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The quality of spring races in Sydney will ensure any pandemic restrictions over the interstate travel of horses will have minimal impact, according to trainer Gerald Ryan. Ryan is assembling a promising carnival team led by high-class sprinter Standout and undefeated colt Peltzer, who is among the early fancies for the Group One Golden Rose. […]
For the second successive time at Flemington, emerging stayer Exemplar has left his more highly-fancied stablemate South Pacific in his wake, leading throughout to win the TAB Handicap. The 2530m victory has prompted co-trainer David Eustace to aim the seven-year-old son of Galileo at the feature spring staying races. Eustace said now Exemplar had won […]
Co-trainer Tom Dabernig acknowledges that entering cult galloper So Si Bon for the Cox Plate is ambitious but if ever he is going to run in the race, this could be the year to do it. “The Cox Plate may not be as strong due to the travel restrictions,” Dabernig said. “If he’s going well […]
Kris Lees will have his bases covered for the first Group race of the Sydney season, regardless of whether the forecast rain arrives. The Newcastle horseman, who finished last term as the leading trainer in NSW with 193 winners, has stable mainstay Le Romain and the emerging Special Reward in the Group Two Missile Stakes […]
An experiment to determine the Kosciuszko credentials of Man Of Peace has put the hardy gelding firmly in the mix for the $1.3 million feature. Trainer Matthew Dale deliberately targeted Saturday’s ATC Thank You Jockeys Handicap (1300m) at Randwick to showcase the horse’s credentials for the October 17 sprint. Man Of Peace did not let […]
New Zealand mare Melody Belle has continued preparations towards her expected return in the Missile Stakes with a win in a star-studded barrier trial at Randwick. Three heats for Group horses were conducted on Randwick’s Kensington track on Friday morning having been pushed back from Tuesday because of the recent wet weather in Sydney. The […]
Trainer David Payne is convinced he has a potential Oaks contender in lightly-raced filly Montefilia. The Rosehill trainer has nominated Montefilia to race on the opening day of the new racing season at Randwick on Saturday, with the hope of boosting her rating before a short freshen-up to target the VRC Oaks at Flemington in […]
A rails-hugging ride from champion jockey Damien Oliver has helped favourite Viridine to a determined victory in Melbourne’s final stakes race of the 2019-20 season at Caulfield. The James Cummings-trained Viridine was the $2.70 favourite in Saturday’s weight-for-age Group Three Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) and Oliver was able to position the sprinter midfield early before improving […]
Streets Of Avalon is scheduled to begin his latest campaign in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield on a path to Group One targets at the same track later in his preparation. The five-year-old became a Group One winner with an upset victory in the Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last preparation and trainer Shane Nichols […]
Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemp made some gear changes on Fighting Teo and they paid off when the gelding won the Grandview Stud Handicap at Ipswich. The biggest horse racing in Queensland, Fighting Teo ($6.50) rolled to the lead for replacement jockey Jim Byrne and held on in the straight to beat Romakash ($11) by a […]