Lord Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Lord Stakes. The Lord Stakes will be run on Saturday 26th December at Caulfield racecourse.



Race 6 – Lord Stakes (1700 METRES)
Of $120,000.1st $72,000, 2nd $21,600, 3rd $10,800, 4th $5,400, 5th $3,000, 6th $2,400, 7th $2,400, 8th $2,400 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 DURNFORD G 7 Quinton Scott
2 ELECTRIC FUSION G 6 Trudi Christie
3 EVANGELIST (GB) G 6 Tony McEvoy
4 EXIMIUS G 6 Mick Price
5 GARUD (IRE) G 8 Michael Moroney
6 GOLDEN MANE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
7 GOOD VALUE G 9 Michael Kent
8 HELD HOSTAGE M 5 Phillip Stokes
9 INSPECTOR G 5 Peter White
10 JACQUINOT BAY G 8 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
11 LIDARI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir
12 LORD ATHENAEUM (NZ) G 5 Stuart Webb
13 MAJESTIC DUKE G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
14 MASTER RESET G 4 Matt Laurie
15 METAPHORICAL M 5 Peter G Moody
16 OREGON SPIRIT G 8 Peter G Moody
17 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer
18 SADAQA G 6 Mick Cerchi
19 SIGNOFF (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir
20 STAR ROLLING G 6 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
21 TARANGOWER G 5 Paul Messara
22 TASHBEEH H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23 WARRIOR KING H 4 Robert Smerdon



Apprentice Tom Sadler has set New Year’s Day as a target for his return to riding after escaping relatively unscathed from a Moonee Valley fall.

Sadler spent Friday night in hospital with concussion but suffered no other injuries.

The fall came just a week after Sadler made a comeback from a four-month suspension for a cocaine offence.

“I’m very fortunate,” Sadler told Melbourne radio station RSN.

“I would hope to be back by New Year’s Day. That’s my goal.

“The protocol now is a concussion test which shows the scores compared to the base line in the test we take at the start of the season.

“I will be in contact with the doctor in the next couple of days and play it by ear.”

Sadler paid tribute to Lord Esprit who had to be euthanised after the fall.

“I had quite a lot to do with that horse and it’s a real shame for (trainer) Andrew Noblet and the owners,” he said.

“He looked after me in the way he landed. He could have landed on top of me.”

An inquiry into what caused the fall is expected to resume this week.

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