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After digging deeper into Sunlight’s performance in The Everest, co-trainer Tony McEvoy is happy to bite the bullet for a shot at the Golden Eagle. Sunlight finished 10th behind Yes Yes Yes in The Everest on October 19, leaving the trainer puzzled and searching for answers. “When we dissected the race she still ran the […]
Co-trainer Maddy Sears got a timely boost when filly Spirit One led all the way to win the QTIS Two-Year-Old at Eagle Farm. Maddy trains Spirit One in partnership with her father Tony and she underwent surgery on Saturday morning for a cut to her right arm. Spirit One ($3.40) scored by 1-1/4 lengths over […]
A shattered Glen Boss will miss the ride on Melbourne Cup favourite Constantinople after he was suspended for careless riding at Randwick. Boss was outed for six meetings for shifting in aboard the Kris Lees-trained Attention Run near the 350 metre mark in the City Tattersalls Club Cup won by Master Of Wine. He will […]
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O’Brien will saddle his first Australian runner away from Flemington when Downdraft runs at The Valley. O’Brien won the 2017 Melbourne Cup with Rekindling and also saddled US Army Ranger in that race. He returned last year with Latrobe who ran second to Trap For Fools in the Mackinnon Stakes. Downdraft […]
The decision not to pursue a Victoria Derby preparation with Just Thinkin’ could result in a $1 million pay day if he can justify his favouritism and win the inaugural Bondi Stakes. While a Derby shot was entertained by trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, they felt the horse would be better placed at middle […]
Jockey James McDonald needs Verry Elleegant to be on her best behaviour when she runs at The Valley for the first time in the Cox Plate. And after galloping her twice at the track, McDonald is confident she is in the right frame of mind. Trainer Chris Waller is chasing a fifth straight Cox Plate […]
International visitor Danceteria’s year in Europe has been tailored with the $5 million Cox Plate in mind and despite missing a lead-up race the horse’s connections are confident he is ready for his major target. Danceteria is trained by French-born, English-based David Menuisier and races in the colours of syndicator Australian Bloodstock. The gelding is […]
Queensland three-year-old Ballistic Boy will bypass a race in Brisbane where he would have been favourite to tackle the $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick. Chris Anderson has booked jockey Rachel King for Ballistic Boy who will give the trainer his first runner in a Sydney feature race. “The thing with Ballistic Boy is the […]
Jockey Damian Lane is convinced dual Group One winner The Bostonian will be better suited at The Valley in the Manikato Stakes than the last time the New Zealand sprinter raced there. The Tony Pike-trained The Bostonian made his first appearance at The Valley in the Group One Moir Stakes (1000m) last month and had […]
Just Thinkin has assumed favouritism for the $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick, a new race for three-year-olds. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Just Thinkin has taken over from Godolphin’s Subedar at the head of the market for Saturday’s 1600m Bondi Stakes with the two at $3.80 and $5 respectively ahead of Wednesday’s final […]