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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 […]
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 […]
Leading Magic Millions Guineas contender King Of Hastings has tuned up for his assignment with a barrier trial win at Rosehill. Trained by Anthony Freedman, King Of Hastings has done all his racing so far in Victoria but handled a major clockwise test on Monday with aplomb. He cruised to the front in the straight […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Gold Coast Turf Club has probably got an extra few thousand punters to Magic Millions day in a fortnight after crowd favourite The Candy Man won the Shoot Out Quality (2200m). The mid Christmas holiday meeting at Eagle Farm rarely draws a big crowd but there was a well above average gathering on Saturday […]
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 […]
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 […]
Usually trainer Barry Baldwin would be grinning from ear to ear after heavy rain a few days out from a major race meeting. Baldwin is a noted conditioner of wet-track performers including his current stable star, The Candy Man, who is trying to get a wildcard to Magic Millions day via Eagle Farm on Saturday. […]
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 […]