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2015 The BMW Ideal Distance for Rising Romance

2015 The BMW Ideal Distance for Rising Romance

A number of horses that found success during the spring carnival amped up their autumn campaigns with jumpouts and barrier trials this morning, including Rising Romance. The Donna & Dean Logan-trained mare enjoyed two runner-up finishes back in October, in both the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) and Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). Rising Romance…

Ortensia Leads Aussies in NZ Railway Stakes 2012 Nominations

Ortensia Leads Aussies in NZ Railway Stakes 2012 Nominations

Class Melbourne mare Ortensia will lead the Australian contingent in New Zealand’s 2012 Railway Stakes on New Year’s Day, the last-start Winterbottom Stakes winner one of three Aussies nominated for the feature sprint. Pulled out of retirement, a rejuvenated Ortensia gave new trainer Paul Messara back-to-back wins last month, her first up effort in a…

Essington Leads 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Odds

Essington Leads 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Odds

Darryl Hansen’s resuming Ascot Handicap winner Essington has opened the narrow favourite to return to the winner’s stall at Eagle Farm this Saturday and win the Keith Noud Quality Handicap 2011. The consistently performing Redoute’s Choice five-year-old who hails from Mackay will race first-up in the $100,000 Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap (1200m), Essington last…

No Hong Kong Sprint 2011 for Atomic Force

No Hong Kong Sprint 2011 for Atomic Force

The sole Australian-trained galloper sweating on an invitation to the 2011 Hong Kong International Races, Darren Smith’s Group 1 The Galaxy winner Atomic Force has missed out on a shot at international glory during next month’s prestigious meeting at Sha Tin. Owned by the Dean Watt-managed Dynamic Syndications, Danehill Dancer six-year-old Atomic Force failed to…

Hong Kong International Races 2011

Hong Kong International Races 2011

The racing action in Oz may be slowing down for the year, but in Hong Kong the best is yet to come with punters and racing fans around the world eagerly counting down the days until the 2011 Hong Kong International Races light up Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday December 11. Recognised globally as one…