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Carif to stamp Sydney Cup claims in the Chairman’s Quality

The Chairman’s Quality at Randwick has been an autumn target for Carif and co-trainer Peter Snowden will wait until after that race to decide whether the young stayer presses on to the Sydney Cup. Carif will be racing on a seven-day back-up in Saturday’s Group Two 2600m Chairman’s Quality at Randwick after his fifth at […]

Quackerjack ready to fire in the Doncaster Mile 2020

With the luxury of Quackerjack’s place in the Doncaster assured for months, trainer Mark Newnham has been able to tailor his preparation to ensure the timing is perfect heading into the famous Randwick mile. Quackerjack earned a ballot exemption to Saturday’s Group One Doncaster Mile when he won the Group Two Villiers Stakes over the […]

Mamaragan earned his chance at Sires’ Produce Stakes

Golden Slipper placegetter Mamaragan has earned his chance at the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes, a race his trainer originally dismissed as an option. John Thompson had him pegged as as a pure sprinter and early on was eyeing a Magic Millions campaign. Mamaragan’s debut was delayed by shin soreness and he burst onto the […]

Adrian Bott supports Doncaster Mile prize money cuts

Prominent trainer Adrian Bott is grateful racing is still proceeding during the coronavirus crisis and supports prize money cuts for The Championships at Randwick. The Championships are scheduled to go ahead over the next two Saturdays under strict biosecurity measures with prize money for the eight Group One races halved. Bott trains in partnership with […]

Chris Waller to have at least 6 horses in Doncaster Mile field

Chris Waller is convinced a return to Sydney racing will help Kolding when the gelding heads a strong team trying to give the champion trainer a record-equalling seventh Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Waller expects to have at least six runners in Saturday’s Group One Doncaster Mile on the first day of The Championships at Randwick. […]

Night’s Watch could back-up in the Doncaster Mile 2020

A ground-saving ride by James McDonald has elevated the enigmatic Night’s Watch back into the winner’s list in the Group Three Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill. Starting $8.50, the six-year-old settled near the rear for McDonald, who was happy to bide his time before pinching runs along the inside and surging late to score by […]

Melbourne Cup winner on target for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has led home VRC Oaks winning stablemate Miami Bound in a race day gallop at Bendigo. Trainer Danny O’Brien took the pair to Bendigo on Saturday for a day out ahead of proposed Group One assignments in Sydney. With Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Craig Williams aboard, Vow And Declare beat […]

Kris Lees filly on target for Vinery Stud Stakes

Two key form lines will converge in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill as top fillies Funstar and Probabeel enter uncharted waters. The three-year-olds have established a keen rivalry, finishing one-two each time they have clashed with the ledger squarely in favour of Funstar at 3-1. Markets predict another victory by Funstar if […]