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Baker Celebrates 2014 Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw

Baker Celebrates 2014 Magic Millions Classic Barrier Draw

Sydney-based trainer Bjorn Baker is looking forward to Saturday’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic 2014 even more after his well backed hopeful Unencumbered scored the ideal barrier three draw. A winner of four of their five career starts to date, Testa Rossa colt Unencumbered is set to have the run of the race in this year’s…

Invisible on Track for 2014 Magic Millions Classic

Invisible on Track for 2014 Magic Millions Classic

Second pick to win this Saturday’s Magic Millions Classic 2014 on the Gold Coast, the Hawkes-trained Invisible is set to make the trip from Sydney to Queensland early this week. The All American colt sits second only to the Bjorn Baker-trained BJ McLachlan Stakes winner Unencumbered in the pre-field markets for the $2 million Gold…

Former Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Officially Retired

Former Sydney Cup Winner Niwot Officially Retired

Despite rumours they’d run their last back in April after a failed title defense in the Sydney Cup, the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes training team have announced the official retirement of stalwart stayer Niwot this week. Bowing out with a record of nine wins from 38 starts for a total of $1,266,825 in prize…

Final Field 2013 Sydney Cup Odds – Kelinni Retains Top Spot

Final Field 2013 Sydney Cup Odds – Kelinni Retains Top Spot

Updated Sydney Cup 2013 odds on the 11-horse final field have been released at bookies around Australia ahead of the two mile classic running at Royal Randwick this Saturday and Chris Waller’s in-form stayer Kelinni remains the clear favourite. After a fourth in The BMW Refuse To Bend five-year-old Kelinni backed up to win last…

Form Return for Maluckyday in The BMW 2013?

Form Return for Maluckyday in The BMW 2013?

One of the best stayers getting around a couple of years ago, the Hawkes-trained Maluckyday is looking to return to form this weekend when they take on a crack field of fellow stayers in the 2013 The BMW at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse. The Zabeel gelding was in peak form during the spring of 2010 when…

All Too Hard Heads CF Orr Stakes 2013 Betting

All Too Hard Heads CF Orr Stakes 2013 Betting

Unsurprisingly spruik colt All Too Hard has opened top of the 2013 CF Orr Stakes betting markets for the opening Group 1 feature of the Melbourne Festival of Racing which runs at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, February 9. The Casino Prince three-year-old, a half-brother to the world’s highest-rated sprinter Black Caviar, boasts an excellent record…

Nine Horse 2013 CF Orr Stakes Field Released

Nine Horse 2013 CF Orr Stakes Field Released

Nine talented gallopers have been accepted to face off in the Melbourne Festival of Racing’s first Group 1 race, the CF Orr Stakes 2013 to light up Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday, with race favourite All Too Hard having been allocated the far outside barrier. The headline acceptor for this year’s $400,000 Group 1 C.F. Orr…

All Too Hard Ready for Big Spring Carnival 2012

All Too Hard Ready for Big Spring Carnival 2012

Spruik young gun All Too Hard is getting closer to their spring debut, the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained three-year-old ready to pick up right where they left off. A half-brother to Australia’s favourite racehorse Black Caviar, Casino Prince colt All Too Hard was purchased for a hefty $1.025 million at the 2011 William Inglis…

Niwot Wins Sydney Cup 2012 – Results

Niwot Wins Sydney Cup 2012 – Results

The headline event at the final Royal Randwick Autumn Carnival meeting today, the 2012 Sydney Cup, has been run and won with late favourite Niwot holding on in a super finish with gallant old grey Efficient to take the title. Prepared by father and sons training team John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes Galileo seven-year-old Niwot,…

2012 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Odds – All Too Hard Heads Pierro

2012 ATC Sires Produce Stakes Odds – All Too Hard Heads Pierro

Despite having won the Golden Slipper – the world’s richest juvenile’s race, Gai Waterhouse’s undefeated colt Pierro is playing second fiddle to another unbeaten youngster in the ATC Inglis Sires Produce Stakes 2012 odds for Saturday, Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard the odds-on favourite. The Michael Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Casino Prince colt All…