News About 2014 Challenge Stakes

Villa Verde Overcomes Group 1 Winners to claim 2014 Challenge Stakes

Villa Verde Overcomes Group 1 Winners to claim 2014 Challenge Stakes

Talented three-year-old Villa Verde has overcome a particularly talented field to win the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick today; her first start under the care of trainer Anthony Cummings. Having broken from the gates only fairly, the classy Not A Single Doubt filly settled four lengths off the pace over the back…

2014 Challenge Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

2014 Challenge Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

While sharing the same Randwick race card on Saturday with two major Group 1 races, the 2014 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) is shaping as one of the most highly-anticipated events of the day, offering punters several generous opportunities to place a winning bet. Having closed his 2013 spring with three consecutive wins at Group…

Warren Confident in Challenge Stakes Success for Bel Sprinter

Warren Confident in Challenge Stakes Success for Bel Sprinter

Up-and-coming Victorian trainer Jason Warren is confident 2013 autumn stand-out performer Bel Sprinter can figure in the dying stages of this weekend’s Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick, despite featuring as a rank outsider in betting markets for the Group 2 event. Unable to make any impact when ninth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate…

2014 Challenge Stakes Odds – Buffering & Snitzerland Co-Favourites

2014 Challenge Stakes Odds – Buffering & Snitzerland Co-Favourites

Saturday’s Challenge Stakes 2014 is shaping up as a battle of the returning Queensland champion and the in-form mare as Buffering and Snitzerland prepare to face off in the Randwick Guineas Day feature. There are 10 sprinters engaged in the field for this year’s $400,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), but the bookies are tipping…

Heathcote Happy with Barrier Draw for Challenge Stakes

Heathcote Happy with Barrier Draw for Challenge Stakes

Leading Queensland-based trainer Robert Heathcote believes stable star Buffering is in prime position to claim the 2014 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick this weekend, having drawn the ideal barrier 3 for the Group 2 event. Arguably the Sunshine State’s leading professional racehorse alongside fellow Challenge Stakes nominee Temple Of Boom, Buffering will be partnered…

Buffering Leads Challenge Stakes 2014 Field

Buffering Leads Challenge Stakes 2014 Field

Four million dollar earner Buffering is back from their spell this weekend, Rob Heathcote’s stable ace shooting for a first-up win in the 2014 Challenge Stakes at Royal Randwick. One of not only Queensland’s but Australia’s most consistent sprinters, Buffering has an outstanding Group 1 record that includes a trio of elite level victories he…

Buffering Returns in 2014 Challenge Stakes – Nominations

Buffering Returns in 2014 Challenge Stakes – Nominations

Rob Heathcote’s star Group 1 winning Queenslander Buffering is nominated for their opening autumn run this weekend in the Challenge Stakes 2014 at Randwick. The Mossman six-year-old is one of 11 sprinters nominated for this year’s $400,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), the short distance feature running as part of Sydney’s Randwick Guineas Day on…