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Villiers Stakes 2019: Chris Waller to have at least two runners

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller is likely to have at least two runners in Randwick’s summer showpiece, the Group Two Villiers Stakes. The winner of Saturday’s 1600m-race gains an automatic start in the Group One Doncaster Mile in April. Waller has won the Villiers Stakes once with Honor In War when the race was held […]

The Drinks Cart looks to secure Magic Millions Classic start

A track gallop will determine whether leading Magic Millions Classic hope, The Drinks Cart, runs in the Phelan Ready Stakes. The Drinks Cart, a brilliant winner at his only start, can shore up his place in the $2 million Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast if he wins Friday’s Listed Phelan Ready Stakes. The […]

Moroney weights up Magic Millions Guineas option for Star Surprise

Trainer Mike Moroney may be forced to put Star Surprise into open company after the three-year-old scored a first-up win at Pakenham. Moroney said the Group Three Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on New Year’s Day may be considered as there was a lack of suitable three-year-old options after Star Surprise took out the John […]

Magic Millions Classic 2020: Blinkers to help Way Beyond at Doomben

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 […]

Pakenham Cup 2019: McEvoy can’t fault favourite Secret Blaze

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 […]

Kingston Town Classic 2019: Matthew Williams makes first trip to Perth

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 […]

Pakenham Cup 2019: Etah James set to take her place in field

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, […]

Kingston Town Classic 2019: Godolphin with two horses in field

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 […]