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George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

George Main Stakes Winner Sincero for Cox Plate 2011

Stephen Farley’s ultra consistent galloper Sincero has shortened in the betting for the 2011 Cox Plate in Melbourne next month after becoming a dual elite level winner with a gritty victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. After taking out the Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane last season, Umatilla four-year-old Sincero…

Sincero Targets Epsom Handicap – Cox Plate 2011 Double

Sincero Targets Epsom Handicap – Cox Plate 2011 Double

Stephen Farley’s reigning Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero made a brilliant new-season debut at Warwick Farm on the weekend winning the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m) ahead of a spring campaign targeting multiple elite levels across two states. While Farley named the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley as the main…

Sincero Draws Five in Tramway Handicap 2011 Field

Sincero Draws Five in Tramway Handicap 2011 Field

Resuming Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero is set to get all the favours at Warwick Farm this Saturday after drawing ideally with barrier five in the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m). The Stephen Farley-trained sensation was one of 20 acceptors for the Tramway Handicap, one of the eight races transferred from Randwick to Warwick Farm…

Stradbroke Hero Sincero Jumps on 2011 Cox Plate Tram

Stradbroke Hero Sincero Jumps on 2011 Cox Plate Tram

Stephen Farley’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero is set to make their four-year-old debut at Randwick this Saturday in the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m), kicking off a spring carnival campaign targeting the time-honoured Cox Plate 2011. Umatilla gelding Sincero emerged as one of last season’s most-followed racehorses as they posted six straight turf triumphs…

Stradbroke Winner Sincero to Target Cox Plate 2011

Stradbroke Winner Sincero to Target Cox Plate 2011

Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero will head to Melbourne during the spring carnival with a start in the Cox Plate his ultimate goal. The Stephen Farley trained gelding has completed his spell on the Gold Coast and will make his return to racing in the Tramway Stakes in early September. The rising four year old is…

Viking Raids Glasshouse Handicap

Viking Raids Glasshouse Handicap

Sydney raider Viking Legend is ready to take on a quality field of gallopers in this weekend’s Glasshouse Handicap at Caloundra, former Kiwi jockey Chris O’Brien engaged for the ride aboard the Ross Simpson and Tracey Barnes co-trained four-year-old. Elvstroem gelding Viking Legend is one of 18 final acceptors for the $175,000 Listed Glasshouse Handicap…

Clark Sincere In QTC Cup Claims

Clark Sincere In QTC Cup Claims

In-form hoop Tim Clark fully believes the record, draw and talent of his QTC Cup mount Sincero will see the gun three-year-old fly to victory at Eagle Farm tomorrow and snap up their spot in the upcoming $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). Prepared by Wyong horseman Stephen “Crusher” Farley, Umatilla gelding Sincero comes…

Sincero Favourite for QTC Cup

Sincero Favourite for QTC Cup

The Stephen Farley trained Sincero has been declared a $2.50 favourite for the Group Two QTC Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Sincero currently sits 19th in the order of entry for the Stradbroke Handicap, meaning he must put in a strong performance on Saturday or hope that one of his rivals higher on the…

Wheels Fall off Snowden’s QTC Cup Bid but Sincero Still on Track

Wheels Fall off Snowden’s QTC Cup Bid but Sincero Still on Track

While premier Sydney trainer Peter Snowden has a stranglehold over the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Eagle Farm this weekend thanks to his in-form two-year-olds Benfica and Free Wheeling, he will be without a representative in the QTC Cup with Pinwheel an early scratching from the feature. One of the eight top showdowns on the…

Confidence in Sincero Soars Without Hay List in the Mix

Confidence in Sincero Soars Without Hay List in the Mix

The likely omission of star interstate raiders Black Caviar and Hay List from next month’s Stradbroke Handicap has Wyong trainer Stephen Farley smiling from ear to ear over the chances of his boom three-year-old Sincero. Ultra consistent Umatilla gelding Sincero sits as the $4.20 favourite in the early markets for the $1 million Group 1…