Gilgai Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Gilgai Stakes which is to be run at Flemington racecourse on Sunday 2nd, October 2016. View the Gilgai Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 7 57kg
2 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 3 57kg
3 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Craig Williams 5 57kg
4 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 2 57kg
5 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 6 56kg
6 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1 56kg
7 WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 4 55kg
8 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 8 55kg
9 SAINT VALOREM Cameron Templeton Brian Higgins 9 55kg


A horse trained by Terry and Karina O’Sullivan has returned an illegal level of cobalt for the second time.

Darragh, who is already the subject of a Racing Victoria investigation for his high level recorded in November last year, is one of two horses from the stable to return elevated levels in August.

A pre-race sample taken from Darragh before he finished second last at Sandown on August 24 showed a level of 960mcg per litre of urine, almost five times the legal limit.

Gold A Plenty’s sample taken before the Crisp Steeplechase on August 7 returned a level of 1200mcg/L.

Gold A Plenty fell and did not finish the race.

From September 1, the cobalt threshold has been reduced to 100mcg/L.

The father-daughter training partnership has been told of the findings and the investigation is ongoing.

An inquiry into Darragh’s reading of 1300mcg/L from November last year has yet to be held.

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