BJ McLachlan Stakes Final Field – 2016

View the final field for the BJ McLachlan Stakes. The 2016 BJ McLachlan Stakes will be run on Saturday 31st December at Eagle Farm racecourse.

Time: 2:48pm

Distance: 1200m

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Damian Browne 2 57kg
2 BRING IT HOME POP Darryl Hansen Luke Tarrant 10 57kg
3 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 11 57kg
4 SAXTON ROCK Matthew Dunn 12 57kg
5 BOLD KINGSTON John Zielke Jim Byrne 4 57kg
6 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood Luke Dittman 14 57kg
7 COORG John O’Shea 1 57kg
8 MISHANI BULLITT Chris Anderson Larry Cassidy 8 57kg
9 SO INVINCIBLE Stuart Kendrick 6 57kg
10 REAL PRINCESS Liam Birchley Tye Angland 3 55kg
11 COLOSIMO Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 16 55kg
12 TIARA STAR Toby Edmonds Kerrin McEvoy 13 55kg
13 DEBONAIRLY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Tegan Harrison 5 55kg
14 SERIOUS DOUBTS Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers James Orman 15 55kg
15 GO DAISY Scott Morrisey 7 55kg
16 UMAWINNER David Vandyke Michael Cahill 9 55kg



Racing News:

The Christmas Stakes at Caulfield is a race trainer Henry Dwyer will always remember fondly.

On one of his first trips to the races as a youngster, the eventual Group One-winning trainer backed the trifecta of the Listed race.

Eighteen years on and Monday’s victory by Lucky Liberty has given Dwyer one of his greatest thrills in racing.

Ridden by Michelle Payne, Lucky Liberty ($5.50) scored by 1-1/4 lengths from Grande Rosso ($7.50) with Smart Dart ($19) a length away third.

“This is just about the biggest thrill I’ve had on a race track,” Dwyer said.

“I’ve had a Group One win but to get this horse back to win a race like this is a great thrill.

“The Christmas Stakes is one of the first race meetings I came to when I was younger.

“I got the trifecta in this race which set me on my path to training and punting.”

Lucky Liberty won his first three starts before buck-jumping when the saddle slipped at his fourth start. He then suffered a knee chip when down the track in the 2015 Australian Guineas.

After recovering from that, Lucky Liberty was diagnosed with a stress fracture to the off-fore shoulder and needed more time on the sidelines.

he has also had to battle feet problems throughout his career.

“He’s just a really brave horse that has belied his problems,” Dwyer said.

“He’s never sound but fights through the pain barrier.”

Dwyer said Lucky Liberty would now be spelled before a campaign start in April for a rich VOBIS Gold race at Caulfield before heading north for the Brisbane carnival.

Payne said it was a great thrill to win the Christmas Stakes which came on the 20th anniversary of her elder brother Andrew and brother-in-law Michael Patton being involved in a bizarre incident.

Patton, riding Cogitate dipped and came off on the turn of the 1996 Christmas Stakes causing interference to Andrew Payne’s mount Hon Kwok Star.

Payne was dislodged but managed to avoid falling, ending up on his brother-in-law’s horse.

“It’s 20 years ago that Andrew switched horses so it’s great to come out here and win the race,” Michelle Payne said.

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