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The Virginian is Stradbroke Handicap bound after Chief De Beers win

The Virginian is Stradbroke Handicap bound after Chief De Beers win

The Virginian looks set to line up in his second Stradbroke Handicap after scoring a brilliant come from behind win in the Listed $100,000 IPG Marketing Solutions Chief De Beers (1050m) at Doomben today. Last week’s Doomben 10,000 winning jockey Jim Byrne settled The Virginian ($8.50) well back in the field from barrier seven and…

Injury Could Rule Buffering out of 2015 Brisbane Winter Carnival

Injury Could Rule Buffering out of 2015 Brisbane Winter Carnival

Buffering has injured himself in trackwork at Doomben Racecourse this week as the seven-year-old gelding prepared for the 2015 Brisbane winter carnival. Trainer Robert Heathcote had already opted to skip the autumn carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne in favour of heading north to Brisbane during the winter but the gelding could now miss out on…

Fractured Wrist Won’t Stop Bell Riding Peron In Doomben 10,000

Fractured Wrist Won’t Stop Bell Riding Peron In Doomben 10,000

Rising jockey Tim Bell suffered a hairline fracture to his wrist while riding in Brisbane last weekend, but is adamant that he will chase his maiden Group 1 victory when he partners Peron in the 2014 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday. Bell capped off a consistent day of riding at Brisbane last weekend by winning the Group…