News About Leon Macdonald

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 is trainer Leon Macdonald’s best chance of success in Saturday’s SA Derby. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Royal Rumble has returned to racing in particularly ...

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.

Group 1 winner Go Indy Go will ...

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.

Go Indy Go will have two Adelaide runs before a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign this season. Photo: Steve Hart.

The rising four-year-old daughter of Bernardini ...

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.

Go Indy Go appears set to jump ...

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.

Gamblin' Guru will return to ...

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Odds Update – Lord Still Rules

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Odds Update – Lord Still Rules

Lord Of The Sky is odds-on to win the Bletchingly Stakes 2014 at Caulfield this weekend. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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 ...

Macdonald Not Running from Bletchingly Stakes Favourite

Macdonald Not Running from Bletchingly Stakes Favourite

Nearest To Pin is after another upset win this time in Saturday's 2014 Bletchingly Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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 ...

All Systems Go for 2014 Thousand Guineas Hope Indy

All Systems Go for 2014 Thousand Guineas Hope Indy

Go Indy Go will head towards the Crown Oaks via the 2014 Thousand Guineas this spring. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Co-trainer Leon MacDonald has confirmed a first-up target for Champagne Stakes winning filly Go Indy Go ahead of her first Group 1 target of the new season, the Thousand Guineas 2014.

A winner of two of her four starts to ...

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Bletchingly Stakes nominations have been extended until tomorrow morning after only eight horses were entered for the final Group race of the 2013/2014 racing season.

Lord Of The Sky has been included in the nominations for the 2014 Bletchingly Stakes that will be run at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Talented sprinter Lord Of The ...

2014 Crown Oaks Looming as Target for Go Indy Go During Spring

2014 Crown Oaks Looming as Target for Go Indy Go During Spring

Trainer Leon Macdonald has confirmed impressive two-year-old Go Indy Go has returned to work at his Morphettville stables ahead of a busy 2014 Spring Racing Carnival preparation, likely to be geared towards the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) on November 6th.

Trainer Leon Macdonald has revealed the Group 1 Crown Oaks is likely to be the target for ...