Auraria Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Auraria Stakes. The Auraria Stakes will be run on Saturday 23rd April at Morphettville racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AALI MIA F 3 Lloyd Kennewell
2 ALITTLE LOOSE F 3 Michael Kent
3 ANGEL EIGHT F 3 Wendy Kelly
4 ARTESIAN F 3 John O’Shea
5 BELUGA BLUE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
6 BEST FORTUNE F 3 Wayne Francis & Glen Kent
7 BO BARDI F 3 Lee & Shannon Hope
8 C’EST BEAU LA VIE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
9 COERCED WITNESS F 3 Phillip Stokes
10 COMPRENDE F 3 Phillip Stokes
11 CONCUBINE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
12 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE F 3 Robbie Laing
13 CRY IF I WANT TO F 3 Mick Price
14 DASHEBO F 3 Peter F Blanch
15 ENSUING F 3 Andrew Noblet
16 FIFE F 3 Robert Smerdon
17 JACQUI’S JOY (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton
18 LAHQA F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
19 MISS COOPER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
20 OPTIMIZE F 3 Richard Jolly
21 PURE PRIDE (NZ) F 3 Murray Johnson
22 QUILATE F 3 Michael Kent
23 RIVERINA BELLA F 3 John & Chris Ledger
24 ROKEBY RED F 3 Matt Laurie
25 SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price
26 SILENT SEDITION F 3 Andrew Noblet
27 STREET SPUN F 3 David Brideoake
28 THE GREY FLASH F 3 Robbie Laing
29 VISUAL MOTIF F 3 John Croucher
30 WICKED PROMISE F 3 David Jolly


Blake Shinn has taken a few days off from Sydney racing to prepare for an important overseas assignment.

This year’s Golden Slipper winning jockey, Shinn is in Hong Kong to get acquainted with Helene Happy Star who he rides in Sunday’s QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin.

Shinn rode the John Moore-trained horse in a work-out on the all-weather track at Sha Tin on Monday morning.

“I rode in Sydney on Saturday and I decided to take the week off in Australia to come here and get a feel for the place and help with my preparation,” Shinn told the Hong Kong Jockey club.

“I had a feel of Helene Happy Star this morning and hopefully that will help me and stand me in good stead for the weekend.

“He’s a big powerful horse – a big strong horse with a great action and a very long stride. He’s got very good credentials. He’s got good form lines behind Designs On Rome and I’m very lucky to get the opportunity to ride such a quality animal.”

The QEII Cup meeting will be Shinn’s second experience of Hong Kong racing after he rode in three races at last month’s Hong Kong Derby meeting.

“Derby day here was a great experience,” he said.

“That was my first time riding here in Hong Kong. That 2000 metres start is a bit of a tricky one and the Derby was a highly-pressured race, so it was great to get that experience.

“Every race I have in Hong Kong I’m only going to learn and get better.”

Australian QEII Cup representative Rising Romance was not asked to do much in the rain, enjoying an easy canter on the all-weather surface.

Buffering, the Al Quoz Sprint winner who runs in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize on Sunday week, also had a leisurely work-out in the wet.

Fellow Australian sprinter Chautauqua is scheduled to arrive in Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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