Members Handicap Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Members Handicap which is to be run at Doomben racecourse on Saturday 14th, May 2016. View the Members Handicap Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 RUDY Helen Page Blake Shinn 11 59kg
2 BEWHATYOUWANNABE Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 4 56kg
3 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Jim Byrne 1 55.5kg
4 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) John & Chris Meagher Jeff Lloyd 12 54.5kg
5 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle 13 54kg
6 FAUST (NZ) Kurt Goldman 3 54kg
7 LE VAL Noel Doyle 14 54kg
8 LORDAG Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 8 54kg
9 MY QUILTER (NZ) Stewart Mackinnon Ms Sarah Eilbeck (a) 7 54kg
10 FELTRE Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 9 54kg
11 ALLKNIGHT SAINT Brad Herne Ric McMahon 5 54kg
12 HEART OF A WARRIOR Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 2 54kg
13 BRETTAN Doug Roberts 10 54kg
14 CANTBUYBETTER Ben Currie Jason Collett 15 54kg
15 MARPLE MISS Kris Lees Sam Clipperton 6 54kg


The top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby are on track for a rematch in the Preakness Stakes after pulling up well from the race.

The winner Nyquist could not be doing better, his trainer Doug O’Neill said after checking the colt in the early hours of Sunday (Monday AEST).

“He’s doing great,” O’Neill said. “He had his head out over the webbing, looking bright eyed.”

O’Neill said the unbeaten Nyquist, now 8-0, would head to Maryland this week for the second leg of the Triple Crown on May 21 at Pimilico in Baltimore.

Exaggerator’s trainer Keith Desormeaux said he was looking forward to having another crack at Nyquist at the Preakness.

Nyquist recorded a relatively comfortable victory by 1-1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs, but Exaggerator closed strongly near the end.

And who knows how close it might have been had Exaggerator, according to his jockey, not been checked rounding the final turn.

“My horse slammed on the brakes, ducked back to the inside and then took off,” Kent Desormeaux said.

Nyquist started the Derby as the 2-1 favourite, with Exaggerator second pick.

There have been 12 Triple Crown winners, most recently American Pharoah who ended a Triple Crown drought stretching back to 1978 last year.

The 1-1/4 mile (2000m) Kentucky Derby was the longest race of Nyquist’s career but he will come back in distance slightly for the Preakness, which is run over 1-3/16.

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