$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
500% Deposit Bonus
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Widgee Turf is scheduled to get one more chance to add to his season tally of six city wins

Widgee Turf is scheduled to get one more chance to add to his season tally of six city wins in an open handicap at Caulfield which will double as an audition for a crack at a weight-for-age race.

A victory at Moonee Valley last Saturday week from the Patrick Payne-trained Widgee Turf added to the bargain buy’s already successful season.

Bought for $4500 as a weanling, Widgee Turf has already amassed more than $720,000 prize money and his wins during 2017/18 have included the Group Three Victoria Handicap at Caulfield in March.

Trainer Patrick Payne had been looking to give Widgee Turf his chance in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) on June 9 in Brisbane but the gelding was balloted out.

Instead he stepped out at Moonee Valley a week later and hit the line well on his preferred rain-affected going, taking his record to nine wins and five placings from 19 starts.

Payne said Widgee Turf had come through his recent win in excellent order and he is looking to run the gelding again next month at Caulfield.

“There’s a race for him over 1400-metres at Caulfield on the 14th of July,” Payne said.

“We’ll see how he goes and if he happens to win that then he could go into the Peter Lawrence Stakes in another month’s time after that.

“(The Lawrence Stakes) is weight-for-age but he’ll be fit and he might still get soft ground.

“We could head down that path or if that fails then maybe he could go to a race like the Mildura Cup or just handicaps in Melbourne.

“He’s going to have a bit of a winter holiday here at the farm and just race monthly.

“Then we’ll work out what we do after that.”

The P B Lawrence Stakes (1400m) is at Caulfield on August 18.

 
  • Deposit
    $250
  • Bet with
    $550!
  • Claim $300 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
  • Join now!
Claim $300 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $20
    start betting
    with
    $120*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Chautauqua to step-out on Friday

A reprieve from Racing Victoria will see cult horse Chautauqua go around at Flemington on Friday. The Hawkes Racing-trained sprinter...

Avilius to miss Metropolitan Handicap

Progressive imported stayer Avilius will not run in the Metropolitan Handicap at Randwick with Godolphin to instead aim him at...

Owner banned over offensive racehorse name

A racehorse owner has been disqualified for 18 months for knowingly giving a horse an offensive name and subsequently giving...

Nash Rawiller reportedly back in Australia

Jockey Nash Rawiller is reportedly back in Australia after avoiding charges from Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption. The 43-year-old...

Darren Weir charged over incorrect identification of horses

Premier Victorian trainer Darren Weir has been fined $5000 over the incorrect identification of seven horses which contested jump-outs at...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.