News About Darren Smith

Ryan Pleased with Pair Ahead of 2014 Civic Stakes

Ryan Pleased with Pair Ahead of 2014 Civic Stakes

Trainer Gerald Ryan is confident of success in this weekend’s Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens, saddling two chances in Oakfield Commands and outsider Capital Commander who have each drawn favourable barriers.

Oakfield Commands is one of two Gerald Ryan-trained runners confirmed for the 2014 Civic Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Beginning his racing career under the guidance of ...

Capital Commander to Take Charge in Civic Stakes 2014

Capital Commander to Take Charge in Civic Stakes 2014

Local Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is hoping his recent stable acquisition Capital Commander can break an eight month winning drought with an upset in Saturday’s 2014 Civic Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.

Capital Commander runs in Saturday's 2014 Civic Stakes at Rosehill. Photo: Steve Hart.

The six-year-old Commands mare is one of 12 original entries for the $100,000 Listed Civic ...

Zoustar Heads 2013 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

Zoustar Heads 2013 Roman Consul Stakes Nominations

Chris Waller’s last start Golden Rose hero Zoustar will have their next start in Saturday’s Roman Consul Stakes 2013 heading the nominations taken for the Epsom Handicap Day feature.

Golden Rose winner Zoustar races in this weekend's Roman Consul Stakes 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

This year’s edition of the $175,000 Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) has drawn eight ...

Guelph Dominates 2013 Furious Stakes Betting Market

Guelph Dominates 2013 Furious Stakes Betting Market

Despite drawing an outside barrier, Darley filly Guelph is a clear favourite in the 2013 Furious Stakes (1200m) betting market.

Guelph is the clear favourite for the Group 2 Furious Stakes that will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

The Group 2 Furious Stakes will be run as race four at Royal Randwick this ...

Quality 3YO’s In 2013 Up And Coming Stakes Field

Quality 3YO’s In 2013 Up And Coming Stakes Field

A top class field of three-year-old has been accepted for this Saturday’s Up And Coming Stakes 2013 which runs as one of five Group races on the Warwick Stakes Day program in Sydney.

The undefeated Pitcrew vies for win number four in Saturday's Up And Coming Stakes 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to jump at 3:00pm (AEST) as Warwick Farm ...

Sweet Idea Heads 2013 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

Sweet Idea Heads 2013 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

Gai Waterhouse’s Golden Slipper minor place-getter Sweet Idea has been nominated to kick off her Spring Racing Carnival campaign at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse this Saturday in the Silver Slipper Stakes 2013.

Thousand Guineas-bound Sweet Idea is nomianted to run first-up in Saturday's Silver Shadow Stakes 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 11 promising three-year-old fillies make ...

Rain Affair Ready to Fire in Missile Stakes 2013

Rain Affair Ready to Fire in Missile Stakes 2013

Joe Pride’s consistent Group 1 performer Rain Affair is ready to kick off their new season campaign in Sydney this Saturday in the 2013 Missile Stakes following an ace Randwick trial last Friday.

Rain Affair is set to resume racing in Saturday's Missile Stakes 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Commands six-year-old was an easy nine and a half length ...

Happy Galaxy Tops Sir John Monash Stakes Odds 2013

Happy Galaxy Tops Sir John Monash Stakes Odds 2013

Flying young colt Happy Galaxy has opened favourite to win Saturday’s 2013 Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield taking the impressive record of the rising four-year-old up to six wins from just nine starts.

Happy Galaxy is narrow favourite to win the 2013 Sir John Monash Stakes on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Prepared in Melbourne by Michael, Wayne ...

Atomic Force Out of John Monash Stakes

Atomic Force Out of John Monash Stakes

Group 1 winning sprinter Atomic Force has been scratched from the Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) field after drawing barrier ten.

Atomic Force has been scratched from Saturday's Sir John Monash Stakes. Photo by: Taron Clarke

The Listed race, which will be run at Caulfield on Saturday, has drawn a strong field and trainer Darren Smith believes coming from an ...

2013 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations Released

2013 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations Released

This Saturday a field of classy sprinters, many starting their early Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival preparations, will face off in the Sir John Monash Stakes 2013 at Caulfield Racecourse with nominations for the weight-for-age feature now closed.

Atomic Force is one of the former Group 1 winners nomianted for Saturday's Sir John Monash Stakes. Photo: Taron Clarke.

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