Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A valuable stud deal completed a couple of hours before Rubick raced in the Blue Diamond Prelude will have no effect on trainer Gerald Ryan’s plans for the colt.

Coolmore announced it had bought a share in Rubick before he raced at Caulfield on Saturday and the two-year-old duly delivered with victory over the colts and geldings.

Despite the win, fillies Prelude winner Earthquake has been reinstated as favourite for the $1 million dollar race on February 22 and that sits pretty well with Ryan.

The two ran identical times in races with very different tempos. Earthquake powered home off a slow pace while the first half of Rubick’s race was much quicker and his win was by a shorter margin and flattered those chasing him.

“I said last week if they couldn’t beat him in the Prelude, the colts wouldn’t beat him in the Blue Diamond,” Gerald said.

“There’s not a lot between him and Earthquake and we saw that.

“He ate up well last night and recovered from the race in good order.”

Ryan said the $3.5 million Golden Slipper in Sydney on April 5 was not a certainty and never had been.

“This is just his first racing preparation and the Blue Diamond is the race he has been aimed at,” he said.

“It’s up to the horse. He will tell us whether to push on but I would be just as happy to bypass the Slipper and bring him back in the spring as a three-year-old.

“There has been no pressure from Coolmore. They love to race their horses so I don’t think there’s a rush to get him to stud.”

One of Ryan’s only concerns leading into the Prelude was that Rubick drew barrier two and would be standing in the gates for a long time.

That proved to be the case with the race delayed when one of the youngster was backed out of the barriers.

“I think he was probably in there for about five minutes but he handled it,” Ryan said.

“It’s all a learning experience for him and he will be better on Blue Diamond day.”

Earthquake is the TAB’s $2.40 favourite with Rubick at $3.10 with Nayeli, who raced a week earlier, at $8.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Trainer Neville Layt sadly passes away

Queanbeyan-based trainer Neville Layt sadly passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a battle with illness. Layt, 76, passed away at...

Nature Strip secures slot in The Everest

A deal has been struck that will see Nature Strip run for Chris Waller Racing in The Everest. Having contested...

Victorian club lambasted for charging trainer

The Swan Hill Jockey Club has been lambasted on social media after their decision to charge, find guilty and sanction...

Wendy Roche discusses the quirks of Nettoyer

Wendy Roche speaks on Nettoyer after the mare claimed her second Group 1 victory in the Queen Of The Turf...

Likely All Aged Stakes Field – 2021

The 2021 All Aged Stakes will be run this weekend (24/4/2021) at Randwick racecourse and the field is pretty close...

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or