News About Criterion

Comin’ Through Posts Impressive Carbine Club Stakes Win

Comin’ Through Posts Impressive Carbine Club Stakes Win

Criterion’s half-brother Comin’ Through has made a successful transition to black type racing at Flemington this afternoon; mustering a big turn of foot in the final straight to take out the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m). Comin’ Through had made only two competitive appearances at the races prior to the Carbine Club Stakes this…

2016 Melbourne Cup Bid on for Almoonqith

2016 Melbourne Cup Bid on for Almoonqith

Co-trainer David Hayes is hopeful of securing his maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ with Almoonqith heading towards a second shot at the Melbourne Cup this season. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival the imported stayer enjoyed a good win in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) over 2013 Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino…

Rising Romance Set for Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

Rising Romance Set for Hong Kong’s QEII Cup

The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Group 1 winning mare Rising Romance has stretched her legs at Sha Tin ahead of her tough test in this weekend’s 2016 Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hong Kong. Best known for her Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) success in Sydney in April of 2014, the now five-year-old daughter…

2061 Golden Rose Winner Exosphere Retires To Stud

2061 Golden Rose Winner Exosphere Retires To Stud

Star Godolphin-owned colt Exosphere has retired from racing to begin a lucrative career at stud after the Golden Rose winning son of Lonhro failed to impress in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) on April 2. An eleventh place finish beaten eight and a half lengths by defending champion Chautauqua in the TJ Smith…

Mongolian Khan Retired Post-Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Mongolian Khan Retired Post-Queen Elizabeth Stakes

A mid-field finish behind Lucia Valentina in the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) has become the official last race of Murray Baker’s 2015 Caulfield Cup winner Mongolian Khan. The four-year-old Holy Roman Emperor stallion from Cambridge in New Zealand has retired to serve at stud after failing to rediscover the form that…

Oliver Wins Fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes On Lucia Valentina

Oliver Wins Fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes On Lucia Valentina

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his fifth Queen Elizabeth Stakes success and second Group 1 win on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ aboard Kris Lees’ classy mare Lucia Valentina at Royal Randwick. Oliver came into the autumn’s richest race with four previous victories in the weight-for-age Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival classic before making it five in…

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips

A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. The United States ($4.20) remains outright favourite in 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets with leading online…

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The richest race of the autumn highlights the bumper Royal Randwick card for Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ this Saturday with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016 stealing the show, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for the classic found below. Winx isn’t backing up in the weight-for-age clash off her Doncaster Mile win,…

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw: Criterion in 2

2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Barrier Draw: Criterion in 2

Last year’s champion Criterion has come up trumps in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016 barrier draw and will defend his title in the autumn’s richest race from gate two on Saturday at Royal Randwick. Twelve months ago the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion won the $4 million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)…

The United States Tops 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

The United States Tops 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds

Late entry into the race The United States has opened favourite to continue his Group 1 winning form with success in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2016 at Randwick Racecourse. The richest race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and headline event on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’, the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes…