. Quieter this time, still no news from Europe, but anticipation simmered. The big difference to the previous four years was the attendance of ‘so many gaily dressed women’. Cup Week ended. The following Monday, 11 November 1918, Peace finally came, the armistice was signed. The place was France, the time there was actually 5am with hostilities to cease at the 11th hour. In practical terms that translated to 2pm and 8pm, respectively, in Melbourne, which was not on daylight saving time. FALSE PEACE REPORT EXCITEMENT AT FLEMINGTON: Betting Temporarily Forgotten Great excitement was created at the Flemington racecourse yesterday afternoon by a false report that Germany had surrendered to the armistice terms of the Allies. Betting was in progress on the third race … when somebody made the announcement over the [betting] rails that the war was over … In a moment all was excitement. The news spread like wildfire, and the betting ring became packed with cheering people. Backer and bookmakers gave no further heed to the wagering. The National Anthem was sung several times, and three cheers were given for the Allies, for Marshal Foch and for the boys at the front. Captain G. A. Burkett who was one of the original speakers at recruiting rallies on racecourses in Melbourne, made a speech, which was punctuated by great cheering … The band on the lawn played the National Anthem. After a while the excitement partially subsided and betting was resumed. Mr L.K.S. Mackinnon, chairman of the VRC, hurriedly sought confirmation of the report. He soon received a telegram from the Acting Prime Minister (Mr Watt) stating that the rumours were without foundation This was posted in the ring and evoked expression of keen disappointment—but the people were fortified by the belief that they had only slightly anticipated the good news of the near future.
18 Flemington remembers That evening, celebrations took over the main streets of Melbourne. People from the suburbs poured into the city, waving flags, climbing trees and street signs, bringing traffic to a halt: cheers and songs, shouting and bands, tin whistles and kerosene tins as improvised drums, tears of joy, private moments of grief. It was meant to be the end of the war to end all wars. This was a Melbourne Cup week and aftermath not to be forgotten. And, symbolically, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month has stopped the clocks ever since, in parts around the globe, for a minute’s silence, for Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day 2023 at Flemington The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is joining forces with the Victorian Branch of the Returned Services League of Australia (RSL Victoria) this Remembrance Day on Saturday 11 November, which coincides with the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, TAB Champions Stakes Day. The race day will raise funds for the Annual Poppy Appeal, a fund that has supported Australian veterans and their families by delivering lifechanging support for more than 100 years. Racegoers will have the opportunity to contribute to the Poppy Appeal by purchasing a red poppy lapel pin with prices ranging from $2 to $50 from on-course RSL Victoria volunteers, with the poppy set to replace the iconic red rose as the official flower for the race day. In recognition of their service, free General Admission entry will also be offered for all past and current service men and women with approved ID. The gates at Flemington Racecourse will open at 10:40am, with a Remembrance Day Commemorative Service held in the Mounting Yard at 10:53am. The service will feature a bugler sounding the Last Post, a minute of silence at 11am and a recitation of the Ode of Remembrance by State President of RSL Victoria Dr Rob Webster OAM.
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27 One of the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s most iconic races takes on a new name in 2022 as the contest initiated in 1869 as the Melbourne Stakes and then renamed in 1937 as the LKS Mackinnon Stakes becomes the VRC TAB Champions Stakes. Originally held on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and serving not just as a premier weight-for-age event but also an important lead-up to the Lexus Melbourne Cup, the 2000m feature was switched to the final day in 2016. The list of winners serves as a who’s who of Australian racing, including 15 winners of the Lexus Melbourne Cup in the same year – led by horses like Carbine, Phar Lap, Peter Pan, Rising Fast, Rain Lover and Let’s Elope – as well as champions of the ilk of Wakeful, Eurythmic, Gloaming, Tranquil Star, Sailor’s Guide, Tulloch, Tobin Bronze, Dulcify, Better Loosen Up, Lonhro and So You Think. Recent years have also seen international victories for England with Side Glance, France with Gailo Chop and Ireland with Magic Wand. It was a back-to-back success for the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki who led all the way in a star-studded field. Jockey Jamie Kah rated the gelding perfectly in front to turn the table on Cox Plate winner, Anamoe. It was an exclamation mark on what was brilliant carnival on the famous Flemington track. 2022 TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES WINNER ZAAKI (GB) TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES HISTORY OF THE STAKES Scott Barbour/Racing Photos
28 TAB CHAMPIONS STAKES LEADING TRAINERS LEADING JOCKEYS TRAINER WINS HORSES (YEAR) JOCKEY WINS HORSES (YEAR) Bart Cummings 11 So You Think (2010) Jim Johnson 5 Voleur (1970) Sirmione (2007) Rain Lover (1968) Rogan Josh (1999) Winfreux (1967) Let’s Elope (1991) Tobin Bronze (1966) Bounty Hawk (1984) Yangtze (1965) Belmura Lad (1980-81) Damien Oliver 5 Happy Trails (2014) Gold And Black (1976) Glass Harmonium (2011) Leilani (1974) Grand Armee (2004) Voleur (1970) Danewin (1995) Trellios (1959) Paris Lane (1994) CURRENT TRAINERS CURRENT JOCKEYS TRAINER WINS HORSES (YEAR) JOCKEY WINS HORSES (YEAR) Gai Waterhouse 4 Theseo (2008) Damien Oliver 5 Happy Trails (2014) Desert War (2006) Glass Harmonium (2011) Grand Armee (2004) Grand Armee (2004) All Our Mob (1996) Danewin (1995) Annabel Neasham 2 Zaaki (2021) Paris Lane (1994) Zaaki (2022) John Allen 1 Trap For Fools (2018) Graeme Rogerson 2 La Bella Dama (2001) Luke Currie 1 Arcadia Queen (2020) Ebony Grosve (1997) Jamie Kah 1 Zaaki (2022) Andrew Balding 1 Side Glance (2013) Damian Lane 1 Tosen Stardom (2018) Leon & Troy Corstens 1 Awesome Rock (2016) James McDonald 1 Zaaki (2021) Mathew Ellerton 1 Casual Pass (2003) Ryan Moore 1 Magic Wand (2019) Lee Freedman 1 Paris Lane (1994) Ben Melham 1 Gailo Chop (2015) John Hawkes 1 Lonhro (2002) Nash Rawiller 1 Theseo (2008) David Hayes 1 Better Loosen Up (1990) Jamie Spencer 1 Side Glance (2013) Michael Moroney 1 Glass Harmonium (2011) Craig Williams 1 Alcopop (2012) Daniel Morton 1 Scenic Shot (2009) Aidan O’Brien 1 Magic Wand (2019) Jake Stephens 1 Alcopop (2012) Antoine de Watrigant 1 Gailo Chop (2015) John Wheeler 1 Veandercross (1992) Grant & Alana Williams 1 Arcadia Queen (2020) TRAINERS AND JOCKEYS
29 YEAR WINNER 2022 Zaaki 2021 Zaaki 2020 Arcadia Queen 2019 Magic Wand 2018 Trap For Fools 2017 Tosen Stardom 2016 Awesome Rock 2015 Gailo Chop 2014 Happy Trails 2013 Side Glance 2012 Alcopop 2011 Glass Harmonium 2010 So You Think 2009 Scenic Shot 2008 Theseo 2007 Sirmione 2006 Desert War 2005 Lad Of The Manor 2004 Grand Armee 2003 Casual Pass 2002 Lonhro 2001 La Bella Dama 2000 Oliver Twist 1999 Rogan Josh 1998 Champagne 1997 Ebony Grosve 1996 All Our Mob 1995 Danewin 1994 Paris Lane 1993 The Phantom 1992 Veandercross 1991 Let’s Elope 1990 Better Loosen Up 1989 Horlicks 1988 Empire Rose 1987 Rubiton 1986 At Talaq 1985 Rising Prince 1984 Bounty Hawk 1983 Veloso 1982 My Axeman 1981 Belmura Lad 1980 Belmura Lad 1979 Dulcify 1978 Family Of Man 1977 Sir Silver Lad 1976 Gold And Black 1975 Kiwi Can 1974 Leilani 1973 Australasia 1972 Stormy Seas 1971 Skint Dip YEAR WINNER 1970 Voleur 1969 Roman Consul 1968 Rain Lover 1967 Winfreux 1966 Tobin Bronze 1965 Yangtze 1964 Sir Dane 1963 Summer Fair 1962 Aquanita 1961 Sky High 1960 Tulloch 1959 Trellios 1958 Monte Carlo 1957 Sailor’s Guide 1956 Sir William 1955 Rising Fast 1954 Rising Fast 1953 Hydrogen 1952 Dalray 1951 Delta 1950 Comic Court 1949 Comic Court 1948 Snowstream 1947 Don Pedro 1946 Flight 1945 Tranquil Star 1944 Tranquil Star 1943 Amana 1942 Tranquil Star 1941 Beau Vite 1940 Beau Vite 1939 Ortelle’s Star 1938 Ajax 1937 The Trump 1936 Gay Blonde 1935 Sylvandale 1934 Peter Pan 1933 Rogilla 1932 Peter Pan 1931 Phar Lap 1930 Phar Lap 1929 High Syce 1928 Gothic 1927 Silvius (Ire) 1926 Manfred 1925 Pilliewinkie 1924 Gloaming 1923 Rivoli 1922 Harvest King 1921 Eurythmic 1920 Eurythmic 1919 Cetigne YEAR WINNER 1918 Magpie 1917 Cetigne 1916 Lavendo 1915 Traquette 1914 St. Carwyne 1913 Anna Carlovna 1912 Duke Foote 1911 Trafalgar 1910 Son Of The Marsh 1909 Alawa 1908 Peru 1907 Poseidon 1906 Solution 1905 Tartan 1904 Gladsome 1903 Wakeful 1902 Wakeful 1901 Wakeful 1900 Lancaster 1899 Mora 1898 Battalion 1897 Battalion 1896 Disfi Gured 1895 Hova 1894 Ruenalf 1893 Loyalty 1892 Autonomy 1891 Marvel 1890 Carbine 1889 Abercorn 1888 The Australian Peer 1887 Silver Mine 1886 Isonomy 1885 Trenton 1884 Malua 1883 Commotion 1882 Darebin 1881 Wheatear 1880 Chester 1879 First King 1878 Chester 1877 Robinson Crusoe 1876 Rapid Bay 1875 Kingsborough 1874 Dagworth 1873 Dagworth 1872 Contessa 1871 Warrior 1870 Tim Whiffler 1869 Glencoe LKS MACKINNON STAKES 1869-2022 PAST WINNERS
30 TRAINERS AND JOCKEYS 2022 KENNEDY CHAMPIONS MILE WINNER ALLIGATOR BLOOD LEADING TRAINERS LEADING JOCKEYS TRAINER WINS HORSES (YEAR) JOCKEY WINS HORSES (YEAR) Bart Cummings 6 Catlan Opening (1997) Roy Higgins 5 All Shot (1972) Shaftesbury Avenue (1990) Gunsynd (1971) Maybe Mahal (1976) Storm Queen (1966) Skyjack (1974) Brandy Lad (1964) Taj Rossi (1973) Woambra (1962) Storm Queen (1966) HISTORY OF THE MILE Scott Barbour/Racing Photos KENNEDY CHAMPIONS MILE The Kennedy Champions Mile is perhaps better known as the Cantala Stakes, and in fact, it retains this as its official ‘registered’ race name. The original Cantala Stakes – always a mile – was introduced on Victoria Derby Day 1919 to honour Septimus Miller who served forty years on the VRC committee, twelve years as Chairman. Miller asked for the race to be named not for himself but for his property, Cantala, on Dandenong Road, Caulfield. The Cantala Stakes moved to Final Day in 1960, rebranded as the George Adams Handicap, for the founder of Tattersalls lotteries, and run in later years under a succession of sponsors’ names. The Cantala went back to Victoria Derby Day in 2019 as the Kennedy Mile, but now returns, bigger and better, as part of TAB Champions Stakes Day.
31 YEAR WINNER 2022 Alligator Blood 2021 Superstorm 2020 Yulong Prince 2019 Fierce Impact 2018 Best Of Days 2017 Shillelagh 2016 Le Romain 2015 Turn Me Loose 2014 Hucklebuck 2013 Boban 2012 Happy Trails 2011 Albert The Fat 2010 Wall Street 2009 All American 2008 All Silent 2007 Tears I Cry 2006 Divine Madonna 2005 Valedictum 2004 Sky Cuddle 2003 Titanic Jack 2002 Scenic Peak 2001 Desert Eagle 2000 Testa Rossa 1999 Bonanova 1998 Bezeal Bay 1997 Catalan Opening 1996 Miss Margaret 1995 Seascay 1994 Seascay 1993 Primacy 1992 Planet Ruler 1991 Pontormo 1990 Shaftesbury Avenue 1989 Better Loosen Up 1988 Our Westminster 1987 Warned 1986 Chanteclair 1985 Dazzling Duke 1984 Riverdale 1983 Honest Promise 1982 Magari 1981 Tower Belle 1980 Silver Bounty 1979 Bit Of A Skite 1978 Family Of Man 1977 Galway Bay 1976 Maybe Mahal 1975 Kiwi Can YEAR WINNER 1974 Skyjack 1973 Taj Rossi 1972 All Shot 1971 Gunsynd 1970 Levian 1969 Vain 1968 Cyron 1967 Heroic Stone 1966 Storm Queen 1965 Heroic Stone 1964 Brandy Lad 1963 Wenona Girl 1962 Woambra 1961 Aquanita 1960 Aquanita 1959 Wheat King 1958 Droll Prince 1957 Landy 1956 Matrice 1955 Kosciusko 1954 Prince Cortauld 1953 Rio Janeiro 1952 Phaethon 1951 Kintail 1950 Ellerslie 1949 Comedy Prince 1948 Beau John 1947 Money Moon 1946 St. Fairy 1945 Royal Gem 1944 Gay Revelry 1943 Burberry 1942 Queen Baccha 1941 Burrabil 1940 Gold Salute 1939 Manrico 1938 St. Constant 1937 Mohican 1936 Gay Lover 1935 Hostile 1934 L’elite 1933 Care Free 1932 Denis Boy 1931 Dermid 1930 Mystic Peak 1929 Amounis 1928 Highland 1927 Vaals YEAR WINNER 1926 Amounis 1925 Waranton 1924 The Night Patrol 1923 Claro 1922 Violoncello 1921 Beeline 1920 Ethiopian 1919 Chal 1918 Fitness 1917 De Gama 1916 Colugo 1915 Fidelio 1914 De Gama 1913 Ireland 1912 Walter Tyrril 1911 Ladies’ Man 1910 Perilous 1909 Kerlie 1908 Iolaire 1907 Iolaire 1906 Benbow 1905 Debenture 1904 P.K. 1903 Graft 1902 Kinglock 1901 Caledonia 1900 Nitre 1899 Security 1898 Sailor Boy 1897 The Grafter 1896 Ayrshire 1895 Hindoo 1894 Escapade 1893 Rosebrook 1892 Cooya 1891 Cardoness 1890 Crown Jewel 1889 Boz 1888 Plutarch 1887 Quintin Matsys 1886 Day Star 1885 The Bohemian 1884 Josephine 1883 Paul 1882 Wizard 1881 Courtenay CANTALA STAKES 1881-2022 PAST WINNERS
32 HISTORY OF THE SPRINT 2022 DARLEY CHAMPIONS SPRINT WINNER ROCH ‘N’ HORSE TRAINERS AND JOCKEYS For sprinters, the Champions Sprint of 1200 metres up the Straight Six track is the true test. The Champions Sprint has been known by other names, including the Darley Sprint Classic, VRC Sprint Classic and the Patinack Farm Classic. The inaugural winner of the then-VRC Sprint Classic was Gulnare in 1868. The race was upgraded to Group 1 status in 2007. Many legends of the turf have won the race, including Phar Lap in 1930 and Black Caviar in 2010 and 2011 and more recently, Nature Strip. DARLEY CHAMPIONS SPRINT LEADING TRAINERS LEADING JOCKEYS TRAINER WINS HORSES (YEAR) JOCKEY WINS HORSES (YEAR) Bart Cummings 5 Unspoken Word (1992) Robert Heffernan 3 Zegna (1981) Taj Quillo (1986) Watney (1980) Forgone Conclusion (1982) Rooney (1979) Maybe Mahal (1976) James McDonald 3 Nature Strip (2021) Century (1973) Nature Strip (2019) Delectation (2015) George Sal/Racing Photos
33 YEAR WINNER 2022 Roch ‘N’ Horse 2021 Nature Strip 2020 Bivouac 2019 Nature Strip 2018 Santa Ana Lane 2017 Redzel 2016 Malaguerra 2015 Delectation 2014 Terravista 2013 Buffering 2012 Mental 2011 Black Caviar 2010 Black Caviar 2009 All Silent 2008 Swick 2007 Miss Andretti 2006 Dance Hero 2005 Glamour Puss 2004 Takeover Target 2003 Ancient Song 2002 Rubitano YEAR WINNER 2001 Sudurka 2000 Easy Rocking 1999 Pharein 1998 Flavour 1997 Notoire 1996 Gold Ace 1995 Brawny Spirit 1994 Hareeba 1993 Alishan 1992 Unspoken Word 1991 Final Card 1990 Planet Ruler 1989 Planet Ruler 1988 Special 1987 Sky Filou 1986 Taj Quillo 1985 Lord Ballina 1984 River Rough 1983 River Rough 1982 Forgone Conclusion 1981 Zegna YEAR WINNER 1980 Watney 1979 Rooney 1978 Always Welcome 1977 Galway Bay 1976 Maybe Mahal 1975 Miss Lockleys 1974 Scamanda 1973 Century 1972 Beaches 1971 Welsh Prince 1970 Dual Choice 1969 Vain 1968 Snub 1967 Iga Ninja 1966 Marmion 1965 Picca 1964 Star Of Heaven 1963 Ripa 1962 Samson 1961 Bengal Tiger 1960 Karina VRC SPRINT CLASSIC 1960-2022 PAST WINNERS TOP LEFT: Sprint star Nature Strip claimed a second win in the race in 2021. (Daniel Pockett/ Getty Images) TOP RIGHT: The Bart Cummings-trained Swick became a record fifth in 2008. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) BOTTOM LEFT: Black Caviar wins easily to go back to back in 2011. BOTTOM RIGHT: Miss Andretti defeats Gold Edition in 2007. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
34 Playing host to fourteen Group 1 races each year, Flemington attracts champion racehorses across all distances. The racecourse has been the setting for recordbreaking wins by legendary thoroughbreds including Black Caviar and Makybe Diva, which remain track records to this day. Distance Time Horse Date 1000m 55.42 BLACK CAVIAR 16 Feb 2013 1100m 1:02.15 LOVEYAMADLY 2 Mar 2013 1200m 1:07.16 IGLESIA 1 Jan 2001 1400m 1:20.60 LOVEY 12 Dec 1992 1600m 1:33.49 SCENIC PEAK 9 Nov 2002 1700m 1:40.83 NICONOISE 16 Feb 2013 1800m 1:47.36 TAHUNA GOLD 11 Mar 2000 2000m 1:58.73 MAKYBE DIVA 12 Mar 2005 2500m 2:33.00 KAWTUBAN (IRE) 7 Nov 1992 2600m 2:41.00 JOVIAL KNIGHT 2 Oct 1965 2800m 2:52.40 VERDANT (GB) 6 Nov 2012 3200m 3:16.30 KINGSTON RULE (USA) 6 Nov 1990 TRACK RECORDS Home of the Victoria Racing Club and the world-renowned Melbourne Cup Carnival TRACK SPECIFICATIONS Circumference 2312 metres Straight (Circuit) 450 metres Straight Track 1200 metres 3200m 2800m 2500m 2000m 1600m 1400m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1800m Winning Post FLEMINGTON TRACK
35 HORSE STALLS DIRECTORY 5 Affaire A Suivre 79 6 Airman 113 7 Alligator Blood 103 9 Along The River 107 3 Alsonso 16 4 Amade 99 5 Amokura 8 9 Anilla 18 6 Asfoora 47 8 Atishu 62 7 Bankers Choice 111 6 Bella Nipotina 81 9 Bews 85 8 Buckaroo 87 6 Buenos Noches 68 6 C'est Magique 54 5 Deny Knowledge 50 3 Don't Hope Do 115 8 Duais 4 4 Duke De Sessa 76 9 El Soleado 39 6 Espiona 59 3 Eugenius 31 1 Excelleration 77 7 Fangirl 60 1 Farhh Flung 123 9 Fasuto 22 6 Front Page 67 2 General Beau 117 9 Give Giggles 109 4 Hezashocka 84 1 Highland Jakk 106 8 Huetor 15 6 Imperatriz 34 6 In Secret 96 2 It'sourtime 124 1 Japanese Emperor 110 9 Kin 97 1 Kind Gesture 49 4 Knights Order 102 4 Kukeracha 57 4 Ladies Man 2 6 Lofty Strike 40 2 Lombardo 83 9 Longtimedreaming 38 3 Loose On Gin 69 9 Lounge Bar Rubi 118 3 Lovazou 121 4 Luncies 7 1 Lyrical Lad 98 9 Madame Du Gast 33 3 Mah Ali 3 3 Miss Aria 122 9 Mister Yu Shu 25 3 Modown 9 8 Montefilia 61 9 Mornington Glory 51 7 Mr Brightside 17 4 Muramasa 1 5 Mustang Valley 10 2 Najem Suhail 55 5 Noah 'N' A Deel 35 3 Nodachi 119 5 Osmose 105 2 Our Last Cash 6 3 Pantelone 93 5 Papillon Club 24 2 Parisal 95 5 Pearl of Alsace 37 4 Pesto 112 9 Pink Beau Ty 20 8 Pinstriped 46 2 Po Kare Kare 5 4 Port Philip 41 9 Prairie Flower 48 5 Premise 29 7 Pride Of Jenni 82 8 Prowess 36 3 Quickster 91 2 Ranges 14 9 Rattle And Bang 23 4 Regal Power 28 3 Regal Zeus 30 3 Reprisal 125 9 Rey Magnerio 56 9 River Noire 92 3 Riverina Power 32 3 Schwarz 27 1 Sequestered 94 5 She's A Con 53 3 Snapback 13 4 So Dazzling 42 5 Soul Choice 104 6 Star Patrol 21 5 Steinem 80 4 Taramansour 100 5 Thalassophile 58 7 The Inevitable 26 4 Third Realm 108 9 Title Fighter 44 3 Treasurway 43 1 Typhoon Harmony 101 2 Unusual Culture 78 2 Vespertine 52 7 Victoria Road 88 1 Von Hauke 19 2 Vongole 45 1 Watadeel 12 8 West Wind Blows 86 8 Young Werther 120 8 Zaaki 11 9 Zac De Boss 116 8 Zeyrek 114 Race Horse Stall Race Horse Stall Race Horse Stall
36 runners by trainer # Horse Race # Horse Race # Horse Race Anthony & Sam Freedman 10 Third Realm 4 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 1 Mr Brightside 7 2 Anilla 9 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 Unusual Culture 2 2 Duke De Sessa 4 3 Affaire A Suivre 5 4 Steinem 5 6 Bella Nipotina 6 5 Victoria Road 7 7 Pride Of Jenni 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 Knights Order 4 10 Soul Choice 5 13 Osmose 5 2 Alligator Blood 7 Leon & Troy Corstens 12 Alsonso 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 3 Lounge Bar Rubi 9 Michael & Luke Cerchi 8 Along The River 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 Pesto 4 5 Airman 6 5 Zeyrek 8 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 1 Lombardo 2 6 Hezashocka 4 7 Bews 9 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 Ranges 2 1 Snapback 3 2 Huetor 8 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 7 Quickster 3 11 River Noire 9 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 9 Najem Suhail 2 10 Rey Magnerio 9 Roger James & Robert Wellwood 11 Prowess 8 Simon & Ed Crisford 4 West Wind Blows 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 14 Give Giggles 9 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 Muramasa 4 Gavin Bedggood 13 Mornington Glory 9 Grahame Begg 7 Vespertine 2 11 She’s A Con 5 11 C’est Magique 6 Dean Binaisse 4 Rattle And Bang 9 Cliff Brown 6 Von Hauke 1 Jim Conlan 5 Mister Yu Shu 9 Richard Cully 4 Excelleration 1 Edward Cummings 9 Duais 8 James Cummings 7 Sequestered 1 5 Parisal 2 3 Pantelone 3 7 In Secret 6 9 Kin 9 Tom Dabernig 17 Riverina Power 3 Matthew Dale 1 Front Page 6 Clayton Douglas 17 Title Fighter 9 Henry Dwyer 10 Asfoora 6 12 Prairie Flower 9 Mathew Ellerton 4 General Beau 2 5 Nodachi 3 Greg Eurell 7 Papillon Club 5 Andrew Forsman 1 Mustang Valley 5 Peter Gelagotis 8 Typhoon Harmony 1 Bryce Heys 6 Po Kare Kare 2 Robert Hickmott 1 Highland Jakk 1 Enver Jusufovic 10 Vongole 2 6 Pinstriped 8 Les Kelly 9 Noah ‘N’ A Deel 5 Michael Kent 10 Kind Gesture 1 6 Deny Knowledge 5 John Keys 3 The Inevitable 7 Robbie Laing 19 El Soleado 9 John Leek (Jnr) 7 Regal Power 4 Kris Lees 4 Luncies 4 2 Amokura 5 Charlotte Littlefield 16 Modown 3 John McArdle 11 Regal Zeus 3 Clinton McDonald 4 Star Patrol 6 6 Fasuto 9 Brian McGrath 16 Pink Beau Ty 9 Michael Moroney 2 Japanese Emperor 1 4 Bankers Choice 7 Annabel Neasham 9 Watadeel 1 1 Zaaki 8 Shane Nichols 13 Eugenius 3 Danny O’Brien 5 Farhh Flung 1 2 It’sourtime 2 8 Lovazou 3 9 Miss Aria 3 10 Reprisal 3 3 Young Werther 8 Joseph O’Brien 7 Buckaroo 8 John O’Shea 6 Schwarz 3 12 Premise 5 Paul Preusker 15 Longtimedreaming 9 Shaune Ritchie 8 Pearl of Alsace 5 Trevor Rogers 18 Madame Du Gast 9 Julius Sandhu 12 Port Philip 4 3 Lofty Strike 6 John Sargent 11 So Dazzling 4 Donna Scott 11 Our Last Cash 2 Allan Sharrock 1 Ladies Man 4 Benjamin Smith 15 Mah Ali 3 Matthew Smith 2 Buenos Noches 6 Phillip Stokes 3 Lyrical Lad 1 5 Amade 4 13 Taramansour 4 Mark Walker 8 Imperatriz 6 Chris Waller 8 Kukeracha 4 5 Thalassophile 5 9 Espiona 6 6 Fangirl 7 8 Montefilia 8 10 Atishu 8 Jason Warren 4 Treasurway 3 Matthew Williams 14 Loose On Gin 3 Simon Zahra 2 Don’t Hope Do 3 1 Zac De Boss 9
37 jockey by rides Undeclared 6 Von Hauke 1 17 Title Fighter 9 19 El Soleado 9 Mitchell Aitken 10 Asfoora 6 12 Prairie Flower 9 Ben Allen 6 Pinstriped 8 John Allen 2 Duke De Sessa 4 4 Steinem 5 4 Bankers Choice 7 Declan Bates 4 Excelleration 1 17 Riverina Power 3 7 Pride Of Jenni 7 15 Longtimedreaming 9 Danny Beasley 12 Alsonso 3 Opie Bosson 1 Ladies Man 4 1 Mustang Valley 5 8 Imperatriz 6 Tatum Bull 1 Zac De Boss 9 Jordan Childs 10 Soul Choice 5 Tim Clark 9 Miss Aria 3 3 Knights Order 4 13 Osmose 5 2 Alligator Blood 7 Harry Coffey 15 Mah Ali 3 13 Taramansour 4 14 Give Giggles 9 Michael Dee 7 Sequestered 1 7 Vespertine 2 8 Lovazou 3 7 Regal Power 4 11 She’s A Con 5 11 C’est Magique 6 8 Montefilia 8 18 Madame Du Gast 9 Billy Egan 5 Farhh Flung 1 8 Unusual Culture 2 7 Quickster 3 3 Young Werther 8 Celine Gaudray 2 Anilla 9 Carleen Hefel 10 Vongole 2 11 River Noire 9 Jamie Kah 9 Watadeel 1 4 General Beau 2 3 Pantelone 3 10 Third Realm 4 6 Deny Knowledge 5 1 Zaaki 8 3 Lounge Bar Rubi 9 James McDonald 5 Parisal 2 6 Schwarz 3 8 Pearl of Alsace 5 7 In Secret 6 6 Fangirl 7 10 Atishu 8 9 Kin 9 Blaike McDougall 2 Don’t Hope Do 3 Kerrin McEvoy 3 Ranges 2 4 Treasurway 3 12 Port Philip 4 5 Thalassophile 5 9 Espiona 6 2 Huetor 8 16 Pink Beau Ty 9 Jye McNeil 8 Typhoon Harmony 1 14 Pesto 4 5 Airman 6 10 Rey Magnerio 9 Ben Melham 4 Star Patrol 6 5 Zeyrek 8 6 Fasuto 9 Beau Mertens 11 Regal Zeus 3 6 Hezashocka 4 13 Mornington Glory 9 Daniel Moor 10 Reprisal 3 9 Muramasa 4 7 Papillon Club 5 Jamie Mott 3 Lyrical Lad 1 Teo Nugent 1 Highland Jakk 1 5 Nodachi 3 Damien Oliver 2 Japanese Emperor 1 2 Amokura 5 3 Lofty Strike 6 3 The Inevitable 7 9 Duais 8 8 Along The River 9 Lachlan Overall 4 Rattle And Bang 9 Tyler Schiller 6 Po Kare Kare 2 12 Premise 5 1 Front Page 6 Blake Shinn 2 It’sourtime 2 2 Buenos Noches 6 5 Victoria Road 7 7 Buckaroo 8 7 Bews 9 Zac Spain 9 Najem Suhail 2 13 Eugenius 3 5 Amade 4 Jamie Spencer 4 West Wind Blows 8 Craig Williams 10 Kind Gesture 1 11 Our Last Cash 2 16 Modown 3 8 Kukeracha 4 9 Noah ‘N’ A Deel 5 6 Bella Nipotina 6 1 Mr Brightside 7 Dean Yendall 14 Loose On Gin 3 11 So Dazzling 4 Mark Zahra 1 Lombardo 2 1 Snapback 3 4 Luncies 4 3 Affaire A Suivre 5 11 Prowess 8 5 Mister Yu Shu 9 # Horse Race # Horse Race # Horse Race
38 Race 7 1600m 4:30pm Kennedy Champions Mile (Of $3,000,000) 1 11122 Mr Brightside (NZ) (2) Ben, Will & JD Hayes (dwc) . ...........Craig Williams 59 2 42113 Alligator Blood (5) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott (wtc) ............Tim Clark 59 3 3s287 The Inevitable (4) John Keys (dwt) . .................................Damien Oliver 59 4 8s735 Bankers Choice (NZ) (6) Michael Moroney (dw) . .....................John Allen 59 5 1s739 Victoria Road (IRE) (1) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (dw) .......Blake Shinn 58 6 s1317 Fangirl (7) Chris Waller (dwc) ........................................James McDonald 57 7 s6261 Pride Of Jenni (3) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (wc) ............Declan Bates 57 Flemington MULTIPLE BETTING info Daily Double 7 & 9 Quaddie 6,7,8,9 Race 6 1200m 3:50pm Darley Champions Sprint (Of $3,000,000) 1 826s1 Front Page (7) Matthew Dale (dwc) . ................................ Tyler Schiller 58.5 2 7s138 Buenos Noches (11) Matthew Smith (dwt) ............................Blake Shinn 58.5 3 284s6 Lofty Strike (4) Julius Sandhu (t) .....................................Damien Oliver 58.5 4 60s11 Star Patrol (6) Clinton McDonald (dtc) .................................Ben Melham 58.5 5 1s312 Airman (10) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes (dwc) ........................Jye McNeil 58.5 6 s3331 Bella Nipotina (1) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (dw) ........Craig Williams 56.5 7 7s244 In Secret (5) James Cummings (dwc) ..............................James McDonald 56.5 8 1s111 Imperatriz (8) Mark Walker (dw) ..........................................Opie Bosson 56.5 9 s2171 Espiona (3) Chris Waller (dwt) ...........................................Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 10 4s121 Asfoora (9) Henry Dwyer (wt) . .......................................Mitchell Aitken 56.5 11 s4395 C’est Magique (2) Grahame Begg ........................................Michael Dee 56.5
39 Race 9 1100m 5:50pm World Horse Racing Grand Handicap (Of $150,000) 1 04376 Zac De Boss (NZ) (18) Simon Zahra (wc) ..................... Tatum Bull (a3/49kg) 63 2 23131 Anilla (17) Ben, Will & JD Hayes (dwt) ................... Celine Gaudray (a2/53kg) 62 3 8312s Lounge Bar Rubi (8) Mark & Levi Kavanagh (w) ........................ Jamie Kah 62 4 42522 Rattle And Bang (10) Dean Binaisse (w) .........Lachlan Overall (a3/56kg) 60.5 5 0186s Mister Yu Shu (11) Jim Conlan (dw) . ..................................Mark Zahra 60 6 3s7L4 Fasuto (1) Clinton McDonald (dw) ...........................................Ben Melham 59.5 7 12241 Bews (6) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) (dw) .............................Blake Shinn 59 8 77s51 Along The River (19) Michael & Luke Cerchi (d) . ................Damien Oliver 58 9 4414s Kin (15) James Cummings (dw) .........................................James McDonald 57.5 10 11341 Rey Magnerio (4) Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock (d) .............Jye McNeil 57.5 11 63612 River Noire (13) P G Moody & K Coleman (d) ........Carleen Hefel (a1.5/48kg) 57 12 514s2 Prairie Flower (9) Henry Dwyer (dw) ...........................Mitchell Aitken 56.5 13 38s21 Mornington Glory (7) Gavin Bedggood (d) .....................Beau Mertens 55.5 14 21s11 Give Giggles (NZ) (3) Tony & Calvin McEvoy (dw) .................. Harry Coffey 55 15 510s1 Longtimedreaming (14) Paul Preusker (d) . ......................Declan Bates 54.5 16 52121 Pink Beau Ty (2) Brian McGrath ........................................Kerrin McEvoy 53 17e 17s3 Title Fighter (12) Clayton Douglas (w) .................................................. 53.5 18e 6237s Madame Du Gast (16) Trevor Rogers (wt) . ...........................Michael Dee 53 19e 7119s El Soleado (5) Robbie Laing (w) . .......................................................... 55.5 Race 8 2000m 5:10pm TAB Champions Stakes (Of $3,000,000) 1 7s326 Zaaki (GB) (10) Annabel Neasham (dwtc) ....................................... Jamie Kah 59 2 16s06 Huetor (FR) (11) Peter & Paul Snowden (dw) .........................Kerrin McEvoy 59 3 03116 Young Werther (NZ) (6) Danny O’Brien (dc) . .......................... Billy Egan 59 4 23222 West Wind Blows (IRE) (2) Simon & Ed Crisford (dw) ......... Jamie Spencer 59 5 45401 Zeyrek (FR) (7) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes (dw) ....................Ben Melham 59 6 s2150 Pinstriped (9) Enver Jusufovic (wt) ..........................................Ben Allen 59 7 43s27 Buckaroo (GB) (8) Joseph O’Brien (w) ....................................Blake Shinn 59 8 86310 Montefilia (1) Chris Waller (dw) ..........................................Michael Dee 57 9 79334 Duais (3) Edward Cummings (dwc) . ......................................Damien Oliver 57 10 s5202 Atishu (NZ) (5) Chris Waller (dwc) ....................................James McDonald 57 11 11s21 Prowess (NZ) (4) Roger James & Robert Wellwood (dw) ..............Mark Zahra 56.5