2013 Storm Queen Stakes (Vinery Stud Stakes) – Nominations

April 2nd, 2013

Nominations have been announced for the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes, which is due to run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday April 6, 2013.

A total of 20 horses have nominated for the 2013 Storm Queen Stakes, which is this year named the Vinery Stud Stakes, including Dear Demi.

The three-year-old has won five of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $1.2 million in prize money.

Dear Demi

Dear Demi is nominated for the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes. Picture by Steve Hart.

Dear Demi won the Group 2 Surround Stakes two starts back, before placing an out of sorts 11th in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic behind Appearance last run.

The Dehere filly is trained by Clarry Conners and is looking to impress ahead of her scheduled run in the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks on April 20, 2013.

Also included in the 2013 Storm Queen Stakes nominations is Norzita.

Norzita has won three of her nine race starts and has earned more than $520,000 in prize money during her career.

The Thorn Park filly won her first-up autumn start in the Listed Typhoon Tracy Stakes, before placing second in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes second-up.

Her most recent result was a close third placing in the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on March 23, 2013.

Driefontein and Longport are also included in the 2013 Storm Queen Stakes nominations.

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2013 Storm Queen Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ALZORA David Hayes
2 CAMEO Peter Snowden
3 CAMPANIA Garry Frazer
4 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners
5 DRIEFONTEIN Gai Waterhouse
6 GOLD EPONA Kris Lees
7 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey
8 HABIBI (NZ) Donna Logan
9 HOLD ME TIGHT Barry Baldwin
10 HOYBELL Chris Waller
11 LONGPORT John P Thompson
12 NEVER DESPAIR Jeffrey Caught
13 NORZITA (NZ) Bart Cummings
14 PURPLE MUSE (NZ) Peter G Moody
15 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller
16 SHE’S A GIRL Steve Englebrecht
17 SUMMERBLISS Michael Kent
18 TORIO’S PRIDE Gary Portelli
19 WIND BENDER Chris Waller
20 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston