Winx Dominates 2016 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

Winx Dominates 2016 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

Chris Waller’s champion mare Winx will continue her new season domination as the headline runner in the Chelmsford Stakes 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse this weekend in Sydney.

Heroic mare Winx shoots for her 11th consecutive win second-up in the 2016 Chelmsford Stakes in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

The star Street Cry five-year-old has won her past ...

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Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

Grey Lion Still Chasing Geelong Cup 2016

A disappointing last in the Prix Kergorlay over the weekend has seen Ballarat horseman Matt Cumani change spring targets down under for Grey Lion who will travel over for a shot at the 2016 Geelong Cup.

Originally Cumani, who will take over the preparation of the Andre Fabre-trained French galloper in Australia, hoped to have the Galileo stallion ...

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Spring Carnival Off for Lord Of The Sky

Spring Carnival Off for Lord Of The Sky

A tendon injury has ruled Lord Of The Sky out of the rest of the Spring Racing Carnival but trainer Robbie Laing is hopeful of an early autumn return targeting the 2017 Oakleigh Plate next February.

Injured Lord Of The Sky is being aimed at a 2017 Oakleigh Plate return next February. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Prized Icon Takes on Winx in Chelmsford Stakes 2016

Prized Icon Takes on Winx in Chelmsford Stakes 2016

James Cummings knows it isn’t the preference of many trainers to take on superstar mare Winx with a three-year-old but will do exactly that in the 2016 Chelmsford Stakes on Saturday with Prized Icon.

Prized Icon is the only three-year-old running in the WFA 2016 Chelmsford Stakes in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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