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All Star Mile: Mugatoo connections look for wildcard

Connections of Mugatoo remain intent on gaining a start in the All-Star Mile and have bypassed the Chipping Norton Stakes to concentrate on the Melbourne feature. The Australian Bloodstock galloper narrowly missed out on securing his spot among the top 10 gallopers in the public vote and now has to sweat on receiving a wildcard […]

David Payne sets sights on Surround Stakes with Montefilia

During his three decades as a leading trainer in South Africa, David Payne won Group One races almost at will. When he relocated to Australia in 2002, he quickly established himself among Sydney’s top echelon of horsemen, and the feature race winners continued to flow. Over the past few years, Payne has made a conscious […]

Four Moves Ahead set to tackle Sweet Embrace Stakes

The Golden Slipper campaign of exciting filly Four Moves Ahead is back on course after she impressed trainer John Sargent in a crucial trackwork gallop at Randwick. The daughter of Snitzel was scratched from last Saturday’s Silver Slipper after she kicked out and injured a knee while in her box just days before the race. […]

Tom Marquand to ride Golden Slipper contender at Randwick

Team Snowden is preparing to take the shackles off its leading Golden Slipper candidate with Captivant to launch his autumn in the Skyline Stakes at Randwick. Visiting Englishman Tom Marquand, who will emerge from quarantine early this week, has been snapped up for the ride. Co-trainer Peter Snowden said the stable was keen to get […]

The Harrovian tracking well ahead of All Star Mile

The Team Edmonds stable have been buoyed by the official confirmation on Friday that cult hero The Harrovian had gained a start in the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on March 13. Part-owner Stephen Massingham phoned Trent Edmonds at trackwork at the Gold Coast on Friday to deliver the good news. “It […]