News About Black Opal Stakes

No Golden Slipper for Black Opal Winner Trapeze Artist

No Golden Slipper for Black Opal Winner Trapeze Artist

Gerald Ryan’s progressive young colt Trapeze Artist was in flying form at Canberra on Sunday winning the Black Opal Stakes as a $31 roughie in betting, but won’t be pressing onto the 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes. A ten-horse field of two-year-olds faced off in this season’s $300,000 Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m), a race…

2017 Black Opal Stakes Field & Odds on Golden Slipper Hopes

2017 Black Opal Stakes Field & Odds on Golden Slipper Hopes

Sunday’s edition of the Black Opal Stakes 2017 in Canberra could shape-up as the hottest edition of the Group 3 race in many years with the wet weather in Sydney giving an option to the Golden Slipper hopefuls. An over capacity field of two-year-olds is accepted for the $300,000 Group 3 Canberra Black Opal Stakes…

Weight Over Wet for 2017 Golden Slipper Bound Houtzen

Weight Over Wet for 2017 Golden Slipper Bound Houtzen

Gold Coast horseman Toby Edmonds is leaning towards an Eagle Farm run on Saturday as a final 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes tune-up over the wet weather track in Sydney this weekend for Houtzen. Things remain up in the air regarding whether or not Saturday’s Randwick Guineas Day will be postponed due to the inclement Sydney…

Black Opal Stakes Could Steal Golden Slipper Contenders

Black Opal Stakes Could Steal Golden Slipper Contenders

The two official 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up races run in Sydney on Saturday, but Canberra on Sunday could reveal a genuine contender for the $3.5 million classic with the running of the Black Opal Stakes. Two ballot exemptions are on offer in the opening two races at Royal Randwick this weekend with the running…

Golden Slipper 2017 Fillies Dominate Reisling Stakes Field

Golden Slipper 2017 Fillies Dominate Reisling Stakes Field

The top two fillies in 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes betting are accepted for a Royal Randwick clash this weekend in the Reisling Stakes field including odds-on favourite on Saturday She Will Reign. Leading all-in markets at on the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18, the Gary Portelli-trained She…

Golden Slipper Bound Menari Tops Todman Stakes 2017 Nominations

Golden Slipper Bound Menari Tops Todman Stakes 2017 Nominations

Equal second elect in futures Golden Slipper Stakes betting, Menari is the headline nominee for the Group 2 Todman Stakes 2017 at Royal Randwick on the weekend. All the top contenders for this season’s $3 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), to run at Rosehill on March 18, are entered for a lead-up run…

Takedown Leads All The Way In The Schweppervescence

Takedown Leads All The Way In The Schweppervescence

Talented gelding Takedown led from start to finish to record his third straight win in the 2015 The Schweppervescence at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Takedown made his racing debut with a third place finish behind Exosphere in the Valentines Day Maiden Plate (1000m) at Kembla Grange on February 14, but he took out the Forkbiz…

Black Opal Considered for Slipper Hope Sebring Sun

Black Opal Considered for Slipper Hope Sebring Sun

Warwick Farm’s Gary Portelli is considering a trip to Canberra for the city’s premier race, the Black Opal Stakes in early March for his 2015 Golden Slipper hope Sebring Sun. Portelli has big Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival plans for the young chestnut Sebring colt who has had two career runs but remains a maiden. He…

2015 Black Opal Stakes Target for Single Gaze

2015 Black Opal Stakes Target for Single Gaze

Following an eye-catching third in the Magic Millions Classic at the start of the month there is now a strong chance Nick Olive’s smart filly Single Gaze will target the Black Opal Stakes 2015 this March at home in Canberra. A winner on debut at Rosehill last November, Not A Single Doubt filly Single Gaze…

2014 Kindergarten Stakes Final Field Released

2014 Kindergarten Stakes Final Field Released

The 2014 Kindergarten Stakesfield has been released; with eleven juveniles set to contest the Group 3 event that will be run at Royal Randwick this weekend. Headlining the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes final field is talented filly Echo Gal, who is returning to the races for the first time since she finished eighth behind Unencumbered in…