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  • Philosopher on verge of return after wind op

    The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable will keep a watch on the weather and track conditions before deciding if Philosopher will take his place at Cranbourne. The lightly raced son of Zoustar is scheduled to have his first run back following a wind operation in the De Bortoli Wines Handicap (1000m) on Wednesday, the… Read More »

     
  • Forgot You to kick off at The Valley

    Forgot You will return to his favourite track to kick-start his latest campaign and in the process edge towards a start in the Cox Plate. The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained galloper will run over 1500m at The Valley on Saturday in a Four-Year-Olds and Over Handicap and in the process attempt… Read More »

     
  • Light Infantry marching for Sydney

    A three-year-old by Northern Hemisphere timing but eligible in Australia as a four-year-old, Light Infantry will now set course for Sydney with trainer David Simcock noting the $7.5 million Golden Eagle as the next stop after finishing second to Inspiral in the Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois (1600m) at Deauville… Read More »

     
  • Nerodio a blessing for Stephanie Bakranich

    As she was coming through the ranks and making a go at training full time, Stephanie Bakranich was hopeful of landing a good horse to give her fledging career a kick along. Enter Nerodio. The Playing God gelding fortuitously walked into Stephanie Bakranich’s stable three years ago and since then… Read More »

     
  • In The Congo continues towards spring return

    The stable of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott could count their morning’s work at the Warwick Farm trials as well worthwhile after training the first three over the line in the opening heat, then In The Congo notched another trial win towards a likely Golden Eagle campaign. Should In The Congo… Read More »

     
  • Waller colt looking towards the spring

    You could throw a blanket over the first four, but the Chris Waller trained colt Manzoice ($11) found a way to salute in only his second race start at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. The Almanzor progeny was too strong at the finish for the Michael Freedman prepared Backrower ($4.80) by a half head, with the… Read More »

     
  • Django Freeman on the comeback trail

    Injury has restricted German import Django Freedman to just six starts in Australia since his arrival in the spring of 2019. For the connections of Django Freeman, it has been a hard slog. The German-bred import arrived to much fanfare on the eve of the 2019 Melbourne Spring Carnival but injury has robbed the… Read More »

     
  • Brown pair gearing up for spring campaigns

    Trainer Cliff Brown says former Singapore galloper The Inferno looks like a woolly bear but is also looking forward to the spring prospects of the sprinter. The Inferno won at his second start after relocating from Singapore last year in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes at The Valley which, this year named the Chautauqua Stakes,… Read More »

     
  • Uncommon James stamps himself on the Spring carnival

    “We’ll see how he performs on Saturday. There is another Listed race he can go to in three weeks, but, if he were to win on Saturday and win impressively, we might have to aim up a little bit.” That was co-trainer Matt Hoysted talking about Uncommon James prior to… Read More »

     
  • Mr Brightside returns with stylish win at Caulfield

    Mr Brightside has announced himself as a spring contender with a dogged first-up victory at Caulfield. The Ben and J D Hayes-trained galloper took out the Group 2 P B Lawrence Stakes (1400m) on Saturday to land his first win in weight-for-age company. Mr Brightside provided the Hayes brothers with their… Read More »

     
  • Horse Racing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – 13/8/2022

    The Doncaster winner returned with a bang, a Queenslander stamped his Group l potential while at Rosehill, bias wreaked havoc, again. All that and more in this weeks edition of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. KEY NEWS: Mr Brightside Wins PB Lawrence Doncaster Mile winner Mr Brightside returned… Read More »

     
  • Zoukerino takes out a willing Rosebud

    He put the writing on the wall with a dominant three length victory at Kensington on debut and the John O’Shea prepared Zoukerino ($6.50) has taken the next step by winning the Listed Rosebud for three-year-olds at Rosehill Gardens at just his second race outing. The Snitzel colt powered to the… Read More »

     
  • Alexander in good books at Home

    Archie Alexander will be in the good books at home with his wife Annie sharing in the ownership of Caulfield winner Bound For Home. Trainer Archie Alexander conceded he was being a little arrogant when he decided to set Bound For Home for an early season three-year-old stakes race. But his plan… Read More »

     
  • Giga Kick gives Clayton Douglas first stakes win

    Giga Kick has provided former picnic turned jumps jockey Clayton Douglas with his first Group race win as trainer taking out the Vain Stakes at Caulfield. Victory in the Group 3 1100m dash for three-year-olds has kept Giga Kick unbeaten record intact after he scored on debut at Sale in February before a… Read More »

     
  • Former UK stayer Surefire returns in fine fashion

    The Chris Waller-trained five-year-old was too strong for race favourite Titanium Power ($2.60F) by one length, with stablemate to the winner Oscar Zulu ($5) a further length and a quarter back in third. Waller’s other runners rounded out the top five with True Detective in fourth and No Compromise in fifth. After getting up… Read More »

     
  • Midway queen on target again

    Wyong based conditioner Kristen Buchanan knows how to train a Midway winner. When Oakfield Arrow ($11) saluted at Rosehill Gardens today it marked the sixth time she has won the race since it’s inception just over a year ago. The Press Statement mare managed to hold off Noble Soldier ($16) by three quarters of… Read More »

     
  • Blake Shinn returns to Australia

    Melbourne Cup winning jockey Blake Shinn’s return to Australia is imminent. Shinn has spent the last three years in Hong Kong, a racing precinct in which he has always wanted to have an extended stay, and he was never disappointed with the racing side of things. “I love the racing… Read More »

     
  • Gulberti favourite to win a third Broome Cup

    While the majority of focus is on the favourite, trainer Rob Gulberti believes he has two top chances to win his third XXXX Broome Cup (2200m) on Saturday. Rob Gulberti is represented by two runners and although he has a leaning towards Blackwater Bay as the best of his duo, he gives… Read More »

     
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  • Third time lucky for Streets Of Avalon

    Trainer Shane Nichols knew when he arrived at Caulfield last month for the first-up run of Streets Of Avalon it was not going to be his day. Rain softened the track ahead of Streets Of Avalon contesting the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m), running eighth, but the run was beneficial as Nichols admitted the… Read More »

     
 
 
 
 
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