The Wayne Wilson nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 The Wayne Wilson. The Wayne Wilson will be run on Saturday 11th June at Eagle Farm racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ADORABEEL (NZ) M 6 Helen Page
2 AKAVOROUN G 6 Ciaron Maher
4 AMOVATIO G 5 Chris Waller
6 BEWHATYOUWANNABE G 6 Robert Heathcote
7 BRAVE ALI (NZ) G 9 Tony Gollan
8 COL ’N’ LIL M 4 Ben Currie
9 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) G 6 Gerald Ryan
10 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 4 Chris Anderson
11 ELUSIVE CATCH (NZ) M 4 Liam Birchley
12 FELTRE G 5 Brian Smith
13 GOTYACOVERED G 4 Kelso Wood
14 HARADA BAY G 6 John & Chris Meagher
15 HEART OF A WARRIOR G 5 Tony Gollan
16 HI SON G 6 David Kelly
17 HI WORLD H 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
18 HOPFGARTEN G 5 Robert Heathcote
19 JUMBO PRINCE H 4 Michael Nolan
20 KAZOOM (NZ) G 5 Kurt Goldman
21 LORDAG G 5 Robert Heathcote
22 MALICE G 5 John O’Shea
23 MORE ENERGY G 5 Chris Anderson
24 MY QUILTER (NZ) G 8 Stewart Mackinnon
25 OLD HABITS G 4 Kurt Goldman
26 PAJARO (NZ) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
27 RELIGIFY G 5 Chris Waller
28 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) G 6 John & Chris Meagher
29 TYPING F 3 Stuart Kendrick
30 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
31 WORTHY CAUSE H 4 John Zielke


Preakness Stakes-winning jockey Kent Desormeaux has gone to an alcohol rehabilitation facility but will return in time to ride Exaggerator in the Belmont Stakes.

“It was time to take a sober look at my life and take this step,” Desormeaux said in a brief statement issued his agent J R Pegram.

The 46-year-old Hall of Fame rider won the Preakness aboard Exaggerator on May 21 after they finished second in the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier.

The colt is trained by Desormeaux’s older brother Keith.

Desormeaux last rode on May 30 at Northern California’s Golden Gate Fields in the All American Stakes, where he finished 12th aboard Blue Tone.

He is scheduled to return to riding on Thursday at Belmont Park in New York where Exaggerator is expected to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

He has struggled with alcohol issues in the past that have cost him mounts on good horses. His family, including Keith, has publicly expressed concern about the harm they believe he is doing to himself and his career.

Last year, Desormeaux was fined $2500 by track stewards for being under the influence of alcohol during a race program at Del Mar.

He has been subjected to breath tests by the California Horse Racing Board any day he has ridden in Southern California since then and has not failed any.

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