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Clark Rides Dark Eyes to Victory in Canberra Cup 2017

Clark Rides Dark Eyes to Victory in Canberra Cup 2017

Jockey Tim Clark celebrated back-to-back wins in the 2017 Canberra Cup on Sunday with success aboard the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Dark Eyes. Last autumn racing season Clark took out the $200,000 Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) aboard Hippopus (2016) for the same stable he won the handicap for over the weekend. Jumping the $3.60…

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 Canberra National Sprint Field & Odds

2017 Canberra National Sprint Field & Odds

Markets are now open on the bumper Canberra National Sprint 2017 field set to face off in the ATC on Sunday with betting on the handicap led by Godolphin galloper Handfast. Canberra Cup Day is set to attract plenty of interest this weekend at Thoroughbred Park including this season’s edition of the $130,000 Listed Canberra…

2017 Canberra Cup Field & Betting: Dark Eyes Early Favourite

2017 Canberra Cup Field & Betting: Dark Eyes Early Favourite

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Sydney stayer Dark Eyes has opened early favourite in Canberra Cup 2017 betting to take out the black-type clash at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday. A final field of 13 hopefuls is engaged for this weekend’s edition of the $200,000 Listed Canberra Cup (2000m), which runs on the same card…

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…

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…

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…

Niwot Tops 2013 Canberra Cup Field – Sunday Racing

Niwot Tops 2013 Canberra Cup Field – Sunday Racing

A lucrative $120,000 first prize and a nice lead-up run for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival has seen this Sunday’s Canberra Cup 2013 at Thoroughbred Park attract one of its strongest line-ups in many years with the field lead by reigning Sydney Cup winner Niwot. Due to run as Canberra Race 7 at 4:46pm (local…

2013 Canberra Cup Campaign Starts for Asclepius

2013 Canberra Cup Campaign Starts for Asclepius

This afternoon Len Hodgson’s Reset four-year-old Asclepius will resume racing kicking off a campaign their trainer hopes will culminate with a run in the Canberra Cup 2013 in March. Last seen winning their fourth career race from 15 starts on November 6, Melbourne Cup Day in Victoria, Asclepius will race for the first time since…