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Golden Slipper contender to return in Todman Stakes

Golden Slipper contender Alpine Edge will be matched with stablemate Vanna Girl in an important trackwork hitout this week. The Toby and Trent Edmonds stable plan to start Alpine Edge and Vanna Girl in a 900 metre jump out on the course proper at the Gold Coast on Tuesday. Alpine Edge will race in blinkers […]

Aegon set for a massive Autumn in Australia

Wily Kiwi trainer Murray Baker has made a habit of plundering Australia’s major races and he looks set for rich pickings this autumn with budding star Aegon. The three-year-old crossed the Tasman with an unblemished four-start record and a lofty reputation. After demolishing his rivals in Saturday’s Group Two Hobartville Stakes (1400m), his winning streak stands […]

Probabeel on track for the $5m All Star Mile

Outstanding Kiwi mare Probabeel has rocketed to equal favouritism for the All-Star Mile with a resounding victory in the Futurity Stakes. Probabeel swept down the middle of the track and proved too good for another top mare in Perth star Arcadia Queen, who also came from well back to finish second. TAB fixed odds reacted […]

Chris Waller getting his Golden Slipper team ready

Home Affairs has added his name to James McDonald’s enviable list of potential Golden Slipper rides, emerging as a strong contender with his victory in the Silver Slipper. The leading jockey is yet to commit to a mount in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper but has ridden a number of the major fancies, including unbeaten […]

G1 Australian Cup a possibility for Defibrillate

Patrick Payne will consider raising the stakes for Defibrillate after he recorded his fourth successive win in the Mornington Cup Prelude. Defibrillate took the front early in the straight and proved too strong for his rivals to take out the 2000 metre opening event at Caulfield. Payne said Defibrillate was nominated for the Group One […]

Four Moves Ahead still on track for G1 Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper campaign of Four Moves Ahead remains on track despite the gun filly’s scratching from a key lead-up race at Rosehill. A dominant winner of her only start last month, Four Moves Ahead had been the early favourite for the Group Two Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. However, trainer John Sargent […]

G1 Blue Diamond Stakes vet checks completed

Short-priced Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Enthaar has passed a fitness test and will take her place in the Group One race. Racing Victoria veterinarians re-inspected Enthaar on Friday and gave her the all-clear to start in the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. A day earlier, they had assessed her as having […]

Hobartville Stakes 2021: Unheralded colts out to upstage big guns

The Autumn Sun and Press Statement were already Group One winners when they claimed the Hobartville Stakes but this year Chris Waller will rely on two emerging talents. The Elanora and Wheelhouse will bid to deliver Sydney’s leading trainer his third victory in the Group Two feature, which he last won with The Autumn Sun […]

Godolphin trio ready to fire in the Blue Diamond

James Cummings has dominated Melbourne’s two-year-old races this season and he is hoping to add the jewel in the crown with three runners in the Blue Diamond Stakes. The Godolphin trainer’s trio are all well fancied with both Arcaded and Ingratiating last-start winners, while Anamoe was beaten in a photo by General Beau in the […]