Saturday Horse Racing – 2011 Lightning Stakes Day

Today, Saturday February 19, racing fans and punters should be gearing up for a great day of racing with 11 TAB meets lighting up tracks around the country including the bumper 2011 Lightning Stakes Day programme at Flemington.

Saturday racing at Flemington will see three Group races take place including the marquee event, the $750,000 Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) where the world’s highest rated sprinter Black Caviar resumes as the odds-on favourite.

Currently Black Caviar is at $1.35 to win the 2011 Lightning Stakes today at Luxbet while her closest rival is $5 second favourite Hay List.

The other major metropolitan meet running this Saturday is the action-packed Apollo Stakes Day schedule at Rosehill Gardens.

Headlining the Sydney race card today is the $250,000 Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), betting on the weight-for-age showdown dominated by $3.50 favourite Hot Danish.

Three other Saturday metro meets are also on the agenda today with Doomben, Morphettville and Ascot host to plenty of super showdowns including a number of black-type races running at Adelaide and Perth.

For the hottest horse racing odds on all of today’s metro meets check out Luxbet and their ‘Best of the Best’ markets now!

Major Metropolitan Race Meetings – 19/02/2011

  • Flemington (VIC)Race 1 due to jump at 12:50pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

View our full Lightning Stakes Day Race Tips on all eight Flemington races running today.

  • Rosehill (NSW)Race 1 due to jump at 1:10pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Check out our complete Apollo Stakes Day Track Tips on the eight top Rosehill races on today’s programme.

  • Doomben (QLD)Race 1 due to jump at 1:20pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Aside from the Group racing action in Melbourne and Sydney this Saturday, Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse in Queensland is also set to host a cracker eight-race programme today.

Doomben racing kicks off at 1:20pm (AEDST) with the $50,000 Northpark Apartments QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1100m) where we are tipping #4 Easy Running with their ideal draw to win at just their second career start.

Lots of great Class and Handicap races on the Doomben card today including Race 7 – the AM Giles & Co Chartered Accountants Open Handicap (1350m) at 5:20pm (AEDST) and our favourite of the field is #7 Funtantes set to improve from their recent runs.

  • Morphettville (SA)Race 1 due to jump at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Allan Scott Park Morphettville is home to a quality eight-race programme today, things getting underway at 1:00pm (AEDST) with the $32,000 Betfair Handicap (1800m) where we have our money on #2 Golden Tabby prepared by Lee Freedman.

Two black-type features headline the Adelaide race card today.

First up is Morphettville Race 3 – the $80,000 Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m) at 2:20pm (AEDST) where hot favourite #3 Chinchilla is the horse to beat.

Then Race 7 – the $80,000 Listed SA Port Adelaide Cup (2019m) takes centre stage at 5:00pm (AEDST) and with Larry’s Never Late out of the race we have our money on the in-form #6 Maunatrice seeking their fourth win on the trot today.

  • Ascot (WA) Race 1 due to jump at 4:05pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Later this afternoon WA’s Ascot Racecourse will come to life with a great eight-race programme due to kick off at 4:05pm (AEDST) with the $40,000 Pink’s Steam Clean Handicap (1000m).

Ascot racing today is top-class with three Listed races:

Race 5 – the $80,000 Listed Eco Pink-Supremacy Stakes (1100m) at 6:44pm (AEDST) where we are tipping #8 In Eden’s Honour.

Race 6 – the $80,000 Listed Pink Hygiene Solutions Detonator Stakes (1800m) at 7:20pm (AEDST) and with Manila I Scream an early scratching #4 Changing Lanes is our new favourite of the field at juicy odds.

Race 7 – the $80,000 Listed Schweppes T.J. Smith Trophy (1600m) at 7:57pm (AEDST) and in an open market we are tipping #12 Don’t Say Boo.

Other City & Country Race Meetings – 19/02/2011

  • Tamworth (QLD)Race 1 due to jump at 11:35pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Newcastle (NSW)Race 1 due to jump at 12:55pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Geelong (VIC)Race 1 due to jump at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Corowa (NSW)Race 1 due to jump at 1:43pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Gold Coast (QLD)Race 1 due to jump at 2:25pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
  • Toowoomba (QLD)Race 1 due to jump at 5:46pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet