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Aust Pattern Committee Lists Black-Type Changes

Wednesday, 1st July 2009

The Australian Pattern Committee met yesterday for the 1st time since equine influenza "to consider changes to the Pattern" & made a number of recommendations to the Australian Racing Board. The Sydney Turf Club's Golden Rose at Rosehill in Sydney was recommended for elevation to Gr1 status & APC chairman Alan Brown noted: "The Golden Rose, if approved by the ARB, will join the Ascot Vale Stakes in Victoria as only the 2nd Gr1 race for 3YOs in Australia below 1600m. In its short history it has consistently produced outstanding fields & would thoroughly deserve elevation to Gr1." Other races recommended for upgrade include:

  • VRC Rory's Jester Stakes to Gr2
  • QTC Dane Ripper Quality to Gr2
  • VRC Milady Stakes to Gr2
  • BTC Vo Rogue Plate to Gr3
  • ITC Keith Nolan Classic to Gr3
  • BTC Lady of the Turf Stakes to Gr3
  • MRC Naturalism Stakes to Gr3
  • MRC Hussonet Cup to Listed
  • VRC Henry Bucks Plate to Listed
  • VRC Crown Mares Trophy to Listed
  • WRC Wangoom Handicap to Listed
  • HRC Rowley Mile to Listed
  • HRC Darley Crown to Listed
  • QTC Queensland Cup to Listed
  • BTC Mode Handicap to Listed
  • BTC Dalrello Plate to Listed
  • WATC Ascot 1000 Guineas to Listed
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