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Leading Cox Plate contender Te Akau Shark is progressing well in his New Zealand stable as he is prepared for his Australian campaign. He will be aimed at the Epsom Handicapon October 5, the day before the NRL grand final which may or may not be a cause for celebration for his part-owner, Cronulla Sharks captain […]
Redzel will get his chance to win a third Everest with confirmation Yulong Investments has again chosen him as its representative in the $14 million sprint. Yulong, headed by Yuesheng Zhang, has decided to stick with Redzel who has won the first two runnings of The Everest, running in James Harron’s slot in 2017. Owned by Triple […]
Godolphin-owned filly Lyre already has a Group One win at Caulfield to her name and is building up for a spring campaign with another major target in mind at the same track. The Blue Diamond Stakeswinner has been back in work at Anthony Freedman’s Pinecliff stable for a couple of weeks. “The Thousand Guineasis her target at […]
Star filly Sunlight is back at the Flemington stables of trainer Tony McEvoy but her race program into the $14 million The Everest is yet to be confirmed. Sunlight won three Group One races this season – the Coolmore Stud Stakes, Newmarket Handicapand William Reid Stakes– and last month was named as the representative for The Everestslot held by […]
Top West Australian filly Arcadia Queen has become the sixth horse to earn a spot in the $14 million The Everest after being confirmed as the representative for slot holders The Star. Her high-profile owner Bob Peters confirmed the news on Wednesday and while he admitted there was a query over how her Perth form […]
Star sprinter Santa Ana Lane’s build-up to another crack at The Everest is about to begin, with connections looking to make amends for his unplaced run in the rich race last year. The multiple Group One-winner was dominant winning the Group One TJ Smith Stakes (1200m)in April at Randwick before heading to Hong Kong where he […]
Star filly Mystic Journey is ticking along nicely as the countdown continues to her return to the races for a campaign aimed at the Cox Plate. The Australian Guineasand All-Star Milewinner has been back in work in Tasmania for almost seven weeks, with trainer Adam Trinder planning to give her a final start as a three-year-old in the Bletchingly […]
Paul Preusker is still ruing the nose defeat of Surprise Baby in The Andrew Ramsden Stakes which cost the stayer a guaranteed start in the Melbourne Cup. Surprise Baby and eventual winner Steel Prince staged a two-horse war up the Flemington straight on May 25 with the Anthony Freedman-trained gelding prevailing by the barest possible margin. […]
The Melbourne Cup has received another prize money injection, with the 2019 edition of Australia’s most famous race to be worth $8 million. Victoria Racing Club chairman Amanda Elliott made the announcement on Tuesday, with the prize money increasing by $700,000 from the $7.3 million last year. The connections of the winner will pocket $4.4 […]
Three-time winners Kerrin McEvoy and Damien Oliver will both be part of this year’s Melbourne Cup Tour, with the champion jockeys set to accompany the famous Cup to their respective home towns. Sydney-based McEvoy, who won his third Cup last year on Godolphin-owned English horse Cross Counter, will travel to Streaky Bay in South Australia […]