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Stakes winner Power Scheme has kicked off his Victoria Derby campaign on a winning note at The Valley in his first start since being gelded. Beginning his spring campaign over 1500m in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds BoostExotics Handicap, last season’s Listed Fernhill Handicap winner settled midfield under jockey Mark Zahra before edging past stablemate Conqueror early in […]
Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran has rounded out his European preparation for a second tilt at the race with a Group Three third at Kempton. Trained by Charlie Fellowes, Prince Of Arran finished 1-3/4 lengths behind the winner Royal Line after being held up midway through the September Stakes (2400m). Prince Of Arran finished […]
The Caulfield Guineas Prelude could be the race that shapes the spring campaign of Super Seth who returned with an impressive win at Caulfield. Trainer Anthony Freedman said Super Seth would be aimed at either the Caulfield Guineas (1600m)or freshened for the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)depending on his performance over 1400m in the Guineas Prelude on September […]
With his first Australian win now on the board, the next job for promising import Super Titus will be to try to qualify for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Having his third Australian start and second of his current preparation, in Saturday’s Heatherlie Stakes at Caulfield, Super Titus defied a wide run throughout to win […]
Lindsay Park has added to its spring arsenal with the acquisition of two horses from the stable of Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien. Senior trainer David Hayes recently spent time in Europe looking at horses and secured Cape Of Good Hope, who is entered for the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup, and Constantinople who holds a Melbourne Cup […]
Osborne Bulls, the Godolphin sprinter who occupies a prominent place in betting on the $14 million Everest, will have a delayed start to his spring campaign. Godolphin revealed the five-time Group One runner-up’s return had been pushed back two weeks. Osborne Bulls was entered to contest a 1000m barrier trial at Randwick on Tuesday but […]
Melbourne Racing Club members have a $250,000 incentive to attend the Caulfield Guineas meeting with one eligible to win the prize in the MRC Members’ Everest Sweepstakes. The winning horse in this year’s Group Two Schillaci Stakes at Caulfieldon October 12 will be offered the MRC’s slot in the $14 million Everest at Randwickseven days later. Members […]
Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo will head straight to Australia without another start to be prepared for another tilt at Australia’s most famous race. Trainer Hughie Morrison has confirmed the last-start Prix Kergolay winner will not run in next month’s Irish St Leger. “I think the plan is to give him a couple of weeks off […]
Australia-bound Mustajeer has won Europe’s richest handicap, the Ebor at York, ahead of his transfer to Kris Lees to be prepared for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Trained in Ireland by Ger Lyons, Mustajeer, who finished fourth in the Ebor last year, won the 2800m-race by three-quarters of a length from Red Galilro. He has […]
As nine-year-old Hartnell prepares to launch his latest preparation in a familiar weight-for-age race, trainer James Cummings is convinced the grand campaigner retains his zest for racing. Hartnell resumes from a spell in Saturday’s Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield, the same 1400m weight-for-age race Cummings has used to start the gelding’s past two spring […]