The Newcastle Spring Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds that takes place on a Friday afternoon in September each year at Newcastle racecourse in Newcastle, New South Wales, during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Newcastle Spring Stakes was won by Aramayo from Cloak with Greysful Glamour third.
>Newcastle is located about 200km north of Sydney on the Hunter Coast and the two-day Newcastle Gold Cup Carnival is the Newcastle Jockey Club's major meeting of the year, hosting four group races on the first day.
The Newcastle Gold Cup carnival was previously held midweek on Wednesday & Thursday but was moved to Friday & Saturday from the 2015/2016 racing season to give locals a better chance to come along and join in the festivities.
Due to extreme weather conditions last spring, the 2016 edition of this race was postponed until earlier this year in February at Randwick racecourse in Sydney. It's back to the usual spring date for the 2017/2018 racing season.
|Date:||Friday 14th September 2018|
|Track:||Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle|
|Race Type:||3yo Set Weights|
The Newcastle Spring Stakes is the feature three-year-old race held during the two day Newcastle spring carnival and quite often attracts good quality gallopers who may bypass the bigger 3yo races on offer at Rosehill and Randwick for an easier group race to tackle.
Some more than handy gallopers have won this event over the years including Clangalang (2002), Universal Prince (2000), Shogun Lodge (1999) and Encounter (1997).
Previous winners and placegetters of the Spring Stakes have gone on to perform well in the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes over the years and also the listed Dulcify Quality to a lesser extent.
In recent times Sousa (2008), Hotel Grand (2005), Universal Prince (2000), Coronation Day (1992) and Imprimatur (1986) all managed to go on and win the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Epsom Handicap day after winning the Spring Stakes. Prosir (2012) and Darci Be Good (2011) both finished runner-up in the Spring Champion Stakes after taking out this race.
Smart galloper Sweynesse (2014) claimed the Gr2 Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill after winning this event.
Aramayo (2018) ran third in the Gr3 Ming Dynasty Quality over 1400m at Rosehill in Sydney before ehading to Newcastle to win this event for the James Cummings stable.
Recent Newcastle Spring Stakes winners include Astoria (2017) and Invincible Gem (2016) .
Newcastle race track is a flat track which has a circumference of 2000m and horses race in a clockwise direction. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 415m.
1. $6.00 Aramayo 56.5 Tye Angland
2. $26.00 Cloak 56.5 Glyn Schofield
3. $19.00 Greysful Glamour 54.5 Tim Clark
4. $6.50 Outrageous 56.5 Tommy Berry
5. $6.50 Mizzy 55.0 James McDonald
6. $51.00 Everard 54.5 Christian Reith
7. $7.00 Aristocratic Miss 54.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $71.00 Come Along 56.5 Jeff Penza
9. $13.00 Aliferous 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
10. $8.00 Sunreel 54.5 Andrew Gibbons
11. $26.00 Perfect Pitch 54.5 Ms Rachel King
12. $12.00 Onthetake 54.5 Jason Collett
13. $41.00 Grand Bouquet 54.5 Corey Brown
14. $9.00 Morpheus 56.5 Hugh Bowman
15. $151.00 Home Win 56.5 Jay Ford
Margins: 0.9 len, 0.72 len
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|2017||Invincible Gem||Faraway Town||Salsonic||1:36.4|
|2015||Devil Hawk||Tatoosh||Gold Ambition||1:37.3|
|2013||Savvy Nature||Wordplay||Happy Clapper||1:36.3|
|2011||Darci Be Good||Rekindled Alliance||Ambidexter||1:36.6|
|2008||Sousa||Rhyno Chaser||Back Off||1.37.5|
|2007||Race not held||Equine Flu|
|2005||Hotel Grand||Manton||Flora Danica||1:36.3|
|2004||Lotteria||Wenceslas Square||Dane Shadow||1:35.2|
|2001||Magic Albert||Viscount||Viking Ruler||1:37.0|
|2000||Universal Prince||Phoenix Park||Picholine||1:35.9|
|1999||Shogun Lodge||Perfect Paradise||Angling||1:38.0|
|1998||Dracula||Dignity Dancer||Paris Dream||1:37.2|
|1996||Ebony Grosve||Adventurous||Late Night Fun||1:35.2|
|1995||Vernal||Star Defence||Nothin' Leica Dane||1:35.8|
|1994||Obsessed||Law Of The Land||Le Melezin||1:37.0|
|1992||Coronation Day||Irish Rort||Shoeshine Henry||1:37.0|
|1991||Enjoy Dancing||Skilful Star||Subzero||1:37.5|
|1989||Procol Harum||Select Prince||Party Mood||1:37.3|
|1988||Royal Pardon||Pradnapper||Wonder Dancer||1:39.6|
|1987||All Ashore||Count Henri||Impoverish||1:36.0|
|1986||Imprimatur||Top Avenger||Big Zapple||1:38.3|
|1985||Easter||Splendid Speed||Silver Champagne||1:36.3|
The 2016 edition of this race was held in February 2017 at Randwick racecourse in Sydney.