News About Craig Widdison

Star Rolling Ready for Piping Lane Handicap

Star Rolling Ready for Piping Lane Handicap

Co-trainer Craig Widdison has been pleased with the form and results posted by Star Rolling through recent weeks and is confident the horse is a competitive chance in Saturday’s Piping Lane Handicap (2000m) at Flemington Racecourse. Star Rolling clearly required a run when failing to beat a single runner home in the Group 3 Sandown…

2015 Peter Young Stakes a Real Test for Star Rolling

2015 Peter Young Stakes a Real Test for Star Rolling

The Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) is set to be a high-class race this Saturday at Caulfield as it marks the return of Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) winner Protectionist against classy rivals the likes of Happy Trails, Mourinho, and Au Revoir. The race will also be a test for five-year-old gelding Star…

Star Rolling after 2015 CF Orr Stakes Upset

Star Rolling after 2015 CF Orr Stakes Upset

Co-trainer Craig Widdison is hoping a leg injury that undid Star Rolling’s spring campaign won’t be an issue when the gelding resumes in a crack CF Orr Stakes 2015 field at Caulfield on Saturday. Kicking off elite level racing for this year’s Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the $400,000 Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakesf (1400m) runs…

Widdison’s Top Guns on Trial at Cranbourne

Widdison’s Top Guns on Trial at Cranbourne

Whittlesea-based Craig Widdison, who trains in partnership with his father-in-law Peter Morgan, has a host of the stable’s top guns on trial at Cranbourne this Thursday morning including smart filly Eloping. The three-year-old daughter of Choisir has won six of her 13 starts to date for over $1 million in prize money, her most recent…

Averau Targets 2015 Adelaide Cup

Averau Targets 2015 Adelaide Cup

After an impressive three and a half length victory in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington Racecourse on January 1, five-year-old mare Averau will bypass the Tasmanian Cups in favour of the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) during the autumn. Both the Group 3 Hobart Cup (2200m) and Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) in…

Eloping Wins 2014 Champagne Stakes

Eloping Wins 2014 Champagne Stakes

Talented filly Eloping improved her impressive record with a fast-finishing win in the 2014 Champagne Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight. Eloping jumped from the gates well, but was challenged for the lead in the early stages of the race before jockey Stephen Baster was able to take control of the race and get away with…

Lankan Rupee Included in McEwen Stakes Nominations

Lankan Rupee Included in McEwen Stakes Nominations

Thirteen runners have been nominated to take a position in this weekend’s Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse, undoubtedly highlighted by the likely return to racing of the world’s leading sprinter, Lankan Rupee. Contesting an outstanding record of nine race wins and three minor places from just 16 competitive starts so far,…

Eloping Likely to Resume in Furious Stakes

Eloping Likely to Resume in Furious Stakes

Performing well over her maiden racing preparation through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, trainer Peter Morgan has revealed talented three-year-old Eloping may return to racing north of the border in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on September 6th. Contesting a commendable total of four wins and one minor places from eight race starts…

Star Rolling Wins 2014 P.B. Lawrence in Photo Finish

Star Rolling Wins 2014 P.B. Lawrence in Photo Finish

Performing well over four starts through the 2014 Autumn, talented gelding Star Rolling has kicked-off his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival in the best way possible, maintaining a strong sprint to win the featured Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (2000m) in a photo finish at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon. Jumping from the gates well, the Casino…

Zebulon Leads 2014 Taj Rossi Series Final Odds

Zebulon Leads 2014 Taj Rossi Series Final Odds

Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison’s Caulfield Guineas hope Zebulon has opened clear favourite to win the Taj Rossi Series Final 2014 at Flemington’s Finals Day on Saturday. The All American colt is one of 13 rising three-year-olds in the mix for the Flemington opener this weekend, the $120,000 Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) due…