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Chairman’s Sprint Prize 2018 Field, Odds, Results, Tips

  • Japan trip off the agenda for Chautauqua

    Japan’s loss is Australia’s gain with champion sprinter Chautauqua to race in Melbourne during the spring. Tough Australian quarantine laws have made a trip to Japan for the Sprinters Stakes in October too difficult for the Hawkes Racing-trained sprinter, despite the lure of a $US1 million bonus for winning legs… Read More »

     
  • Star sprinter Buffering in light work

    The chances of star sprinter Buffering racing again have improved after a month of rest and relaxation. Buffering began light work at a Queensland spelling property on Wednesday which could be the first step to his return to racing in Melbourne in the new season. The gelding was injured when… Read More »

     
  • Chautauqua to stay at home in the spring

    Connections have resisted the temptation to showcase champion sprinter Chautauqua in Japan this spring despite the lure of a $1 million bonus. The $US1 million is available to connections of any horse that can win three legs of the Global Challenge in three different jurisdictions. After winning the Lightning Stakes… Read More »

     
  • Bubbleberry out to bring Ryan joy at Scone

    The success of a horse half a world away has prompted an ambitious stud plan for Bubbleberry. The three-year-old filly will have what is possibly her final start in the Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) at Scone on Saturday. Her half-brother Lucky Bubbles has won five races in Hong Kong and… Read More »

     
  • Legerity continues Hawkes’ run of success

    One of the biggest weeks in racing for the Hawkes family has continued at Rosehill with promising two-year-old Legerity. Chautauqua’s win in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong last Sunday gave patriarch, Hall of Fame trainer John Hawkes, and his sons and partners Wayne and Michael, their biggest win. … Read More »

     
  • Buffering to rest through the winter

    A decision about Buffering’s racing future will not be made for several months but trainer Robert Heathcote has not completely ruled out a return to the track. Buffering was found to be lame in his off fore fetlock and had an internal bleed when he tailed off last in the… Read More »

     
  • Chautauqua wins Hong Kong G1 sprint

    Australian Chautauqua has confirmed his standing as the world’s best sprinter with a last-to-first win in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin. The striking grey had to come wide at the top of the straight where he sustained a powerful run to gather in Lucky Bubbles. Buffering, Australia’s other… Read More »

     
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  • Chairman’s Sprint Prize Field – 2016

    View the final field for Sunday’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin racecourse. The race features Aussie sprinters Chautauqua and Buffering. Horse No. Horse Wt. Jockey Draw Trainer 1 CHAUTAUQUA 126 T Berry 6 M Hawkes 2 AEROVELOCITY 126 Z Purton 14 P O’Sullivan 3 GOLD-FUN 126 O Peslier 5… Read More »

     
  • Chautauqua and Buffering draw well in HK

    Australian sprint star Chautauqua has drawn a middle barrier for the Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Chautauqua will jump from barrier six in the 14-horse field while another Aussie sprint star Buffering has gate three. Four-time Group One winner Chautauqua will be having his first overseas start… Read More »

     
  • Heathcote tips Pinch River to improve form

    Pinch River has been disappointing this campaign, but trainer Robert Heathcote hopes the stable has solved the problem by adding new race gear. Heathcote admits on paper it appears he may have over-matched Pinch River in the Group Two Victory Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday. Pinch River has won… Read More »

     
  • Tough Buffering raring to go in Hong Kong

    Trainer Robert Heathcote is a realist when it comes to ranking Buffering against compatriot sprinter Chautauqua. But Heathcote also knows his Buffering will be getting a start off Chautauqua when they clash in Sunday’s Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. The latest world ratings have Chautauqua the highest-rated sprinter on… Read More »

     
  • Tommy Berry gets nod for Chautauqua ride

    Tommy Berry is the confirmed rider for Chautauqua in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize. Berry has beaten Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn for the mount on the world’s highest-rated sprinter at Sha Tin on Sunday. In the early stages of his second riding stint in Japan, Berry said he was looking forward… Read More »

     
  • Nine Australians entered for Royal Ascot

    Nine Australian horses feature among the record 164 overseas entries for the Royal Ascot meeting. The world’s highest ranked sprinter Chautauqua is among 44 entries for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes along with last year’s winner, American Undrafted who beat Australia’s Brazen Beau. The Hawkes Racing-trained Chautauqua won the opening leg… Read More »

     
  • Chautauqua in first look at Sha Tin track

    Chautauqua has set foot on foreign soil for the first time, getting acquainted with Sha Tin racecourse ahead of his Group One assignment in Hong Kong. The world’s highest-ranked sprinter runs in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize on Sunday week to reinforce his standing at the top of the ratings. Co-trainer… Read More »

     
  • Robert Heathcote arrives in Hong Kong

    Trainer Rob Heathcote has arrived in Hong Kong to oversee star sprinter Buffering’s attempt at another overseas Group One win. The star Queensland sprinter won the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and went from there to Hong Kong where he will run in the Group One Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m)… Read More »

     
  • Buffering arrives safely in Hong Kong

    Buffering has arrived in Hong Kong after getting equine rock star transport from Dubai. The star Queensland sprinter won the Group One Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai two weeks ago and is being set for the Chairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin on May 1. View Buffering’s flight: In last… Read More »

     
  • Buffering to miss Royal Ascot

    Instead of taking Buffering to Royal Ascot in June, trainer Robert Heathcote hopes to be toasting his star sprinter a little closer to home. Heathcote has confirmed Buffering will return to Australia after he attempts to add the Chairman’s Sprint Prize to his Al Quoz Sprint win in Dubai late… Read More »

     
  • Buffering, Chautauqua in Hong Kong clash

    Star sprinter Buffering is fit and ready ahead of his trip to Hong Kong from Dubai but is not 100 per cent certain to complete his international campaign at Royal Ascot. Buffering won the Group One Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai two weeks ago and is now headed to Hong… Read More »

     
  • Browne focused on rich Hong Kong sprint

    Jockey Damian Browne has described Buffering’s Dubai win as something special but he is already looking to the next Group One assignment in Hong Kong. Buffering burst onto the international scene when he won the Group One Al Quoz Sprint at the weekend. Browne arrived in Brisbane early on Tuesday… Read More »

     
 
 
 
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