2017 Caloundra Cup Field & Barriers: Benzini Draws Wide

2017 Caloundra Cup Field & Barriers: Benzini Draws Wide

Saturday’s top-weighted stayer in the Caloundra Cup 2017 field Benzini has drawn out wide in barrier 11 of 12 for the Sunshine Coast winter feature.

Kiwi stayer Benzini has the top weight and a wide gate to overcome in Saturday’s 2017 Caloundra Cup field at the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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2018 Australian Cup Considered for Scales Of Justice

2018 Australian Cup Considered for Scales Of Justice

Race fans will likely have to wait until next year before Lindsey Smith brings his gun Perth galloper Scales Of Justice to the eastern states with a possible Australian Cup 2018 bid at Flemington pending in the autumn.

Scales Of Justice was narrowly beaten home in last year’s Kingston Town Classic by Stratum Star (pictured at Caulfield). Photo: Ultimate Racing ...

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Jukebox Tuned for 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes

Jukebox Tuned for 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes

Undefeated Inglis Premier winning Jukebox is on track for his spring bid where the untapped Ciaron Maher-trained colt is set to target Flemington’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 in November.

Jukebox is being aimed at Flemington’s 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes this November during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Civic Stakes 2017 Field Features Gold Symphony

Civic Stakes 2017 Field Features Gold Symphony

Peter & Paul Snowden’s dual Group 3 winning four-year-old Gold Symphony shapes-up as one of the genuine Saturday racing contenders in the 2017 Civic Stakes field at Rosehill Gardens.

Dual Group 3 winner Gold Symphony is a key final acceptor for the 2017 Civic Stakes field at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday in Sydney. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

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