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Defending Champion Included in 2013 Mackay Cup Nominations

Defending Champion Included in 2013 Mackay Cup Nominations

Veteran gelding Prussian Secret is set to be given the chance to defend his title in the $50,000 2013 Mackay Cup (1800m) on Saturday. The eight-year-old was a convincing winner last year and is one of 21 horses entered to contest the North Queensland town’s biggest race. Prussian Secret will head to Mackay in solid form…

Frank Packer Plate 2012 Field & Barriers – Sydney Cup Day

Frank Packer Plate 2012 Field & Barriers – Sydney Cup Day

Sydney Cup Day is shaping up as a beauty at Randwick on Saturday, the first of the six Group races on the card being the 2012 Frank Packer Plate for three-year-olds. Due to jump at 1:04pm as Royal Randwick Race 2, the $125,000 Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) has this year drawn a final…

2012 Frank Packer Plate Nominations & Weights

2012 Frank Packer Plate Nominations & Weights

One of the lower key features on a crack Sydney Cup Day program at Royal Randwick on Saturday is the Frank Packer Plate 2012, nominations for which were released by Racing NSW on Monday. While most eyes will be on the day’s four Group 1 features there is still plenty to like about the quality…

Waterhouse Withdrawals to Shake Up Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Odds

Waterhouse Withdrawals to Shake Up Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Odds

While Gai Waterhouse’s chances of securing a fourth Magic Millions Classic victory seem to be on the improve, the top Sydney trainer is unlikely to be represented in Saturday week’s other major feature, the 2012 Magic Millions Guineas. Waterhouse unearthed the spruik filly of the summer when her daughter of Fastnet Rock Driefontein backed up…

Burning Sails to Fly Waterhouse Flag in Magic Millions Classic

Burning Sails to Fly Waterhouse Flag in Magic Millions Classic

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse may have shelved Gold Coast Magic Millions plans with two of her ace colts, but the prolific trainer is confident that she still has plenty of talent in her contingent that includes Thursday’s Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic hopeful Burning Sails. Undefeated colts Pierro and Pure Hustle were…

Biggles Wiggles Up 2012 Magic Millions Guineas Odds

Biggles Wiggles Up 2012 Magic Millions Guineas Odds

Noel Doyle’s Gold Coast galloper Biggles has stormed into Magic Millions 3YO Guineas 2012 contention after winning the Gold Edition Plate at Eagle Farm upon protest over the weekend, the three-year-old storming up the markets for next month’s $1 million showdown at their home track. Running on January 14 as part of the elite racing…

Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Comeback for Combat Kitty

Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Comeback for Combat Kitty

This year’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner-up Combat Kitty could be back at the Gold Coast next month targeting the prestigious 2012 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas first-up in an ambitious new season program being considered by her Sydney-based trainer Matthew Smith. Lightly raced General Nediym filly Combat Kitty has raced eight times to date for…

2011 Spring Champion Stakes Field & Betting Update

2011 Spring Champion Stakes Field & Betting Update

One of the four Group 1 features running at Royal Randwick this Saturday for Epsom Handicap Day is the Spring Champion Stakes 2011, and in the latest field update on the three-year-old set weights showdown is that the John O’Shea-trained Big Time and Gai Waterhouse’s Just The Tonic have both been ruled out of the…

Spring Champion Stakes 2011 Odds Struck by Star

Spring Champion Stakes 2011 Odds Struck by Star

Anthony Cummings’ rising stayer Strike The Stars has had their 2011 Spring Champion Stakes odds slashed following an eye-catching win in the $200,000 Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill on the weekend. The improving Savabeel three-year-old now sits at the top of the odds for the $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at…

2011 Caulfield Guineas Hopes Head Newcastle Spring Stakes Field

2011 Caulfield Guineas Hopes Head Newcastle Spring Stakes Field

On Wednesday the Newcastle Jockey Club will host the first of their two major spring season meetings featuring a double shot of Group racing including the $175,000 Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) where a number of genuine 2011 Caulfield Guineas hopes will face off. The weight-for-age 2011 Spring Stakes final field drew eight acceptors with…