News About Canberra Guineas

Ryan Pleased with Washington Heights Ahead of Return

Ryan Pleased with Washington Heights Ahead of Return

Having performed well over his short racing career so far, trainer Gerald Ryan has been thrilled with the form and class displayed by Washington Heights in the lead-up to his racing return in Saturday’s Blackwoods Gearwrench Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. Finishing outside the top three just once in his three start racing tenure so…

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…

Sunday Racing – Canberra Cup Day 2013 Preview & Tips

Sunday Racing – Canberra Cup Day 2013 Preview & Tips

After all the big racing action on Saturday in Sydney and Melbourne punters can now turn their attention to Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park on Sunday where an excellent race card boasting three black type features will play out for 2013 Canberra Cup Day. Racing is set to kick off at 1:10pm (local) with a maiden plate…

Canberra Guineas Winner – She Goes to Australian Oaks 2012

Canberra Guineas Winner – She Goes to Australian Oaks 2012

Randwick-based horseman Anthony Freedman has an ambitious autumn aim for Sunday’s Canberra Guineas winner She Goes To Rio, the Captain Rio filly to target the 2012 Australian Oaks at Randwick in April. Going out as the $4.60 second elect in the markets at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park on Sunday, She Goes To Rio relished her inside…

2012 Black Opal Stakes Day – Preview

2012 Black Opal Stakes Day – Preview

The massive weekend of racing will continue tomorrow with a bumper 2012 Black Opal Stakes Day to take place in Canberra. The prime event is the Black Opal Stakes but there are three other listed races on the eight-race card including the Canberra Cup, National Sprint and Canberra Guineas. With plenty of prize money and…

Canberra Guineas 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Canberra Guineas 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A full allotment of 16 horses were today named in the final field for the 2012 Canberra Guineas which will take place this Sunday. The Canberra Guineas is the fifth race in what is set to be a bumper day of racing in the nation’s capital with the prized Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup…

Nominations Released for 2012 Canberra Guineas

Nominations Released for 2012 Canberra Guineas

It is a massive day of racing in the nation’s capital this Sunday and one of the key events on the eight-race card is the 2012 Canberra Guineas. Twenty five horses have been nominated to fill the 16 spots available for the 1400 metre Listed event. 2011 Golden Slipper runner Salade is the nominated top…

2012 Black Opal Stakes Nominations – Layt’s Local Excitement

2012 Black Opal Stakes Nominations – Layt’s Local Excitement

Local Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt remains hopeful his smart young colt Red Excitement can keep the Black Opal Stakes 2012 trophy at home in Canberra this Sunday despite the talent-riddled list of Sydney raiders nominated for the feature. The headline event on the Canberra racing card this Sunday, the $250,000 Listed Kamberra Win Company Black…