2013 Spring Stakes – Nominations Released

August 5th, 2013

Nominations have been announced for the Group 3 Spring Stakes, which is set to run at Morphettville Randwick Racecourse this Saturday August 10, 2013.

A total of 19 horses have nominated for the 2013 Spring Stakes, including Happy Trails.

Happy Trails

Happy Trails is included in the 2013 Spring Stakes nominations. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Happy Trails has won five of his 33 race starts and has earned more than $1.23 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The Good Journey gelding will be having his first start of the spring in the 2013 Spring Stakes after having a winter spell.

Happy Trails’ most recent result was a third placing behind Reliable Man in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 27, 2013.

The six-year-old is trained by Paul Beshara at Morphettville and will have the home track advantage in the 2013 Spring Stakes.

Also included in the 2013 Spring Stakes nominations is Budriguez.

Budriguez has won 12 of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $675,000 in prize money during his career.

The Al Maher gelding won his last start in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap at Caulfield after winning the Group 2 Blamey Stakes in a dead heat with Puissance De Lune in his previous start.

The 2013 Spring Stakes will be his first race back from a winter spell and the beginning of his spring campaign.

Pelicano and Riziz are also part of the 2013 Spring Stakes nominations.

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2013 Spring Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BARIGAN BOY Grant Young 88
2 BROKEN Darren Weir 95
3 BUDRIGUEZ David Jolly 111
4 DANISH SPY David Jolly 82
5 DEHERE HUNTER Kane Harris 74
6 DRAW FORWARD Mick Price 86
7 FINAL COMMAND John Macmillan 89
8 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 66
9 GENERAL OFFER Mick Price 76
10 GOLDEN PENNY Richard Jolly 88
11 GOSSIP GIRL Jim Mason 92
12 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 112
13 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes 95
14 MELIORA Peter G Moody 89
15 OUT OF COOBER Bill Smart 81
16 PELICANO Tony McEvoy 101
17 PILLAR OF HERCULES Michael Hickmott 90
18 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney 101
19 ROMAN TREASURE (USA) Peter G Moody 90