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Premiere Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair Takes on the Girls

Premiere Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair Takes on the Girls

Rain Affair is one of just three male horses in Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Flemingtonon Saturday where the Joe Pride-trained sprinter will attempt to get his spring back on track. The five-year-old was one of the most hyped sprinters heading into the spring but struggled first-up when an odds-on favourite in…

Hurtle Myrtle Missing From 2012 Blazer Stakes Field

Hurtle Myrtle Missing From 2012 Blazer Stakes Field

Robert Smerdon’s stable star Mosheen is the only Group 1 winner in the mix for the Blazer Stakes 2012 at Flemington this Saturday after the non-acceptance of Hurtle Myrtle in the mares-only showdown. Reigning Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle was not among the capacity field of 16 starters plus three emergencies announced today for the…

Mosheen Leads 2012 Blazer Stakes Nominations

Mosheen Leads 2012 Blazer Stakes Nominations

Controversial Cox Plate defector Mosheen heads the list of early entries for the Blazer Stakes 2012 at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday, Robert Smerdon’s Myer Classic-bound champion racing third-up for the season. The four-time Group 1 winning Fastnet Rock four-year-old had preparations her spring campaign interrupted when she had to undergo a minor throat operation, Mosheen’s…

Rain Affair Heads 2012 Premiere Stakes Nominations

Rain Affair Heads 2012 Premiere Stakes Nominations

Joe Pride-trained sprinter Rain Affair heads a 14-horse list of nominations for the Group 2 2012 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick this weekend. The five-year-old front-runner will be out to get his spring back on track after failing to show his usual fire in the Concorde Stakes first-up. Pride has been forced to reassess the…

Soft Sand Heads 2012 How Now Stakes Betting

Soft Sand Heads 2012 How Now Stakes Betting

There may be two Group 1 winning mares in the field but it is a last start Group 1 failure Soft Sand who dominates the How Now Stakes 2012 odds ahead of this Saturday’s showdown at Caulfield Racecourse. The Colin Little-trained Dansili mare is due to make her four-year-old debut in the last on Underwood…

Mosheen Eyes Form Return in How Now Stakes 2012

Mosheen Eyes Form Return in How Now Stakes 2012

After a below average return to racing a fortnight ago, four time Group 1 winner Mosheen is ready to race second up at Caulfield on Saturday where trainer Robert Smerdon is hoping for a better showing in the 2012 How Now Stakes. Winner of the Australian Guineas – Randwick Guineas – Vinery Stud Stakes triple…

2012 How Now Stakes Nominations

2012 How Now Stakes Nominations

Nominations for all the Underwood Stakes Day features running at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday have been released including those for the How Now Stakes 2012. A mares-only event, this year’s How Now Stakes is registered as the $150,000 Sportingbet Sprint Series Heat 2 (1200m) and drew an impressive 32 early nominations. The How Now…

Buffering 2012 Doomben 10,000 Betting Favourite

Buffering 2012 Doomben 10,000 Betting Favourite

Talented Queensland sprinter Buffering heads the preliminary betting market ahead of the Group 1 2012 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) which will take place at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse on May 26. The Robert Heathcote-trained four-year-old is currently paying $5.50 () to win the event in which he had a rare failure when finishing last in 2011. A…

Buffering Leads Early BTC Cup 2012 Betting Market

Buffering Leads Early BTC Cup 2012 Betting Market

Queensland sprinter Buffering is the early favourite ahead of Saturday week’s Group 1 2012 BTC Cup (1200m) which will take place at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse. Trained by Brisbane’s Robert Heathcote, Buffering placed third in last year’s feature sprint but has opened as $3.60 favourite with 2011 stars Black Caviar and Hay List absent. Punters will…

2012 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

2012 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

Nominations for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival majors were released today including those for one of the most popular and lucrative sunshine state showdowns, the Doomben 10,000 2012. Running at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday May 26 the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) has drawn a total of 55 early entries at nomination stage, down…