News About Black Piranha

If Weir Doesn’t Culminate a Win – Buckley Backs Black

If Weir Doesn’t Culminate a Win – Buckley Backs Black

Owner of the Darren Weir-trained mare Culminate, Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley, said he would be happy to see veteran champion Black Piranha rewrite the Stradbroke Handicap history books on Saturday and record his third win in the feature if his runner couldn’t get over the line first. Seven-year-old Culminate is one of the capacity…

Bowman Looking to Leave a Winner

Bowman Looking to Leave a Winner

Champion Sydney hoop Hugh Bowman is hoping to have a big day at Eagle Farm on Saturday before he heads to England for a six week riding stint. Bowman has a quality book of rides set down for Saturday which is highlighted by Group One Favourites Hot Snitzel and Black Piranha. Bowman believes that Hot…

Gate Three the Key to Black Piranha’s Stradbroke Treble

Gate Three the Key to Black Piranha’s Stradbroke Treble

Con Karakatsanis’ rising eight-year-old galloper Black Piranha will vie for an unprecedented third successive Stradbroke Handicap win this Saturday, with more and more race fans jumping on the Clang gelding’s bandwagon after yesterday’s barrier draw. Of the four top elects in the early $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) markets, Black Piranha was the…

Luck Needed for Stradbroke Favourite Beaded

Luck Needed for Stradbroke Favourite Beaded

Peter Snowden’s unswerving mare Beaded will need more than just her awesome ability to overcome a wide barrier 17 draw in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) if she is to salute for the punters. Lonhro four-year-old Beaded firmed into Stradbroke favouritism after the previous four-time Group 1 placegetter finally broke her elite…

Listen Son – Last to Draw Gets Gate One for Stradbroke

Listen Son – Last to Draw Gets Gate One for Stradbroke

Wednesday’s AAMI Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw proved it’s not always a case of the nice guys finishing last as likeable Toowoomba horseman Tony Gollan was the final trainer to obtain a starting position for his galloper Listen Son in the $1 million classic, Gollan coming up trumps with gate one. “Last one out and we…

Stradbroke Thrown Open after Favourites Draw Double Digits

Stradbroke Thrown Open after Favourites Draw Double Digits

Three of the four top fancies for this Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap have suffered an early blow drawing double-digit gates for the $1 million Eagle Farm feature. Peter Snowden’s classy mare Beaded was the pre-draw favourite following her gallant win in the Doomben 10,000 last start, but the price on the four-year-old is likely to blow…

Begg Hasn’t Conceded Stradbroke Defeat to Beaded

Begg Hasn’t Conceded Stradbroke Defeat to Beaded

Sydney trainer Grahame Begg is fully aware of the challenge race favourite Beaded will bring in the Stradbroke Handicap on Saturday, but after a solid track workout on Tuesday by his galloper All Silent he hasn’t conceded to defeat just yet. A capacity field of sprinters were accepted for Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke…

Raffaello a Daring Stradbroke Acceptor

Raffaello a Daring Stradbroke Acceptor

Warrnambool horseman Patrick Ryan believes his galloper Raffaello deserves their spot in the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) field on Saturday and rates them as more than just a rough chance in Queensland’s richest sprint. The 2011 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap final acceptances were taken on Wednesday morning with a capacity field of 18…

Clark Ready to Rock Zero to Stradbroke Hero

Clark Ready to Rock Zero to Stradbroke Hero

Local Eagle Farm-based trainer Kelso Wood has today confirmed consistent Sydney jockey Tim Clark has been booked to ride his smart mare Zero Rock in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). Five-year-old Danzero mare Zero Rock has had three runs this prep, her two most recent producing back-to-back Group second placings. On May…

Snowden Ready for Derby Day Comeback

Snowden Ready for Derby Day Comeback

Putting behind him a disaster day on the track that was last Saturday at Eagle Farm, top Sydney trainer Peter Snowden is confident this weekend’s Stradbroke – Queensland Derby day double could be well within his reach. Originally it was the $500,000 Group 1 TJ Smith (1600m) Snowden looked to have in the bag for…