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Trainer Matthew Smith hopes he can transfer the good vibes from his stellar spring to the summer with his eye on the $2 million Magic Millions Classic with Kerrisdale. The Smith-trained Fierce Impact won two Group One races in Melbourne within three weeks, the Toorak Handicap on October 16 and the Cantala Stakes on November […]
A field of 16 has been accepted for the final Group One race of the year, the Kingston Town Stakes at Ascot. Of the 16 horses in Saturday’s $1 million, 1800m-race in Perth, four are trained in the eastern states. Tally and Best Of Days represent Godolphin and trainer James Cummings while Gailo Chop and […]
Lindsay Park senior trainer David Hayes says it would be nice to win a Pakenham Cup from his new base before he departs for Hong Kong. Hayes returns to Hong Kong in the middle of next year and will leave the current Lindsay Park training operation in the hands of his son Ben and nephew […]
Nominations for The All-Star Mile have opened ahead of the second running of the $5 million race at Caulfield. Australia’s only fan-based race, it will be run over 1600m on March 14 after being held at Flemington this year with Tasmanian Mystic Journey taking the honours. Nominations opened on Monday and close on January 9. […]
Secret Blaze has shown a glimpse of his toughness with a fighting win at The Valley with the Tony and Calvin McEvoy stable to consider a Pakenham Cup start with the gelding. Covering ground over the 2040m journey of Saturday’s Kingsville Manor Lakes Handicap, Secret Blaze held off the favourite Rupture in a stirring finish. […]
Trainer Danny O’Brien will not be deviating too far from the successful Queensland winter campaign that landed him a Melbourne Cup victory with Vow And Declare. During the winter, Vow And Declare ran in the Grand Prix Stakes and Queensland Derby, before beating older horses in the Tatt’s Cup (3000m) which will again be part […]
Stradbroke Handicap placegetter Tyzone heads a host of summer carnival hopes the Toby and Trent Edmonds stable has entered for the Gold Coast barrier trials. Team Edmonds will trial 20 horses on Monday including many headed to the Magic Millions day on January 11. Tyzone will be joined by Whypeeo, Churning, Cadogan, Fit For Purpose […]
Tulloch Lodge has a good record with horses racing on a seven-day back-up and Tim Clark hopes to be a beneficiary when he rides Taikomochi in the ATC Cup. The six-year-old heads to Saturday’s Listed race at Rosehill a week after finishing midfield behind Mister Sea Wolf in the $1 million The Gong (1600m) at […]
Peter and Paul Snowden have their sights on a two-state stakes race double with runners in all three feature events at Rosehill and Brave Song flying the stable flag in the George Moore Stakes at Doomben. The Snowdens’ Sydney team will be led by Moss Trip who faces an important test in the Group Three […]
Trainer Desleigh Forster believes the statistics on Chapter and Verse’s form at Doomben are misleading as the gelding heads to the Group Three George Moore Stakes. Chapter and Verse has had six starts at Doomben and never finished worse than fifth but he is yet to win at the track. The winner of the $1 […]