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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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Sydney Cup winner Niwot is the class horse at Canberra Cup Day 2013. Photo: Taron Clarke.

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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.

Sydney Cup winner Niwot is the headline acceptor for Sunday's Canberra Cup 2013. Photo: ...

Black Opal Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Black Opal Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A capacity field of 14 field horses plus six emergencies has been announced to contest the Listed $250,000 2013 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

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The lucrative juvenile feature always attracts a strong field with many trainers using the ...

Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Among Canberra Cup 2013 Nominations

Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Among Canberra Cup 2013 Nominations

Hawkes-trained veteran Niwot will take their next step towards a possible title defense in the prestigious Sydney Cup this weekend, the rising nine-year-old having been nominated for the 2013 Canberra Cup in the country’s capital for Thoroughbred Park’s Super Sunday.

Sydney Cup winner Niwot will contest the 2013 Canberra Cup this Sunday. Photo: Taron Clarke.

One of the biggest ...

29 Included in 2013 Black Opal Stakes Nominations

29 Included in 2013 Black Opal Stakes Nominations

Twenty nine two-year-olds have been nominated for the Listed 2013 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) which will take place as one of the features on the Canberra Cup day card on Sunday.

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The $250,000 sprint always attracts a ...

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 in the fifth at ...