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  • Eneeza headlines first National Classic

    The inaugural Magic Millions National 2YO Classic will not be run where it was initially planned, but that has not detracted from the field the $1 million event has attracted. Saturday’s 1050-metre event at Doomben is restricted to graduates of the Magic Millions sales series features a field of 12,… Read More »

     
  • Connections sweat on run for stable Wildcard

    Promising filly The Black Cloud is the most favoured of Joe Pride’s three runners in the Taylor Constructions Handicap at Randwick, but he isn’t sure that markets have got it right. The winner of her first two starts, The Black Cloud split Wallenda and subsequent Group 1 placegetter Stefi Magnetica when runner-up at… Read More »

     
  • Apache Song takes up Sandown option

    Michael Trotter had the choice of three contests during the week with filly Apache Song before deciding on an option at Sandown. A 1300m race at Bendigo on Wednesday was Trotter’s preferred option in a bid to retain the services of Blake Shinn, while Apache Song was also entered for races over… Read More »

     
  • Majestic Boom continues his winning ways at Ipswich

    Four wins in a row … unbeaten … over $100,000 banked in prize-money already … that’s the way to kick off a racing career and trainer Lawrie Mayfield-Smith is rightfully pleased with the exploits of the lightly raced four-year-old gelding Majestic Boom who added that fourth win to his record… Read More »

     
  • Stakes performed filly to add French flavour at Randwick

    Competitive against some of the better fillies of her generation, French Endeavour will face a challenge of a different kind when she takes on the older mares this weekend. Since kicking off her campaign in February, the three-year-old has managed a top-five finish in four Group races, highlighted by placings in… Read More »

     
  • Lindsay Park pair target Doomben contests

    Lindsay Park trainers Ben, Will & Jd Hayes have held high expectations for Poifect who continues her excellent current campaign in Brisbane. Poifect, and stablemate Here To Shock, were flown to Brisbane on Tuesday with both gallopers set to run at Doomben on Saturday. Poifect lines up in the Group 2 The… Read More »

     
  • Lady treading well worn path to future success

    Chris Waller’s decision to run Lady Shenandoah in Brisbane this weekend isn’t just about splitting his two-year-olds between states. The filly has been scratched from the opening race at Randwick, where Waller will be represented by Leconfield, to tackle black-type company in the Listed Bill Carter Stakes (1200m) at Doomben. It… Read More »

     
  • Asfoora ready for UK debut

    Asfoora will become the latest Australian sprinter to try and strike a blow in England when beginning her optimistic European campaign in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock on Saturday night. An eight-time winner in Australia, including twice in Group 2 company, Asfoora will face the likes of last year’s… Read More »

     
  • Date switch for Melbourne Cup qualifier

    Melbourne Cup contenders will know their fate of gaining a start almost a week before the race with the Victoria Racing Club announcing a change to their programming on Victoria Derby Day. The Archer Stakes, previously the Hotham Handicap, run on Derby Day was the last chance for a contender… Read More »

     
  • Melbourne Cup champ recovering well from tendon injury

    Melbourne Cup winner Without A Fight is nearing the final hurdle in his recovery from a tendon injury, according to his rehab guru Lee Evison. “He is well and truly over halfway or probably more.” Evison, who has overseen the galloper since December, told Racing.com. “When they do start to… Read More »

     
  • Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup ambitions for talented import

    European import Craig has impressed at Bendigo with a dominant maiden win, raising hopes for spring glory with trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young. The Territories gelding (one prior run in England) thrived in his Australian debut, showcasing closing power over 1400m. “There’s a few owners here today…” Young told… Read More »

     
  • Watch đź“ş Import impresses in Bendigo victory

    Bendigo is named the Nursery of Champions for good reason with a number Group 1 winners registering their first wins at the central Victorian track. Names such as Better Loosen Up, Shocking, Hyperno, Salamander and Star Of The Realm registered their first wins at Bendigo before going on to far… Read More »

     
  • Grinzinger Pod upstages Giga Kick sibling

    The younger sibling to star sprinter Giga Kick could not emulate his deeds by producing a debut victory for Clayton Douglas. Giga Kick, by Scissor Kick, started his career with victory in a two-year-old maiden at Sale, but his three-quarter brother Pantoja, by Pariah, had to settle for third place in… Read More »

     
  • Trainer has another winter carnival Bullet to fire

    Joe Pride is the first to admit that Bullets High isn’t the complete package, but the three-year-old’s effort to rally for a gutsy win at Warwick Farm has all but earned him a Group One shot. A son of former top stayer Ace High, Bullets High was headed by eventual runner-up Gottabesavvy in… Read More »

     
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  • Dunn’s Energy in Roses to Oaks aim

    When asked if Oceans Of Energy can return to the winners’ circle, trainer Matthew Dunn beamed somewhat on his filly’s chances of improvement at Doomben on Saturday. In what will be her fifth run this campaign in the Group 2 The Roses (2000m), Oceans Of Energy will be looking to bounce back… Read More »

     
  • King Magnus on trial for Brisbane trip

    A trip to Brisbane could be on the cards for King Magnus if successful at Sandown. The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 15 could be a race the Robbie Griffiths and Mathew de Kock-trained galloper is aimed at. King Magnus is scheduled to run in the… Read More »

     
  • Bethencourt takes next step on comeback trail

    Kim Waugh is keen to target a brace of mid-winter Country Cups with gallant gelding Bethencourt, who continues his comeback from a career-threatening leg injury at Randwick. A fetlock issue had the seven-year-old at a crossroads 12 months ago, his owners faced with the dilemma of whether to pursue a lengthy… Read More »

     
  • A Closer Look – Huetor’s shot at history

    Huetor is unlikely to ever hold the exalted status of Rough Habit, but the import is on the cusp of matching a feat something only the former crowd favourite has achieved. The Archipenko seven-year-old will this Saturday chase a third-straight win in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Brisbane…. Read More »

     
  • Luke Nolen in line for I Wish I Win return

    Luke Nolen appears favoured to regain the ride aboard I Wish I Win when he next steps out in Brisbane. With James Mcdonald heading to Japan to ride Romantic Warrior in the Yasuda Kinen on June 2, Nolen is in the box-seat to regain the ride on I Wish I Win in the… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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