History Of The Hyperion Stakes

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BACKGROUND

  • The Hyperion Stakes was first run in 1972 and won by St Just.
  • It has held Group 3 status since 1980.
  • The 2005 Hyperion Stakes run at Belmont Park.
  • Notable winners: Detonator (1976), Asian Beau (1979), Fimiston (1988), Heron Bridge (1984-1986), Jacks Or Better (1995), Luckygray (2012) & Scales Of Justice (2017).
  • Multiple winners: Cambana Lad (1973-1974), Heron Bridge (1984-1986) and Marasco (2008-2010).

JOCKEYS

  • Three riders share the Hyperion Stakes record
  • Stephen Miller: Brave Kite (1994), Bar Dreamer (1997) & Old Fashion (2002).
  • Jason Brown: Country Blazer (2001), Tribula (2003) & No Questions (2007).
  • Paul Harvey: Willoughby (1998), Local Legend (2006) & Marasco (2008).
  • Jeff Noske rode Star System (1999). His son Jarrad guided home Fuschia Bandana (2015).
  • Lucy Warwick became the sole female to ride the winner of the Hyperion Stakes when partnering Wink And A Nod (2016).
  • Dan Staeck: Marasco (2010)-Scales Of Justice (2017), Keith Watson: Herron Bridge (1984-1986), Ian Albuino: Fimiston (1988)-Craft Memory (1993) and Shaun O’Donnell: Luckygray (2012) & Lakeside Rhythmn (2005) are dual Hyperion Stake winners.

TRAINERS

  • Vern Brockman has prepared three Hyperion Stakes winners, the best in the races history. He became the first trainer to go back-to-back when Alpine Wind (1977) and Junction Girl (1978) were successful.  Old Fashion (2002) gave him his third.
  • Dual winners include Noel Donovan: Herron Bridge-(1984-1986), Ross Taylor: Sky Filou (1987), Barossa Boy (1991), Ross Price: Medicine Kid (1990), Jungle Hero (1992), Fred Kersley: Marasco (2008-2010) & Justin Warwick Black Tycoon (2013) & Wink And A Nod (2016).
  • John Price, brother of Ross, joined his sibling on the Hyperion Stakes honour roll when Local Legend proved successful in 2009.

BARRIERS

  • Barrier 1: eight wins
  • Barrier 4: seven wins
  • Barrier 5: six wins
  • Barrier 2: five wins
  • Barrier 9: five wins
  • Barriers 3, 6, 7: three wins
  • Barriers 8 & 13: two wins
  • Barriers 10 & 2: one win.

GENDER

  • Geldings: 25 wins
  • Mares: 9 wins.
  • Entire: 8 wins.
  • Colts: 2 wins. (Sky Filou (1987) & Asian Beau (1979).
  • No fillies have recoded wins
  • Three out of the past four years have been won by mares: Wink And A Nod (2016), Fuchsia Bandana (2015) & Elite Belle (2014).

BELMONT SPRINT/HYPERION STAKES 

  • Tribula (2003), Marasco (2008), Luckygray (2012), Elite Belle (2014) & Wink And A Nod (2016).

DEAD HEAT
In 2005 the judges couldn’t split Lakeside Rhythm, trained by Paula Wagg and ridden by Shaun O’Donnell and Ambers Halo, Muchea-prepared by Alan Mathews and under the guidance of Jason Whiting.

PAST WINNERS

2017 Scales Of Justice D.Staeck L.Smith
2016 Wink And A Nod L.Warwick J.Warwick
2015 Fucnsia Bandana Jarrad Noske D.McAuliffe
2014 Elite Belle W.Pike G.Williams
2013 Black Tycoon T.Turner J.Warwick
2012 Luckgray S.O’Donnell G.Poletti
2011 King Kool Kat D.Miller I.Glading
2010 Marasco D.Staeck F.Kersley
2009 Tarzi S.Parnham N.Parnham
2008 Marasco P.Harvey F.Kersley
2007 No Questions J.Brown T.Andrews
2006 Local Legend P.Harvey J.Price
2005 Ambers Halo J.Whiting A.Mathews
2005 Lakeside Rhythm S.O’Donnell P.Wagg
2004 Dedicated Miss J.Miller G.Durrant
2003 Tribula J.Brown A.Mortimer
2002 Old Fashion S.Miller V.Brockman
2001 Country Blazer J.Brown J.Taylor
2000 Devilish Dealer M.Sestich P.Jordan
1999 Star System Jeff Noske F.Maynard

 

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au

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