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
Image: Darren Winningham
Rudy will be out to win a start in the Magic Millions Trophy

In a change from his usual preparation, million-dollar earner Rudy has had two barrier trials ahead of his return to racing at Doomben.

Rudy will be having his 50th race start in Saturday’s Listed Recognition Stakes (1350m).

Trainer Helen Page has usually followed the same routine of giving him one trial or a jump-out which has worked out well with Rudy’s 10 first-up attempts including a win and four minor placings.

This time around, Page felt Rudy needed two trials to get ready for a staying campaign.

Rudy won Gold Coast trials on October 31 and November 13 with Page pleased with how well he hit the line both times.

“He won them both in good style and in particular the second one,” Page said.

“He has been so good for us and won at least one race every season. Let’s hope he can keep it going.”

Rudy is not a Magic Millions horse having been bred by his owner, Chinchilla doctor Tom Clarke.

But Page is hoping he can get a wild card into the Magic Millions Trophy (the renamed Stayers Cup) (2200m) on January 13.

Rudy would have to win the wild card race, the Shoot Out Quality at Doomben on December 31, to make the field.

Rudy was once regarded as a miler having won the Group Two Villiers earlier in his career and run fourth in the Doncaster the following autumn.

But he as has got older he has proved adept at middle distances, winning the Group Three Tatts Cup (2200m) at his last start before a spell.

That win capped an autumn/winter campaign which included a third in the Group One Doomben Cup (2000m) second in the Group Two O’Shea Stakes (2200m) and fifth in the Group Two Brisbane Cup (2200m).

Those efforts took his prize money to just over $1 million.

“All those races were at Doomben and he does like the track. It is a hard race on Saturday and he should race well,” Page said.

*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...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2020 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