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2013 Epsom Handicap Field & Barriers

2013 Epsom Handicap Field & Barriers

This Saturday the marquee race in Sydney is the Epsom Handicap 2013 at Royal Randwick which has attracted a below capacity field of milers. Set to run as one of three Group 1 features at the meeting, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 The Star Epsom (1600m) is still shaping up as a beauty despite attracting…

Berry Backs Gai’s Move to Ecuador for Epsom Handicap 2013

Berry Backs Gai’s Move to Ecuador for Epsom Handicap 2013

Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse’s decision to bring her smart four-year-old Ecuador back to a mile for Saturday’s 2013 Epsom Handicap was a surprise move but the right decision according to stable hoop Tommy Berry. Berry will retain his association with the High Chaparral gelding on the weekend when Ecuador drops back from their last start…

Waterhouse Hopes for 8th Epsom Handicap

Waterhouse Hopes for 8th Epsom Handicap

This Saturday Gai Waterhouse will vie for her incredible eighth victory in the Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick, the high attrition rate for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature leading her to a possible three pronged attack on the classic. Waterhouse is expected to be represented by three lightweight chances in the $500,000 Group 1…

Shannon Stakes 2013 Winner Is Rain Drum – Results

Shannon Stakes 2013 Winner Is Rain Drum – Results

Rain Drum has taken out the Group 2 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse today September 28, 2013. The Fastnet Rock gelding won the race by a nose in front of a competitive Centennial Park, who placed second, and Our Dessert Warrior, who finished third. Rain Drum has now won six of his 11 race…

Epsom Hopes Head 2013 Shannon Stakes Nominations

Epsom Hopes Head 2013 Shannon Stakes Nominations

While the weekend’s Group 1 racing action takes place solely in Melbourne this weekend, Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens will still be host to some quality events including the Shannon Stakes 2013 for Epsom Handicap hopefuls. Nominations for the $175,000 Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) have been extended until 11:00am (AEST) on Tuesday but there are currently…

Scone Runner Ashokan Chance for Cox Plate 2013

Scone Runner Ashokan Chance for Cox Plate 2013

Gai Waterhouse’s up-and-coming colt Ashokan has been named as a chance for the 2013 Cox Plate during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, their trainer to use Saturday’s Scone Guineas as an indication of their ability. The More Than Ready three-year-old has won just one of their 14 career starts to date when taking out the…

Missy Cummings Favourite in 2013 Scone Inglis Guineas Betting

Missy Cummings Favourite in 2013 Scone Inglis Guineas Betting

Having just won the Group 1 BTC Cup with Your Song, Sydney trainer Anthony Cummings can claim another big winner’s cheque on Saturday when exciting filly Missy Cummings stars as favourite in the $500,000 2013 Inglis Guineas (1400m) at Scone. One of the highlight events at Scone’s two-day racing carnival, the three-year-sprint contains a strong…

Full Field to Chase Riches in Scone’s 2013 Inglis Guineas

Full Field to Chase Riches in Scone’s 2013 Inglis Guineas

A massive prize pool of $500,000  has attracted a full 15-horse field plus five emergencies to the 2013 Inglis Guineas (1400m) at Scone on Saturday. It may not contain any out-and-out top liners but the field features plenty of quality including Gerald Ryan’s speedy filly Flying Snitzel. The daughter of Snitzel will need to bounce…

Complicate Tops 2013 Hawkesbury Guineas Betting

Complicate Tops 2013 Hawkesbury Guineas Betting

Peter Snowden’s Canberra Guineas winner Complicate is after another Guineas victory on Saturday when they race in the Hawkesbury Guineas 2013 as the punters’ pick. Opening as the $3.80 favourite in the markets for the $150,000 Listed Workers Blacktown Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m), one of three black type races on the Hawkesbury card this weekend, the…

Snitzerland Included in 2013 Gosford Guineas Nominations

Snitzerland Included in 2013 Gosford Guineas Nominations

Gerald Ryan’s star sprinting filly Snitzerland has been included as part of a strong nominations list for Sunday’s Listed $250,000 2013 Gosford Guineas (1200m). Twenty six horses have been entered for the three-year-old sprint but Snitzerland is the clear standout. The daughter of Snitzel has picked up where she left off after a strong spring…