2012 Premiere Stakes Preview – Royal Randwick Racing

June 19th, 2012

The Group 2 Premiere Stakes is due to take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 6, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the 2012 Premiere Stakes is worth $175,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Premiere Stakes is open to horses of all ages and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

Run as part of Epsom Handicap Day, the 2012 Premiere Stakes shares its program with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, Group 1 The Metropolitan, Group 1 Flight Stakes, Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 3 Craven Plate.

Neeson is likely to defend his title in this year’s 2012 Premiere Stakes after winning last year’s edition of the race.

The five-year-old gelding has won eight of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $680,000 in prize money during his racing career,

His most recent result was a seventh placing in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup on June 2, 2012.