News About 2014 Eclipse Stakes

2015 Sydney Cup is Long-Range Plan for Sonntag

2015 Sydney Cup is Long-Range Plan for Sonntag

Sonntag will go to the spelling paddock as originally planned after coming through the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) well on Saturday.

Queensland Derby winner Sonntag will be sent to the spelling paddock before being aimed towards a start in the Sydney Cup. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The four-year-old gelding was a $7.50 shot to win the 2014 Eclipse Stakes...

Zabisco Claims Impressive Eclipse Stakes Victory

Zabisco Claims Impressive Eclipse Stakes Victory

Classy runner Zabisco has secured arguably a career-best victory to date at Sandown Racecourse this afternoon, mustering an exceptional final straight sprint to pip leading contender Pheidon on the line in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

Zabisco summoned an exceptional final straight sprint to win the 2014 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates only ...

Laurie Confident of Eclipse Stakes Success for Escado

Laurie Confident of Eclipse Stakes Success for Escado

Unable to break through for a race win since taking out the 2013 edition of the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) 18 months ago, trainer Matt Laurie is confident this afternoon’s Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown figures as the perfect race for Escado to return to the winner’s circle.

Trainer Matt Laurie is confident of a successful ...

Beach Bunny Escado Big Chance in Eclipse Stakes 2014

Beach Bunny Escado Big Chance in Eclipse Stakes 2014

Beach work has helped bring last year’s SA Derby winner Escado through a big run in the Emirates Stakes last weekend with trainer Matt Laurie confident the horse can back up in the 2014 Eclipse Stakes this weekend at Sandown.

2014 SA Derby winner Escado runs in the Eclipse Stakes 2014 at Sandown this Saturday. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The ...

2014 Eclipse Stakes Odds Update

2014 Eclipse Stakes Odds Update

12 middle-distance runners will line up in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday, offering punters a variety of betting options and chances to back a winner.

Sonntag will try to emulate his success from the Group 1 Queensland Derby with Chad Schofield in Saturday’s Eclipse Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Eclipse Stakes ...

Sonntag Headlines 2014 Eclipse Stakes Final Field

Sonntag Headlines 2014 Eclipse Stakes Final Field

A final field of 12 classy middle-distance runners will tackle the 2014 Eclipse Stakes on Saturday, after the final field & barrier draw was released on Wednesday.

Pheidon will have to overcome a wide start from barrier 11 in the Eclipse Stakes. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) is one of six Group races running at ...

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner Sonntag was given an easy jumpout at the Sandown course proper ahead of Saturday’s Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

Sonntag worked well in jumpout preparation ahead of the Eclipse Stakes. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Although the four-year-old was well beaten in his heat, jockey Chad Schofield was pleased with the performance, noting he was ...

Spillway Will Most Likely Run in 2014 Zipping Classic

Spillway Will Most Likely Run in 2014 Zipping Classic

David Hayes & Tom Dabernig have nominated British horse Spillway for both the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) and Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown this Saturday.

Spillway will likely run in the Zipping Classic this Saturday, though the Eclipse Stakes remains an option. Photo by Steve Hart.

Both races make up 2014 Zipping Classic Day, which is ...

Group One Winner Sonntag Heads to Eclipse Stakes 2014

Group One Winner Sonntag Heads to Eclipse Stakes 2014

Four-year-old Sonntag has only had one start this season so will need to rely on a jump-out at Sandown on Tuesday to prepare him for the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) on Saturday, his final target in a light spring campaign.

Sonntag will run in the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday, ending a light spring campaign for the four-year-old. Photo by ...

Girl In Flight Could Contest 2014 Railway Stakes

Girl In Flight Could Contest 2014 Railway Stakes

After a very close runner-up finish in the Group 2 Momentum Energy Stakes (2000m) on Saturday, in which Girl In Flight finished just a nose behind Suavito, trainer Robbie Griffiths is considering a trip to Perth.

Girl In Flight could travel to Perth to contest the Railway Stakes after a fast finishing run in the Momentum Energy Stakes. Photo ...