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Magic Millions Guineas: McEvoy planning late bid for Grand Scholar

Trainer Tony McEvoy is planning to run Grand Scholar at the Gold Coast in the hope she will clinch a spot in the rich Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the same track a week later. McEvoy, who trains in partnership with his son Calvin, has nominated Grand Scholar for Saturday’s $250,000 Magic Millions Rising Stars […]

Halvorsen sets sights on 2020 Standish Handicap

Progressive sprinter Halvorsen has given Robbie Griffiths milestone victories as the trainer recovers from surgery for a brain aneurysm. Griffiths underwent the operation in August with doctors only allowing the Cranbourne-based trainer to resume restricted duties from November before letting him increase his workload. At Griffiths’ first official day back at trackwork, Halvorsen scored at […]

Standish Handicap ruled out for King Of Hastings

King Of Hastings will not be among final acceptors for the Group Three Standish Handicap having made his way from Melbourne to Sydney en route to the Gold Coast. The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old left his Flemington stable on Friday evening, travelling overnight to Sydney where he will housed by Richard and Michael Freedman. Instead of […]

Shane Nichols waits on barriers in Magic Millions Fillies and Mares

Victorian trainer Shane Nichols is hoping it will be a case of second time lucky at the barrier draw for Tahitian Dancer in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race. Nichols is best known for Group One winner I Am A Star but Tahitian Dancer is starting to edge closer as a stable favourite. Tahitian […]

Nitrous races into 2020 Magic Millions Classic field

The powerful Snowden stable has a second leading chance in the Magic Millions Classic, but not the one expected. After a comfortable debut win at Kembla Grange, Bartley was expected to dominate Saturday’s two-year-old race over 1000 metres at Randwick and was accordingly sent out the $1.95 favourite in the four-horse field. But as can […]

Linda Meech books Nudgee Quality, BJ McLachlan Stakes rides

Leading Victorian jockey Linda Meech makes a rare “homecoming” appearance at Eagle Farm with two key rides. She will ride Amish Boy in Saturday’s Group Three B J McLachlan Stakes and Epic Girl in the Listed Nudgee Quality. Meech grew up in New Zealand but did her early apprenticeship in Brisbane during the late 1990s […]

Alligator Blood to take his place in the Vo Rogue Plate field

A positive weather forecast for cooler conditions means Alligator Blood will take his place in the Group Three Vo Rogue Plate at Eagle Farm. Trainer David Vandyke had been undecided about a start in Saturday’s Vo Rogue (1400m) after Alligator Blood won the Gold Edition Plate first-up at Eagle Farm last Saturday week. He was […]