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Crack Me Up weighs up Carrington Stakes or Sunshine Coast Cup options

Crack Me Up and Wu Gok are equal topweights with 59kg for the Carrington Stakes at Randwick with both also in the mix for the Sunshine Coast Cup in Queensland. The Toby and Trent Edmonds-trained Crack Me Up is also equal topweight in the Sunshine Coast Cup with 60kg. Both Listed races on Saturday are […]

Star Missile in a good position in early All Star Mile polling

Four-year-old gelding Star Missile is in a good position in early polling for a spot in the rich All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Voting for this year’s $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) on March 14 opened last week and the Greg Eurell-trained Star Missile, who has a large group of owners in a Hancox Bloodstock syndicate, […]

Nominations announced for Australian Guineas

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare features among nominations for the $1.5 million Australian Cup at Flemington while dual winner Harlem is also entered. Nominations for three feature Group One races at Flemington were released on Monday, with the weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m) on March 7 attracting 67 nominations with a host of high-profile sprinters […]

Melbourne Cup winner sets sights on Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare could chase feature races in three states during the autumn and winter starting with the Australian Cup. The Danny O’Brien-trained stayer rose to stardom in the spring winning the $8 million Melbourne Cup in a memorable finish after running second in the Caulfield Cup. Vow And Declare was given […]

Blue Diamond Stakes campaign set to begin for Hanseatic

Reigning Blue Diamond favourite Hanseatic will put his credentials on show when he makes his return in the Preview at Caulfield. Hanseatic will try to give his trainer Anthony Freedman and owner Sheikh Mohammed a second-straight Blue Diamond next month after Lyre’s success a year ago. The colt won the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) […]

Kensington Stakes meeting given tick of approval

The Kensington Stakes meeting at Flemington is scheduled to go ahead after racing officials received a positive update regarding the forecast smoke haze and air quality levels in Victoria. Three race meetings in the state were abandoned earlier this week, Werribee on Tuesday and Yarra Valley and Caulfield on Wednesday, because of smoke haze and […]

Time To Reign to stamp his stallion credentials in Kensington Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli understandably has a soft spot for Group-winning colt Time To Reign who is the half-brother to his 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign. And the Sydney trainer is hoping Time To Reign will be able to measure up in feature sprints this campaign to stamp his credentials as a stallion prospect. […]