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With the luxury of Quackerjack’s place in the Doncaster assured for months, trainer Mark Newnham has been able to tailor his preparation to ensure the timing is perfect heading into the famous Randwick mile. Quackerjack earned a ballot exemption to Saturday’s Group One Doncaster Mile when he won the Group Two Villiers Stakes over the […]
Golden Slipper placegetter Mamaragan has earned his chance at the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes, a race his trainer originally dismissed as an option. John Thompson had him pegged as as a pure sprinter and early on was eyeing a Magic Millions campaign. Mamaragan’s debut was delayed by shin soreness and he burst onto the […]
Prominent trainer Adrian Bott is grateful racing is still proceeding during the coronavirus crisis and supports prize money cuts for The Championships at Randwick. The Championships are scheduled to go ahead over the next two Saturdays under strict biosecurity measures with prize money for the eight Group One races halved. Bott trains in partnership with […]
Chris Waller is convinced a return to Sydney racing will help Kolding when the gelding heads a strong team trying to give the champion trainer a record-equalling seventh Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Waller expects to have at least six runners in Saturday’s Group One Doncaster Mile on the first day of The Championships at Randwick. […]
A ground-saving ride by James McDonald has elevated the enigmatic Night’s Watch back into the winner’s list in the Group Three Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill. Starting $8.50, the six-year-old settled near the rear for McDonald, who was happy to bide his time before pinching runs along the inside and surging late to score by […]
Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has led home VRC Oaks winning stablemate Miami Bound in a race day gallop at Bendigo. Trainer Danny O’Brien took the pair to Bendigo on Saturday for a day out ahead of proposed Group One assignments in Sydney. With Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams aboard, Vow And Declare beat […]
Like everyone, trainer Jim Conlan has been forced to make adjustments to plans for his horses and has abandoned a Sydney trip for Debt Agent. Against a backdrop of coronavirus protocols and conditions on border crossings, former Singapore champion Debt Agent will run in Saturday’s Bendigo Mile. The meeting had looked in jeopardy after racing […]
After a short-lived stint at stud, Group One winner Kementari is poised for his return to racing as a gelding in the Star Kingdom Stakes at Rosehill. The winner of the 2018 Group One Randwick Guineas, the high-profile horse was retired to Darley Stud after last year’s autumn carnival. Fertility issues soon put a halt […]
Two key form lines will converge in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill as top fillies Funstar and Probabeel enter uncharted waters. The three-year-olds have established a keen rivalry, finishing one-two each time they have clashed with the ledger squarely in favour of Funstar at 3-1. Markets predict another victory by Funstar if […]
Star fillies Funstar and Probabeel will continue their rivalry in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill which has attracted a field of 13. The meeting is set to go ahead behind closed gates under strict coronavirus protocols. The Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies is one of two Group One races scheduled […]