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Lassitude Continues on 2015 Australian Derby Path

Lassitude Continues on 2015 Australian Derby Path

Three-year-old Lassitude is going to take an unusual path towards the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) on April 4, according to Godolphin racing manager Jason Walsh. Lassitude was nominated for the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) this Saturday but looks set to bypass it in favour of a midweek run at Warwick Farm in a…

2015 Oakleigh Plate Favourite Earthquake Has “Never Looked Better”

2015 Oakleigh Plate Favourite Earthquake Has “Never Looked Better”

Three-year-old filly Earthquake has been kept fresh for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), and will resume in the $400,000 sprint race at Caulfield this Saturday. Earthquake returns to the same meeting that she won the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) this time last year and is at the best condition of her career,…

Hauraki Kicks Off 2015 Australian Guineas Path

Hauraki Kicks Off 2015 Australian Guineas Path

Big things are in the pipeline for Hauraki this autumn, which will kick off with the Super Vobis 3YO Plate (1300m) at Sandown on Saturday. Trainer John O’Shea is preparing the colt for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 7 but he’ll need to impress in Saturday’s race to continue on…

Godolphin Strengthen 2015 Blue Diamond Bid with Sampeah

Godolphin Strengthen 2015 Blue Diamond Bid with Sampeah

Two-year-old colt Sampeah will be deployed from Godolphin’s Sydney stable tonight, heading south to Melbourne ahead of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) on February 28. Sampeah is one of eight Godolphin juveniles nominated for the $1 million feature race at Caulfield, strengthening his chances with a solid trial at Randwick on Monday. The…

Memorial Late Entry for 2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes

Memorial Late Entry for 2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes

John O’Shea has taken full advantage of the extended deadline for Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) nominations, making three-year-old filly Memorial a late entry. Memorial joins stable mate Meursault in contention for the $150,000 sprint race, which means racing giant Godolphin could deliver a dual-pronged attack at Rosehill on Saturday. The filly was originally…

Earthquake On Track for 2015 Oakleigh Plate Tilt

Earthquake On Track for 2015 Oakleigh Plate Tilt

Three-year-old filly Earthquake looks ready for an impressive autumn after winning a barrier trial at Cranbourne on Thursday morning. The John O’Shea-trained filly recorded a narrow victory over Cristalina Lago in the 800 metre heat, crossing the line at 45.82 seconds. Chad Schofield partnered Earthquake in the trial and was impressed with the performance. He…

McDonald Splits with Team Hawkes in Favour of Godolphin

McDonald Splits with Team Hawkes in Favour of Godolphin

James McDonald has controversially split with Team Hawkes in favour of Godolphin, with both stables confirming the news on Tuesday morning. In a successful partnership with the Hawkes brothers McDonald rode a total of 65 winners, including 20 this season alone. His tenure with the stable is highlighted by victory in last year’s $3.5 million…

2015 CF Orr Stakes Being Strongly Considered for Kumaon

2015 CF Orr Stakes Being Strongly Considered for Kumaon

Both the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) are being strongly considered as first-up runs for Kumaon. Trainer John O’Shea has earmarked the two races – both over 1400 metres at Caulfield in February – as suitable starts to the three-year-old colt’s autumn campaign. Kumaon found minor success during…

Hallowed Crown Expected to Resume in 2015 Apollo Stakes

Hallowed Crown Expected to Resume in 2015 Apollo Stakes

Group One winner Hallowed Crown enjoyed an exhibition gallop at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, a sharp display that saw the three-year-old colt cruise to the line and finish his final 800 metres in 47.65 seconds. The Bart and James Cummings-trained colt was one of five top horses that enjoyed a gallop between races on…

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,…