Rain Affair On Track For 2012 Missile Stakes – Preview

May 29th, 2012

The Group 3 Missile Stakes is set to take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday August 11, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,100 metres, the 2012 Missile Stakes is worth $150,000 in prize money.

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

Last year’s winner of the Missile Stakes was Rain Affair, who is expected to defend his title in 2012.

The four-year-old gelding has won 11 of his 15 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money.

Despite his success, the Commands gelding is yet to win a Group 1 race and will attempt to do so during the 2012 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, with the 2012 Missile Stakes likely to be his first-up run.

Rain Affair finished second in his last two race starts in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes and the Group 1 All Aged Stakes, both at Royal Randwick.