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


1SPEAK FONDLYGai WaterhouseTommy Berry556kg
2KIMBERLEY STARGai WaterhouseJoao Moreira956kg
3PERIGNONGerald RyanHugh Bowman656kg
4HONESTAJohn P ThompsonTye Angland156kg
5PEARLSJohn O’SheaJames McDonald756kg
6FLAMBOYANT LASSGai WaterhouseTim Clark456kg
7SEMPRE LIBERAGai WaterhouseBlake Shinn356kg
8OCEAN TEMPESTJames CummingsGlyn Schofield856kg
9GONE TO PARISPaul PerryZac Purton1056kg
10SOFIA ROSA (NZ)Stephen MarshOpie Bosson1156kg
11LAUREN’S MAGICGary NicksonJeff Penza256kg


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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