News About 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day

2016 Sapphire Stakes Results: Two Blue Wins the Last

2016 Sapphire Stakes Results: Two Blue Wins the Last

Wyong trainer Kristen Buchanan celebrated the first Group win of her career thanks to a gutsy all-the-way victory in the last at Randwick Racecourse on Day 2 ‘The Championships’ with Two Blue in the Sapphire Stakes 2016. A rising eight-year-old, the honest daughter of Dubleo lined-up for her 38th career start and enjoyed her eighth…

Oliver Wins Fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes On Lucia Valentina

Oliver Wins Fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes On Lucia Valentina

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes success and second Group 1 win on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ aboard Kris Lees’ classy mare Lucia Valentina at Royal Randwick. Oliver came into the autumn’s richest race with four previous victories in the weight-for-age Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival classic before making it five in…

Stradbroke Aim for Queen Of The Turf Winner Azkadellia

Stradbroke Aim for Queen Of The Turf Winner Azkadellia

Young Melbourne trainer Ciaron Maher is eyeing a possible trip to Queensland to target the winter’s Stradbroke Handicap with gun mare Azkadellia after her class win in the 2016 Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’. The four-year-old daughter of Shinko King jumped the short priced favourite in…

2016 Sydney Cup Results: Gallante Beats Libran

2016 Sydney Cup Results: Gallante Beats Libran

Goliath owner Lloyd Williams spoilt the Chris Waller show in the Sydney Cup 2016 scoring an upset win over the favourite Libran with the Robert Hickmott-trained import Gallante at Randwick Racecourse. Waller ran the quinella in last year’s $2 million Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) and was back 12 months later with the top…

2016 Australian Oaks Winner Sofia Rosa for Bowman

2016 Australian Oaks Winner Sofia Rosa for Bowman

The New Zealand-trained three-year-olds continued their successful raid on the staying features of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and hoop Hugh Bowman enjoyed another Randwick win on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ aboard Sofia Rosa in the Australian Oaks 2015. Last weekend it was Tavago winning the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) off a NZ…

2016 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Japonisme Beats Counterattack

2016 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Japonisme Beats Counterattack

Group 1 winner Japonisme led the all Chris Waller-trained quinella in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday in Sydney holding on by a nose to beat stablemate Counterattack in the half-a-million-dollar feature. Last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Waller won the $500,000 Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) with Delectation who…

Percy Sykes Winner Missrock Aimed at Thousand Guineas

Percy Sykes Winner Missrock Aimed at Thousand Guineas

A masterful training performance by Victorian horseman Robbie Laing saw his smart young filly Missrock win the 2016 Percy Sykes Stakes first-up in Sydney in her sole run of the autumn ahead of a spring return targeting the Thousand Guineas. The two-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock won the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield on…

Handfast Improves to Win 2016 South Pacific Classic

Handfast Improves to Win 2016 South Pacific Classic

After a loss in easier company at Gosford last time out the John O’Shea-trained Handfast improved notably with the blinkers on at Randwick Racecourse on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ to win the South Pacific Classic 2016 for the powerhouse Godolphin stable. A full field of 15 three-year-olds faced off in this season’s $150,000 Listed…

2016 Fernhill Handicap Results: Prized Icon Salutes for Punters

2016 Fernhill Handicap Results: Prized Icon Salutes for Punters

It was an early win for the punters in the first at Royal Randwick for Day 2 of ‘The Championships’, the James Cummings-trained youngster Prized Icon saluting as the favourite in the Fernhill Handicap 2016. Winning trainer Cummings said the nicely-bred son of More Than Ready had always had “1400 (metres) to a mile written…

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Day 2 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ runs at Royal Randwick Racecourse today, Saturday April 9, and below is the full track report and official scratchings from the autumn card. It is mostly sunny in Sydney today with a top of 23 degrees and with no chance of rainfall the current Soft (6) Randwick track rating…