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Black Heart Bart given top weight in 2017 Stradbroke Handicap

Black Heart Bart given top weight in 2017 Stradbroke Handicap

Multiple Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart was given the top weight of 58.5kg when weights were released today for the 2017 Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). The 1400m Stradbroke Handicap is scheduled to run at Eagle Farm on June 10 but that now looks likely to change after the Queensland Oaks meeting set…

2017 Doomben 10,000 Form Guide & Preview

2017 Doomben 10,000 Form Guide & Preview

The 2017 Doomben 10,000 steals the show in Brisbane kicking off Group 1 racing in Queensland for the winter and below is our comprehensive form guide analysis and betting preview. Formerly the BTC Cup, which is now the Kingsford-Smith Cup held a fortnight later, this year’s $700,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) is run over…

Doomben 10,000 Field 2017: Snowden Duo Draw Well

Doomben 10,000 Field 2017: Snowden Duo Draw Well

The two Peter & Paul Snowden-trained sprinters in the 2017 Doomben 10,000 field in Brisbane on Saturday have come up trumps in the barriers with the favourite Russian Revolution and stablemate Redzel drawn in gates five and three respectively. A final field of 15 weight-for-age gallopers will face off in the opening elite level of…

Music Magnate Leads 2017 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

Music Magnate Leads 2017 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

The Bjorn Baker-trained Music Magnate is nominated to defend his title in the 2017 Doomben 10,000, early entries for the opening Group 1 of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival now out. Last season Baker’s Written Tycoon gelding posted his maiden elite level success in the weight-for-age classic and Music Magnate is back this winter heading…

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

The 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes field has been released and 15 horses have been included in the acceptances for the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Chautauqua has won the past two editions of the T.J. Smith Stakes and he is back for another tilt at the race after performing well without winning…

William Reid Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

William Reid Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

Tonight Moonee Valley Racecourse hosts the William Reid Stakes 2017, betting tips and updated odds on the Group 1 sprint detailed below. Due to jump as Race 7 at 9:30pm (AEDT), this year’s $500,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) is down to a dozen hopefuls led in betting at by the three-year-old Star Turn…

2016 Darley Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 Darley Classic Form Guide & Betting Preview

The second of the final two Group 1 races for the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Saturday’s Darley Classic 2016, a full form guide and betting preview for the Flemington sprint showdown found below. Due to jump as Flemington Race 8 at 5:00pm (AEDT) featuring a dozen sprinters, the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m)…

Flamberge Heads 2016 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

Flamberge Heads 2016 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

Darren Weir’s returning Group 1 champ Flamberge is the top-rated nomination taken for the Schillaci Stakes 2016 on the Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne on Saturday. One of the key support acts on the line-up, this season’s $400,000 Group 2 Mitsubishi Electric Schillaci Stakes (1100m) attracted 16 sprinters at nomination stage on Monday. Heading…

2016 Gilgai Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

2016 Gilgai Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

Reigning champion Chautauqua headlines the Gilgai Stakes 2016 nominations for Flemington on Sunday but the superstar sprinter is set to miss the race in favour of a Moir Stakes run at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The Team Hawkes-trained glamour galloper is a seven-time Group 1 winner after his Hong Kong success in the Chairman’s…

The Shorts Tips and Betting Preview

The Shorts Tips and Betting Preview

Eleven sprinters have been confirmed to contest the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday; a race that offers punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Group 1 winner English remains a clear $2.30 favourite in 2016 The Shorts betting markets with leading…