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Ten Sovereigns has put himself in the mix for the $14 million Everest in Sydney with his win in the July Cup at Newmarket. The Coolmore-owned colt emulated stablemate U S Navy Flag who won the showcase sprint last year. U S Navy Flag travelled to Australia for last years The Everestbut struck an unsuitable wet […]
John O’Shea is a competitive man but he will be happy if Pretty In Pink can come home with some Silver during the Sydney spring carnival. The Group Two winner is back in work at O’Shea’s Randwick stable and while he has pencilled her in for some of the traditional mares races, he also has […]
Promising import Buffalo River is having a short break before attention turns to a light spring campaign focusing on the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle. Buffalo River is a northern hemisphere-bred three-year-old who is around six months younger than his southern hemisphere rivals in the same age group heading towards the Golden Eagle (1500m)for four-year-olds at […]
Imported stayer Azuro has shown his toughness to win the Stayer’s Cup at Rosehill, one of few races left on the Australian calendar over the 3200 metres of the Melbourne Cup. The former French horse was sent out the $5 favourite on Saturday and lived up to his reputation to claim a second Australian win for […]
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 […]