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Dual Group One-placed colt Brandenburg will race in blinkers for the first time in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Brandenburg has been kept ticking over after his last-start third in the Group One Doncaster Mile on April 4 with a view to the weight-for-age All Aged. After Brandenburg worked in blinkers over 1000m on […]
Vow And Declare is back in Melbourne at Danny O’Brien’s Flemington stable after a change to his racing program because of COVID-19. The Melbourne Cup winner was unplaced in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick and is now being aimed towards the Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington next month. O’Brien was planning to send […]
Gold Coast trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds plan to send three horses to Sydney for feature race assignments. The Edmonds-trained Winter Bride is already in Sydney where she ran fourth in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. She will be joined by Tyzone, Vanna Girl and Vivid Fortress. The three finished off […]
Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce refused to rule out a tilt at the Group One Stradbroke Handicap with Stampe after the gelding won at Doomben. Stampe ($6) made it two wins and three minor placings from his past five starts when he led all the way to win the XXXX Dry Three-Year-Old (1350m). Racing Queensland […]
If Magic Millions winner Away Game is not the best two-year-old in training, she can lay claim to being the toughest. Since making her debut in November, the filly has raced in three states winning the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast, finishing fourth in the Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne and runner-up in […]
Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett has serious doubts over the international participation in this year’s Melbourne Cup and says the clock is ticking for Europe’s stayers. Overseas horses have increasingly made up a large part of the Melbourne Cup field and invariably make their presence felt. But with the coronavirus shutting down racing in Europe, Lovett […]
There will be a hint of sibling rivalry in the Sydney Cup with English brothers David and Harry Eustace both having chances to win the time-honoured Group One race at Randwick. David Eustace trains in partnership with Ciaron Maher in Australia and they operate one of the largest stables in the country with bases in […]
Tony McEvoy has attempted to keep speed in the legs of stayer Secret Blaze in a bid to claim the Group Three Easter Cup at Caulfield. McEvoy, who trains in partnership with his son Calvin, said Secret Blaze was ticking over nicely ahead of his attempt at overturning consecutive second placings in two runs after […]
Te Akau Shark will undergo an official veterinary test to ensure his fitness for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes after suffering mild bruising to his off-fore hoof. One of the leading contenders for Saturday’s Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Te Akau Shark sustained the problem during the George Ryder Stakes on March 21 in which he […]
A star-studded field of 13, including high profile international visitors Danon Premium and Addeybb, has been declared for the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Japanese horse Danon Premium has drawn barrier three for Saturday’s $2 million 2000m weight-for-age feature on day two of The Championships with the William Haggas-trained last-start Ranvet Stakes winner […]