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Alizee realises potential with Tea Rose Stakes Win

Alizee realises potential with Tea Rose Stakes Win

Godolphin’s well bred filly Alizee realised her potential today with a comfortable win in the Group 2 $200,000 McGrath Estate Agents Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. Alizee is the half sister to 2016 Golden Rose winner Astern and Darren Beadman, representing the James Cummings stable, was always confident that she would live up to…

Golden Pendant an Option for Omei Sword

Golden Pendant an Option for Omei Sword

Chris Waller has underlined the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) as a target for Omei Sword, but concedes that he is unsure how the rising four-year-old will perform during the forthcoming Spring Carnival. Omei Sword has shown outstanding ability through her short racing career so far, but has also been plagued by injury; experiencing respiratory…

TJ Smith Stakes 2017 Betting Tips

TJ Smith Stakes 2017 Betting Tips

A field of the season’s top sprinters take to the Randwick track on Saturday in the 2017 TJ Smith Stakes, betting tips and the updated odds on the classic found below. Set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT) on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’, this season’s $2.5 million Group 1 Darley TJ…

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Odds & Betting Update

2017 TJ Smith Stakes Odds & Betting Update

Fifteen of the country’s best sprinters have been confirmed to line up on the 1200m course at Royal Randwick for the 2017 TJ Smith Stakes on Day 1 of The Championships and subsequently, there is plenty of value to be taken in betting markets for the feature race. Chautauqua has been gallant through three starts…

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

The 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes field has been released and 15 horses have been included in the acceptances for the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Chautauqua has won the past two editions of the T.J. Smith Stakes and he is back for another tilt at the race after performing well without winning…

2017 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances Released

2017 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances Released

Some of the world’s best sprinters are poised to descend on Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships following the release of 2017 TJ Smith Stakes first acceptances. The featured sprint is shaping towards being a showdown between some of the country’s best three-year-olds as Extreme Choice, Flying Artie, Star Turn and Astern have…

Price Thrilled with Flying Artie Ahead of Lightning Stakes 2017

Price Thrilled with Flying Artie Ahead of Lightning Stakes 2017

Mick Price is thrilled with the benefit taken by star three-year-old Flying Artie during his time away from racing, as he prepares to saddle the Group 1 winner amongst open company for the first time in Saturday’s 2017 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Flying Artie was a standout for Price during the 2016…

Chautauqua Heads 2017 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

Chautauqua Heads 2017 TJ Smith Stakes Nominations

The dual-defending champion Chautauqua is the headline entry among the TJ Smith Stakes 2017 nominations taken for the autumn Group 1 sprint feature this week by Racing NSW. All feature race nominations The Championships this April closed on Monday and record entries were received across the board including 75 top sprinters for the $2.5 million…

2017 Doncaster Mile Nominations Feature 22 for Waller

2017 Doncaster Mile Nominations Feature 22 for Waller

After posting his sixth win in the race with champion mare Winx last year Sydney’s Chris Waller is back with a bumper 22 horses among the Doncaster Mile 2017 this autumn. Racing NSW took early entries for all 10 feature events held over the first two Saturdays in April for The Championships enjoying record numbers…

2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations Feature The Quarterback

2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations Feature The Quarterback

Defending champion The Quarterback is one of the feature Newmarket Handicap 2017 nominations taken this week for the Flemington autumn sprint running on ‘Super Saturday’ in March. A total of 66 sprinters were paid for at early entry stage on Monday for this season’s edition of the $1.25 million Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m)…