News About 2014 T.J. Smith Stakes

2014 TJ Smith Stakes Results: Lankan Rupee Records Outstanding Victory

2014 TJ Smith Stakes Results: Lankan Rupee Records Outstanding Victory

Lankan Rupee stamped himself as the best sprinter in the world with a dominant victory in the 2014 TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Lankan Rupee was taking winning form into the 2014 T.J. Smith Stakes, after winning the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) and Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in impressive fashion,…

Lankan Rupee in Perfect Position for 2014 T.J. Smith

Lankan Rupee in Perfect Position for 2014 T.J. Smith

Having passed the ride to up-and-coming jockey Chad Schofield in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) in order to partner Samaready in the same event, Craig Newitt has been confirmed to return to the saddle of leading sprinter Lankan Rupee in this weekend’s major Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick. Allocated the…

Early Punter’s Pick Rebel Dane Ready For T.J. Smith

Early Punter’s Pick Rebel Dane Ready For T.J. Smith

Trainer Gary Portelli is confident first-up runner Rebel Dane can figure in this weekend’s major Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) on day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick after impressing amongst talented company over the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival. The only runner in the eighteen horse final field yet to contest an event…

Warren Trialling New Plan For Bel Sprinter in T.J. Smith

Warren Trialling New Plan For Bel Sprinter in T.J. Smith

Victorian trainer Jason Warren has confirmed the use of a blindfold in an effort to see Group 1 winner Bel Sprinter break from the gates positively in this weekend’s Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick. Having broken from the gates poorly in all three of his starts this preparation alone, Warren told…

Gordon Lord Byron Confirmed for 2014 T.J Smith

Gordon Lord Byron Confirmed for 2014 T.J Smith

Leading jockey Craig Williams has been confirmed to retain the ride on classy Irish raider Gordon Lord Byron on day 1 of the inaugural The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend, and is confident trainer Tom Hogan has made the right decision to enter the talented six-year-old in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m)…

Buffering Primed for 2014 T.J. Smith Stakes

Buffering Primed for 2014 T.J. Smith Stakes

Queensland-based trainer Robert Heathcote has conceded the while a little ‘soft’ on his stable’s star Buffering prior to an unsuccessful first-up tilt at the 2014 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on March 15th, all has gone to plan in the lead-up to this weekend’s Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) on day 1 of the…

Zoustar Confirmed for T.J. Smith Stakes Tilt

Zoustar Confirmed for T.J. Smith Stakes Tilt

Leading trainer Chris Waller has confirmed standout-out spring performer Zoustar will contest the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) in week one of The Championships on April 12th, despite a less-than-convincing first-up performance two weeks ago. Contesting and winning a Rosehill Gardens barrier trial this morning, albeit a light and easy run, Waller told TVN…