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Sandbar hopes for a start in The Hunter at Newcastle

Fresh from celebrating his first Flemington winner with Akari during Melbourne Cup week, Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup is hoping last-start winner Sandbar can force his way into the field for The Hunter. Akari won the Listed Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) on the Melbourne Cup program on Tuesday. Widdup’s attention is now closer to […]

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019: Levendi on the verge of return

After an absence of more than 18 months from the racetrack, Australian Derby winner Levendi is on the verge of a return. The Peter Gelagotis-trained horse is among 18 nominations for the Group Three Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown on Saturday. Levendi has not raced since winning the 2018 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick. […]

Dame Giselle, See You Soon to target Golden Slipper 2020

Juvenile Dame Giselle has all but booked her spot in the Golden Slipper with an explosive performance in the $1 million Golden Gift at Rosehill under comeback jockey Andrew Adkins. One of four Golden Gift runners for Peter and Paul Snowden, Dame Giselle ($13) turned the stables on Kirkham Plate conqueror See You Soon ($7), […]

Hartnell to bow out in G1 Mackinnon Stakes 2019

The most popular horse Godolphin has imported to Australia will fittingly make his final racetrack appearance at Group One level. Hartnell bows out in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday after a career that has taken in the country’s best races. Among all the high quality horses at Godolphin, Hartnell stands supreme. The […]

Four time G1 winner to be retired after Mackinnon Stakes 2019

The curtain is drawing to a close on the career of grand Godolphin galloper Hartnell who will attempt to add to his Group One record one final time in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington. Saturday’s weight-for-age Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m is expected to be the last time Hartnell is seen at Flemington as the Godolphin […]