2011 The Goodwood Nominations Released – Morphettville Racing

April 27th, 2011

Nominations for the Group 1 The Goodwood, which is set to take place on Sunday May 8, 2011, have now been released.

34 horses have nominated for the $350,000 The Goodwood, including John McNair’s champion gelding Hay List.

The running of Hay List all depends on whether or not Racing SA can come up with a sponsor that is willing to pay the approximated $55,000 transport fee that would be required to take the five-year-old to and from Adelaide.

McNair has said that the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) is very excited about the prospect of having a horse like Hay List at their racecourse.

“I’ve spoken to Brenton Wilkinson from the South Australian Jockey Club today and he’s very keen to get him over there,” McNair said.

“I made a few suggestions and he’s gone off to do some homework in regards to see if there could be some sponsors.”

Brenton Wilkinson said he would try his hardest to assure Hay List could make the 1,200 metre race.

“John is going to nominate the horse for The Goodwood tomorrow and we’re just going to keep working in the next few days on how we can get him here as quickly as possible,” Mr Wilkinson said.

“John said that the owners and himself would much prefer the horse to fly so we’re just going to look at every avenue we can to have the horse down here because the day Takeover Target came to Adelaide was a great day for us, and to have a horse the quality of Hay List here would just be sensational.

“We will also look at the option of whether we can organise a flight, rather than going back to Sydney, whether we can get a flight to Brisbane for him.”

Mr Wilkinson believes that sponsoring Hay List’s trip to Adelaide would be a very smart business decision.

“It’s a huge publicity opportunity for South Australia and for somebody to get involved with,” he said.

“I don’t have a specific person in mind (but) I will talk to Tourism SA to see whether or not they are happy to assist us in getting a horse like him here, because if we didn’t have Black Caviar he would be the pin-up horse of Australia.”

In the case that a sponsor is not found, McNair says there is no chance that he will float Hay List down to Morphettville Racecourse.

“That’s not on the cards, especially since we can wait another week and go to Brisbane (for the BTC Cup),” McNair said.

Also amongst the 2011 The Goodwood nominations is Black Caviar’s full younger brother Moshe.

Moshe has shown tremendous horse racing form to win three of his four previous starts and will be competing in his first Stakes level race in the 2011 The Goodwood.

The three-year-old has won more than $62,500 in his short career and will be looking to fill the shoes of big sister Black Caviar with a win in the 2011 The Goodwood.

Also included in the  2011 The Goodwood nominations is Paul Messara’s Alverta, Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s Crystal Lily, David Hayes’ Eagle Falls, Tony Noonan’s Ortensia, Mark Kavanagh’s Shrapnel and Rick Hore-Lacy’s Toorak Toff.

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2011 The Goodwood Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ALVERTA Paul Messara
2 ARINOS David Jolly
3 BASIL DA MAN David Jolly
4 BELFAST BOY Gordon Richards
5 BELTROIS Robbie Griffiths
6 BEYOND PARDON Robert Smerdon
7 CATAPULTED Mark Kavanagh
9 CRYSTAL LILY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
10 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir
12 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody
13 DR DOUTE’S Mark Kavanagh
14 DUBLEANNY Mick Price
15 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes
16 HAY LIST John McNair
17 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon
19 MOSHE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
20 NORTH BEACH Gordon Richards
21 ORTENSIA Tony Noonan
22 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden
23 REPUBLIQUE Phillip Stokes
24 RESPONSE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
25 RUE MAPLE Darren Weir
26 SHRAPNEL Mark Kavanagh
27 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly
29 TOORAK TOFF Rick Hore-Lacy
30 TRAMUNTANA David Jolly
31 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh
32 UNDUE Daniel J Clarke
33 UXORIOUS Matthew Williams
34 VALENTINE MISS Mark Kavanagh