News About Leon Macdonald

Daytona Grey Ready for Bletchingly Stakes

Daytona Grey Ready for Bletchingly Stakes

Trainer Leon Macdonald is confident that talented sprinter Daytona Grey will again perform out of his skin in Saturday’s featured Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse. Daytona Grey has only made two appearances at the races in 2017 so far, but has performed to a typically high standard; running fifth in the Holdfast…

South Australian Derby 2017 Form Guide & Preview

South Australian Derby 2017 Form Guide & Preview

The Adelaide Racing Carnival Group 1 action continues at Morphettville on Saturday in the form of the 2017 South Australian Derby, a full form guide analysis and betting preview for which is detailed below. A full field of 16 three-year-olds are in the mix for this year’s $600,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) and…

2017 South Australian Derby Nominations Feature Odeon

2017 South Australian Derby Nominations Feature Odeon

The Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Odeon is one of the key three-year-olds that feature in the South Australian Derby 2017 nominations taken this week. A major feature of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, this season’s $600,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) is set to light-up Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday May 13. The South…

Royal Rumble Macdonald’s Pick in SA Derby

Royal Rumble Macdonald’s Pick in SA Derby

Trainer Leon Macdonald will launch a two-pronged attack in Saturday’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m), but rates classy three-year-old Royal Rumble as his best chance of success in the feature race at Morphettville. Royal Rumble has returned to racing in particularly smart form this time; finishing outside the first three only once in eight…

Go Indy Go To Improve in Penny Edition Stakes

Go Indy Go To Improve in Penny Edition Stakes

Despite being unable to match the late pace when eighth in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) first-up a fortnight ago, trainer Leon Macdonald is pleased with the condition of talented mare Go Indy Go and is confident she is capable of success in Saturday’s Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville. Go Indy Go…

All Systems Go for Indy in Spring Stakes 2015

All Systems Go for Indy in Spring Stakes 2015

Champagne Stakes winning filly Go Indy Go will kick off her latest campaign at home in Adelaide’s 2015 Spring Stakes with co-trainer Leon Macdonald keen to see her return to Melbourne later this prep. The rising four-year-old daughter of Bernardini has won two of her nine starts to date, most notably saluting at elite level…

Macdonald Bullish of Go Indy Go’s Crown Oaks Chances

Macdonald Bullish of Go Indy Go’s Crown Oaks Chances

The only Group 1 winner confirmed in the final field for this afternoon’s feature race at Flemington, trainer Leon Macdonald is confident the recent form and class displayed by Go Indy Go highlights her chances for success in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), despite having never been trialled at the distance. Securing a commendable race…

Results to Dictate Spring Path for Resuming Guru

Results to Dictate Spring Path for Resuming Guru

Securing several impressive results over his most recent racing preparation, trainer Leon Macdonald has revealed he is unsure whether or not talented four-year-old Gamblin’ Guru will progress to Group 1 form through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, ahead of his return to racing in this weekend’s Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville. Arguably one…

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Odds Update – Lord Still Rules

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Odds Update – Lord Still Rules

The money has been steady for Robbie Laing’s Group 1 hope Lord Of The Sky in the Bletchingly Stakes 2014 betting markets for this weekend where the colt will shoot for back-to-back wins at the track. Danerich three-year-old Lord Of The Sky did it easy at Caulfield on July 5 when posting a smart four…

Macdonald Not Running from Bletchingly Stakes Favourite

Macdonald Not Running from Bletchingly Stakes Favourite

Co-trainer Leon Macdonald knows it is no use trying to avoid one horse or a challenge which is why the Adelaide horseman is happy to run Nearest To Pin in Saturday’s 2014 Bletchingly Stakes. The Caulfield weight-for-age feature is the headline race of the weekend down under, eight gallopers engaged in this year’s $150,000 Group…