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Connections of last-start Listed winner All Too Royal are looking favourably at a start in the Kensington Stakes which will have a small field at Flemington. Five-year-old All Too Royal is one of seven nominations for Saturday’s Listed 1000m straight-track Kensington Stakes with the entries headlined by Group One-winning three-year-old colt Microphone who tops the […]
Autumn options remain open for star Adelaide colt Dalasan with races in Melbourne and Sydney on the table. The three-year-old ramped up preparations with a gallop at Morphettville on Tuesday accompanied by the Chris Bieg-trained Blue Diamond Stakes placegetter Free Of Debt who is making a comeback from injury. Dalasan’s co-trainer Leon Macdonald said the […]
Alligator Blood has been promoted to favouritism for two major autumn races but trainer David Vandyke has warned he is not certain to run in either. The three-year-old confirmed his status as one of the country’s glamour horses with his win in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast after a dramatic […]
While Alligator Blood has played a starring role during summer culminating in his emphatic Magic Millions Guineas win, the only horse to have beaten him is steadily building towards his return. Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth stepped out in a jump-out at Flemington last Friday and will have another next week before making his race […]
Co-trainer Ciaron Maher struggled to think of a more satisfying win in his career after Away Game won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic. All week Maher, who co-trains with David Eustace, had been predicting Away Game was ready to fire on the big stage but his claims were ignored by most. Despite starting at $41, […]
Tony Gollan has never won a Stradbroke but believes Vega One can break his drought after the gelding’s victory in the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast. Ridden by Michael Rodd, Vega One, the $3.30 favourite, defeated Redouble ($18) by a half length, denying the runner-up back-to-back wins in the Cup. Gollan won’t be […]
When Koby Jennings looks back on 2019, he remembers it as a year of challenge and reward. The challenges started early when his father, Troy Kilgower, underwent treatment for cancer. Between riding engagements, the NSW-based Jennings travelled home to be with his family who live in Victoria’s Gippsland region. It was a difficult period but […]
A good barrier should help Melbourne filly Euphoric Summer find the necessary few lengths needed for her to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, according to co-trainer Michael Kent jr. Euphoric Summer was the top qualifier for Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions Classic but has been the forgotten horse in pre-race discussions in recent weeks. […]
Popular gelding The Candy Man has been a victim of his own success with a huge weight on Saturday but that is not the main worry for trainer Barry Baldwin. The Candy Man earned a wild card entry to Saturday’s $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2400m) with his win in the Shoot Out Quality (2200m) […]
The changing pattern of the Magic Millions yearling sales has been highlighted by four of the first five from last year’s 2YO Classic running in the 3YO Guineas. Last year’s 2YO Classic trifecta – Exhilarates, Dubious and Hightail – will be joined by fifth-placed Oh Five Glory. It is the first time the Magic Millions […]