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Ms Catherine sets sights on Monash Stakes, Bletchingly Stakes

Trainer Henry Dwyer initially targeted the Adelaide carnival with unbeaten filly Ms Catherine until a minor niggle ended those hopes. Rather than send the filly for a break, Dwyer and his team nursed Ms Catherine through a hamstring strain to a hind leg with the aim of racing her through the late winter period. The […]

Epsom Handicap and Golden Eagle among options for Opacity

Trainer John O’Shea has opted not to press on further into winter with promising gelding Opacity. Opacity continued a rise through the grades with a narrow win at Randwick on Saturday in the third start of his campaign, taking his overall record to five wins from seven starts. Immediately after the race O’Shea mentioned Opacity […]

Niccanova at his peak ahead of Stradbroke Handicap

Multi-talented Steve Tregea can become one of the few to breed, own and train a Group One winner in Australia if Niccanova claims the Stradbroke Handicap. Tregea has built up an impressive reputation from his Windermere Stud complex on Toowoomba’s outskirts on the Darling Downs. He mainly breeds horses which he then races and trains. […]

Everything you need to know about the Stradbroke Handicap

STRADBROKE HANDICAP Group One, 1400m handicap, Eagle Farm HISTORY * First run in 1890 (winner Pyrrhus) * 1890-1953 run over six furlongs (1200m) * Winners include Wiggle (1958), Persian Lyric (1961), Kilshery (1962), Winfreux (1965), Divide And Rule (1970), Triton (1972), Daybreak Lover (1984, 1986), Campaign King (1988), Rough Habit (1991-92), Dane Ripper (1997), Show […]