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Caulfield Cup 2017 Aim for Abbey Marie

Caulfield Cup 2017 Aim for Abbey Marie

Despite failing in her two latest Group 1 targets over the autumn, Abbey Marie will be given the chance to return to elite level form with trainer Michael Kent aiming the mare at the 2017 Caulfield Cup in Melbourne this spring. The well-bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice kicked off her career with three straight wins…

2017 Caulfield Guineas Aim for Qiji Phoenix with Waller

2017 Caulfield Guineas Aim for Qiji Phoenix with Waller

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2017 is the major spring aim for former Kiwi galloper Qiji Phoenix who is set to join the Sydney stables of champion horseman Chris Waller. Connections of the former Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs-trained Not A Single Doubt colt confirmed to the New Zealand Racing Desk over the weekend that the…

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

Chris Waller’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes winning filly Foxplay is back in work and tracking well towards a spring return where the Epsom Handicap 2017 will see her back in Group 1 company. A winner of five of her 13 career starts to date, the rising four-year-old daughter of Foxwedge lived up to her…

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

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…

2017 Toorak Handicap Target for Savile Row

2017 Toorak Handicap Target for Savile Row

The Toorak Handicap 2017 could be on the cards for the Michael Moroney-trained Savile Row, the Kiwi import set to join his new Victorian stable this week. Moroney is keen to welcome the rising Makfi four-year-old into his care on Wednesday, looking to kick the stallion’s campaign off in the $200,000 Group 2 Bobbie Lewis…

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

Appleby’s Frontiersman on 2017 Melbourne Cup Hunt

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin galloper Frontiersman is on the hunt for a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring racing next-up at Newmarket in the UK this week. The iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington on Tuesday November 7 could be on the cards for the Dubawi stallion…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Option for Lone Eagle

The spring’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 could be on the cards for Mick Price’s progressive young sprinter Lone Eagle who is out in the paddock enjoying a short break. The rising three-year-old is a well-bred Zoffany colt, purchased as a yearling from the 2016 Magic Millions Sale for $300,000. During his juvenile campaign Lone Eagle…

2017 Caulfield Cup Over Winx Clash for Hartnell

2017 Caulfield Cup Over Winx Clash for Hartnell

Team Godolphin are considering a Caulfield Cup 2017 bid with their $4 million earner Hartnell over any more defeats at the hand of Hall of Famer Winx this coming spring. Now prepared by the stable’s new head trainer James Cummings, European import Hartnell has had seven runs against Chris Waller’s record breaking mare Winx for…

Royal Symphony On Song for 2017 Caulfield Guineas

Royal Symphony On Song for 2017 Caulfield Guineas

Another emphatic win by Tony McEvoy’s undefeated colt Royal Symphony has the up-and-comer on track for the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2017 this spring. The Domesday two-year-old made it three wins from as many starts, stealing the show at Flemington on Finals Day over the weekend with a runaway effort in the $120,000 Listed Taj Rossi…