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2017 Tasmanian Derby Tips & Odds Update

2017 Tasmanian Derby Tips & Odds Update

The summer racing action in the Apple Isle continues at Hobart’s twilight meeting this afternoon into the evening and below are our insider Tasmanian Derby 2017 tips on one of the features on the card.

Former local hoop Craig Newitt rides good 2017 Tasmanian Derby place chance Biscay Barb on Friday afternoon at Hobart. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

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Tasmanian Derby 2017 Field & Barrier Draw Released

Tasmanian Derby 2017 Field & Barrier Draw Released

The official 2017 Tasmanian Derby field and barrier draw for Friday afternoon’s feature at Hobart Racecourse are now out with the Hobart Guineas winner Northwest Passage the headline final acceptor.

Gai Waterhouse will have the likely odds-on favourite in Tasmanian Derby 2017 betting on Friday night – Northwest Passage. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Set to run a Hobart Race 6 at ...

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

Erin in Her Element for 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Upset

The punters may be rallying around the Victorian-trained defending champ for Friday night’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 at Hobart Racecourse but local horseman John Blacker is confident his mare Erin’s Element is prime for an upset.

Stephen Baster travels to Tasmania to ride the defending champion and odds-on favourite I Love It in Friday’s 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy. Photo: Race ...

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Betting: I Love It Odds-On

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Betting: I Love It Odds-On

Following the withdrawal of two key Victorian visitors out of the Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 field and betting markets for Friday at Hobart Racecourse the John Salanitri-trained I Love It has firmed into odds-on favouritism to successfully defend her title.

Our Harmony is one of the shortest priced mares in 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy betting at Hobart Racecourse this ...

2016 Tasmanian Derby Field Features Horses

2016 Tasmanian Derby Field Features Horses

Just eight three-year-olds make up the field for Friday’s Tasmanian Derby 2016 at Hobart Racecourse including the Adam Trinder-trained flyer Jerilderie Letter.

Brad Rawiller travels to Hobart to ride the Darren Weir-trained Howard Be Thy Name in Friday night’s 2016 Tasmanian Derby. Photo: Steve Hart.

One of two black-types on the Bow Mistress Stakes night program, this season’s ...

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

2016 Bow Mistress Trophy Field: Nadeem Lass Draws Wide

The top rated of the Victorian raiders in Tasmania’s Bow Mistress Trophy 2016 field for this Friday at Hobart Racecourse, Nadeem Lass has suffered an early blow drawing the outside gate in the capacity line-up.

Miss Steele is one of the widely-drawn Victorian raiders in the 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy field at Hobart this Friday night. Photo: Jenny Barnes....

I Love It Defends Bow Mistress Trophy Title

I Love It Defends Bow Mistress Trophy Title

John Salanitri’s visiting Melbourne mare I Love It is back racing at Hobart Racecourse on Friday shooting for back-to-back wins in the Bow Mistress Trophy.

Mossbeat is one of the headline Victorian raiders in the mix for Tasmanian’s 2016 Bow Mistress Trophy this Friday at Hobart Racecourse. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Last Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival the ...

Jerilderie Letter Tops 2016 Tasmanian Derby Nominations

Jerilderie Letter Tops 2016 Tasmanian Derby Nominations

Flying three-year-old Jerilderie Letter is the headline nomination for Friday’s Tasmanian Derby 2016 at Hobart Racecourse as the Adam Trinder-trained gelding chases his third black-type win on the trot.

Victorian visitor Al Shameel (outside) is nominated for the 2016 Tasmanian Derby on Friday following a second in the Hobart Guineas last time out at the track. Photo: Jenny Barnes....

Geegees Goldengirl Leads 2015 Tasmanian Oaks Field

Geegees Goldengirl Leads 2015 Tasmanian Oaks Field

The Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) is the feature race running at Launceston this Sunday, attracting a strong field of local and interstate three-year-old fillies.

Sigrid Carr (seen here on Wise And Happy) will partner Geegees Goldengirl in the Tasmanian Oaks. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

The Stuart Gandy-trained Geegees Goldengirl sits atop the race field and will enjoy a great ...

Geegees Goldengirl Salutes for 2015 Strutt Stakes Punters

Geegees Goldengirl Salutes for 2015 Strutt Stakes Punters

In another big feature race day for one of Tasmanian’s top sires Wordsmith, Geegees Goldengirl won another for her father saluting for the punters in the Strutt Stakes 2015 at Hobart Racecourse on Monday.

Just one race after John Luttrell’s Wordsmith filly Gee Gees Top Notch won the Elwick Stakes, Hobart Cup Day Race 7 saw three-year-old Geegees ...