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Hammersley’s Warrior Takes Grafton Cup

Hammersley’s Warrior Takes Grafton Cup

The Bruce Hill trained Warrior Within has won the Grafton Cup after jockey Paul Hammersley produced a masterful ride to beat home Gold in Dubai, Shuffle the Cash and The Verminator.

The Murwillumbah Cup winner was largely unwanted in the betting ring, but a beautiful rails ride by Hammersley ensured Warrior Within picked up the biggest win of his career....

Spechenka Needs Speed for Cup Double

Spechenka Needs Speed for Cup Double

Beaudesert horseman Ben Ahrens admits harbouring some concerns over the speed in Thursday’s Grafton Cup as his progressive stayer Spechenka seeks back-to-back Cup wins.

Spechenka could earn a 2011 Melbourne Cup campaign if they win the Grafton Cup on Thursday

Winner of the Group 3 Summer Cup (2400m) at Randwick last December, Danachenka gelding Spechenka was back in the winner’s ...

Dubai Raider Ready for Grafton Cup Gold

Dubai Raider Ready for Grafton Cup Gold

Gold In Dubai has drawn barrier 4 for the Grafton Cup

Mark Riley is confident his in-form Victorian raider Gold In Dubai can emerge as this year’s Grafton Cup winner on Thursday after the five-year-old came up with an ace barrier draw for the Listed feature.

Running at Grafton on Thursday as the second major feature of Australia’s richest regional ...

Bunny Wins but no Grafton Cup for Desert

Bunny Wins but no Grafton Cup for Desert

Brett Dodson kicked off his July Carnival crusade in fine style on Thursday, the Coffs Harbour horseman taking out the Grafton Cup Prelude with his smart six-year-old Desert Bunny.

Desert Prince gelding Desert Bunny, winner of the 2010 Port Macquarie Cup, set both a race and track record with a gritty victory in the $17,000 Grafton Cup Prelude (2108m)....

Back to Plan A-hrens for Spechenka

Back to Plan A-hrens for Spechenka

Beaudesert horseman Ben Ahrens has gone back to his original end-of-season plans with talented galloper Spechenka, the last-start Caloundra Cup champion bypassing this Saturday’s Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm in favour of a run in the Northern River’s showpiece – the Grafton Cup.

Caloundra Cup winner Spechenka will bypass the Queensland Cup in favour of next Thursday's Grafton ...

Munce Gets Star Mount on Persian in Cup

Munce Gets Star Mount on Persian in Cup

Former Melbourne Cup winning hoop Chris Munce has been booked by Ballarat trainer Robert Smerdon to ride his veteran galloper Persian Star in this weekend’s Queensland Cup, the breeding barn-bound mare making her swansong race appearance.

Persian Star will make her swansong race appearance in the Queensland Cup

One of the final feature races of the season, the $150,000 Listed ...

Spechenka Surprise Queensland Cup Entry

Spechenka Surprise Queensland Cup Entry

Last Saturday’s Caloundra Cup winner Spechenka the surprise nominee for this weekend’s Queensland Cup, trainer Ben Ahrens entering the in-form galloper for the Eagle Farm feature despite earlier suggestions he would bypass the race.

Caloundra Cup winner Spechenka is a surprise nominee for this Saturday's Queensland Cup

Danachenka five-year-old Spechenka showed a remarkable form turnaround, bouncing back from their ...

Spechenka Goes for Cups Double

Spechenka Goes for Cups Double

The Ben Ahrens-trained Beaudesert galloper Spechenka will vie for an off-season Cups double with Grafton next on the cards for last Saturday’s gallant Caloundra Cup champion.

Caloundra Cup winner Spechenka will next contest the Grafton Cup

A rising six-year-old, Danachenka gelding Spechenka has had an injury-marred career, but last Saturday rewarded the patience of his trainer Ahrens with an ...

Weather Worries for Caloundra Cup Favourite

Weather Worries for Caloundra Cup Favourite

Victorian trainer Mark Riley is watching the weather with worry as he prepares to saddle up his in-form five-year-old Gold In Dubai in this Saturday’s Caloundra Cup, knowing the galloper needs good ground to race at their best.

Following a blistering two and a half length victory last start in the Ipswich Cup, Desert Sun gelding Gold In Dubai ...

Chimneys Smoking for a Comeback

Chimneys Smoking for a Comeback

New Zealand horseman David Haworth will give his veteran galloper Smoking Chimneys the chance to bounce back after their flop in last weekend’s Tatt’s Cup, the rising eight-year-old set to line up in this Saturday’s Caloundra Cup on the Sunshine Coast.

Lightly raced for their age due to a number of injury setbacks, Generous gelding Smoking Chimneys is prepared ...