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  • Mister Smartee finally makes Rosehill

    Mister Smartee will finally get to race in Sydney, two years after Chris Waller’s plans to buy the gelding were undone by a failed veterinary examination. The now three-year-old arrives at Rosehill – Waller’s training base in the city – via Port Macquarie, where he is among Tas Morton’s small… Read More »

     
  • She Knows back in action with Highway win

    Punters can expect to see a lot more of She Knows after the filly returned from a five-week break to win the Highway Handicap at Randwick. The three-year-old tired to the line in the Saturday race over 1100 metres but held on by a half-length to beat I Am Capitan,… Read More »

     
  • Mar Nero on track for Highway Handicap

    Cameron Crockett has taken a measured approach with Mar Nero leading into the Highway Handicap at Randwick. The seven-year-old came to the Mudgee trainer as a 19-start maiden with a habit of missing the start and has won three races under Crockett. After the mare finished third at the start… Read More »

     
  • Gentle Annie hits the Highway at Randwick

    Mick Miladinovic admits Gentle Annie has been fast-tracked into Highway Handicap racing amid uncertainty over the future eligibility of Canberra-trained horses. As Racing NSW considered changing Canberra’s status from country to provincial in a move that would bar horses in the area from contesting the $60,000 races, Miladinovic thought time… Read More »

     
  • Zamex surges late to claim second Highway

    Zamex has unleashed another staggering finish to graduating from the Highway Handicap class with ease at Rosehill. Despite trailing the leaders by five lengths with 200m left on the first heavy track he had encountered, the $2.80 Sportsbet favourite stormed home on Saturday to beat O’Lordy ($12) by half a… Read More »

     
  • The Frick takes shot at a Highway Handicap

    A week after Nictock ran third in a Highway Handicap, Mudgee trainer Cameron Crockett is throwing stablemate The Frick into the deep end on a wet track at Rosehill. Crockett has applied the same philosophy to the four-year-old’s Highway debut on Saturday as he did when younger stablemate Nictock stepped… Read More »

     
  • Fifteen Sunflowers blossoms at Randwick

    Fifteen Sunflowers’ bad barrier manners have not been enough to get in the way of her talent at Randwick. The filly reared in the gates three times but managed to jump cleanly and stride away to victory in Saturday’s Highway Handicap. Jockey Jason Collett got Fifteen Sunflowers to cross from… Read More »

     
  • Eckstein gives Poland a rare Randwick win

    Jockey Heather Poland has made a rare ride at Randwick count by winning the Highway Handicap on Eckstein. Eckstein finished fourth at Rosehill on September 28 when she jumped with her head on the side and sat three-wide during the race. The three-year-old filly jumped well at Randwick on Saturday,… Read More »

     
  • Part-time trainer takes Rosehill Highway

    Part-time Mudgee trainer David Smith might be reassessing his other work commitments after Distinctive Look took out the Highway Handicap, winning $34,500 prize money. Smith, who combines training with his job at Gooree Stud, watched on as his four-year-old gelding streaked home to win the 1500m Highway Handicap at Rosehill… Read More »

     
  • Quatronic in winning trip down Highway

    Quatronic has pulled off the longest journey to win a Highway race, braving a nine-hour float trip to score at Rosehill. Sent out the $2.60 favourite, Quatronic repaid punters’ faith thanks to a front-running ride by Hugh Bowman in Saturday’s Highway Handicap over 1200m. It gave the champion jockey, who… Read More »

     
  • Trip to Sydney worth it for Moss My Name

    Moss My Name has made the trip from Mudgee to Sydney worthwhile with a decisive half-length win in the Highway Handicap at Rosehill. But it was a much closer call whether she actually ran in Saturday’s race at all. Trainer Cameron Crockett scratched her from a Highway Handicap two weeks… Read More »

     
  • Akasaki on Highway to become next Artlee

    Muswellbrook trainer Todd Willan believes Akasaki is the best horse to come to his stable since Country Championship winner Artlee. The three-year-old will be put to the test in the Highway Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. “I’ve got a very high opinion of this horse,” Willan said. “He’s the… Read More »

     
  • Different Moss My Name headed for Rosehill

    Mudgee trainer Cameron Crockett has got one of the best horses in his fledgling stable headed for Rosehill. The 29-year-old has 21 horses in work and they are soon to be joined by about eight more including stable star Barbass, who gave Crockett his first runner in a Group One… Read More »

     
  • Father-daughter team take on Sydney

    Apprentice jockey Cassandra Schmidt is heading to Sydney to jump back in the saddle of her favourite horse, which just happens to be trained by her father Dwayne. Five-year-old gelding Diversifier will have another shot at a Highway Handicap (1100m) at Saturday’s Rosehill meeting after running fifth in a previous… Read More »

     
  • Deanne Panya rides double at Randwick

    Lightweight apprentice jockey Deanne Panya has thrived in difficult conditions for racing, riding a winning double at Randwick. Panya’s mounts won by a combined 14 lengths when Snappy One took out the Highway Handicap (1400m) and Lie Direct gave nothing else a chance in the 2400m benchmark 74 race on… Read More »

     
  • Seib hitting Highway with Tudor Sunrise

    After spending his life wearing different racing hats, Lewis Seib is giving himself a chance to train a city winner. He is set to bring Tudor Sunrise to the Highway Handicap (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday, the first week the race will be worth $60,000. Seib was a foreman for… Read More »

     
  • Cheeky’s second crack at Sydney race

    Wellington-based Cheeky will take another shot at a Sydney race but hobby trainer Cecil Maxwell insists they’re just having a bit of fun. The three-year-old gelding hung in during a Highway Handicap (1200m) at Randwick in June and came fifth under jockey Daniel Pitomac. “It was a good run, I… Read More »

     
  • Matthew McGillivray wins in Sydney

    Queensland apprentice jockey Matthew McGillivray has secured his first Sydney city win aboard Star Shaft. The Tim Macintosh-trained gelding ($3.80 fav) won the Highway Handicap (1200m) by a length at Rosehill on Saturday. “It’s my first winner in Sydney – a big thrill,” said McGillivray, who is on loan to… Read More »

     
  • Winona Costin nears end of apprenticeship

    Winona Costin has had a tough final year of her apprenticeship. Her quest for back-to-back Sydney premierships in the junior ranks was derailed by injuries which kept her out of the saddle for three months of the season. Despite that, she returned from her latest injury to ride Rock On… Read More »

     
  • Part-time racehorse trainer Thunders to Randwick win

    A part-time racehorse trainer raising three young children has pulled off a major upset to land her first city winner. Thunder Road’s victory in the Highway Handicap at Randwick gave Goulburn-based Emma Longmire a win to remember. “This horse you wouldn’t think he’s a world beater and to actually be… Read More »

     
 
 
 
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