The Metropolitan 2013 Attracts 105 Nominations

August 27th, 2013

Nominations have been released for the Group 1 The Metropolitan, which is scheduled to take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 5, 2013.

A total of 105 horses have nominated for the 2013 The Metropolitan, including Green Moon.

Green Moon

Green Moon is included in the 2013 The Metropolitan Nominations. Picture by Steve Hart.

Green Moon has won seven of his 22 race starts and has earned more than $5 million in prize money

The Montjeu entire won last year’s $6.2 million Melbourne Cup and will once again be aimed at the race in the 2013 spring racing carnival.

Green Moon is trained by Robert Hickmott at Mt Macedon and will be making his spring racing return in the 2013 Memsie Stakes this weekend at Caulfield Racecourse.

Also included in the 2013 The Metropolitan nominations is Sea Moon.

Sea Moon has won five of his nine race starts and has earned more than $500,000 in prize money.

The five-year-old has had all his previous race starts in Europe, with his most recent being in the Group 1 Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe in October last year.

He has now been transferred to Australia to be trained by Hickmott, who also trains Green Moon.

Sea Moon is nominated for the 2013 Cox Plate and 2013 Caulfield Cup later in the carnival and will likely nominate for the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Hawkspur and Kelinni are also included in the 2013 The Metropolitan nominations.

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2013 The Metropolitan Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ABOVE ALL (GB) David Vandyke
2 AGENT BAUER Gwenda Markwell
3 ALIYANA (NZ) Bart & James Cummings
4 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker
5 ANAGOLD Mick Price
6 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney
7 BACKBONE Michael Kent
8 BAYRIR (FR) Chris Waller
9 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller
10 BIT OF HELL (IRE) Mick Price
11 BUSINESS DAY (NZ) John P Thompson
12 CANTONESE Bjorn Baker
13 COLOUR MY WORLD (FR) David Vandyke
14 COMMISSION (NZ) Bart & James Cummings
15 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton
16 DANAS BEST Gai Waterhouse
17 DEANE MARTIN (NZ) Bruce Wallace
18 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston
19 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
20 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
21 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
22 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott
23 FIBRILLATION Mick Price
24 FLASHY FELLA (NZ) Michael Moroney
25 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
26 FREEZY (IRE) Anthony Freedman
27 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman
28 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney
29 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
30 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes
31 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
32 HARTANI (IRE) Robert Hickmott
33 HATHRAS (GB) Kris Lees
34 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
35 HIGH SHOT (NZ) Michael Kent
36 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
37 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody
38 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller
39 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan
40 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
41 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller
42 KESAMPOUR (FR) Peter G Moody
43 KIM WARRIOR Bart & James Cummings
44 KINGDOMS (NZ) John O’Shea
45 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke
46 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston
47 LUCRIPETOUS (NZ) Chris Waller
48 LUNAYIR (FR) Chris Waller
49 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
50 MARTINVAST (IRE) Gerald Ryan
51 MASAHIKO Gai Waterhouse
52 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott
53 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
54 MCNULTY Michael Kent
55 MEMRO BILL (NZ) Bart & James Cummings
56 MICHELANGELO (GB) Gai Waterhouse
57 MOONSTONES (NZ) Anthony Cummings
58 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
59 MOTIVADO (GB) David Hayes
60 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher
61 MOURASANA (GB) Michael Moroney
62 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott
63 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher
64 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney
65 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
66 OUR DESERT WARRIOR Gai Waterhouse
67 PACKING EMPIRE (NZ) David Hayes
68 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price
69 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell
70 PELICANO Tony McEvoy
71 PLANET PURPLE Kerry Parker
72 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
73 PRACTICED Robert Hickmott
74 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson
75 PRINCE CHERI (FR) David Vandyke
76 RANKED (IRE) Robert Hickmott
77 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
78 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
79 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller
80 SACRED FLYER (NZ) Chris Waller
81 SAGHANN (IRE) Anthony Freedman
82 SAHARA SUN (CHI) Ciaron Maher
83 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson
84 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott
85 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott
86 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Craig Ritchie
87 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody
88 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse
89 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
90 TANBY Robert Hickmott
91 TE KARAKA Michael Moroney
92 TENBY LADY (USA) Gai Waterhouse
93 THE CLEANER Robert Smerdon
94 THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott
95 TO THE WIRE Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
96 TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie
97 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
98 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson
99 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
100 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody
101 WHY NOT (GER) David Hayes
102 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes
103 YULALONA Peter Snowden
104 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney
105 ZUTERO (GER) Anthony Freedman

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