Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be run on Friday 8th April at Randwick racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 6 Lee Somervell
2 ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride
3 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 AOMEN (IRE) G 8 Anthony Cummings
5 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
6 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
7 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
8 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse
9 BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea
10 CENTRE PIVOT G 5 Peter Robl
11 CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
12 CROSLEY HOTSHOT G 3 Bjorn Baker
13 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
14 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
16 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson
17 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker
18 GOLDSTREAM (ITY) H 4 Kris Lees
19 GOOD PROJECT H 4 Chris Waller
20 GUARDINI (FR) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
21 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
22 HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster
23 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara
24 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea
25 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea
26 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
27 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea
28 KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
29 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller
30 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
31 LIDARI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir
34 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
35 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien
36 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker
37 MOURINHO G 8 Peter Gelagotis
38 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
39 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir
40 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
41 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller
42 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir
43 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
44 ROCK STURDY H 5 Joseph Pride
45 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea
46 SINGLE GAZE F 3 Nick Olive
47 STORM THE STARS (USA) H 4 Chris Waller
48 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir
49 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston
50 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
51 TERRUBI (IRE) H 6 Kris Lees
52 TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp
53 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 5 Yasutoshi Ikee
54 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker
55 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller
56 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
57 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
58 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller
59 WINX M 4 Chris Waller
60 ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson



Star sprinter Buffering is fit and ready ahead of his trip to Hong Kong from Dubai but is not 100 per cent certain to complete his international campaign at Royal Ascot.

Buffering won the Group One Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai two weeks ago and is now headed to Hong Kong for the Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize on May 1.

He has remained in Dubai with strapper Melanie Sharpe and is due to fly to Hong Kong on Wednesday.

“Buffering has done well after his Dubai run and I am in constant contact with Mel,” trainer Robert Heathcote said.

“At this stage he is to run in Hong Kong and then go straight to England for the King Stand at Royal Ascot on June 16.”

“I have made a few calls this week about which way we can get him there.

“It is going to cost a bit of money but he has won $7 million so that is not really a factor.

“Australian horses have a good record in the King’s Stand but we will have to let Buffering tell us if we will press on with the campaign.”

Among his opponents in Hong Kong will be Chautauqua who defended his TJ Smith title at Randwick on Saturday.

Like Heathcote, Chautauqua’s co-trainer John Hawkes is not committed to Royal Ascot.

“He is definitely going to Hong Kong,” Hawkes told Sky Sports Radio.

“It’s great prize money and it would be a thrill to win a race like that.

“Ascot? I don’t know about that.

“We’ll worry about Hong Kong and see what happens. We’ll take it one step at a time.”

An added incentive for connections of Chautauqua to go to England if he can win in Hong Kong is the $1 million bonus on offer for a horse that can win three legs of the Global Sprint Challenge in three different countries.

Chautauqua won the Australian part of the series, the Lightning Stakes.

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