Pre-post favourite for this Saturday’s 2013 Doomben 10,000 in Queensland, Your Song is ticking all the boxes according to trainer Anthony Cummings as the talented colt vies for a Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Group 1 double.
The consistent Fastnet Rock three-year-old soared to the top of the markets for the $650,000 Group 1 Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (1350m) when they…
David Hayes’ talented import Motivado will continue preparations for a shot at the 2013 Melbourne Cup this spring when they race down under for just the third time in Saturday’s $100,000 Listed WJ McKell Cup(2400m) in Sydney.
Hayes opted for the black type feature at Royal Randwick over a Benchmark 95 Handicap at Caulfield this weekend for Motivator gelding’s latest…
Group 1-winning trainer Tony Gollan is hoping the weather Gods will be kind ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 2013 Doomben 10,000 (1350m).
The Eagle Farm-based trainer praised his charge’s sixth in the Group 1 BTC Cup last Saturday week on a Heavy 9 but has always maintained he is a horse that “hates wet ground.”
The forecast is fine leading…
The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s major race meeting Epsom Handicap Day has lost one of its Group 1 highlights with the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes to run a week later this October.
The decision by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) has seen the $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) move from Epsom Handicap Day, October 5, at Royal Randwick…
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