2013 Premier’s Cup – Nominations Released

May 20th, 2013

Nominations have been released for the 2013 Premier’s Cup, which is due to run at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday May 20, 2013.

A total of 32 horses have nominated for a run in the race, including Quintessential.

Quintessential & Rothera

Quintessential (inside) is included in the 2013 Premier's Cup nominations. Picture by Daniel Costello.

Quintessential has won five of her 20 race starts in total and has earned more than $565,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

The four-year-old won her last start in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap, which took place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on May 11.

Also included in the 2013 Premier’s Cup nominations is race veteran Ginga Dude.

The nine-year-old has not claimed a win in almost 12 months, with his last victory being in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup in June last year.

Ginga Dude has won 15 of his 58 race starts and has earned more than $1.2 million in prize money.

His last start resulted in an eighth placing in the Group 2 AD Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast earlier this month.

Prior to that, the Istidaad gelding placed fifth in the Listed Members’ Quality at Eagle Farm Racecourse on April 20, 2013.

Hippous, Midsummer Sun and Miss Artistic are also included in the 2013 Premier’s Cup nominations.

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2013 Premier’s Cup

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (NZ) Murray Baker
2 BOREHOLE David J Lawlor 73
3 BUFFETT (NZ) Bruce W Hill 74.5
4 CARRICK (NZ) Tony Pike 91
5 DAZZLE US Bruce W Hill 80
6 ENDOR (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
7 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd 105
8 GOLD CAPE John Wheeler 83
9 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 85
10 I GOTTA FEELING (NZ) John Wheeler 81
11 LAKE SENTENTIA Darren Weir
12 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 86
13 MARGINS Ben Currie 91
14 MARKOUT Pat Richardson 79.5
15 MIDSUMMER SUN (GB) Sam Kavanagh
16 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
17 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
18 PARAGGI (NZ) Shaun Dwyer
19 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings
20 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent 104
21 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell
22 ROTHERA Brian Smith 100
23 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 90
24 SAVANAH RUSH (NZ) Lauren Brennan
25 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 95
26 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 96
27 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
28 STUDIO (USA) Chris Waller 87
29 VATUVEI Peter G Moody
30 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill
31 ZENNISTA (NZ) Lisa Latta 99
32 ZEVADA (NZ) Tony Noonan