News About Jonathan Riddell

Bary Rolls Dice With Queensland Derby 2013 Favourite

Bary Rolls Dice With Queensland Derby 2013 Favourite

New Zealand horseman John Bary has opted not to run the early 2013 Queensland Derby betting favourite Survived in one of the traditional lead-up races this weekend with the horse to bypass the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben. Zed gelding Survived enjoyed a stellar summer – autumn campaign back home in…

Platinum Kingdom on Trial for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2013

Platinum Kingdom on Trial for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2013

This Saturday New Zealand raider Platinum Kingdom will be on trial for a trip north for the 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival riches when they run in the $150,000 Listed Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m). The Lisa Latta-trained Magnus three-year-old boasts a consistent record of eight wins from 15 starts so far, their most recent run being…

Platinum Kingdom Wins 2013 South Pacific Classic – Results

Platinum Kingdom Wins 2013 South Pacific Classic – Results

Platinum Kingdom has won the Listed South Pacific Classic in the wet at Royal Randwick Racecourse today April 20, 2013. The three-year-old won the race ahead of Casual Choice, who placed second, and Limes, who finished in third. Heart Testalooked the winner 30 metres from home, however, failed to run on and had to be…

Helmet Firms in Cox Plate 2011 Betting Despite Wide Draw

Helmet Firms in Cox Plate 2011 Betting Despite Wide Draw

Peter Snowden’s ace three-year-old Helmet has been well supported in the 2011 Cox Plate markets ahead of this Saturday’s showdown at Moonee Valley despite the champ drawing awkwardly in barrier 11. This morning the Races.com.au team reported that Exceed And Excel colt Helmet had come up with gate 11 in the barrier draw for the…

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

In-form Kiwi sensation Jimmy Choux has confirmed their top spot in the Cox Plate 2011 odds after securing their second Group 1 win on the trot back home in New Zealand over the weekend. Thorn Park four-year-old Jimmy Choux backed up from their classy Windsor Park Plate success over the Hastings mile to beat home…

Jimmy Choux the Pick of the AJC Derby Crew

Jimmy Choux the Pick of the AJC Derby Crew

Tomorrow Royal Randwick will be home to the $1.5 million Group 1 AJC Australian Derby (2400m) and New Zealand wonder colt Jimmy Choux remains the favourite to take out the 150th edition of the iconic three-year-olds’ feature. Coming off five consecutive Group race victories both at home in New Zealand and in Australia, John Bary’s…

150th AJC Derby Day Celebrations include start of George Moore Jockey Challenge

150th AJC Derby Day Celebrations include start of George Moore Jockey Challenge

This Saturday April 9 the Royal Randwick Racecourse will host the 150th AJC Australian Derby and the bumper nine-race programme at the meeting will also kick off the inaugural George Moore Jockey Challenge. As an added incentive for the country’s best hoops to bring their A-game on Saturday, the George Moore Jockey Challenge will commence…

2011 AJC Australian Derby Final Field – Jimmy Choux Draws Inside Barrier

2011 AJC Australian Derby Final Field – Jimmy Choux Draws Inside Barrier

One of the best three-year-old showdowns of the season is this Saturday’s $1.5 million Group 1 AJC Australian Derby (2400m), 2011 AJC Derby Day kicking off the Randwick Autumn Carnival for another year. The headline race on a bumper nine event Randwick card, the 2011 AJC Australian Derby final field and barrier draw was released…

Jimmy Choux Already Looks 2011 AJC Derby Winner

Jimmy Choux Already Looks 2011 AJC Derby Winner

New Zealand’s glamour colt Jimmy Choux looks nearly unbeatable in Saturday week’s $1.5 million Group 1 AJC Australian Derby (2400m) and owner of the Thorn Park three-year-old Richard Wood is full of confidence leading up to the autumn showdown. Boasting a commanding record of 10 wins and five minor placings from his 17 career starts…