Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle. The Jack Dow Memorial Hurdle will be run on Wednesday 20th April at Sandown racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AGREEMENT (NZ) G 6 Eric Musgrove
2 ARCH FIRE (USA) G 8 Robert Smerdon
3 AULD BURNS (GB) G 8 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 DIAMOND JIM G 8 Robbie Laing
5 EARTHBOUND G 7 Eric Musgrove
6 FIELDMASTER (NZ) G 9 Patrick Payne
7 GALIANDO (GB) G 8 Gai Waterhouse
8 GINGERBOY G 6 Darren Weir
9 JILEKS SPUR G 7 Ciaron Maher
10 KING OF DUDES (GB) G 7 Aaron Purcell
11 MONTE CARLO (IRE) G 8 Tony Rosolini
12 NO SONG NO SUPPER G 8 Patrick Payne
13 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) G 10 Bob Challis
14 VALEDICTION (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse
15 YOLANDA BE COOL (NZ) G 7 Rachael Cunningham


Champion filly Songbird has been ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks with a low-grade fever for which she is being treated.

Undefeated in seven starts including the Santa Anita Oaks on April 9, Songbird was the highest-ranked three-year-old on 120 in the latest world rankings released last week.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said she had not been able to train recently.

“She will be taken care of and will go back to the track only when she is 100 per cent,” Hollendorfer told AP.

The filly’s owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm said on Twitter the most important factor was for Songbird to get well.

“She developed a low grade fever after the SA Oaks and has not been able to go out to the track,” he said.

“With the fever not resolved, she was started on a course of antibiotics today, and as a result it’ll be another 7-10 days before she’s able to return to the track.

“We are sorry to have to miss the Oaks but what’s most important is to get Songbird well, and we have 2 great vets along with Jerry and his team taking good care of her.

“He said he was confident Songbird would return to full health after she completed a cycle of antibiotics.”

The Kentucky Oaks is run on May 6, the day before the Kentucky Derby.

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