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Improving two-year-old Way Beyond will wear blinkers for the first time when he attempts to qualify for the rich Magic Millions Classic via a race at Doomben. Way Beyond sits 23rd on the order of entry for the $2 million Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 11. A win in Saturday’s QTIS Two-Year-Old […]
Having secured a first Group One win with his training partner, and son, Calvin, Tony McEvoy is looking to add the Pakenham Cup to their trophy cabinet. Hey Doc claimed the Group One Winterbottom Stakes in Perth last Saturday for the partnership while in Melbourne Secret Blaze won a 2040m-race at The Valley. Following that […]
Trainer Matthew Williams is looking forward to his first trip to Perth and laying eyes on Gailo Chop ahead of the Kingston Town Stakes. It has been more than two weeks since Warrnambool-based Williams saw the nine-year-old who runs over 1800m in the final Group One race of the year at Ascot on Saturday. Gailo […]
A berth in the rich Magic Millions Classic goes on the line in the 2YO Plate at Rosehill, with five of the eight runners jostling for a position in the Gold Coast race. Debut winners Hinchbeast and Farnan will be out to bolster their claims while Tycoonist, Kerrisdale and Sancy have their first starts in […]
Trainer Matt Cumani has opted for the longer of two options with staying mare Etah James, who will take her place in the Pakenham Cup. Besides Saturday’s Listed race over 2500m, Cumani also has the mare nominated in the 2000m Werribee Cup on Sunday. After finishing sixth over 2800m at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day, […]
James Cummings and Godolphin have two final chances of leaving Perth with a Group One in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Six Godolphin horses travelled to Perth for the the summer carnival but so far they have yet to trouble the scorer. They had three unplaced runners in last week’s feature sprint, the Winterbottom […]
Tough Brisbane stayer Fighting Teo is headed to Sydney for the Christmas Cup after his brave third at Doomben. Fighting Teo led for most of Saturday’s race before being run down in the final 50m by Man To Match and Dawson Diva in the Hamilton Hotel Handicap (2030m). Trainer Kevin Kemp was thrilled with Fighting […]
Trainer Mike Moroney has decided to extend Chapada’s campaign to take in the Listed Pakenham Cup and possibly more. The four-year-old has won one race from his 14 starts, a Wangaratta maiden, and needs to increase his profile if he is to get into bigger races in the autumn and next spring. As a three-year-old […]
Trainer Matthew Smith hopes he can transfer the good vibes from his stellar spring to the summer with his eye on the $2 million Magic Millions Classic with Kerrisdale. The Smith-trained Fierce Impact won two Group One races in Melbourne within three weeks, the Toorak Handicap on October 16 and the Cantala Stakes on November […]
A field of 16 has been accepted for the final Group One race of the year, the Kingston Town Stakes at Ascot. Of the 16 horses in Saturday’s $1 million, 1800m-race in Perth, four are trained in the eastern states. Tally and Best Of Days represent Godolphin and trainer James Cummings while Gailo Chop and […]