News About Black Opal Stakes

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 led from start to finish to win The Schweppervescence at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Takedown made his racing debut with a third place finish behind Exosphere in the Valentines Day Maiden ...

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.

Gary Portelli is confident Sebring Sun will go all the way to the 2015 Golden Slipper this March at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Portelli has big Sydney Autumn ...

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.

Magic Millions 2YO Classic placegetter Single Gaze could target the 2015 Black Opal at Canberra in March. Photo: ...

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.

Gai Waterhouse has two runners in the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes field. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Headlining the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes final field is talented filly Echo Gal, who is returning to the ...

Ghibellines Causes Major Upset to Win 2014 Todman Stakes

Ghibellines Causes Major Upset to Win 2014 Todman Stakes

Talented two-year-old Ghibellines has caused a huge boil-over in producing an incredible sprint to claim the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon ahead of a particularly talented field of colts and geldings.

Ghibellines has won the 2014 Group 2 Todman Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Having jumped well, the exciting Shamardal colt settled on the heels of ...

Reisling Stakes to Determine Path for Lucky Raquie

Reisling Stakes to Determine Path for Lucky Raquie

Having entered the talented two-year-old in nominations for both the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) and Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in early April, trainer Gerald Ryan will let results in today’s Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens determine the course taken by Lucky Raquie this preparation.

Trainer Gerald Ryan will let this afternoon's Group 2 ...

2014 CS Hayes Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

2014 CS Hayes Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field for the Group 2 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) has been released, with classy colt Polanski confirmed to make his delayed 2014 debut after a rash ended his chances of returning in last week’s Autumn Stakes (1400m).

Polanski will make his delayed 2014 debut in the CS Hayes Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Finishing off his impressive 2014 spring ...

Schofield Wants Criterion Ride This Spring

Schofield Wants Criterion Ride This Spring

Leading Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield is hopeful he can partner Criterion during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival after the rising three-year-old impressed during a barrier trial at Rosehill yesterday.

Criterion will begin his Spring Racing Carnival Campaign in the Run To The Roses. Photo by: Steve Hart

Criterion contested the seventh trial of the day over 900 metres and was ...

Criterion Headlines 2013 Todman Stakes Nominations

Criterion Headlines 2013 Todman Stakes Nominations

Criterion will continue his path towards the $3.5 million Golden Slipper when he lines up for the Group 2 Todman Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday March 23, 2013.

The two-year-old won the Listed Black Opal Stakes in Canberra last start, qualifying him for a start in the Group 1 Golden Slipper on April 6.

Criterion has now won ...

Canberra Results – Criterion Claims 2013 Black Opal Stakes Win

Canberra Results – Criterion Claims 2013 Black Opal Stakes Win

A big weekend of racing in Canberra yesterday March 10, 2013, has resulted in Golden Slipper contender Criterion winning the Listed Black Opal Stakes.

Criterion won the $250,000 Black Opal Stakes by almost half a length in front of Sidestep, who finished second, and Meticulously, who passed the post in third.

The two-year-old was paying odds of $5 ...