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Jericho Cup 2019: NZ stayer Where Are You to join field

After coming within a long neck of a Group One win with Jennifer Eccles, New Zealand trainer Shaune Ritchie will turn his attention to the longest flat race in Australasia. Jennifer Eccles finished second to the Tony Pike-trained Loire in Saturday’s Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton. Ritchie is now switching focus to Warrnambool in Victoria […]

Multiple G1 winner to contest Kingston Town Classic 2019

Nine-year-old Gailo Chop will be among the eastern states contingent targeting feature races in Perth, with the multiple Group One winner to contest the Kingston Town Classic. The Matthew Williams-trained Gailo Chop was due to fly from Melbourne to Perth on a chartered flight on Monday evening along with several other horses targeting the upcoming […]

Ballarat Cup 2019: Prize money increase a carrot for Lindsay Park

Lindsay Park will have a two-pronged attack on the new look Ballarat Cup which this year carries record prize money of $500,000. Fifty Stars and Alfarris will represent David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig in the Listed race over 2000m on Saturday. This year the race has been shortened from 2200m to 2000m following […]

Alligator Blood to target Magic Millions Guineas riches

Caloundra trainer David Vandyke has continued his great start to the season and is hoping to capitalise in feature races during the Queensland summer carnival. Caulfield Guineas runner-up Alligator Blood is back in Vandyke’s stable ahead of a short summer campaign. Alligator Blood suffered his first defeat in five starts in the Group One Caulfield […]

Winterbottom Stakes: Hey Doc on target for Perth G1

Hey Doc has bounced through his Kevin Heffernan Stakes placing and is on target to head west for the Group One Winterbottom Stakes. Co-trainer Tony McEvoy was thrilled with the dual Group One winner’s third in Saturday’s Group Three Kevin Heffernan (1300m) at Sandown, Hey Doc’s first start since September last year. More importantly, the […]

Kingston Town Classic 2019: G1 on the cards for Pacodali

A trip to Perth for a Group One race is on the cards for the Lindsey Smith-trained Pacodali after his strong win in the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Ridden by Dean Yendall, Pacodali ($6.50) tracked leader Setting Sail in Saturday’s 1800m Group Three race before striding past the Charlie Appleby-trained international visitor in the straight […]

Zipping Classic 2019: Ventura Storm to have short back up

Imported stayer Ventura Storm has raced consistently without winning this preparation and has also displayed a quirk late in his races which has his connections puzzled. The gelding, who runs in Saturday’s Group Two Zipping Classic (2400m), has a habit of lifting his head late and has done it to varying degrees inside the final […]