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Waller Loses 2013 Doomben Cup Hope Stout Hearted

Waller Loses 2013 Doomben Cup Hope Stout Hearted

A sad story comes out of the Chris Waller stables today with the devastating news his Doomben Cup 2013 hopeful Stout Hearted has been put down due to a major hoof injury. The imported five-year-old, a son of Dynaformer who sired 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain, has been racing in Australia with Waller since early…

2013 Hawkesbury Rowley Mile Day – Nominations

2013 Hawkesbury Rowley Mile Day – Nominations

Quality racing heads to Hawkesbury on for 2013 Rowley Mile Day which is the standalone metro meeting in New South Wales this weekend. Included on the eight-race program are three black-type races and the team at Races.com.au are here to provide a rundown on the nominations for the Listed 2013 Rowley Mile (1600m), the Listed…

Open 2013 Doncaster Prelude Betting Market

Open 2013 Doncaster Prelude Betting Market

There is no shortage of quality in the Group 3 2013 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) field and as far as the betting is concerned it is set to be an open affair at Randwick on Saturday. Current favourite at $5 is Mahisara who ran fifth in the Newcastle Newmarket first-up after ending his spring campaign with back-to-back victories…

18 Included in 2013 Doncaster Prelude Field

18 Included in 2013 Doncaster Prelude Field

With ballot exemption into Saturday week’s $1.5 million 2013 Doncaster Mile up for grabs, it comes as little surprise to see a big 18-horse field for Saturday’s Group 3 2013 Doncast Mile Prelude (1600m) at Randwick Heading the weights at 59kg is Peter Moody-trained import Voila Ici. The grey entire was last at his first…

Craven Plate 2012 Betting Odds

Craven Plate 2012 Betting Odds

The market for the Group 3 2012 Craven Plate (2000m) has been released and it is imports who dominate the top end of the market. The Lloyd Williams-owned Mourayan ($2.80) is the favourite while improving Chris Waller-trained gelding Class Is Class is the next best at $3.80. Mourayan, a multiple Group 1 placegetter, has shown…

Hill Stakes 2012 Tips & Betting Preview

Hill Stakes 2012 Tips & Betting Preview

A crack line-up of Group races are scheduled to light up Royal Randwick for George Main Stakes Day, the latest Group 1 meeting of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, one of the last on the card being the 2012 Hill Stakes. Running as Randwick Race 7 at 4:40pm on Saturday, the $200,000 Group 2 Hill…

Lamasery Leads 2012 Hill Stakes Betting Odds

Lamasery Leads 2012 Hill Stakes Betting Odds

The David Vandkye-trained Lamasery has opened top of the markets for the Hill Stakes 2012 at Randwick this weekend, the in-form six-year-old looking to earn a trip to Melbourne for a shot at the spring cups. Set to run as Royal Randwick Race 7 at 4:40pm on Saturday, the $200,000 Group 2 Bacardi Hill Stakes…

Four Waller Runners in Hill Stakes 2012 Field & Barriers

Four Waller Runners in Hill Stakes 2012 Field & Barriers

Premier Sydney horseman Chris Waller doesn’t just have a stranglehold over Saturday’s Group 1 feature with three livewire chances in the George Main Stakes, he will also saddle up four hopefuls in the next race on the Royal Randwick card – the 2012 Hill Stakes. Waller will be represented by Shoot Out, Rangirangdoo and Danleigh…

Rangirangdoo Ready for 2012 George Main Stakes

Rangirangdoo Ready for 2012 George Main Stakes

Rangirangdoo will have his second start of the spring this Saturday when he contests the Group 1 2012 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. The Chris Waller-trained eight-year-old kicked off his campaign on September 8 and showed he still has plenty left to give when fourth in the Group Tramway Handicap (1400m). The dual Group…

Rangirangdoo and Efficient Head 2012 Metropolitan Weights

Rangirangdoo and Efficient Head 2012 Metropolitan Weights

Chris Waller’s dual Group 1 winner Rangirandoo and 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient are equal topweights with 58kg for the Group 1 2012 Metropolitan (2400m) which will be held at Randwick on October 6. Whether or not the pair contest the staying feature remains to be seen but if they do it will be their…