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Dreamforce likely to return in Apollo Stakes 2020

After racing his way out of handicaps, Dreamforce steps up to a weight-for-age campaign starting with the Apollo Stakes at Randwick. The John Thompson-trained seven-year-old is a consistent quiet achiever, winning more than $1.5 million for his syndicate of owners headed by Tony Crisafi. Like many trainers, Thompson is hoping the rain does not return […]

Craig Williams to ride Loving Gaby in Lightning Stakes 2020

Leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams is taken with the transformation Loving Gaby has made from spring to autumn. Loving Gaby runs first-up in the Group One Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday with Williams looking forward to the clash with Nature Strip. Williams had his first ride on Loving Gaby when victorious in the […]

Gytrash among 13 nominations for Lightning Stakes 2020

Flemington specialist Gytrash faces his most serious test on the straight course when he tackles the Group One Lightning Stakes. The South Australian visitor is among 13 nominations taken on Monday for Saturday’s Lightning Stakes over 1000m. Six of the 13 entries have been prepared, or raced, interstate in the lead-up to Saturday’s race which […]

Libertini short odds for Light Fingers Stakes 2020

Libertini has opened the short-priced favourite for the Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick but also holds an entry to the Lightning Stakes in Melbourne. The Anthony Cummings-trained filly has not raced since her third in the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes on the Flemington straight course in November behind Exceedance and Bivouac. Cummings favours the […]

James McDonald to ride Catalyst in the CS Hayes Stakes

James McDonald will ride star New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst in his first Australian start, replacing the suspended Damian Lane. Catalyst will have his first run in Melbourne in the Group Three C S Hayes at Caulfield on Saturday week. The engagement of McDonald is a one-off with Lane committed to the gelding in both the […]

Sunborn to line up in the Inglis Millennium at Warwick Farm

Edward Cummings has a surname famous in racing circles but it was a different kind of family knowledge that led him to buy $2 million Inglis Millennium hopeful Sunborn Having just dissolved his training partnership with father Anthony, Cummings was taking his first steps as a trainer in his own right when he came across […]