Northam Cup Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Northam Cup which is to be run at Northam on Sunday 25th, October 2015 at 4:27PM. View the Northam Cup Field.

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1REBELSONDarren McauliffeJordan Turner (a)259kg
2ORA DAREAdam DurrantPeter Hall857kg
3BATTLE HEROGrant WilliamsWilliam Pike756.5kg
4RAISING DUBAIBen PearceMs Jerry Noske (a)656kg
5YOUNG LIONELLou LucianiJarrad Noske356kg
6JETTING TO LONDONDennis BarkerTroy Turner155kg
7KRONFELDRaymond VincentRyan Hill455kg
8SPACECRAFTNeville ParnhamSteven Parnham555kg


Picture this – the English Derby winner, the Irish Derby winner and an Australian Derby winner all working together at England’s famous Newmarket.

Ben Hayes, son of trainer David Hayes, has a photo of superstar Golden Horn, Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs and Australian star Criterion which he plans to enlarge to hang on his wall.

It’s one of the memories of an English summer during which 25-year-old Hayes got the chance to look after multiple Australian Group One winner Criterion in England for a two-run campaign and the build-up to the Melbourne spring.

Criterion is trained by Ben Hayes’ father David and cousin Tom Dabernig.

Ben was already working for John Gosden in England when Criterion came to stay at the stable.

“To date it’s my biggest thrill in racing, being able to look after Criterion and Dad giving me the opportunity,” Hayes said.

Although unplaced in two Group One races in England, Criterion marked his return to Australia with victory in the Caulfield Stakes.

Criterion is one of the favourites for Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate.

Gosden’s large string of horses included Golden Horn, winner of the English Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe among other feature wins this year, and Irish Derby-winning stablemate Jack Hobbs.

Having had a close look at the international Cox Plate runners, Hayes rates Coolmore’s Highland Reel as the one to beat.

“But in saying that I think Criterion has got a great chance,” he said.

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