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Excellantes Heads 2012 Chief De Beers Handicap Betting

Excellantes Heads 2012 Chief De Beers Handicap Betting

In-form Queensland gelding Excellantes is favourite to record a second straight victory when he lines up in Saturday’s Listed $80,000 2012 Chief De Beers Handicap (1110m). Currently paying $3.30 at , the Robert Heathcote-trained four-year-old was highly impressive last start when winning the Westfield Chermisde Handicap by three lengths. The winner of six of 18…

Pride Taken by Neeson for 2012 BTC Cup

Pride Taken by Neeson for 2012 BTC Cup

Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride is hoping Saturday will be the day his always honest galloper Neeson scores that elusive Group 1 victory when they take on a BTC Cup 2012 field absent of the likes of Black Caviar and Hay List. This year’s $400,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) has drawn 15 acceptors, and…

The Ringmaster Leads 2012 Weetwood Handicap Odds

The Ringmaster Leads 2012 Weetwood Handicap Odds

Tony Sears’ on fire four-year-old The Ringmaster is the short-priced favourite to win the Toowoomba Turf Club’s flagship race on Thursday at Clifford Park, the Weetwood Handicap 2012 on Toowoomba Cup Day. The lightly-raced Clang gelding has won five of their 11 career starts to date, tomorrow’s $150,000 Listed Kristy Banks Weetwood Handicap (1200m) to…

2012 Weetwood Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

2012 Weetwood Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

The latest black type to run in Queensland will be the Weetwood Handicap 2012 at Toowoomba Cushion Track on Thursday, the sprint showdown this year dedicated to former jockey Kristy Banks. Banks fell from a horse at Clifford Park during December last year, the brave 26-year-old suffering horrific injuries that are likely to see her…

2012 Bat Out of Hell Winner Carry To Fortune

2012 Bat Out of Hell Winner Carry To Fortune

Smart local mare Carry To Fortune gave their Gold Coast trainer Sandra O’Sullivan her biggest career win as a trainer to date on Saturday when they raced away to take out the Bat Out Of Hell Handicap 2012. The Carry The Flag five-year-old was racing first-up in the $100,000 Bat Out Of Hell Handicap (900m)…

Keith Noud Quality Handicap 2011 Field & Barriers

Keith Noud Quality Handicap 2011 Field & Barriers

The 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap final field and barrier draw have been released ahead of the feature Eagle Farm handicap running this Saturday, 13 of the 23 nominated horses accepting for the sprint showdown. Topweight of the $100,000 Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap (1200m), due to run as Eagle Farm Race 7 at 4:10pm…

All Favours Traded as Colless Survives Race Fall

All Favours Traded as Colless Survives Race Fall

It was a miraculous story of survival for former Coffs Harbour jockey Glen Colless yesterday, the ace hoop narrowly avoiding serious injury after a nasty race fall from Favours Traded at Doomben, but he won’t be telling the tale with Colless remembering nearly nothing of the incident. Colless suffered a concussion and was subsequently sent…

Doomben Meet Continues After Early Dummy Spit

Doomben Meet Continues After Early Dummy Spit

Today’s race meeting at Doomben narrowly avoided a meltdown after some cool heads calmed down what had the potential to be a volatile situation. There has been an ongoing licensing disagreement between the Brisbane racing Club and Racing Queensland which almost shut down the entire race program. Only a last minute truce avoided that situation…

Schmidt All Smiles Over Debut City Win

Schmidt All Smiles Over Debut City Win

Up-and-coming hoop Priscilla Schmidt was all smiles at Eagle Farm on Wednesday after the former flight attendant scored her debut city win aboard Ted Harden’s promising two-year-old Psychodelic. A daughter of Eagle Farm trainer and former jockey Dwayne Schmidt, 21-year-old Pricilla Schmidt put her masterful riding skills on display as she guided Helter Skelter gelding…

Alverta Hoping For Form Reversal in Stradbroke

Alverta Hoping For Form Reversal in Stradbroke

Trainer Paul Messara is hoping his Group One winning mare Alverta can rediscover her best from ahead of Saturday’s Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Alverta has raced in weight for age Group One company at six of her previous seven starts. Her weight on Saturday (53kg) represents the lowest weight she has had…