News About 2011 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival

2011 Metropolitan Handicap Hopes in Colin Stephen Nominations

2011 Metropolitan Handicap Hopes in Colin Stephen Nominations

One of the final traditional lead-up races to the Metropolitan Handicap 2011 will take place at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday with the running of the $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap (2400m). The 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap nominations attracted 14 gallopers, all but one of which are heading towards a start in one of the…

Begg Reveals Secret in Shannon Stakes 2011 Nominations

Begg Reveals Secret in Shannon Stakes 2011 Nominations

Grahame Begg’s Epsom Handicap fancy Secret Admirer will continue their spring carnival crusade at Rosehill this Saturday, the in-form Dubawi mare nominated for the 2011 Shannon Stakes. One of six black-type blockbusters on the Rosehill racecard for this Saturday, the $175,000 Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) attracted 13 entries at nomination stage yesterday including four-year-old…

George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

Stephen Farley’s ultra consistent galloper Sincero has shortened in the betting for the 2011 Cox Plate in Melbourne next month after becoming a dual elite level winner with a gritty victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. After taking out the Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane last season, Umatilla four-year-old Sincero…

Thompson Trusts in 2011 Hill Stakes Nominations

Thompson Trusts in 2011 Hill Stakes Nominations

Patinack Farm head trainer John Thompson has confirmed that his in-form galloper Trusting won’t be stepping back in distance to contest the Group 1 George Main Stakes at Rosehill this Saturday and instead will vie for back-to-back Group 2 wins in Sydney in the Hill Stakes 2011. With the bumper George Main Stakes Day meeting…

Kingdom Tops The Metropolitan 2011 Weights & Odds

Kingdom Tops The Metropolitan 2011 Weights & Odds

Last season’s best-performing import My Kingdom Of Fife has been installed as the 58kg topweight of the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap entries when weights for the Epsom Handicap Day feature were released by Racing NSW on Monday. There are currently 119 hopeful horses nominated for the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), to run as…

Heavy Heart in Epsom Handicap 2011 Weights

Heavy Heart in Epsom Handicap 2011 Weights

On Monday Racing NSW released the handicaps for two of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s richest events including those for the 2011 Epsom Handicap, the Mick Price-trained Heart Of Dreams allocated the top weight of the 121 entries with 58 kilograms. Six-year-old Show A Heart gelding Heart Of Dreams is a dual Group 1 winner…

Sincero Tops George Main Stakes 2011 Nominations

Sincero Tops George Main Stakes 2011 Nominations

Epsom Handicap betting favourite Sincero is set to continue their spring carnival campaign this Saturday in Sydney, trainer Stephen Farley nominating the Stradbroke Handicap hero for the 2011 George Main Stakes. George Main Stakes Day 2011 will run a Rosehill Gardens after being transferred from its traditional home at Royal Randwick. The meeting features a…

Metropolitan Handicap 2011 for Rosehill Winners

Metropolitan Handicap 2011 for Rosehill Winners

Two Golden Rose Day winners at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend have been named as candidates for the Sydney Spring Carnival’s 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap, with Red Eye Special and Lamasery both earning their shot at Group One glory next month. Trainer Anthony Cummings may have suffered the bitter disappointing of seeing his formerly unbeaten…

Master Of Design Sprints into Epsom Handicap 2011 Contention

Master Of Design Sprints into Epsom Handicap 2011 Contention

Last Saturday’s Sebring Sprint winner at Rosehill, Master Of Design, has been tipped as a genuine chance for the upcoming 2011 Epsom Handicap by their trainer David Payne. Going out as a $21 roughie in the markets for the $200,000 Group 2 Sebring Sprint (1300m), one of the major support races on the Golden Rose…

Manawanui Upsets Missile in 2011 Golden Rose Results

Manawanui Upsets Missile in 2011 Golden Rose Results

A $50,000 late entry fee gamble with improving three-year-old Manawanui paid off for trainer Ron Leemon on Saturday who celebrated his maiden Group 1 win as a trainer after his galloper claimed a massive boilover when beating short-priced favourite Smart Missile in the Golden Rose 2011. In a thrillingly close and controversial finish to the…