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Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

Dandino on Track for Caulfield Cup 2015 Campaign

The now Darren Weir-trained import Dandino has taken the next step to a spring return where the multiple Group 1 placegetter will track towards a 2015 Caulfield Cup run. Formerly prepared overseas by Marco Botti, the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned Dansili stallion hasn’t raced since September last year when fourth in a Group 3 at Kempton…

Platelet Scratched from Robert Sangster Stakes 2015

Platelet Scratched from Robert Sangster Stakes 2015

One of the best backed mares in the 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes field has been scratched from the classic with the Darren Weir-trained Platelet set to miss her third run in the race due to heat in her fetlock. Winner of the 2013 edition of the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville, after…

Excitement over Autumn Carnival’s Guest Of Honour

Excitement over Autumn Carnival’s Guest Of Honour

The vibe coming from the stables of co-trainers David Hayes & Tom Dabernig is one of excitement surrounding the autumn return of the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned import Guest Of Honour. ATB’s Darren Dance told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday morning that the horse’s new trainers are excited about the coming season, which will be former…

Dance Confirms “No Autumn” for Dandino

Dance Confirms “No Autumn” for Dandino

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock’s managing director Darren Dance has confirmed there will be no autumn comeback for the now Darren Weir-trained import Dandino who is in recovery ahead of the spring. The Dansili stallion, winner of the 2013 American St. Leger, was down under during last year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for the Newmarket-based Marco Botti…

Dandino Joins Weir for 2015 Caulfield Cup Bid

Dandino Joins Weir for 2015 Caulfield Cup Bid

Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock-owned import Dandino has joined the Victorian stables of Darren Weir ahead of a spring comeback next October targeting the Caulfield Cup 2015. The former Marco Botti-trained European was scratched from this year’s edition of the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup (2400m) having pulled up lame in his off-foreleg…

Dandino Scratched from 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Dandino Scratched from 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Two of the original acceptors are set to be scratched from Saturday’s Caulfield Cup 2014 field with Gris Caro and now Dandino both confirmed non-runners due to injury. While Jake Stephens’ Naturalism Stakes winner Gris Caro is still to undergo an official vet check by Racing Victoria stewards, his Victor Harbor-based trainer confirmed he would…

Williams to Ride Dandino in 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Williams to Ride Dandino in 2014 Caulfield Cup Field

Jockey Craig Williams will get a chance to secure his third Caulfield Cup trophy in four years having been booked to ride top international hope Dandino in the 2014 edition of the world’s richest mile and a half handicap on October 18. One of the country’s best known and top performing hoops, Williams has partnered…

Caulfield Cup 2014 Considered for Dandino Again

Caulfield Cup 2014 Considered for Dandino Again

Connections of last year’s runner-up Dandino are again considering another shot at the Caulfield Cup this spring ahead of the 2014 Melbourne Cup following the British-trained stallion’s September Stakes fourth over the weekend. Based at Newmarket in the UK, the Marco Botti-trained Dansili eight-year-old was one of a number of down under bound spring hopes…

2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

Trainer David Payne is looking forward to welcoming recent Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock (ATB) import Terrubi into his stables this coming spring but knows a first-up campaign down under targeting the Melbourne Cup 2014 might not be ideal. Purchased by the Darren Dance managed ATB with the specific goal of targeting the Spring Cups this season, Dalakhani…

Dandino Confirmed for Return to Australia

Dandino Confirmed for Return to Australia

A notable performer over a two major race starts through the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock has confirmed exciting globetrotter Dandino will return to Australian shores this year for a second attempt at the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m). Running on to finish an impressive second to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield…