News About 2015 Coolmore Classic

Tycoon Tara Wins 2015 Mannerism Stakes and Coolmore Classic Aim

Tycoon Tara Wins 2015 Mannerism Stakes and Coolmore Classic Aim

Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde is aiming high this autumn with his flying mare Tycoon Tara who could now head to Sydney for the 2015 Coolmore Classic after stamping herself as a top type with her Mannerism Stakes win in Melbourne today. The Written Tycoon four-year-old took her record up to five wins at just her…

Wilde About Tycoon Tara in Mannerism Stakes 2015

Wilde About Tycoon Tara in Mannerism Stakes 2015

Warrnambool-based trainer Symon Wilde is confident heading into Saturday’s 2015 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse with his “magnificent mare” Tycoon Tara the deserving favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes Day showdown. The four-year-old daughter of Written Tycoon is the best fancied of a diminutive nine-mare field for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m),…

First Seal Ready to Run Well in 2015 Surround Stakes

First Seal Ready to Run Well in 2015 Surround Stakes

Trainer John Thompson admits Saturday’s Surround Stakes 2015 is not the Grand Final for his Group 1 winning filly First Seal this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival but does believe she is “switched on” and ready to run a good race at Warwick Farm. One of 13 three-year-old fillies nominated for this year’s $175,000 Group 2…

Suavito Tackles 2015 Futurity Stakes First-Up

Suavito Tackles 2015 Futurity Stakes First-Up

Suavito will take on weight-for-age company rather than her own sex when she resumes at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday. Trainer Nigel Blackiston had nominated the four-year-old mare for both the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) on Monday morning but decided running on less weight would be more beneficial in…

Thump Back to Best with 2015 Triscay Stakes Win

Thump Back to Best with 2015 Triscay Stakes Win

11 classy mares contested the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, for which Calming Influence was the $4.60 favourite in the betting market at . It was Calming Influence’s stable mate Champagne Cath that took the lead out the gates before the race favourite took over halfway through, sitting wide…

First Seal Kicks Off Autumn in Light Fingers Stakes 2015

First Seal Kicks Off Autumn in Light Fingers Stakes 2015

The John Thompson-trained First Seal is one of 11 classy three-year-old fillies running in today’s Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick. The race is setting up to be the one to watch today with the likes of Mossfun, Winx, and Amicus all resuming. rates First Seal as the $3.20 favourite in the…

2015 Coolmore Classic Main Target for Arabian Gold

2015 Coolmore Classic Main Target for Arabian Gold

Four-year-old Arabian Gold will be nominated for the Group 3 Wiggle Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm on February 28 but the grey mare isn’t a certain starter for the $150,000 race. The Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 14 is the main autumn target for Arabian Gold, and trainer David Vandyke has…

Blackiston Considering 2015 Futurity Stakes with Suavito

Blackiston Considering 2015 Futurity Stakes with Suavito

Four-year-old Suavito impressed her trainer Nigel Blackiston so much so during the spring that he is considering stepping the mare up to Group One racing level in the autumn. After winning the Group 2 Momentum Energy Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 8, Suavito was sent to the spelling paddock for just under three months….

Back-to-back Win for Catkins in 2015 Breeders Classic

Back-to-back Win for Catkins in 2015 Breeders Classic

Five-year-old grey mare Catkins proved why she’s considered one of the best sprint-milers in the country on Saturday, defending her Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) title at Rosehill and making it back-to-back wins in the $175,000 feature race. It was a tough win but a win nonetheless. Catkins opened the Breeders Classic betting as $1.80…

Coolmore Classic 2015 Aim for Politeness

Coolmore Classic 2015 Aim for Politeness

Caulfield’s Robert Smerdon is gearing up for the autumn return of a host of his top horses including Group 1 performed mare Politeness who will be aimed at the 2015 Coolmore Classic in mid-March. While much of the pre-autumn hype surrounding the stable has been on Smerdon’s 2015 Australian Guineas-bound filly Fontein Ruby, he is…