The Final Field has been released for the 2015 McKenzie Stakes which is to be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday 22nd, August 2015 at 3:20PM. View the McKenzie Stakes Field.
|Race 6 – 3:20PM Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200 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
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Colts and Geldings, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Field Limit: 13 + 4 EM
|1||ODYSSEY MOON||Rodney Northam||Damien Oliver||10||56.5kg|
|2||GOLD BUSKER||Logan McGill||Stephen Baster||2||56.5kg|
|3||MANHATTAN BLUES||Tony McEvoy||James Winks||3||55kg|
|4||EL GRECO||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||4||55kg|
|5||DANUKI||Clinton McDonald||Mark Zahra||8||55kg|
|6||DESTINY’S REWARD||Brian Gentle||Darren Gauci||6||55kg|
|7||BON AURUM||Ciaron Maher||Damian Lane||12||55kg|
|8||JOBODWANA||Mick Price||Dale Smith||11||55kg|
|9||VICIOUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||7||55kg|
|10||TRENCH FIGHTER||Robbie Laing||9||55kg|
|11||WELL SPRUNG||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||Michael Walker||5||55kg|
|12||BOSTON LIGHT||Bryce Heys||Craig Williams||1||55kg|
The Victorian Horse of the Year field has been narrowed to five with the winner to be announced on Sunday night.
Adelaide, Brazen Beau, Dissident, Lankan Rupee and Protectionist are in the running for the award judged on performances on Victorian racecourses through the 2014/15 season.
The winner will join an illustrious group which includes three-time winner Black Caviar, Weekend Hussler and last year’s winner Fiorente.
Adelaide gained a nomination following his success in last year’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley at his only start in Victoria while Brazen Beau had four starts, winning two at Group One level – the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Newmarket Handicap while also finishing second in the Lightning Stakes.
Dissident had seven starts in Victoria during the season recording three wins – all at Group One level – while also recording a further second and two thirds.
His only unplaced run came in the Caulfield Stakes in which he bled.
Lankan Rupee was a dual Group One-winner from six starts, which also included two seconds and a third while, Protectionist won the Melbourne Cup from his four starts in Victoria.
Along with the presentation of the Horse of the Year award, the Scobie Breasley Medal for jockey excellence, the Fred Hoysted Medal for training excellence and the Tommy Corrigan Medal for the top jumps jockey will also be announced.
The night will see Damien Oliver, Darren Weir and apprentice Patrick Moloney handed their premiership awards while a number of Victorian Owners and Breeders awards will also be presented.