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
|2||BORN TO ROCK||Michael Moroney||87.5|
|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|
|14||VARENNA MISS||Tony Noonan||105|
|16||ZERO ROCK||Kelso Wood||106|
|18||ZIPPY LOU||John Petersen||91|