Emirates Stakes 2015 facts and figuresq


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Group One, $1 million, 1600m, Quality handicap


* First run in 1919 and won by Chal

* Notable winners: Aquanita (1960-61), Wenona Girl (1963), Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Gunsynd (1971), Better Loosen Up (1989) and Testa Rossa (2000)

* Nikita Beriman became the first female jockey to win a Group One race in Victoria when she took out the 2007 renewal on $101 chance Tears I Cry.


* Final Group One of the Melbourne Cup carnival

* Trainer Chris Waller (Moriarty, Amovatio) has won two of the past four Emirates with Boban (2013) and Albert The Fat (2011)

* Turn Me Loose trying to become first horse since Dazzling Duke in 1985 to claim Crystal Mile-Emirates Stakes double.


* Outsiders have done well: 11 winners at $15 and over, including Tears I Cry

* Best winning barriers: one (four wins) and nine (three wins)

* Testa Rossa carried 59kg to victory. Lucky Hussler is the 58kg topweight on Saturday.


Two horses unlucky at their Australian debuts, Bow Creek and Magic Artist, are the early fancies. The in-form Turn Me Loose is on the third line of betting, ahead of the 2014 runner-up Lucky Hussler and last Saturday’s Flemington winner Disposition.


Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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