News About Max Whitby

Savvy Nature Derby Bound After 2013 Mitchelton Wines Vase Victory

Savvy Nature Derby Bound After 2013 Mitchelton Wines Vase Victory

Savvy Nature has won the Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase at Moonee Valley Racecourse today October 26, 2013. The Savabeel gelding looked uncomfortable throughout the run, however, let down perfectly down the final straight to claim victory by three lengths. Savvy Nature has now won three of his seven race starts and has earned more…

Chris Waller Acquires Group 1 Placegetter Silk Pins

Chris Waller Acquires Group 1 Placegetter Silk Pins

Top Sydney trainer Chris Waller has acquired a Group 1 placegetter from New Zealand with successful three-year-old Silk Pins set to join his Rosehill stables. The Pins filly departed New Zealand last Monday with former trainer Brendon Hawtin revealing to The Informant that it was always the plan. “She deserves to be there. It’s all…

Rogerson’s The Doomben Roses 2012 Queen

Rogerson’s The Doomben Roses 2012 Queen

New Zealand horseman Graeme Rogerson will on Saturday seek successive wins in the 2012 The Roses at Doomben with his promising filly Dowager Queen looking to follow in the footsteps of her famous stablemate Scarlett Lady. Twelve months ago Rogerson bought his star Savabeel filly Scarlett Lady down under for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival…

Crown Oaks Winner to Qualify for Melbourne Cup 2012

Crown Oaks Winner to Qualify for Melbourne Cup 2012

There is more than just a Flemington classic victory on offer to the 2011 Crown Oaks winner this afternoon, the filly that salutes in today’s $1 million showdown to also qualify for next year’s Melbourne Cup. One of the balloting conditions for the time-honoured $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), held annually as Flemington Race…

Scarlett Lady out of Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup 2011

Scarlett Lady out of Caulfield Cup & Melbourne Cup 2011

Scarlett Lady will not be given the chance to emulate the mighty Kiwi mare Ethereal in winning the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double this year after news today that connections have withdrawn her from the remainder of the spring racing carnival due to injury. Winner of the Doomben Roses – Queensland Oaks double during…

Scarlett Lady on Track for Melbourne Cup 2011

Scarlett Lady on Track for Melbourne Cup 2011

New Zealand’s wonder filly Scarlett Lady will resume racing at home next month, the Graham Rogerson-trained star preparing to travel down under for a 2011 Melbourne Cup crusade. A rising Savabeel four-year-old, Scarlett Lady hit the headlines in Australia when connections bought her over for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. At the end of her…

Whitby’s Kiwi Fillies set to Bloom this Spring Carnival

Whitby’s Kiwi Fillies set to Bloom this Spring Carnival

It is going to be a blooming spring racing season for racehorse owner Max Whitby, the Sydney Turf Club (STC) director gearing up for a big Melbourne Spring Carnival thanks to the recent success of his Kiwi fillies Scarlett Lady and Dowager Queen. The star of the two is undoubtedly Savabeel filly Scarlett Lady, the…

Scarlett Lady to Miss Derby

Scarlett Lady to Miss Derby

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady will be not be entered in the Group One Queensland Derby after trainer Graham Rogerson confirmed that the filly would return to New Zealand ahead of a spring campaign. Scarlett Lady sat atop the order of entry for the Queensland Derby, and was favourite for the race, however Rogerson and…

Scarlett Lady in Derby Frame

Scarlett Lady in Derby Frame

Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady remains in the frame for Saturday’s Group One Queensland Derby. Trainer Graham Rogerson ordered a blood count be taken form the filly, in a sign that he may be assessing her fitness ahead of Saturday’s Derby. “I had the blood count done on her and I’ll get the result of…

Oaks Winner Scarlett Lady Sends Early Spring Warning

Oaks Winner Scarlett Lady Sends Early Spring Warning

Star Kiwi sensation Scarlett Lady sent an early warning to any of her potential Melbourne Spring Carnival rivals with an ultra dominant display in Eagle Farm’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks on Saturday. A diminutive but top-class three-year-old filly from the stables of Graeme and Debbie Rogerson in New Zealand, Scarlett Lady followed in the footsteps…