Final Field & Barrier Draw – 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes

April 4th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday April 7, 2012.

11 horses have been nominated for a start in the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, with More Joyous headlining the star-studded field.

More Joyous will be having her second start for the autumn after winning the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes at her first start.

The five-year-old mare has won 16 of her 23 starts and has earned more than $2.5 million in prize money across her celebrated career.

More Joyous has drawn barrier seven for the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes and will be ridden by regular rider Nash Rawiller.

Ofcourseican is also included in the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes final field after her impressive last start win.

The Mossman mare won the Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on March 24, 2012, after first winning the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup at her previous start.

Trainer Ron Quinton is hopeful he made the right decision to run Ofcourseican in the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes rather than the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes on the same day.

“I’m hopeful that her owner agrees with me that she should run in the fillies and mares race,” Quinton said.

“She’s not going to meet them well on weights but she’s a mare in form.

“It’s not going to end up a huge field where the other race looks like being a big field, a capacity field.

“She’s a tough mare.

“I couldn’t believe how well she came through the race a couple of days after the Coolmore.

“We couldn’t see much of her work this morning either but we saw her the last furlong (200m) and her last furlong was pretty impressive.”

Ofcourseican has drawn barrier four for the 2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Kathy O’Hara.

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2012 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1110X317X1 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 7 57kg 121
2 3X51221X26 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell Craig Williams 9 57kg 116
3 7X11272X83 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg 113
4 1518X251X9 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 6 57kg 110
5 55X333X311 OFCOURSEICAN Ron Quinton Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 57kg 109
6 1X1230X319 RED TRACER Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 57kg 108
7 1X0079X054 YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 1 57kg 108
8 111X25930X LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 10 57kg 106
9 33X23143X0 SKYERUSH Guy Walter Blake Shinn 3 57kg 100
10 34325045X1 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Joseph Pride Christian Reith 5 57kg 96
11 0X45321542 CABERNET Grahame Begg Michael Rodd 2 57kg 94