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Eustace rates Tanker as Blue Diamond Stakes contender

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 […]

True Self’s connections hope for 2019 Caulfield Cup start

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 […]

Parr to ride Shadow Hero in Spring Champion Stakes field

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, […]

The Holy One scratched from Caulfield Guineas field

The Holy One has been scratched from the Caulfield Guineas giving the Anthony Freedman-trained Groundswell a start. Groundswell, the second emergency, is a brother to Group One winner Shoals and missed getting into the final 16 for Saturday’s 1600m-Group One Caulfield Guineas despite his third in the Prelude. Kerrin McEvoy was booked for Eric The […]

G1 goal for Nick Ryan in Caulfield Guineas, Toorak Handicap

The importance of having two chances in Group One races on one of Australia’s biggest days at Caulfield is not lost on emerging trainer and former champion apprentice jockey Nick Ryan. Ryan is chasing the first Group One win of his career on Saturday with Express Pass set for the $2 million Caulfield Guineas and […]

Spring Champion Stakes 2019 goal for Just Thinkin’

Adrian Bott is confident a character-building experience in the Gloaming Stakes has laid the foundation for Just Thinkin’ to emerge as the dark horse in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Gloaming winner Shadow Hero is considered to have Saturday’s 2000 metre race at his mercy after backing up an eye-catching return behind […]