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The booking of top jockey Craig Williams has given Joe Pride a confidence boost ahead of the return of Royal Witness in the Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley. The Sydney trainer pinpointed the 1000 metre sprint as an ideal campaign starting point for the speedster and was thrilled to snap up the services of Melbourne’s […]
Jockey Jay Ford has turned back the clock with a daring ride aboard Team Hawkes gelding Archedemus to win the $1 million The Gong. Ford was the regular partner of champion sprinter Takeover Target, who he rode to eight Group One wins during the 2000s, and has been mainly plying his trade on the provincial […]
Despite a torrid run, former Kiwi galloper Irish Flame has continued his purple patch of form and demonstrated his toughness with a narrow win in the Ballarat Cup. It was ex-New Zealanders to the fore as he is trained by former champion jumps jockey Brett Scott and ridden by Kiwi Michael Walker. Irish Flame was […]
An idea hatched by Warwick Farm trainer John Sargent a couple of years ago paid off handsomely when his two-year-old Readily Availabull stormed home to win the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic. The youngster is now Magic Millions Classic-bound after winning at Ballarat on Saturday and securing enough prize money to ensure he will gain a […]
Mornington trainer Brett Scott received the news he had been waiting for when he found out his in-form galloper Irish Flame had gained a start in the Ballarat Cup. Irish Flame was first emergency but secured a run when Power Scheme was scratched on Friday morning. The former champion jumps jockey now has two ex-New […]
It wasn’t the 3200 metres race Peter Snowden wanted to win at the start of the spring but he was more than happy to settle for the consolation prize of the Sandown Cup with Carif. Carif’s goal at the start of the carnival was the Melbourne Cup but the five-year-old stallion didn’t get into the […]
For Matt Cumani, Future Score is aptly named as that is what the trainer is thinking about by starting him in the Zipping Classic. Cumani believes if Future Score can continue to develop in the way he thinks he will, a race like the Melbourne Cup is within his reach next year. Market ðŸ’°: View […]
The $1 million The Hunter meeting holds special significance for syndicators Australian Bloodstock, which has three runners in the feature race. Held for the first time last year, The Hunter has quickly become one of the coveted local majors, along with the Newmarket, Cameron Handicap and Newcastle Cup. Having grown up in the regional centre, […]
Trainer Ciaron Maher was pleased with the workout of eight-year-old mare Etah James and said she was ready to run a big race in the Sandown Cup. “She’s a dour two-miler ready to peak. She’s very honest,” Maher said. Etah James was unplaced in the Melbourne Cup, which was only her third run back from […]
For the second year in a row, Irish mare True Self narrowly missed out on a start in the Melbourne Cup and triumphed four days later in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. In doing so, she again took out a $200,000 consolation bonus open to horses balloted out of the Cup who then win the Queen […]