The NJC Spring Stakes is a 1600 metre set weights race for three-year-olds run by the Newcastle Jockey Club in mid-November. It is held at Newcastle as part of a standalone meeting without Randwick or Rosehill having races.
Race Type: Group 3
Distance: 1600 metres
Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
Track: Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle, New South Wales
Date: Saturday 13 November 2021
NJC Spring Stakes Race History
The race was first held in 1984 when it was won by a horse called Blazing Devil. It was a Listed race from 1984 to 1998 and was upgraded to its current Group 3 status in 1999.
Last filly to win: Festival Dancer (2021)
Fastest time (1600m): Allgunadoit (2003) 1:34:83
Interesting trivia: 2010 winner Ilovethiscity was sired by 2001 winner Magic Albert.
Past winners of the NJC Spring Stakes
Winners of past NJC Spring Stakes include Prioisir (2012), Ilovethiscity (2010), Sousa (2008), Hotel Grand (2005), Lotteria (2004), Clangalang (2002), Universal Prince (2000), Shogun Lodge (1999), Dracula (1998), Encounter (1997), Ebony Grosve (1996), Coronation Day (1992), Procol Harum (1989) and All Ashore (1987).