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Co-trainer Trent Edmonds admitted relief when promising filly Smart ‘N’Sexy shed her maiden status in the Listed Dalrello Stakes. The Dalrello Stakes has proved a good guide to the future with four recent winners going on to win more black-type races. Smart ‘N’ Sexy ($4) showed she could easily join them when she came from […]
Talented filly Lady Banff has added another string to her bow, coming from off the pace on a heavy track to make a winning return and provide the Matthew Dunn stable with the first leg of a winning double at Rosehill. Lady Banff won two of her first four starts in Queensland in her first […]
Trainer Matthew Williams has a spring plan for Harbour Views that is all about success on racing’s biggest stage at The Valley. Harbour Views steps out beyond 1600m for the first time in the Inglis July Sales Series Handicap (2040m) on Saturday, a race Williams hopes will lead to a start in October’s Cox Plate. […]
Trainer Robert Hickmott will get a better guide on Cox Plate ambitions for Django Freeman when the German import is tested at the home of Australasia’s weight-for-age championship for the first time. A Melbourne spring campaign in 2019 for last year’s German Derby runner-up had to be aborted when he suffered a bone chip in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Improving stayer Stardome could add to trainer Chris Waller’s already strong hand in the Group Three Tattersall’s Cup after his win at Eagle Farm. Waller had half the field in the Group Three Chairman’s Handicap at Doomben on May 30. He had the first six across the line in the Chairman’s Handicap and most are […]
A new-look Brenton Avdulla has ended a frustrating run of outs with victory aboard the Chris Waller-trained Achiever at Randwick. Avdulla had not ridden a metropolitan winner since Welsh Legend on Anzac Day so he decided to dye his dark hair to blonde, hoping to change his fortunes. The ploy worked with Achiever rocketing down […]
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. […]
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 […]