News About Guy Walter

Zanbagh Successfully Defends Emancipation Stakes

Zanbagh Successfully Defends Emancipation Stakes

Zanbagh has produced a perfectly timed sprint to successfully defend her crown in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. Zanbagh drew ideally into the Emancipation Stakes field in barrier 4 and had the notable advantage of Hugh Bowman in the saddle, but the mare received only a sprinkling of bets…

Zanbagh Set For Villiers Stakes

Zanbagh Set For Villiers Stakes

Trainer John Thompson has confirmed that Zanbagh will head towards the 2015 Villiers Stakes at Royal Randwick on December 12 after she returned to racing with an upset win in the Cellarbrations Wyong November Handicap (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Zanbagh was transferred to the care of John Thompson after she failed to fire…

2015 Winter Cup on way to Grafton for Dream Folk

2015 Winter Cup on way to Grafton for Dream Folk

Sydney horseman Gregory Hickman is hoping for a good run at Rosehill Gardens in Saturday’s Winter Cup with Dream Folk who heads towards the Grafton Cup next month. Formerly prepared by the late Guy Walter, 33-start galloper Dream Folk is a rising six-year-old son of Dream Ballad whose latest victory was over 2400m at Kembla…

Team Snowden Score 2015 Juanmo Stakes Quinella

Team Snowden Score 2015 Juanmo Stakes Quinella

Peter & Paul Snowden came up trumps in the third on Doomben Cup Day in Brisbane preparing I’ve Got The Looks and Dublin Lass to run the quinella in the Juanmo Stakes 2015. All the money on the $100,000 Listed Designline Graphics Juanmo Stakes (1200m) for the fillies and mares was on the Tony Gollan-trained…

Waller Intends to Dominate 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes Field

Waller Intends to Dominate 2015 Chipping Norton Stakes Field

When nominations closed for the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) yesterday, it was revealed that premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller was intent on winning his fifth straight victory in the race after nominating nine of his stable stars to tackle the mile. Waller is on the verge of winning the Chipping Norton Stakes an…

Queensland Oaks May Figure for Career

Queensland Oaks May Figure for Career

Returning to racing in competitive form this time in, Racing Manager of Godolphin Australia Jason Walsh revealed classy three-year-old Career may target the featured Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) over the 2015 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Introduced to racing by the late, great trainer Guy Walter, Career has progressed favourably over three starts this preparation,…

Craftiness Improving Ahead of 2014 Hyland Race Colours Handicap

Craftiness Improving Ahead of 2014 Hyland Race Colours Handicap

Four-year-old Craftiness is preparing for another fight against fellow gelding Religify in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday. The pair last met in the Sportsyear Sprint (1000m) at Warwick Farm on November 12, in which the Chris Waller-trained Religify won by just a neck. However, Craftiness’ trainer Joe Pride…

Bright Future for Canterbury Winner Craftiness

Bright Future for Canterbury Winner Craftiness

Four-year-old gelding Craftiness was the firm favourite to win the TAB Place Multi Handicap (1100m) at Canterbury Park on Wednesday with a starting price of $2.20 at . Not only did he justify his favouritism by winning the race, Craftiness did it in spectacular fashion by beating home Aroused and Quell by two lengths despite…

Toydini Primed for Epsom Handicap Test

Toydini Primed for Epsom Handicap Test

Running a gallant third behind Boban and Streama in the 2013 edition of the feature race, co-trainer Michael Hawkes is confident classy five-year-old Toydini is more than a chance of figuring in contention again in Saturday’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick. Prepared by the late, great Guy Walter until his passing earlier…

Lady Sharapova to Take Flight on Firmer Track

Lady Sharapova to Take Flight on Firmer Track

Team Hawkes will have runners in all four Group 1 races around Australia this weekend including promising filly Lady Sharapova who is set to improve on her two recent defeats in Sydney’s Flight Stakes 2014. Last time out the three-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock ran a disappointing sixth to First Seal when beaten over four…