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Gleneagles on track for Ladbrokes Plate at Moonee Valley

Trent Busuttin knows from personal experience the high standard of horse needed to win the Ladbrokes Plate for two-year-olds at The Valley and he is hopeful Gleneagles proves the right fit. Last year the Busuttin and Natalie Young stable produced Tagaloa to win the 1000 metre race and three months later he took out the […]

Craig Williams to ride Royal Witness in the Carlyon Stakes

The booking of top jockey Craig Williams has given Joe Pride a confidence boost ahead of the return of Royal Witness in the Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley. The Sydney trainer pinpointed the 1000 metre sprint as an ideal campaign starting point for the speedster and was thrilled to snap up the services of Melbourne’s […]

Irish Flame fights on for a tough win in the Ballarat Cup

Despite a torrid run, former Kiwi galloper Irish Flame has continued his purple patch of form and demonstrated his toughness with a narrow win in the Ballarat Cup. It was ex-New Zealanders to the fore as he is trained by former champion jumps jockey Brett Scott and ridden by Kiwi Michael Walker. Irish Flame was […]

Sydney colt races into Magic Millions Classic 2021

An idea hatched by Warwick Farm trainer John Sargent a couple of years ago paid off handsomely when his two-year-old Readily Availabull stormed home to win the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic. The youngster is now Magic Millions Classic-bound after winning at Ballarat on Saturday and securing enough prize money to ensure he will gain a […]

Australian Bloodstock runners set for The Hunter at Newcastle

The $1 million The Hunter meeting holds special significance for syndicators Australian Bloodstock, which has three runners in the feature race. Held for the first time last year, The Hunter has quickly become one of the coveted local majors, along with the Newmarket, Cameron Handicap and Newcastle Cup. Having grown up in the regional centre, […]

Etah James ready to run a big race in the Sandown Cup

Trainer Ciaron Maher was pleased with the workout of eight-year-old mare Etah James and said she was ready to run a big race in the Sandown Cup. “She’s a dour two-miler ready to peak. She’s very honest,” Maher said. Etah James was unplaced in the Melbourne Cup, which was only her third run back from […]