Thousand Guineas Prelude Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Thousand Guineas Prelude which is to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday 24th, September 2016. View the Thousand Guineas Prelude Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Nicholas Hall 12 58.5kg
2 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 14 57.5kg
3 SAMARA DANCER (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13 57.5kg
4 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 7 57.5kg
5 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 11 57kg
6 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 57kg
7 ROYAL TITHE John Zielke Patrick Moloney 9 56.5kg
8 ZAMZAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4 56.5kg
9 SWEET SHERRY Leon & Troy Corstens Steven Arnold 1 56.5kg
10 FLYING JESS John Moloney Jordan Childs (a) 8 56.5kg
11 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 10 55kg
12 SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 5 55kg
13 INSPIRED ESTELLE Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 55kg
14 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 3 55kg


Racing Victoria has won its appeal against a decision to clear trainer Mark Riley of doping.

Riley was slapped with a three-year racing ban after he was found to have administered a prohibited substance to his horse Gold For Kev following a race at Sandown Racecourse in July 2014.

Riley appealed the matter to VCAT and then the Victorian Supreme Court, submitting the rules of racing did not allow “rounding up” when testing for a prohibited substance.

Most of the 80 categories on the Australian Rules of Racing’s prohibited substance list are banned absolutely, but some cease to be prohibited if they are present at or below specified levels.

Riley’s case concerned “alkalinising agents”, which are acceptable at or below levels of 36.0 millimoles per litre in plasma.

When a blood sample was taken from Gold For Kev in July 2014, testing revealed alkalinising agent levels of 37.061 millimoles per litre.

The lab rounded that up to 37.1 mmol/L, but noted a measurement uncertainty of 1.0 mmol/L.

Taking the uncertainty into account, the reading was treated as 36.1 mmol/L and the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board found Riley guilty of administering a prohibited substance and banned him for three years.

Riley said this was against the rules and was last year cleared by the Supreme Court.

Justice Kevin Bell found the rules did not permit a disqualification to be imposed on the basis of rounded-up results.

Racing Victoria filed an appeal and on Wednesday the Court of Appeal found in its favour.

Riley has been ordered to pay Racing Victoria’s costs.

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