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. The four-year-old gelding was a $7.50 shot to win the 2014 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday but with a top weight of 58.5kg he couldn’t find it in him to beat home…

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). Jumping from the gates only fairly, Zabisco settled well within the Eclipse Stakes pack; off the pace of…

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. Securing three wins…

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. The Mornington-based Casino Prince gelding put in a gun run at Flemington in the Group…

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. The Eclipse Stakes is one of nine black-type races that make up Zipping Classic Day, which is the final meeting of the 2014 Spring…

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. The Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) is one of six Group races running at Sandown Racecourse this weekend, making up the Zipping Classic Day which happens to be…

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). Although the four-year-old was well beaten in his heat, jockey Chad Schofield was pleased with the performance, noting he was specifically given an easy time. “He wasn’t out there to…

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. Both races make up 2014 Zipping Classic Day, which is the final installment of the 2014 spring racing carnival. Hayes has since stated he is “leaning” more…

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. The 2014 Eclipse Stakes is one of nine black-type races running at Sandown this…

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. Griffiths is already taking Angelic Light to Ascot Racecourse for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on November 22nd…