A History Of The Northam Stakes

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NORTHAM STAKES/SPRINT BACKGROUND

  • The Northam Stakes was first run in 2007 and won by Certain Gold, a five year-old gelding trained by Kevin Anderson and ridden by John Claite.  Stringmaster and Dee Picked filled the minor placings.
  • The race was titled the Northam Sprint from its inception in 2007 until 2012 when it was renamed the Northam Stakes.
  • In 2007 and 2008, when won by Certain Gold and Money Exchange, prepared by Trevor Andrews, the race was staged over 1100m.
  • From 2009 it has been run over 1100m, the first winner at that distance was the Jim Taylor-trained, Vain Crusader.
  • Vain Raider’s 2009 victory when he stopped the clock at 1.01.75sec. has set the 1100m benchmark that exists today.

LEADING TRAINERS

  • 3-Jim Taylor: Vain Raider (2009), Barakey (2012) & Magnifisio (2014).
  • 2-Vaughn Sigley: Dawn Approach (2015) & Magnifisio (2016).
  • 2-Simon Miller: Power Princess (2011) & First Among Equals (2017).

LEADING JOCKEYS

  • 3-Jason Brown: Barakey (2012), Magnifisio (2014) & Magnifisio (2016).
  • GENDER
  • Geldings: 8 wins
  • Mares: 3 wins.

FAVOURITES

  • 7 of the 11 winners have started favourite.
  • The shortest priced favourites have been Barakey (2012) & Vain Raider (2009).
  • Dawn Approach the longest priced winner. ($17).

BARRIERS

  • Barriers two and three have been the most successful with three wins each.
  • Barriers one, four, five, six and eight have won once.
  • The least successful barrier is seven with no wins.

LEAD-UP RACES

  • Five of the 11 winners won the Northam Stakes/Sprint first up.
  • Four horses were winners at their previous start.
  • Money Exchange ran last before rebounding to win in 2008.
  • Beach Express ran second in the Miss Andretti Stakes.
YEAR HORSE TRAINER JOCKEY
2017 First Among Equals Simon Miller Vaughn Sigley
2016 Magnifisio Vaughn Sigley Jason Brown
2015 Dawn Approach Vaughn Sigley Takahide Ikenushi
2014 Magnifisio Jim Taylor Jason Brown
2013 Beach Express Adam Durrant Dan Staeck
2012 Barakey Jim Taylor Jason Brown
2011 Power Princess Simon Miller Peter Knuckey
2010 Kid Choisir Frank Maynard Paul Harvey
2009 Vain Raider Jim Taylor Jess Carbery
2008 Money Exchange Trevor Andrews Pat Carbery
2007 Certain Gold Kevin Anderson John Claite

 

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au