News About 2015 Autumn Racing Carnival

Politeness Fresh Enough For Bel Esprit Stakes

Politeness Fresh Enough For Bel Esprit Stakes

Politeness has had a disrupted 2015 Autumn Racing Carnival campaign, but trainer Robert Smerdon believes that the talented mare is fresh enough to perform well in the 2015 Bel Esprit Stakes at Caulfield this weekend. Politeness started her autumn preparation with a promising third place finish in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield…

Rich Enuff Will Miss Entire 2015 Autumn Carnival

Rich Enuff Will Miss Entire 2015 Autumn Carnival

An offside tendon injury has ruled Rich Enuff out of the upcoming autumn carnival. The colt’s trainer Ken Keys has decided to err on the side of caution and put a complete stop to Rich Enuff’s autumn campaign even though the injury is only minor. He was to be targeted towards the Group 1 Newmarket…

Mourinho Scores Upset Win in 2015 Australia Stakes

Mourinho Scores Upset Win in 2015 Australia Stakes

Seven-year-old Mourinho delivered trainer Peter Gelagotis the biggest win of his career in Saturday’s Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Considering the gelding was never intended to run in the race at all and was a late entry after nominations were extended last week makes the win that much sweeter. Peter Moody’s…

2015 Blamey Stakes on the Cards for Tales Of Grimm

2015 Blamey Stakes on the Cards for Tales Of Grimm

Following an impressive barrier trial on Tuesday morning, trainer Sam Kavanagh is keen to test his latest British import in an Australian race. Six-year-old gelding Tales Of Grimm joined Kavanagh’s team on the back of a sixth place finish in the 28-strong field in the prestigious Royal Hunt Cup (1609m) in June last year but…

Kumaon Begins 2015 Australian Guineas Preparation

Kumaon Begins 2015 Australian Guineas Preparation

Three-year-old colt Kumaon delivered a solid jumpout at Werribee on Friday morning, pleasing trainer John O’Shea. Kumaon settled midfield and despite not being asked to do too much work on his first public appearance since October last year, the colt held his ground in the straight to be beaten around two and a half lengths…

Merion Targets 2015 Australian Guineas

Merion Targets 2015 Australian Guineas

Merion will begin his 2015 autumn racing campaign next month but trainer Mike Moroney is still working out a first-up run. The three-year-old gelding will be aimed towards the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington Racecourse on March 7 and will either come via the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) on February 21…

Red Excitement Wins 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes

Red Excitement Wins 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes

Gerald Ryan’s Red Excitement justified his favouritism in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, winning his fifth straight start. Red Excitement won three handicap races this time last year before a tendon injury saw the gelding spelled for ten months. He returned to win the Drummond Golf Handicap (1400m) on…

Petrology Returns to Work Ahead of 2015 Manfred Stakes

Petrology Returns to Work Ahead of 2015 Manfred Stakes

Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) winner Petrology returned to work on Friday morning ahead of an autumn campaign that will see the colt be aimed at the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 7. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Petrology enjoyed an impressive jump-out at Werribee on Friday morning with jockey Nick Hall….

Snowdens’ Shooting To Win 2015 Hobartville Stakes

Snowdens’ Shooting To Win 2015 Hobartville Stakes

Autumn plans for Shooting To Win remain up in the air following a barrier trial at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Tuesday morning. The three-year-olds trainers are tossing up a return to racing for the colt in either the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) on February 7 or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) a fortnight…

Berry Keen to Ride Vancouver in Autumn Despite “Lazy” Trial

Berry Keen to Ride Vancouver in Autumn Despite “Lazy” Trial

Champion hoop Tommy Berry is still keen to ride two-year-old colt Vancouver during the 2015 autumn carnival despite a lackluster barrier trial on Thursday morning. Vancouver debuted to win the Listed Thoroughbred Breeders’ Plate (1000m) back in October. The colt was fast out the gate to find the front. He kept kicking all the way…