News About Darley Australia

2015 Golden Slipper First Acceptances Up 16%

2015 Golden Slipper First Acceptances Up 16%

This week the Australian Turf Club (ATC) took first acceptances for the Golden Slipper 2015 with entries up more than 16 percent on last year for the world’s richest two-year-olds’ race that will run in March next year. Previously held in early April at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the $3.5 million Group 1 Tooheys New Golden…

Darley Purchase VRC Sprint Classic 2014 Hope

Darley Purchase VRC Sprint Classic 2014 Hope

Sheikh Mohammed’s global racing powerhouse Darley have added another potential stud star to their arsenal after purchasing the 2014 VRC Sprint Classic hope Slade Power. The Dutch Art stallion is set to head down under this coming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival looking to add to their potential stud value ahead of them standing at Kildangan…

Updated Golden Slipper 2015 Nominations & Date

Updated Golden Slipper 2015 Nominations & Date

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) is looking at bringing forward date for the 2015 Golden Slipper next Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, nominations for the world’s richest two-year-olds race taken this week. On Tuesday when the early entries were first listed Races.com.au reported there were 1217 juveniles heading towards next year’s edition of the $3.5 million…

Early 2015 Blue Diamond Dreams for Binaisse

Early 2015 Blue Diamond Dreams for Binaisse

Mornington Peninsula-based trainer Dean Binaisse is already dreaming of a Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 win next autumn after nominating for a singular colt when early nominations for the Caulfield classic were taken this week. There are officially 1205 yearlings making up the nominations for this season’s $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m)…

2015 Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations Taken

2015 Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations Taken

Nominations for the Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 next Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival were taken by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) on Tuesday with 1205 yearlings nominated for the two-year-olds’ classic. With nominations up 17 from last season, next year’s $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) marks the 45th edition of the race…

2015 Golden Slipper Nominations – Darley Dominates with 174

2015 Golden Slipper Nominations – Darley Dominates with 174

Darley Australia will have a stranglehold on next year’s Golden Slipper 2015 numbers-wise after nominating an incredible 174 juveniles for the autumn classic. On Tuesday the Australian Turf Club (ATC) closed first nominations for the 59th edition of the world’s richest handicap, the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) running at Rosehill Gardens…

Earthquake Resumes Work Ahead of Spring Racing Campaign

Earthquake Resumes Work Ahead of Spring Racing Campaign

Trainer John O’Shea has confirmed standout two-year-old Earthquake has resumed light work in preparation for busy 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, likely to be geared towards the Group 1 Coolmore Flight Stakes (1600m) in October. In what has been a big week for Darley’s 2014 two-year-olds, with the new trainer also confirming Todman Stakes champion Ghibellines…

Ghibellines Chasing Caulfield Guineas in Spring

Ghibellines Chasing Caulfield Guineas in Spring

A noted performer in two-year-old events in the 2014 Autumn Racing Carnival, trainer John O’Shea has confirmed Ghibellines will be set towards the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in October. A half-brother to now retired filly Guelph, O’Shea is confident Ghibellines is capable of recreating similar feats to that of the daughter of Exceed And…

O’Shea Hoping to Sidestep Local For 2014 BTC Cup Win

O’Shea Hoping to Sidestep Local For 2014 BTC Cup Win

Darley Australia’s new private trainer John O’Shea is hoping to kick things off with his maiden Group 1 win for the racing enterprise this weekend with top Sydney colt Sidestep challenging local hero Buffering for BTC Cup 2014 favouritism. O’Shea swapped stables with Peter Snowden on Sunday taking over for the champion trainer who over…

Steps In Time Transferred To Pride’s Stables For Autumn Campaign

Steps In Time Transferred To Pride’s Stables For Autumn Campaign

Steps In Time has begun a new partnership with trainer Joe Pride after spending her career with John O’Shea. O’Shea has been named as the new trainer for Darley Australia, leading Steps In Time to be transferred to Pride’s stables. The six-year-old has two Group 2 wins to her name and will be looking to…