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Xtravagant Leads 2016 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Xtravagant Leads 2016 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Boom New Zealand colt Xtravagant is the headline first acceptor taken for Saturday week’s Australian Guineas 2016 after first declarations for the Flemington feature closed on Tuesday. Running on March 5, this year’s $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) originally attracted 110 nominations. That number is down to just 25 three-year-olds after first acceptances closed…

Tivaci Wins 2016 CS Hayes Stakes in Protest

Tivaci Wins 2016 CS Hayes Stakes in Protest

UPDATE: The Mike Moroney-trained Tivaci has been crowned 2016 CS Hayes Stakes winner following a 2nd vs 1st protest. First past the post Palentino was found to have caused interference at the 900m mark, pushing Tivaci six horses wide. Stewards found Tivaci would have been ahead at the post should interference not have occured.   EARLIER…

Lizard Island Primed for CS Hayes Stakes Return

Lizard Island Primed for CS Hayes Stakes Return

Lizard Island was a strong and consistent performer through the recent Spring Carnival, and trainer Pat Hyland is confident the three-year-old is primed for a strong first-up performance in Saturday’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Posting one wins and six minors through his nine career starts so far, Lizard Island immediately stamped…

2016 CS Hayes Stakes Betting Odds & Tips

2016 CS Hayes Stakes Betting Odds & Tips

This Saturday in Melbourne the CS Hayes Stakes 2016 features a class field of Australian Guineas types, betting odds and tips for the Flemington showdown detailed below. There are a dozen three-year-old colts and geldings facing off in this year’s $150,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m), which runs as Race 6 at 3:25pm (local)…

Rails Run for River Wild in 2016 CS Hayes Stakes Field

Rails Run for River Wild in 2016 CS Hayes Stakes Field

Gai Waterhouse’s hope at back-to-back CS Hayes Stakes wins has been boosted by the gun barrier one draw for her in-form hopeful River Wild in this Saturday’s Flemington clash. Set to run as Flemington Race 6 at 3:25pm (local) on Black Caviar Lightning Day, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) attracted a…

Lizard Island Leads 2016 CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

Lizard Island Leads 2016 CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

Pat Hyland’s returning Caulfield Guineas runner-up Lizard Island is the highest-rated nomination taken for the CS Hayes Stakes 2016 on Black Caviar Lightning Day at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. One of the key support races on the card, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) has attracted 16 three-year-old colts and geldings at…

Lizard Island Primed for Australian Guineas Campaign

Lizard Island Primed for Australian Guineas Campaign

Trainer Pat Hyland has been thrilled with the benefit stable star Lizard Island has taken from his time away from racing and has revealed the three-year-old is in great condition ahead of his 2016 Australian Guineas campaign. Lizard Island was undoubtedly the most underrated three-year-old of the recent Spring Carnival, but stamped himself as one…

2016 Manfred Stakes First-Up for Bon Aurum

2016 Manfred Stakes First-Up for Bon Aurum

Ciaron Maher’s returning Australian Guineas hope Bon Aurum will kick off his Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival campaign this weekend at Caulfield Racecourse in the Manfred Stakes 2016. One of two features on the Caulfield card for Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) attracted a bumper 20 nominations including Price’s Bon Hoffa colt…

Weaker Autumn Guineas Target for Lizard Island

Weaker Autumn Guineas Target for Lizard Island

Cranbourne’s Pat Hyland will find the weaker of the two autumn Group 1 Guineas races for three-year-old Lizard Island next month to decide whether he runs in the Randwick or Flemington feature. Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival scheduling for 2016 sees the $1 million Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and the Group 1 Australian…

Australian Guineas The Long-Term Target For Lizard Island

Australian Guineas The Long-Term Target For Lizard Island

The 2016 Australian Guineas is the long-term goal for Lizard Island, but trainer Pat Hyland has revealed that he would not hesitate to send the talented colt to Sydney for the 2016 Royal Randwick Guineas. Lizard Island was set to the spelling paddock following the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on October 31, but Hyland…