Flight Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Flight Stakes which is to be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 3rd, October 2015 at 4:40PM. View the Flight Stakes Field.

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Of $500,000.1st $300,000, 2nd $100,000, 3rd $50,000, 4th $25,000, 5th $10,000, 6th $5,000, 7th $5,000, 8th $5,000, Starter Subsidy $200 GROUP 1
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SPEAK FONDLY Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 5 56kg
2 KIMBERLEY STAR Gai Waterhouse Joao Moreira 9 56kg
3 PERIGNON Gerald Ryan Hugh Bowman 6 56kg
4 HONESTA John P Thompson Tye Angland 1 56kg
5 PEARLS John O’Shea James McDonald 7 56kg
6 FLAMBOYANT LASS Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 4 56kg
7 SEMPRE LIBERA Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 3 56kg
8 OCEAN TEMPEST James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 56kg
9 GONE TO PARIS Paul Perry Zac Purton 10 56kg
10 SOFIA ROSA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Opie Bosson 11 56kg
11 LAUREN’S MAGIC Gary Nickson Jeff Penza 2 56kg


Far from the glitz of million-dollar meetings and Emirati megastables, Mark Milton backs up from a 12-hour shift at a coal mine to train horses.

Working on a rotating roster, the 48-year-old Gulgong electrician devotes every spare minute to training his stable of six.

“There is no `Sunday is your day of rest’ at my place,” Milton said.

“I grew up liking horses and having a punt. I guess the next step was always to do it myself.”

A part-time trainer for more than 20 years, Milton will head to Sydney on Wednesday when the six-year-old Sooner Or Later races at Rosehill.

A horse with penchant for running on, Sooner Or Later has placed in six of his last seven country starts.

But he has a habit of misbehaving.

“He seems to stuff up a bit, whether he wants to hang a bit or misses a kick. He’s not the most straight-forward horse,” Milton said.

“What you want to do is not what he wants to do.”

Unfancied at $11, Sooner Or Later is valued well behind favourites Artistry ($3.50) and Burning Passion ($6).

But Milton said he trained for love, not money.

“If I ever get to retire it’ll be something to keep me out of trouble,” he said.

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