News About Leon Corstens

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has revealed a bold plan for stable star Awesome Rock to run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan Racecourse, following a three-start Autumn Carnival preparation in 2017. Awesome Rock has been a strong and consistent performer for Team Corstens throughout his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly…

2016 PB Lawrence Stakes Return for Awesome Rock

2016 PB Lawrence Stakes Return for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Leon Corstens is weighing up first-up options for the stable’s Australian Cup sob story Awesome Rock who could resume in next month’s PB Lawrence Stakes 2016. Corstens said either the $200,000 Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse on August 13 or the $500,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at the same track…

Modern Wonder on 2016 Thousand Guineas Path

Modern Wonder on 2016 Thousand Guineas Path

Troy Corstens can’t wait to welcome back to the stable promising filly Modern Wonder who he will set on a Thousand Guineas 2016 path this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. A nicely-bred daughter of Snitzel, the rising three-year-old has had just one run to date for an eye-catching two length win on debut in the Listed…

Tried And Tired Better Round Bend in Chester Manifold Stakes

Tried And Tired Better Round Bend in Chester Manifold Stakes

Co-trainer Leon Corstens is giving market mover Tried And Tired the “benefit of the doubt” ahead of Saturday’s Chester Manifold Stakes 2016 with the galloper set to appreciate the bend in the Flemington track stepping up in distance. One of two in the nine-horse field for this year’s $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) for…

Mr Individual Up to McNeil Stakes Class

Mr Individual Up to McNeil Stakes Class

Mr Individual debuted to racing for a commanding win over 1100m on June 11th, and co-trainer Troy Corstens is confident the colt is up to the class of Saturday’s Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Jumping from the gates well in the Mosstrooper Maiden (1100m) at Bendigo, champion jockey Damien Oliver immediately settled Mr…

2014 Let’s Elope Stakes Results: Commanding Jewel Records Tough Win

2014 Let’s Elope Stakes Results: Commanding Jewel Records Tough Win

Commanding Jewel capped off her returned to racing with a tough win in the 2014 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington this afternoon. Commanding Jewel won the Let’s Elope Stakes in impressive fashion last year, but she was sent to the spelling paddock prematurely after suffering an injury and was kept away from the races…

Commanding Jewel out of Tattersall’s Tiara

Commanding Jewel out of Tattersall’s Tiara

Trainer Leon Corstens has confirmed exciting mare Commanding Jewel will not make her highly anticipated return to racing in next weekend’s featured Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm, following less-than ideal conditions at a Wangaratta barrier trial on Friday morning. Hoping to put Commanding Jewel through her paces in order to gain legitimate…

Commanding Jewel Steps Closer to Tatt’s Tiara Comeback

Commanding Jewel Steps Closer to Tatt’s Tiara Comeback

Trainer Leon Corstens has revealed talented mare Commanding Jewel is continuing to impress in her come-back from injury ahead of the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 21st, but confirmed he will have no issue in keeping the four-year-old in the paddock if not 100 percent. Injury prone since strolling home to win the…

Commanding Jewel Tipped for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Return

Commanding Jewel Tipped for 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara Return

A pleasing Cranbourne trial from injury-prone Commanding Jewel has trainer Leon Corstens tipping a first-up return in the Tattersall’s Tiara 2014 next month during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Kept to just the seven starts with injury plaguing her very promising career, four-year-old Commands mare Commanding Jewel is best known for her Group 1 Thousand…

WJ McKell Cup Preferred Option for Zabeelionaire

WJ McKell Cup Preferred Option for Zabeelionaire

Kyneton horseman Leon Corstens has nominated his 2012 SA Derby winner Zabeelionaire for two Listed races this weekend but would prefer to see them go around in Sydney’s $100,000 WJ McKell Cup (2400m). The Zabeel five-year-old is also in the mix for Flemington’s $150,000 Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) where the stallion would be up over…