Golden Pendant 2012 Nominations Feature More Joyous

September 25th, 2012

Nominations have been released for the Group 3 Golden Pendant, which is due to run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday September 29, 2012.

10 horses have nominated for the 2012 Golden Pendant, including More Joyous.

More Joyous won her first-up start this spring in the Listed Shereco Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on September 15, 2012, by one and a half lengths.

The More Than Ready mare has won 20 of her 27 race starts and has earned more than $4.3 million in prize money during her horse racing career.

More Joyous won all four of her race starts during the autumn carnival earlier this year, including the Group 1 Doncaster Mile.

She is heading towards a run in the $3 million Cox Plate on October 27, 2012, and is also nominated for the $6 million Melbourne Cup on November 6.

Also included in the 2012 Golden Pendant nominations is Red Tracer.

The Dane Shadow mare has won eight of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $675,000 in prize money.

Red Tracer will be having her first start of the 2012 spring racing carnival in the 2012 Golden Pendant after a three month spell following a successful winter campaign where she won the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes.

Her most recent result was a close fourth to Pear Tart in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm on June 23.

Pane In The Glass and Aliyana Tilde are also included in the 2012 Golden Pendant nominations.

2012 Manikato Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker 83
2 COLORADO CLAIRE John O’Shea 96
3 DELZERA Guy Walter 79
4 FORARAINYDAY Guy Walter 73
5 GAI’S CHOICE David Pfieffer 95
6 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 125
7 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 88
8 POTIONS John P Thompson 83
9 RED TRACER Chris Waller 108
10 SKYERUSH Guy Walter