Darley Classic Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Darley Classic which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 7th, November 2015 at 3:40PM. View the Darley Classic Field.

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Race 6 – 3:40PM Darley Classic (1200 METRES)
Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 7 58.5kg
2 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 58.5kg
3 BOBAN Chris Waller 8 58.5kg
4 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg
5 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 5 58.5kg
6 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 6 58.5kg
7 DELECTATION Chris Waller 9 58.5kg
8 SRIKANDI Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg
9 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Glen Boss 3 56.5kg
10 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon 10 56.5kg



Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne hopes her win in the nation’s biggest horse race helps kids realise that dreams do come true.

“That’s what I would like to say to everybody, that every young kid growing up, female or male, you have to follow your dreams because dreams do come true and it’s a fairytale really how it all worked out with my brother, Stevie,” said the fresh-faced jockey, the morning after winning the race that stops the nation.

The 30-year-old has become an overnight inspiration as the first female jockey to win the prestigious race on Prince Of Penzance.

“Last night, I laid in bed, I can’t believe that it has actually happened.

“I am just excited about it,” she told Network Seven on Wednesday, as her achievement still sinks in.

“I just hope that it’s a good message for everybody out there, that you have to have faith in yourself. It doesn’t matter where you come from.

“Obviously we grew up in the country. We had not a lot of money growing up and it doesn’t matter.

“If you’ve got a dream and you believe in it, it can happen. I just really hope that that message goes out to everybody, male, female, young or old,” said Payne, who is the youngest of 10 children.

“My whole life I have just been so lucky to be surrounded by such a great family.”

The Payne family lost their mother in an accident when Michelle was six and her father Paddy Payne, a man of few words is pretty chuffed with his daughter’s achievement.

“Well, it’s something you are not expecting and very good,” he told Seven Network earlier on Wednesday.

She also credits her brother Stevie, who has Down syndrome, with helping her dream come true to cross the line first, especially by picking barrier one in the race.

She hopes that Stevie shows that people with Down syndrome should be treated normally.

“Not just for Stevie but I think for Down syndromes and for families with Down syndromes.

“I think it’s a big message out there to everybody, they are – they can be treated as normal and have such a great life if you allow them to have responsibility and allow them to grow.

“Stevie is incredible. He can look after himself.”

She said on Wednesday that she had always said she would retire if she won the Melbourne Cup

“It would be a good way to go out but I feel it would be a bit of a shame too because I feel like I’m just starting to get going now, I may as well carry on and enjoy it,” she said.

As the racing week continues, she said she would hold off on celebrating until the week winds up.

On Wednesday the jockey will be heading to a race meeting in Kyneton in Victoria.

“I was taking it pretty easy. I thought I will wait until the end of the week and then I can have a good celebration.”

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