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Lightweight jockey Stephen Baster will ride The Chosen One in the Caulfield Cup with New Zealand trainer Murray Baker looking to add to his exceptional record in major Australian races. Baker, who runs the premier stable with partner Andrew Forsman, has won 21 Group One races in Australia, more than any other New Zealand-based trainer. […]
After watching Cape Of Good Hope win the Group One Caulfield Stakes, David Hayes is now eagerly awaiting the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with Constantinople. Cape Of Good Hope and Constantinople, former members of the Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien team, arrived in Melbourne just over two weeks ago, clearing quarantine at Werribee on Saturday morning. […]
Trainer David Brideoake has decided not to press on to the Caulfield Cup with Self Sense after the gelding finished last in the Herbert Power Stakes. Self Sense had a ballot exemption into the $5 million Caulfield Cup at Caulfield on Saturday courtesy of his win in the Mornington Cup in March and was rated […]
New Zealand stayer The Chosen One has earned a ticket into the Caulfield Cup with a hard-fought victory in the Herbert Power Stakes. As the winner of Saturday’s 2400m handicap, The Chosen One gains a ballot exemption into next week’s $5 million Caulfield Cup over the same distance. Backed from $9 to $6.50, The Chosen […]
Yes Yes Yes will wear blinkers in the $14 million Everest after the three-year-old passed a crucial test in them during a race day gallop at Randwick. Trainer Chris Waller was keen to see how the Golden Rose runner-up responded to the gear change and Yes Yes Yes passed with flying colours. “We’ve got blinkers […]
Prolific Tasmanian winner The Inevitable has staked his claim for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle in emphatic style with victory in the major lead-up race at Randwick. The first three in Saturday’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1400m) are assured a start in the 1500m finale at Rosehill in three weeks and the market choices were pretty […]
Ciaron Maher wasn’t sure what he was going see from Tanker when pressure was applied to the colt in his race debut at Caulfield. Although a little wayward, Tanker ran out a comfortable winner of the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) on Saturday and Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace, was immediately talking about […]
Connections of Irish mare True Self are counting on horses higher up the ballot order not being accepted for the Caulfield Cup as their best hope to gain a start in the $5 million race. The Willie Mullins-trained mare has been scratched from Saturday’s Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield which affords the winner a […]
The nature of Shadow Hero’s Gloaming Stakes win sealed the deal for Joshua Parr as he grappled with the decision of which horse to ride in the Spring Champion Stakes. Parr is the regular partner of Shadow Hero and Champagne Stakes winner Castelvecchio but with the pair to clash in Saturday’s Group One Randwick showpiece, […]
Craig Williams has yet to ride his Thousand Guineas mount Acting in a race, but well remembers a text message he received about the filly while on holidays. Acting is owned by Garry and Mark Chittick of New Zealand’s Waikato Stud and is the third favourite for the Group One fillies Classic at Caulfield on […]