2011 Winter Stakes Nominations Released

June 20th, 2011

The 2011 Winter Stakes will be run at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday June 25, 2011, and the nominations for the race have now been released.

18 horses have nominated for the Group 1 Winter Stakes, which this year will be known as the 2011 Tattersall’s Tiara.

The Winter Stakes is worth $500,000 in prize money and is open to fillies and mares only.

Run under standard weight-for-age conditions, the Winter Stakes will be the final feature of the 2011 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Included in the 2011 Winter Stakes nominations is Peter Snowden’s Beaded, who won the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 last month.

Beaded finished second last start behind Sincero in the $1 million Stradbroke Handicap and was beaten on the line by just a half-head.

The talented five-year-old mare has had a spectacular horse racing career, placing in 20 of her 21 race starts and never finishing worse than fourth.

Jockey Corey Brown, who rode Beaded to victory in the Doomben 10,000, believes that she will win again this Saturday.

”It was the first time I’d ridden her in a race,” Brown said of his Doomben 10,000 ride.

“I’d ridden her in one trial and I know why Peter Snowden loves her so much.

”She is not tiny tiny, but there is nothing of her.

“She has a great motor; it is revving at 110 per cent every time she steps out to race.

”She is not flamboyant, she is dead-set a tough racehorse.”

The jockey feels the 2011 Winter Stakes will be perfectly suited to Beaded’s style.

”This is right up her alley,” Brown said.

Also included in the 2011 Tattersall’s Tiara nominations is Varenna Miss, who won the Group 2 QTC Cup last start.

The four-year-old mare will be looking to make it three wins in a row when she takes to the track this Saturday for the 2011 Winter Stakes.

Michael Moroney’s Born To Rock, Darren Weir’s Culminate and Peter Moody’s Returntosender are also amongst the 2011 Winter Stakes nominations.

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2011 Winter Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BEADED Peter Snowden
2 BORN TO ROCK Michael Moroney 87.5
3 CARIAD Steele Ryan 85
4 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir 104
5 DEER VALLEY Steele Ryan 94
6 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith 104
7 MONTANA FLYER Gai Waterhouse
8 PONTIANA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 86
9 RETURNTOSENDER Peter G Moody
10 SHE RULES (NZ) Alan L Jones
11 ST GERMAINE (NZ) John Sargent 92
12 STEPS IN TIME John O’Shea 89.5
13 TALLOW Anthony Cummings 89.5
14 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan 105
15 YOSEI Stuart Webb 106
16 ZERO ROCK Kelso Wood 106
17 ZINGALING Kris Lees 99
18 ZIPPY LOU John Petersen 91