2012 Spring Champion Stakes Nominations Announced

August 28th, 2012

Nominations have been announced for the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes, which is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 6, 2012.

Pierro is nominated for the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes, however, is not expected to run in the race.

He will instead likely run in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes one week later.

Pierro has won all six of his previous race starts and has earned close to $3 million in prize money.

The Lonhro colt has will resume this weekend in the Group 3 Run To The Rose at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on his way to the Group 1 Golden Rose on September 15, 2012.

Also included in the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes is Toydini, who placed second in the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes last start.

The Bernardini colt has won one of his seven race starts and has earned just over $90,000 in prize money.

Toydini has consistently performed at the top level of racing, placing a gallant fourth in the Group 1 The TJ Smith at Eagle farm racecourse during the winter carnival.

Trainer Guy Walter is planning a spring preparation that leads to the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes.

“He will go to the Ming Dynasty, the Gloaming and then to the Spring Champion,” Walter said.

“I was really pleased with the way he hit the line (last start).”

Jimando and Kabayan are also included in the 2012 Spring Champion Stakes nominations.

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2012 Spring Champion Stakes Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ABOUT SQUARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
2 AWESOME GOAL (NZ) Michael Moroney
3 BIG RAGTRADER (NZ) Michael Moroney
4 BOARDWALK Garry White
5 BRADMAN David Hayes
6 BRANTZ John P Thompson
7 CAITLIN’S SPIRIT (NZ) Anthony Freedman
8 CALAMBA Anthony Cummings
9 CASINOHOLIC John P Thompson
10 CHEZ HARMONY David Payne
11 CLEVER BOY Chris Waller
12 CORREGGIO (NZ) Peter G Moody
13 COSTA NOVA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
14 CYNICAL Anthony Freedman
15 DANAURA Chris Waller
16 DARUNA David Payne
17 DE LA DILO David Payne
18 DOLPHUS Anthony Cummings
19 DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker
20 ENTIRELY PERFECT (NZ) John O’Shea
21 EPIC CHOICE Michael Moroney
22 ERGHAAM David Hayes
23 HAMACHO Trent Busuttin
24 HEART OF JOY Anthony Cummings
25 HEATER John P Thompson
26 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody
27 HONORIUS David Payne
28 HOT TESTA Anthony Freedman
29 INDIANAPOLIS Gai Waterhouse
30 INIGO (NZ) Michael Moroney
31 IRELAND’S TEARDROP Anthony Cummings
32 JAWS Michael Moroney
33 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy
34 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse
35 KAINJI ROCK David Hayes
36 KING OF OLYMPIA Gai Waterhouse
37 KING ZEUS (NZ) Donna Logan
38 LASER FLASH David Payne
39 LAUGHING LAD Peter G Moody
40 LILLIBURLERO David Payne
41 LIMES Peter Snowden
42 LONGPORT John P Thompson
43 LUNAR RISE Bart Cummings
44 MACHINE AGE Michael Moroney
45 MAGIC SHAFT John Sargent
46 MAXIMILIAN Bart Cummings
47 MISTER BALBOA Gary Portelli
48 MOTTLED Peter Snowden
49 MOUNT NEBO Allan Denham
50 MUCH TO OFFER John P Thompson
51 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney
52 MY DANCING DUEL (NZ) Michael Moroney
53 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings
54 OUR DESERT WARRIOR Gai Waterhouse
55 PHILIPPI Michael Kent
56 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse
57 PINK SNOW Kevin Moses
58 PINS OF PELE (NZ) Anthony Freedman
59 PRIORITY ROAD (NZ) Michael Kent
60 PRISONER OF WAR David Hayes
61 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse
62 PROVERB Peter Snowden
63 QUEEN’S ELECT David Payne
64 RAWNAQ David Hayes
65 RIGHT TO ROAM Pat Carey
66 ROLL THE BONES John P Thompson
67 ROMANI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
68 ROWIE Paul Messara
69 ROYAL SAPPHIRE Anthony Cummings
70 SANSUI DRAWING David Vandyke
71 SHINNECOCK HILLS (NZ) Michael Moroney
72 SIR DENZEL (NZ) John O’Shea
73 SOLEMN Peter Snowden
74 STAINER (NZ) John P Thompson
75 STRADALE (NZ) Anthony Freedman
76 STREET JUSTICE Grahame Begg
77 STRENGTH John P Thompson
78 STRONGMAN Anthony Cummings
79 SUMARAND Gai Waterhouse
80 TATRA Peter Snowden
81 TEMPEST ROCK Michael Moroney
82 THE GOOD MARK Kevin Moses
83 TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie
84 TOYDINI Guy Walter
85 TROPHIES John P Thompson
86 TURNLEY Clarry Conners
87 TWISTED EMOTIONS (NZ) John O’Shea
88 VARANASI John P Thompson
89 WALLOON REGION Michael Moroney
90 WARBIRD Gerald Ryan
91 XANDRETTA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
92 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings
93 ZENITH OF HOPE Bart Cummings