News About Desert Jeuney

2016 Pakenham Cup Field and Barrier Draw Completed

2016 Pakenham Cup Field and Barrier Draw Completed

Fourteen stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m), following the completion of a barrier draw for the Victorian feature race this morning. Pilote D’essai stormed home to win the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) a fortnight ago, and has been confirmed by the Lindsay Park operation in the 2016…

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Desert Jeuney’s pedigree suggests that he should perform well at staying distances, however trainer Nigel Blackiston has revealed that he is unsure if the six-year-old will get the trip when he lines up for the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Saturday. By prominent sire Desert King, who most famously produced equine superstar Makybe Diva, Desert…

2016 Futurity Stakes First-Up for Suavito

2016 Futurity Stakes First-Up for Suavito

Flemington horseman Nigel Blackiston is looking forward to the autumn return of Suavito who could run first-up in February’s Futurity Stakes 2016 after the classy mare missed this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival due to injury. It has been a sour spring season for Blackiston who also lost his Melbourne Cup contender Let’s Make Adeal,…

2015 Memsie Stakes Acceptance for Desert Jeuney

2015 Memsie Stakes Acceptance for Desert Jeuney

Toorak Handicap-bound galloper Desert Jeuney will be accepted for the season’s first Group 1 in the Memsie Stakes 2015 on Saturday, but is still not 100% guaranteed of a run in the Caulfield classic. Trainer Nigel Blackiston confirmed to Racing Ahead on RSN he was accepting for the Desert King six-year-old in the $400,000 Group…

2015 Toorak Handicap Aim for Desert Jeuney

2015 Toorak Handicap Aim for Desert Jeuney

Flemington horseman Nigel Blackison has named the Toorak Handicap 2015 as a Group 1 aim for his third placegetter in the same race last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Desert Jeuney. The now six-year-old Desert King gelding was third behind Trust In A Gust in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) over the Caulfield mile last…

Lonrockstar Big All Victorian Sprint Final Chance

Lonrockstar Big All Victorian Sprint Final Chance

An obvious affinity for the Flemington straight track has trainer John Sadler confident heading into Saturday’s 2015 All Victorian Sprint Series Final with recent heat winner Lonrockstar. The five-year-old son of Lonhro earned a shot in his first black-type start this weekend at Flemington Racecourse in the lucrative $150,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final…

All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2015 Field Features Hard Romp

All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2015 Field Features Hard Romp

One of the in-form sprinters in the mix for the 2015 All Victorian Sprint Series Final at Flemington Racecourse this weekend is the Ciaron Maher-trained Hard Romp who has also come up with a gun barrier for the lucrative showdown. Due to run as the penultimate event on the nine-race Flemington Saturday program, this year’s…

2015 All Victorian Sprint Series Nominations

2015 All Victorian Sprint Series Nominations

This Saturday at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne it is ‘Finals Day’, one of the meeting’s headline events being the All Victorian Sprint Series 2015. Worth $150,000 in prize money the Listed 1200m sprint has attracted 15 nominees, the top-rated of which is the Nigel Blackiston-trained local hope Desert Jeuney. It has been a long time…

Desert Jeuney on Track for 2015 All Victorian Sprint Final

Desert Jeuney on Track for 2015 All Victorian Sprint Final

Local horseman Nigel Blackiston is looking forward to the run of Desert Jeuney in the latest heat of the All Victorian Sprint Series 2015 at Flemington Racecourse this weekend with the returning sprinter to target the black-type final next month. Five-year-old Desert King gelding Desert Jeuney hasn’t officially raced since finishing dead last when 15th…

Desert Jeuney Primed for Emirates Stakes Success

Desert Jeuney Primed for Emirates Stakes Success

Finding particularly competitive form since returning to racing this time in, trainer Nigel Blackiston has been thrilled with the results secured by classy five-year-old Desert Jeuney and is confident he will lay a great account for himself in Saturday’s featured Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Claiming a competitive total of four race wins…