News About 2013 Challenge Stakes

2014 Oakleigh Plate First-Up for Bel Sprinter

2014 Oakleigh Plate First-Up for Bel Sprinter

Jason Warren’s talented speedster Bel Sprinter will be out to score another Group 1 title, this time in their home state, as they are prepared for a first-up run in the Oakleigh Plate 2014 this Melbourne Festival of Racing. In the autumn of 2012 the consistent sprinter ran in the $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate…

Randwick Guineas Day 2013 – Warwick Farm Scratchings

Randwick Guineas Day 2013 – Warwick Farm Scratchings

The sun is shining, the track is a Good 3 and there are some genuine stars on show which should ensure an exciting day of racing at Warwick Farm today. The main feature on the program is of course the Group 1 2013 Randwick Guineas (1600m), which will see 11 talented three-year-olds compete for $500,000…

Schofield Cleared for 2013 Challenge Stakes Ride on Hay List

Schofield Cleared for 2013 Challenge Stakes Ride on Hay List

Hay List jockey Glyn Schofield has been cleared to ride the champion sprinter in his return race in the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The experienced rider aggravated a back injury at Canterbury on Wednesday but was always confident he would be right to partner the star gelding. Now the jockey…

Challenge Stakes 2013 – Betting Update and Tips

Challenge Stakes 2013 – Betting Update and Tips

Mighty sprinter Hay List returns this weekend in the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes which is sure to attract extra interest to the Randwick Guineas day program at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The big gelding will be racing for the first time in nearly 12 months but has still opened a short favourite at $2.70….

Hay List Short 2013 Challenge Stakes Betting Favourite

Hay List Short 2013 Challenge Stakes Betting Favourite

He hasn’t raced in nearly a year but the bookies aren’t taking any chances with Hay List ahead of his return in the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The seven-year-old is currently a $2.70 favourite to come back a winner and improve his already remarkable record. Despite living in…

Schofield Injured Ahead of Hay List 2013 Challenge Stakes Ride

Schofield Injured Ahead of Hay List 2013 Challenge Stakes Ride

Glyn Schofield injured his back at Canterbury on Wednesday but is confident he can recover in time to take the prized ride aboard Hay List in the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The experienced rider aggravated an old injury and will receive treatment over the next couple of days to…

Hay List Heads Strong 2013 Challenge Stakes Field

Hay List Heads Strong 2013 Challenge Stakes Field

Australia’s number two sprinter Hay List heads a classy 12-horse field for the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday. The seven-year-old has drawn barrier two for what will be his first race since March due to injury. Despite living in Black Caviar’s shadow for much of his career, Hay List…

Second Effort Faces 2013 The Galaxy Challenge

Second Effort Faces 2013 The Galaxy Challenge

Clinton McDonald’s Group 2 winning galloper Second Effort will kick off their new season campaign this Saturday in Warwick Farm’s $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), a race their trainer hopes will lead to a shot at The Galaxy 2013 at the end of the month. One of 12 sprinters engaged in this year’s Challenge…

Snitzerland Up for 2013 Challenge Stakes

Snitzerland Up for 2013 Challenge Stakes

Not even Hay List will prevent classy filly Snitzerland resuming in the Group 2 2013 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Warwick Farm this weekend. The three-year-old is one of 15 horses nominated to take on returning star Hay List and trainer Gerald Ryan has confirmed she will be an acceptor. The well-regarded Sydney trainer oversaw Snitzerland…

Oakleigh Plate 2013 Return for Ortensia

Oakleigh Plate 2013 Return for Ortensia

Ortensia has been confirmed as the latest runner to be aimed at the Group 1 2013 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday week in what will be her first race since last year’s overseas campaign. The multiple Group 1 winner was originally scheduled to return on Saturday in the Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) but…