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2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations Feature Mr Garcia

European expat Mr Garcia is scheduled to have his maiden start with new trainer Darren Weir, the former Andreas Wohler-trained five-year-old among the Ballarat Cup 2017 nominations for Saturday. A bumper 28 stayers make up the early entries for this season’s Listed $300,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m), including Paco Boy gelding Mr Garcia. Kerrin McEvoy rode…

Hong Kong off for 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bound Tosen Stardom

Hong Kong off for 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bound Tosen Stardom

Emirates Stakes winner Tosen Stardom bypasses a trip to Hong Kong this December with quarantine requirements forcing the Darren Weir-trained Emirates Stakes winner to remain in Australia with an eye to next autumn’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018. The Australian Bloodstock-owned Japanese import took his career earnings up over $3.34 million on November 11, rounding out…

Winx Scares Tosen Stardom Out of Cox Plate 2017

Winx Scares Tosen Stardom Out of Cox Plate 2017

Connections of the Darren Weir-trained Toorak Handicap winner Tosen Stardom are set to avoid a loss to Winx in this weekend’s 2017 Cox Plate and wait for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Deep Impact stallion Tosen Stardom has been performing well all spring with four Caulfield runs headlined by his Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) success…

Experience to Help Amelie’s Star with “Sticky” Caulfield Cup Barrier

Experience to Help Amelie’s Star with “Sticky” Caulfield Cup Barrier

The Darren Weir camp on Tuesday opted for experience over youth, jockey Craig Williams picking up the ride on Amelie’s Star who drew a “sticky” barrier 13 for her Caulfield Cup 2017 bid. Williams was originally scheduled to ride the imported Japanese galloper Admire Deus in Saturday’s Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m)…

Admire Deus Out of Caulfield Cup 2017

Admire Deus Out of Caulfield Cup 2017

The Spring Cups dream is over for the Darren Weir-trained Japanese import Admire Deus who has been ruled out of Saturday’s 2017 Caulfield Cup after breaking down in track work on Tuesday morning. The Admire Don stallion travelled down under late last month and had been settling in well at Werribee before his scheduled Australian…

Irish Hoop to Climb 2017 The Everest on Brave Smash

Irish Hoop to Climb 2017 The Everest on Brave Smash

UK-based Irish jockey Jamie Spencer will make the trip down under for a ride aboard Japanese raider Brave Smash for the ATC in the inaugural The Everest 2017 race Saturday week in Sydney. Spencer, who rode his 2000th flat race winner in British back in August, has secured the mount on the now Darren Weir-trained…

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is pleased to have picked up a ride in Saturday’s 2017 The Metropolitan rating the chances of the Darren Weir-trained Big Duke in a small field. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, six-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding Big Duke is one of just a dozen stayers set to face off at Royal Randwick in this…

2017 The Everest Field: Brave Smash Secures ATC Slot

2017 The Everest Field: Brave Smash Secures ATC Slot

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) allocated slot in next month’s The Everest 2017 field is now filled with Japanese import Brave Smash set to line-up in the inaugural event on October 14. Darren Weir’s Tosen Phanton entire was over the weekend confirmed to represent the ATC in the Restricted $10 million The Everest (1200m) sprint…

ATC Announce Their The Everest 2017 Shortlist

ATC Announce Their The Everest 2017 Shortlist

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) have narrowed down the list of potential sprinters to fill their slot in the inaugural 2017 The Everest field to five horses including last Saturday’s Concorde Stakes winner Redzel.  The ATC holds one spot in the Restricted $10 million The Everest (1200m) and Sydney’s latest addition to the spring carnival roster will steal the show at Royal Randwick on…

Brave Smash Braces for The Everest 2017

Brave Smash Braces for The Everest 2017

Interest is increasing around Darren Weir’s Japanese import Brave Smash possibly filling a slot in the 2017 The Everest field this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, the progressive Tosen Phantom stallion caught the eye in his first run down under at Caulfield Racecourse over the weekend. Ridden by Damian Lane the five-year-old…