News About Makybe Diva Stakes

2017 Memsie Stakes First-Up for Yankee Rose

2017 Memsie Stakes First-Up for Yankee Rose

Sunshine Coast-based horseman David Vandyke is looking at the Memsie Stakes 2017 as a spring opener for his multiple Group 1 winning filly Yankee Rose who trialled in Brisbane on Tuesday morning. A rising four-year-old, the daughter of All American stepped out in the public eye at Doomben Racecourse for the first time since her…

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Five-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is considering a first-up run in the 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes for his latest champion of the ‘race that stops a nation’, but admits it is hard to find a suitable early spring option for Almandin. Monsun gelding Almandin scored an upset over Heartbreak City (2nd) and Hartnell…

Le Romain Competitive The Everest 2017 Chance

Le Romain Competitive The Everest 2017 Chance

Kris Lees’ three-time Group 1 winner Le Romain is expected to kick off his spring in next month’s Missile Stakes as he compares to bring some competition to the world’s best sprinters in the 2017 The Everest. Newcastle trainer Lees is confident his rising five-year-old is deserving of a slot in the inaugural running of…

Laing Suggests Caulfield Cup 2017 For So Si Bon

Laing Suggests Caulfield Cup 2017 For So Si Bon

Cranbourne horseman Robbie Laing believes the autumn form of his So You Think colt So Si Bon suggests a 2017 Caulfield Cup bid this spring may not be out of reach for the rising four-year-old. A $250,000 purchase from the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, So Si Bon is a well-bred galloper but has…

2017 Cox Plate Option for Yankee Rose

2017 Cox Plate Option for Yankee Rose

Yankee Rose may have missed the autumn – winter racing carnivals due to injury issues but the dual Group 1 winning filly is back in work with connections keeping a run in the Cox Plate 2017 against Winx on the cards. Prepared by the now Sunshine Coast-based David Vandkye, the All American filly is majority…

Doncaster Mile run up in the air for Blamey Stakes winner Palentino

Doncaster Mile run up in the air for Blamey Stakes winner Palentino

A start in the Doncaster Mile is up in the air for Palentino who scored another feature race win at Flemington in the Group 2 $200,000 Incognitus Blamey Stakes (1600m) today. Palentino is nominated for the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 1, but winning trainer Darren Weir, who…

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

The 2016 The Metropolitan nominations have been released and the in-form Hartnell has been included in the initial entries for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1. Hartnell failed to fire during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival and he only had one run in the autumn, but he…

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Dual Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart is one of four Darren Weir trained gallopers among the sixteen nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Black Heart Bart is the winner of the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville and the Group 1 $500,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m)…

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

The 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations have been released and 37 horses are in contention for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1. Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has never previously had a horse in the Epsom Handicap, but he has included both Black Heart Bart and Palentino in…

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Winner Palentino Beats Black Heart Bart

2016 Makybe Diva Stakes Winner Palentino Beats Black Heart Bart

Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir kept his star form at Flemington going winning the Makybe Diva Stakes 2016 quinella with Palentino beating home his better fancied stablemate Black Heart Bart. Weir had the top two fancies in betting for the $500,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and the two came home for him…