News About 2012 Challenge Stakes

Rain Affair Returns to Form in 2012 Challenge Stakes

Rain Affair Returns to Form in 2012 Challenge Stakes

Sydney star Rain Affair returned to form today with a win the 2012 Challenge Stakes at Rosehill Gardens in his first race since running sixth in the Nemarket Handicap at Flemington earlier this month. It never really looked in doubt for the four-year-old in the Group 2 1100 metre sprint which he took by a…

Rosehill Guineas Day Betting Guide – Saturday March 31, 2012

Rosehill Guineas Day Betting Guide – Saturday March 31, 2012

A bumper nine-race card is set to take place at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens tomorrow with the highlight being the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas. There is plenty of excitement outside of the Guineas feature race with the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes and the Pago Pago Stakes both serving as final lead up events to next…

Challenge Stakes 2012 Tips & Odds Update

Challenge Stakes 2012 Tips & Odds Update

One of the key support races on the Rosehill Guineas Day program for this Saturday will be the 2012 Challenge Stakes, the Races.com.au team’s exclusive tips and race preview for which can be found below. Set to run as Rosehill Race 4 at 2:10pm (NSW time), the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m) drew just…

Elite Falls Up to the Challenge – Rosehill Race 4 Betting

Elite Falls Up to the Challenge – Rosehill Race 4 Betting

Local Sydney horseman John O’Shea, fresh off a big Group 1 upset with Foxwedge in the William Reid Stakes, heads to Rosehill Guineas Day on Saturday confident his smart filly Elite Falls will be a competitive rival in the 2012 Challenge Stakes. Betting markets at for the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m) are clearly…

2012 Challenge Stakes Odds – All About Rain Affair

2012 Challenge Stakes Odds – All About Rain Affair

It seems the favourite is going to rain on the rest of the Challenge Stakes 2012 field if the early markets are any indication with the Joe Pride-trained Rain Affair opening odds-on to win the Rosehill Guineas Day feature on Saturday. Due to jump as Rosehill Race 4 at 2:10pm (NSW time), this year’s edition…

Rosehill Guineas Day Race 9 – 2012 Birthday Card Stakes Final Field

Rosehill Guineas Day Race 9 – 2012 Birthday Card Stakes Final Field

A massive nine-race Rosehill Guineas Day program will come to a close this Saturday with the Birthday Card Stakes 2012, the final field and barriers for which have now been released. Due to jump at 5:30pm (NSW time) as Rosehill Race 9, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Ascend Sales Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) has lost…

Bel Sprinter Set for Challenge Stakes 2012

Bel Sprinter Set for Challenge Stakes 2012

After recovering from a minor leg abrasion that stopped them competing in the Newmarket Handicap Jason Warren’s brilliant sprinter, the aptly named Bel Sprinter, is ready to return to the winners stall in the 2012 Challenge Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. One of just seven horses accepted for this year’s edition of the $175,000…

Challenge Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair v Bel Sprinter

Challenge Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair v Bel Sprinter

With reigning champ Hay List given a breather ahead of bigger autumn targets the 2012 Challenge Stakes on Rosehill Guineas Dayis shaping up as an exciting sprint clash between two of the most consistent gallopers getting around, Rain Affair and Bel Sprinter. Just seven horses were paid up for to run in the $175,000 Group…

Hay List Skips Challenge – 2012 TJ Smith Stakes Next Race

Hay List Skips Challenge – 2012 TJ Smith Stakes Next Race

Triple Group 1 champion Hay List won’t be accepted for the Challenge Stakes at Rosehill Guineas Day this Saturday, trainer John McNair opting to give the beaten William Reid Stakes favorite a short rest ahead of the TJ Smith Stakes 2012 in a fortnight’s time. Last Friday night hulking Statue Of Liberty six-year-old Hay List…

Rain Affair Ready for Hay List Rematch – 2012 Challenge Stakes

Rain Affair Ready for Hay List Rematch – 2012 Challenge Stakes

Warwick Farm horseman Joe Pride is confident his champion sprinter Rain Affair has what it takes to return to form when they face a possible rematch with Newmarket Handicap winner Hay List in the Challenge Stakes 2012 at Rosehill Guineas Dayon Saturday. Commands four-year-old Rain Affair had finished first in all but one, when second…