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2017 BMW - Nominations And Race History

2017 BMW race overview including nominations, race history and background for the 2400m Group 1 event including the Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained Exospheric and Our Ivanhowe.

2017 BMW - Nominations And Race History

Nominations for the 2017 BMW have been extended until Tuesday with 14 so far entered for Saturday’s Group 1 feature race at Rosehill.

Nominations will close for the Group 1 BMW (2400m) at 11am on Tuesday having been extended for 24 hours however there is still a healthy number of entrants already for Saturday’s feature race.


Our Ivanhowe
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Lee and Anthony Freedman could boast a strong dual-pronged attack courtesy of Exospheric Horseform and Our Ivanhowe Horseform.

The race in fact appears set to feature a strong Victorian presence with Humidor Horseform and Jameka Horseform nominated.

2017 BMW: RACE NOMINATIONS

 

Horse

Sex

Age

Trainer

Hcp Rating

1.

ALMOONQITH (USA)

H

7

David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

105

2.

BOOM TIME

H

5

David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

100

3.

EXOSPHERIC (GB)

H

5

Lee & Anthony Freedman

112

4.

GRAND MARSHAL (GB)

G

7

Chris Waller

107

5.

HUMIDOR (NZ)

G

4

Darren Weir

112

6.

JAMEKA

M

4

Ciaron Maher

113

7.

LASQUETI SPIRIT

F

3

Lee Curtis

103

8.

LIBRAN (IRE)

G

6

Chris Waller

107

9.

MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE)

G

7

John O'Shea

105

10.

OUR IVANHOWE (GER)

H

7

Lee & Anthony Freedman

116

11.

PRIZED ICON

C

3

James Cummings

108

12.

PUCCINI (NZ)

H

6

Wayne Walters

93

13.

TAVAGO (NZ)

G

4

Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

110

14.

WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)

G

8

Chris Waller

108

2017 BMW: RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The BMW is a Group 1 race for Open Class horses conducted by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill Gardens. At this time it is the only Open WFA 2400m race in Australia run at the elite level.

The BMW was first run in 1963 and was won by Maidenhead.

The BMW is run over 2400m under Standard Weight For Age conditions. It was run as a handicap until 1976.

The race is registered as the HE Tancred Stakes but has had numerous sponsors before being known as the BMW for a substantial period of time.

There have been eight mare winners with Silent Achiever the most recent in 2014.

There have been eleven 3yo winners – most recently Fiveandahalfstar in 2013 but before that it was Grand Zulu in 2004. No 3yo filly has won.

John Hawkes is the most successful trainer with five while Shane Dye has also won on five occasions. They combined with the great Octagonal to win in 1997.

Notable winners of the BMW include Tails (1972), Apollo Eleven (1973), Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986), Beau Zam (1988), Our Poetic Prince (1989), Sydeston (1990), Octagonal (1996, 1997), Might And Power (1998), Tie The Knot (1999, 2000), Ethereal (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Eremein (2006) and Hartnell Horseform (2015).

Historically the form has been via the Ranvet Stakes or the Australian Cup but the Ranvet Stakes move to a week prior changes that formula.

Since the race became WFA, only Kingston Town (1980) and Tie The Knot (1999) have done the BMW/Sydney Cup double.

The BMW/Queen Elizabeth Stakes double has been done 10 times with Eremein the most recent in 2006.

Eremein
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International trained horses have run in the BMW – Beau Zam defeated Highland Chieftain, Vaguely Pleasant and Le Glorieux in 1988. Our Poetic Prince beat home Top Class in 1989 while Sydeston had Mountain Kingdom and Highland Chieftain in his wake in 1990. In 2015 Hartnell had a great duel with the Japanese runner To The World.

In 2000, Tie The Knot beat Arena and Showella in the Ranvet Stakes. Two weeks later Tie The Knot beat Arena and Showella in The BMW.

The 2016 BMW was won by Preferment Horseform from Who Shot Thebarman with Grand Marshal third giving Chris Waller the trifecta.

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