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All the Winners from the UBET Festival of Racing

What a massive six weeks of racing we had here in Adelaide! With 25 black-type races over six weeks including four Group 1's, there were some fantastic stories to go along with some of the incredibly talented horses we saw! 

Darren Weir showed why he's the best trainer in Australia with 13 wins across the carnival, while our local trainers in Tony McEvoy, Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas and Will Clarken matched it with the best in the nation.  

From Harry Coffey's maiden Group 1 win, to Damian Lane's Goodwood Day domination to Ben Melham's third win in the Group 1 Goodwood, the riders that graced Morphettville over the six weeks were all class.

Date

Race

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

14 April Listed Dequetteville Stakes Fundamentalist  David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Harry Coffey
14 April Listed Port Adelaide Guineas Spring Choice Leon & Troy Corstens James Winks
21 April Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes Dainty Tess Dan Morton Jamie Kah
21 April Group 3 Auraria Stakes Sopressa  Darren Weir Harry Coffey
21 April Listed Redelva Stakes Despatch Tony McEvoy Beau Mertens
28 April Group 3 Chairman's Stakes Leicester Darren Weir Damian Lane
28 April Group 3 Breeders' Stakes Tequila Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop
28 April Listed City of Adelaide Handicap Steel Frost Will Clarken Todd Pannell
28 April Listed HC Nitschke Stakes Peaceful State Darren Weir John Allen
5 May Group 1 UBET Classic Shoals Anthony Freedman Tim Clark
5 May Group 1 Schweppes Oaks  Sopressa  Darren Weir Harry Coffey
5 May Group 2 Euclase Stakes I'll Have A Bit John McArdle Chris Parnham
5 May Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes French Emotion Chris Waller Ben Melham
5 May Group 3 DC McKay Stakes Sprightly Lass Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  Dwayne Dunn
5 May Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes Heaven's Deal Richard Jolly Jake Toeroek
12 May Group 1 UBET South Australian Derby Leicester Darren Weir Damian Lane
12 May Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes Tequila Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop
12 May Listed Adelaide Guineas Peaceful State Darren Weir John Allen
19 May Group 1 Darley Goodwood Santa Ana Lane Anthony Freedman Ben Melham
19 May Group 3 RA Lee Stakes Land of Plenty Darren Weir Damian Lane    
19 May Group 3 National Stakes Marcel From Madrid Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra  Damian Lane  
19 May Group 3 SA Fillies Classic Pleasuring Darren Weir Damian Lane  
19 May Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes She's So High Mick Price Damien Oliver
19 May Listed Port Adelaide Cup Yogi Darren Weir Damian Lane
19 May Listed Centaurea Stakes Have Another Glass Sue Jaensch Dwayne Dunn

Leading Trainers

It was a huge carnival for Darren Weir who picked up thirteen winners across the six weeks, a whopping eight more than his nearest rival Tony McEvoy. Weir also collected the Group 1 Oaks and Derby along the way, while his impressive colt Peaceful State also collected two Listed wins. 

With seven second placings, the carnival really could have been anything for Lindsay Park with a bit more luck, while local trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas and Will Clarken enjoyed some good success as well with Tequila Time and Steel Frost being the stand out gallopers for each stable. 

Trainer

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Darren Weir 13 4 6 53
Tony McEvoy 5 5 2 27
David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig 1 7 3 20
Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 3 2 2 15
Will Clarken 3 2 1 14

Leading Jockeys

Four winners on the final day of the carnival gave the talented Damian Lane riding honours across the six weeks but Jamie Kah continued to shine in her home town with five winners. The Lane and Weir combination was lethal across the carnival, while Harry Coffey also enjoyed a lot of success with four winners including his maiden Group 1 win in the Australasian Oaks. Dwayne Dunn showed why he is one of the best jockeys in Australia while Kayla Crowther had a standout carnival, finishing in the first three on seven occasions. It was fantastic to see Clare Lindop ride well in her last carnival with three wins across the six weeks including two on the talented Tequila Time.   

Jockey

1st

2nd

3rd

Points

Damian Lane 8 4 1 33
Jamie Kah 5 6 3 30
Harry Coffey 4 1 3 17
Dwayne Dunn 3 2 3 16
Kayla Crowther 1 4 2 13
Clare Lindop 3 1 2 13

*Points scoring based on 3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd. 

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