Nominations & Weights – 2012 Railway Stakes

November 13th, 2012

The nominations and weights have been released for the Group 1  Railway Stakes, which is due to run at Ascot Racecourse next Saturday November 24, 2012

A total of 45 horses have been nominated for the 2012  Railway Stakes, including Solzhenitsyn.

Solzhenitsyn has been allocated a weight of 57 kilograms for the 2012  Railway Stakes and will be out to claim his second Group 1 victory in the race.

The six-year-old won the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield Racecourse in October and has continued to perform highly at the top level in his two starts since.

Solzhenitsyn placed third in the Group 2 Crystal Mile two starts back, before finishing a gallant sixth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes last weekend.

The St Petersburg gelding has won 11 of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $640,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Also included in the 2012  Railway Stakes nominations is last year’s winner Luckygray.

Luckygray won the $1 million Railway Stakes in 2011 on protest, relegating original winner He’s Remarkable to second position in one of the most controversial stewards decisions.

The five-year-old has won 11 of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $1.27 million in prize money.

The Bradbury’s Luck gelding won his most recent start in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on November 10, 2012.

Lukygray will carry the top weight of 58 kilograms in the 2012  Railway Stakes next weekend.

Fat Al and Yosei are also included in the 2012  Railway Stakes nominations and weights.

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2012 Railway Stakes Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Weight
1 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 58kg
2 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse 57kg
3 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 57kg
4 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote 57kg
5 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 57kg
6 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 56.5kg
7 YOSEI Stuart Webb 55kg
8 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Paige Kenney 54kg
9 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams 53.5kg
10 SPIRIT SONG Aaron Purcell 53.5kg
11 AMELIAS DANCER Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani 53kg
12 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams 53kg
13 BELORA Daniel Morton 53kg
14 BLACK FELIX Stephen Miller 53kg
15 BOLTON (NZ) Stephen Brown 53kg
16 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham 53kg
17 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant 53kg
18 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes 53kg
19 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 53kg
20 FULL REIGN Peter & Matthew Giadresco 53kg
21 GALAH Peter Snowden 53kg
22 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 53kg
23 GREY MONARCH Ivan Haggerty 53kg
24 ISEETHINGSYOUDON’T Chris Gangemi 53kg
25 ISOPACH John P Thompson 53kg
26 KERRIFIC Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock 53kg
27 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews 53kg
28 LOPOV (NZ) Adam Durrant 53kg
29 MABEL GRACE Adam Durrant 53kg
30 MASCHINO Graham Yuill 53kg
31 MCSCAR David Harrison 53kg
32 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune 53kg
33 MR MOET Adam Durrant 53kg
34 NIBLICK Trevor Andrews 53kg
35 NINGALOO BLITZ Daniel Morton 53kg
36 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 53kg
37 PEG’S PRIDE Michael Morton 53kg
38 RANGER Grant Williams 53kg
39 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 53kg
40 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith 53kg
41 ROSIE ROCKET Justin Warwick 53kg
42 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 53kg
43 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 53kg
44 ZESTER Daniel Morton 53kg
45 LUKE’S LUCK Trevor Andrews 51kg