Stradbroke Handicap 2013 – 40 First Acceptances Taken

May 29th, 2013

First acceptances have been taken for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, which will take place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 8, 2013.

40 horses remain in the mix for the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap, including Epaulette.


Epaulette is one of 40 horses in the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances. Picture by Daniel Costello.

Epaulette has won five of his 11 race starts and has earned more than $1.69 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The three-year-old was too good for his competitors last start, when he won the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 by two lengths on May 25.

Epaulette will be having his first start at Eagle Farm Racecourse when he lines up for the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap in what will be his fourth start this preparation.

Also included in the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances is Buffering.

Buffering has won 12 of his 33 race starts and has earned more than $2.17 million in prize money during his career.

The Mossman gelding won the Group 2 Victory Stakes first-up this campaign, before finishing a gallant fourth in the Group 1 BTC Cup.

He then went on to place third behind Epaulette in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 at Doomben Racecourse last start.

Buffering is trained by Robert Heathcote and will have to home track advantage in the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap.

Arinosa and Your Song are also amongst the 2013 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances.

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2013 Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances

No. Horse Trainer
1 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden
2 AL ANEED Mick Price
3 ARINOSA Chris Waller
4 BELLTONE Kelso Wood
5 BETTER THAN READY Kelly Schweida
6 BOBAN Chris Waller
7 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote
9 COMPLICATE Peter Snowden
10 CONSERVATORIUM Gary Kennewell
11 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners
12 EPAULETTE Peter Snowden
13 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith
14 FERMENT John P Thompson
15 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings
16 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
17 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan
18 JETSET LAD (NZ) John Wheeler
19 LATIN NEWS Bryan Dais
20 LINTON John Sadler
21 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan
22 MAHISARA Paul Messara
23 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse
25 PEAR TART John P Thompson
26 PERON John P Thompson
27 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan
28 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson
29 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller
30 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller
31 SIZZLING Kelso Wood
32 SMOKIN’ JOEY Mick Price
33 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote
34 SOOKIE John P Thompson
35 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan
36 SPIRIT SONG Kelso Wood
37 STARTSMEUP John, Daniel & Christopher Meagher
38 STREAMA Guy Walter
39 YOSEI Stuart Webb
40 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings