Ken Russel Memorial Classic Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Ken Russel Memorial Classic which is to be run at Gold Coast racecourse on Saturday 7th, May 2016. View the Ken Russel Memorial Classic Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SUNDANCE Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 4 57kg
2 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 8 57kg
3 PUNISHING Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 11 57kg
4 IMPENDING John O’Shea James McDonald 7 57kg
5 CHARNLEY RIVER Stuart Kendrick Damian Browne 10 57kg
6 YANKEE EXPRESS Matthew Dunn 12 57kg
7 SPRING TYCOON Stuart Kendrick 15 57kg
8 INVERARAY Bryan Dais 5 57kg
9 SPOT THE DIFF John Zielke Blake Spriggs 6 55kg
10 ROYAL TITHE John Zielke Luke Dittman (a) 9 55kg
11 EMPHATICALLY Ciaron Maher Blake Shinn 3 55kg
12 EMTEVEE QUEEN Kevin Kemp James Orman (a) 13 55kg
13 SUGARPARMA Peter Robl 14 55kg
14 PURRARI Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 1 55kg
15 PEGAPUS Scott Morrisey Ryan Wiggins 2 55kg


The Jumps Review Panel will investigate the death of a horse after it broke its leg during a race in Victoria.

Cliff’s Dream was euthanised by an on-course veterinarian after breaking a leg during a jumps race on the opening day of the Warrnambool carnival on Tuesday.

The gelding fell at the second to last hurdle of the 3200m race.

Racing Victoria’s jumps racing manager Paul Bloodworth said the incident had been referred to the Jumps Review Panel for investigation.

He said he would not comment on Tuesday’s death, other than to say the incident served as a reminder “that as an industry we cannot rest on our laurels as we continue to strive for the best possible safety record” and that the sport’s fatality rate had dropped 70 per cent in six years.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses captured footage of the fall – which happened in squally conditions at the regional track.

“We’re calling on the government, and the racing minister, to intervene and cancel all further jumps races at Warrnambool carnival,” the coalition’s spokesman Ward Young told AAP on Tuesday.

There are four more jumps races scheduled at the carnival over the next two days and animal rights activists will continue a protest campaign at the track.

Cliff’s Dream’s death is the second jumps racing-related death of 2016, following on from five last year.

On Wednesday, April 27, a horse named Fieldmaster had to be euthanised when it broke its leg during trials at Cranbourne Racecourse.

Victoria and South Australia are the only Australian states that still have jumps racing.

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