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Injured Secret Agenda Out of 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

Injured Secret Agenda Out of 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

It will be at least three months before promising filly Secret Agenda returns to racings, a 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes bid off for the Mick Price-trained youngster who was injured during Saturday’s Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude.

Pride Of Dubai (outside) will be a late Blue Diamond entry but Secret Agenda (not pictured) will miss the race due to a ...

Of The Brave Wins Blue Diamond Prelude C&G in Photo Finish

Of The Brave Wins Blue Diamond Prelude C&G in Photo Finish

Talented two-year-old Of The Brave has stamped his claims as a serious Blue Diamond Stakes prospect at Caulfield this afternoon; displaying a good enough sprint to hold of a flying Pride Of Dubai in a photo finish in the Group 3 Blue Diamond C&G (1100m).

Of The Brave won the Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and gelding in a photo ...

2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Betting Update

2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Betting Update

16 colts and geldings plus one emergency accepted for the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m), running at Caulfield this Saturday, as they prepare for the main event in two weeks’ time.

Of The Brave is favourite in the Blue Diamond Prelude betting at Ladbrokes.com.au. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Despite the maximum capacity field, just three of the ...

2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Field & Barrier Draw

2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Field & Barrier Draw

A capacity field of 16 runners plus one emergency accepted for the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) for colts and geldings on Wednesday morning.

Of The Brave will jump from barrier ten with Stephen Baster in the Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The $150,000 race is one of seven Group races ...

Of The Brave Leads 2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Nominations

Of The Brave Leads 2015 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Nominations

This Saturday there are two Blue Diamond Preludes running for girls and boys to get their final chance to impress before the $1 million feature race runs on February 28.

Of The Brave tops the 17 nominated colts and geldings for this Saturday’s Blue Diamond Prelude. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Running on CF Orr Stakes Day at Caulfield ...

Godolphin Strengthen 2015 Blue Diamond Bid with Sampeah

Godolphin Strengthen 2015 Blue Diamond Bid with Sampeah

Two-year-old colt Sampeah will be deployed from Godolphin’s Sydney stable tonight, heading south to Melbourne ahead of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) on February 28.

Sampeah will travel to Melbourne tonight to begin his Blue Diamond Stakes campaign. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sampeah is one of eight Godolphin juveniles nominated for the $1 million feature race at ...

Smerdon Keeping Thurlow Options Open Following 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Smerdon Keeping Thurlow Options Open Following 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Robert Smerdon will have a better understanding of Thurlow’s autumn campaign following her run in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Thurlow (outside) may miss the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes in favour of easier targets. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

While the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is a possibility for the ...

Williams Happy with Thurlow Trial Ahead of 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Williams Happy with Thurlow Trial Ahead of 2015 Chairman’s Stakes

Two-year-old filly Thurlow is one of 29 juveniles nominated for the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday following a pleasing barrier trial last week.

Thurlow (outside) was nominated for the Chairman’s Stakes following a pleasing barrier trial last Thursday. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Both Thurlow and imported stayer Noble Protector were put through their paces by ...

84 Remain in Contention for 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

84 Remain in Contention for 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

Third declarations closed for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) Monday afternoon, with 84 juveniles remaining in contention for the $1 million race – the largest number in the past six years.

Burnstone was one of 84 third declarations for the Blue Diamond Stakes following his impressive win in the Preview on Monday. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Fillies continue ...

Moonee Valley Winner Bantam Targets 2015 Blue Diamond

Moonee Valley Winner Bantam Targets 2015 Blue Diamond

Two-year-old colt Bantam won his maiden on Saturday in the ADAPT Australia Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley and will now be aimed towards the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 28.

ADAPT Australia Handicap winner Bantam (inside) will now be aimed towards the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The colt ...