News About 2012 Winter Challenge

Spinnawitch Takes Out 2012 Winter Challenge

Spinnawitch Takes Out 2012 Winter Challenge

Jarrod Austin-trained mare Spinnawitch continued her excellent return from a lengthy lay-off on Saturday when winning the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. It was the first black-type victory of Spinnawitch’s career, who returned to racing two weeks ago after nearly 14 months out with injury. Austin, who took over…

Winter Challenge 2012 – Betting Tips

Winter Challenge 2012 – Betting Tips

Saturday’s Listed 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) stands as the final black-type event in Sydney for the season and as such is likely attract plenty of attention from punters across the country. If the market is anything to go by, the Warwick Farm feature is set to be a close encounter with Forty Thirty ($4.40) and…

Payne Chasing Winning Glory in 2012 Winter Challenge

Payne Chasing Winning Glory in 2012 Winter Challenge

David Payne is admant Winning Glory can bounce back from a disappointing last-start effort and perform at this best in Saturday’s Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm. The rising five-year-old finished 15 lengths behind winner Banco Mo on July 7 as he laboured to run home in sixth position over 1800 metres…

Irish Dream Out to Continue Form in 2012 Winter Challenge

Irish Dream Out to Continue Form in 2012 Winter Challenge

Experienced jockey Glyn Schofield will again have to be at his best if Irish Dream is to claim a second consecutive victory in the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The Ron Quinton-trained mare yesterday drew the widest barrier in the nine-horse field for what will be just her second…

Winter Challenge 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Winter Challenge 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A field of ten horses has been named to contest the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm this weekend. Carrying the top weight of 59kg is Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding King Lionheart who produced a disappointing first-up effort when ninth in the Listed Winter Stakes two weeks ago. The former Group 2 winner…

Spinnawitch Ready to Step Up in 2012 Winter Challenge

Spinnawitch Ready to Step Up in 2012 Winter Challenge

Spinnawitch is on track to record the first black-type victory of her career this weekend when she lines up in the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm. The five-year-old mare returned from a 14-month absence two weeks ago in a BM83 Handicap at Warwick Farm to produce an upset 2 1/2 length…

2012 Winter Challenge Test for Australian Star

2012 Winter Challenge Test for Australian Star

In-form gelding Australian Star could face the toughest test of his career this weekend if trainer Gerald Ryan accepts for the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm. Ryan is yet to decide whether the rising four-year-old will get his first step up to black-type racing or compete in the 3YO Benchmark 80…

Winter Challenge 2012 Nominations

Winter Challenge 2012 Nominations

A small group of nine horses have been nominated to contest the Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Challenge (1600m) at Warwick Farm this weekend. Saturday’s race stands as the final black-type event of the season in Sydney and included in nominations are last-start winners Irish Dream and Australian Star. Irish Dream recorded the first black-type of…