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After an absence of more than 18 months from the racetrack, Australian Derby winner Levendi is on the verge of a return. The Peter Gelagotis-trained horse is among 18 nominations for the Group Three Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown on Saturday. Levendi has not raced since winning the 2018 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick. […]
Peter and Paul Snowden have thrown their support behind the inaugural $1 million The Hunter meeting at Newcastle with the stable likely to have two runners in the main race. Peter Snowden says the concept of stand-alone Saturday provincial meetings, held on the heels of the major carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne, is a great […]
The $5 million All-Star Mile in Melbourne features in the proposed autumn plans for star New Zealand mare Melody Belle. The five-year-old won her 10th Group One race, and first in Australia, in the Empire Rose Stakes at Flemington on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup carnival before backing up seven days later for […]
Juvenile Dame Giselle has all but booked her spot in the Golden Slipper with an explosive performance in the $1 million Golden Gift at Rosehill under comeback jockey Andrew Adkins. One of four Golden Gift runners for Peter and Paul Snowden, Dame Giselle ($13) turned the stables on Kirkham Plate conqueror See You Soon ($7), […]
The most popular horse Godolphin has imported to Australia will fittingly make his final racetrack appearance at Group One level. Hartnell bows out in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday after a career that has taken in the country’s best races. Among all the high quality horses at Godolphin, Hartnell stands supreme. The […]
Co-trainer Simon Zahra hopes Zoutori will not strike similar conditions to Derby Day when the sprinter faces his first Group One test in the Darley Sprint Classic. Zoutori was favourite in last Saturday’s Group Two Linlithgow Stakes (1200m) at Flemington which was run on a soft track and the gelding failed to run up to […]
The curtain is drawing to a close on the career of grand Godolphin galloper Hartnell who will attempt to add to his Group One record one final time in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington. Saturday’s weight-for-age Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m is expected to be the last time Hartnell is seen at Flemington as the Godolphin […]
Connections of Santa Ana Lane are confident the star sprinter is in a similar vein of form to 12 months ago as he prepares for a defence of the Group One VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington. The Anthony Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane won last year’s feature sprint during the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington coming […]
After a memorable Melbourne Cup win with Vow And Declare, Danny O’Brien feels greedy even hoping to add the VRC Oaks with Miami Bound. But the trainer is convinced Miami Bound has a great chance in Thursday’s $1 million VRC Oaks for three-year-old fillies after taking out one of the main lead-up races last Saturday. […]
Santa Ana Lane will have eight rivals in his attempt to win the Group One Darley Sprint Classic at Flemington for the second straight year. Trained by Anthony Freedman, multiple Group One winner Santa Ana Lane has drawn barrier five for Saturday’s $2 million weight-for-age VRC Sprint Classic over the straight 1200m at Flemington. Santa […]