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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.

Dark Eyes (pictured at Randwick) enjoyed a Canberra Cup 2017 win for last year’s winning trainer Gai Waterhouse and hoop Tim Clark. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last autumn racing season Clark took out the $200,000 ...

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.

Gerald Ryan will not pay the late 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes entry for his impressive Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist. Photo: ...

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.

Handfast leads 2017 Canberra National Sprint betting for the Sunday black-type in the country’s capital. Photo: Steve Hart.

Canberra Cup Day is set to attract plenty of interest ...

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.

Dark Eyes is narrow favourite to win Sunday’s 2017 Canberra Cup on a light weight. Photo: Steve Hart.

A final field of 13 hopefuls is engaged for this weekend’s ...

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.

2017 Golden Slipper Stakes-bound Houtzen is being kept safe in Black Opal Stakes betting on Sunday. Photo: Steve Hart.

An over capacity ...

Black Opal Stakes Could Steal Golden Slipper Contenders

Black Opal Stakes Could Steal Golden Slipper Contenders

The two official 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up races run in Sydney on Saturday, but Canberra on Sunday could reveal a genuine contender for the $3.5 million classic with the running of the Black Opal Stakes.

Magic Millions Classic winner Houtzen may bypass Sydney on Saturday in favour of a 2017 Black Opal Stakes run in Canberra on Sunday. ...

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 ...