News About Craig Ritchie

Sir John Hawkwood To Make Australian Debut At Caulfield

Sir John Hawkwood To Make Australian Debut At Caulfield

Imported stayer Sir John Hawkwood will make his Australian racing debut in the Programmed Property Services Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield on Sunday. Sir John Hawkwood was purchased by the Waratah Thoroughbreds operation, owned by prominent New South Wales businessmen John Fudge, and joined the stable of Craig Ritchie after he competed during the 2013 Royal Ascot…

Tonopah Continues Road Towards 2013 Queensland Derby

Tonopah Continues Road Towards 2013 Queensland Derby

Lightly-raced colt Tonopah can announce himself as a 2013 Queensland Derby contender with a strong performance in the Group 3 2013 Rough Habit Plate (2100m) on Saturday. The American-bred, Sydney-based galloper will be having just the fifth start of his career and faces a steep rise in grade. But trainer Craig Ritchie says he has…

Queen’s Cup Field 2012 Revealed

Queen’s Cup Field 2012 Revealed

The final field for this Saturday’s 2012 Queen’s Cup at Eagle Farm Racecourse has been revealed with just 11 gallopers taking up the two mile challenge. Due to jump as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 3:11pm, the $150,000 Group 3 Queen’s Cup (3200m) is traditionally run as the Queensland Cup and holds only Listed status….

2012 Queen’s Cup Nominations Released

2012 Queen’s Cup Nominations Released

The latest race to run over the two-mile Melbourne Cup distance takes place this Saturday in Queensland with the Queen’s Cup 2012 at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Headlining the weekend’s winter racing action the $150,000 Group 3 Queen’s Cup (3200m) has drawn just 12 nominations this year. There is plenty of quality in the off-season stayers…

Testing 2012 Caloundra Cup for Shenzhou Steeds

Testing 2012 Caloundra Cup for Shenzhou Steeds

Ipswich Cup winner Shenzhou Steeds faces his toughest test yet when he lines up in Saturday’s 2012 Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast. He may be heading into the Sunshine Coast feature in excellent form but a heavy (10) track and an increase in distance leave trainer Michael Moroney in unknown territory. “It’s going…

Caloundra Cup Field 2012 – Weather Scares Off Runners

Caloundra Cup Field 2012 – Weather Scares Off Runners

Wet weather and the likelihood of a heavy (10) track have scared off a number of 2012 Caloundra Cup (2400m) hopefuls ahead of the $200,000 Sunshine Coast feature race. Racing Queensland Officials this morning gave the event the green light to be run on a track rated a heavy 10, stating an upgrade was unlikely…

Roi D’Jeu 50-50 Caloundra Cup 2012 Chance

Roi D’Jeu 50-50 Caloundra Cup 2012 Chance

Roi D’Jeu is considered to be a 50-50 chance of starting in Saturday’s Listed $200,000 2012 Caloundra Cup (2400m) after a tough Sydney campaign that has taken “the zip” out of the Craig Ritchie-trained stayer. The six-year-old gelding was last seen running in the 3200-metre Stayers Cup at Rosehill on June 16 where he performed…

2012 Stayers Cup Betting Update – Adroitly Market Mover

2012 Stayers Cup Betting Update – Adroitly Market Mover

Peter Snowden’s up-and-comer Adroitly is the early market mover ahead of Saturday’s Stayers Cup 2012 at Rosehill Gardens with the price easing on former odds-on favourite Reuben Percival. There are just eight horses left in the field for the $100,000 Listed Stayers Cup (3200m) in Sydney this weekend after the early scratching of #7 The…

Roi D’Jeu in Doubt for 2012 Stayers Cup

Roi D’Jeu in Doubt for 2012 Stayers Cup

Exciting Kiwi galloper Roi D’Jeu could be scratched from the Stayers Cup 2012 at Rosehill this Saturday with trainer Craig Ritchie advising Racing NSW stewards that the six-year-old is suffering from a mild foot abscess to the off fore hoof. While the Montjeu gelding was cleared by Ritchie’s stable veterinarian, Racing NSW veterinary officers will…

2012 Stayers Cup Field & Barrier Draw Released

2012 Stayers Cup Field & Barrier Draw Released

Following the action of the Brisbane Winter Carnival the current racing season winds down this Saturday with one of the key events being the Stayers Cup 2012 at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens. Set to run as Rosehill Race 5 at 1:45pm this year’s edition of the $100,000 Listed Stayers Cup (3200m), run over the same classic…