The Spring Stakes is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that takes place annually each August at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $120,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Spring Stakes was won by Dalasan from Scales Of Justice with Waging War third.
The Spring Stakes is first group race of the new racing season in Adelaide and the only group race held outside the Adelaide autumn racing carnival in South Australia.
|Date:||Saturday 17th August 2019|
|Track:||Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide|
The Spring Stakes is run at weight-for-age and typically attracts the best available local gallopers suited by the race conditions, while interstate horses may also make the trek to Adelaide in the hope of picking up an easier group race to add to their resume.
It's the only group race offered in Adelaide for the second half of the calendar year and the level weights conditions provide a decided advantage for the better gallopers. The race is run under the same conditions as the Gr3 RN irwin Stakes in March, but the Spring Stakes is an extra 100m in distance.
Some more than handy gallopers have saluted in this event over the years, including Super Elegant (2005), Flavour (2001), Will Fly (1998), Hero Wind (1994-95 & 1997) and brlliant sprinter Redelva in three consecutive years from 1988 to 1990.
Dalasan (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event in classy style for the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas stable. The classy son of Dalakhani captured the Gr2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington at his next start.
Recent Spring Stakes winners include Dollar For Dollar (2018) and Mio Dio (2017).
1. $13.00 Dalasan 52.0 Raquel Clark
2. $1.75 Scales Of Justice 58.5 Dean Yendall
3. $26.00 Waging War 58.5 Todd Pannell
4. $2.70 Despatch 58.5 Barend Vorster
5. $31.00 Beautiful Flyer 56.5 Justin Potter
6. $19.00 Hard Empire 58.5 Jake Toeroek
7. $91.00 Kabini 56.5 Paul Gatt
8. $101.00 Brown Ben 58.5 Jason Holder
9. $91.00 Freehearted 56.5 Ms Georgina Cartwright
Margins: 1 len, 1 len
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|2019||Dalasan||Scales Of Justice||Waging War||1:10.4|
|2018||Dollar For Dollar||Hard Empire||Inn Keeper||1:12.0|
|2017||Mio Dio||Lord Aspen||Casino Wizard||1:13.6|
|2015||Red Eclipse||Whitlam||Richie's Vibe||1:12.7|
|2014||Riziz||Light It Up||Karacatis||1:13.1|
|2013||Just Discreet||Meliora||Golden Penny||1:12.7|
|2012||Happy Trails||Gossip Girl||Southern Speed||1:11.9|
|2010||Rebel Raider||Xaieta||Likable Will||1:15.1|
|2009||Midnight Mustang||Magical Pearl||Cerberus Gal||1:09.7|
|2008||El Maze||Sensational Toy||Niconero||1:13.2|
|2007||Zupaone||Amyjaye Power||El Maze||1:11.8|
|2005||Super Elegant||Fly For Me||Squillani||1:09.9|
|2004||Sky Cuddle||Squillani||Zip Zip Aray||1:09.6|
|2002||Strategic Image||Romilada||Star Hit||1:11.1|
|2001||Flavour||Spice Doll||Star Hit||1:16.2|
|2000||Spice Doll||Hand Pass||Euclase Pat||1:15.2|
|1999||Star Joe||Sports||Lake Villa||1:12.6|
|1997||Hero Wind||Port Watch||Minegold||1:13.7|
|1995||Hero Wind||Blue Boss||Scrupulous||1:09.8|
|1992||Black Rouge||Dark Ksar||Squire Gray||1:14.9|
|1991||Beau George||Feeling||Bar Flyer||1:11.6|
|1989||Redelva||Pressmans Choice||Prince Anton||1:12.2|
|1988||Redelva||Lockleys Tradition||Eastern Classic||1:10.7|