Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes will be run on Saturday 9th April at Randwick racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ABIDEWITHME (NZ) M 6 Peter G Moody
2 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea
3 AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller
4 ANAPHORA M 4 Tony Noonan
5 ARTISTRY M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 ASINARA F 3 John O’Shea
7 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
8 BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price
9 BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody
10 CANA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 CASINO DANCER M 5 Mike Van Gestel
12 CHOOSE M 5 Lee & Shannon Hope
14 DIG A PONY M 5 Peter G Moody
15 DIXIE BLOSSOMS F 3 Ron Quinton
16 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy
17 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
18 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson
19 FLASHING SPEED M 4 Anthony Cummings
20 GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea
21 HEAVENS ABOVE M 4 Tim Martin
22 HOLY COW M 5 Michael Kent
23 JUST A BLUR M 5 Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones
24 KIMBERLEY STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse
25 LADY LE FAY (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
26 LOOK TO THE STARS F 3 David Vandyke
28 MAHARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
29 MARY LOU M 5 Anthony Cummings
30 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 5 Danny O’Brien
31 NANCY M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
32 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) M 6 Robert Smerdon
33 NOELA’S CHOICE M 5 Peter G Moody
34 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody
35 PEARLS F 3 John O’Shea
36 PEEPING M 4 Ron Quinton
37 POLITENESS M 5 Robert Smerdon
38 PRIVATE SECRETARY M 6 Gregory Hickman
39 QUEEN OF KARIBA M 4 John Sargent
40 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
41 SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price
42 SANTA ROCKS M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
43 SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
44 SAVANNAH ROSE F 3 Gary Nickson
45 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir
46 SINGLE GAZE F 3 Nick Olive
47 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle
48 SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan
50 SPEAK FONDLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse
51 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
52 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston
53 SUPARA M 4 Gai Waterhouse
54 SWEET FIRE M 4 Chris Waller
55 TELEPATHIC (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
56 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) M 4 Peter G Moody
57 TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp
58 VERGARA M 5 Anthony Cummings
59 WINX M 4 Chris Waller
60 ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson


David Vandyke is not having any second thoughts about his upcoming move to Queensland despite winning his first Group One race in Sydney.

Golden Slipper runner-up Yankee Rose rewarded the Warwick Farm trainer with victory in Saturday’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).

Vandyke gave the diminutive filly what many considered an unorthodox preparation, choosing not to run her between her last win in November and the Golden Slipper on March 19.

She is now the nominal favourite to become a dual Group One winner as a two-year-old in the Champagne Stakes on April 16.

Raced by a syndicate put together by Darby Racing, the $10,000 yearling has earned $1.511 million so far.

But the money won’t tempt Vandyke to question his move to the Sunshine Coast for the start of the new season.

“I’ve been travelling horses to Queensland from here for years so there’s no reason I can’t do it the other way,” Vandyke said.

“It’s a lifestyle thing. The horses get the sun on their backs in winter which is good for them.

“And if they are good enough they can come back down to race.”

Vandyke said he had been told he would take over some of the boxes vacated by Jason McLachlan who has decided to take an indefinite break from training.

McLachlan trained alongside his late father Bruce for many years with plenty of Group One winners coming out of the stable, something that supports Vandyke’s belief he can do the same.

Whether Yankee Rose is among the horses to go with Vandyke to Caloundra has not been decided.

“That’s a decision for the owners,” Vandyke said.

The trainer’s hopes of a Sydney Cup win have been thwarted with Group Three winner Sir John Hawkwood ruled out of Saturday’s staying feature with a minor injury.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!