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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. Due to jump at 5:22pm (AEDT), the $100,000 Listed Schweppes Tasmanian Derby (2200m) features a final field of nine three-year-olds….

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. Set to run a Hobart Race 6 at 5:22pm (AEDT) as part of the Bow Mistress Day action, this year’s $100,000 Listed Schweppes Tasmanian Derby…

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. There are fourteen mares now in the mix for the $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m)…

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. Last Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival the Artie Schiller mare from Melbourne beat home the locals…

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. One of two black-types on the Bow Mistress Stakes night program, this season’s $100,000 Listed Schweppes Tasmanian Derby (2200m) jumps as Hobart Race 6 at 5:44pm (local). Of the eight runners in the…

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. Set to run as Hobart Race 7 at 6:23pm (local) on Friday evening, this summer’s $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions…

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. Last Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival the daughter of Artie Schiller, prepared at Caulfield, enjoyed her first black-type win in the $125,000 Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m). This week 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. Coming off a string of three straight Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival victories, the son of Bushranger gelding saluted in the Listed Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) two back…

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. The Stuart Gandy-trained Geegees Goldengirl sits atop the race field and will enjoy a great start to the race from barrier two with Sigrid Carr to ride. The three-year-old chestnut filly…

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…