News About Melito

Top Sprinters In 2015 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

Top Sprinters In 2015 TJ Smith Stakes First Acceptances

The 2015 T.J. Smith Stakes first acceptances have been released and the majority of the best sprinters in Australia all remain on track to contest the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on the opening day of The Championships. Lankan Rupee stamped himself as the highest-rated sprinter in the world with an explosive victory in…

Angel Of Mercy Debuts for New Owner in Tiara

Angel Of Mercy Debuts for New Owner in Tiara

Gerald Ryan is keen for Angel Of Mercy to make her debut for new Japanese connections when the five-year-old steps out in the 2014 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Hussonet mare went under the hammer at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale earlier this month and was picked up by Katsumi Yoshida…

Sires’ Not Slipper for 2013 Canonbury Stakes Runner

Sires’ Not Slipper for 2013 Canonbury Stakes Runner

Gerald Ryan is looking forward to the race debut of his nicely-bred colt Galeforce Ten in the $100,000 Listed Canonbury Stakes (1100m) this weekend but believes they won’t be ready in time for a bid at the Golden Slipper Stakes 2013. The son of Redoute’s Choice out of Marauding mare Cloister was a costly $750,000…

Charlie Boy Leads Ryan’s 2013 Golden Slipper Charge

Charlie Boy Leads Ryan’s 2013 Golden Slipper Charge

An undefeated colt called Charlie Boy leads a quartet of youngsters targeting the Golden Slipper 2013 in April under the preparation of Sydney horseman Gerald Ryan. The Myboycharlie two-year-old was one of four two-year-olds paid up for at second acceptance stage for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) this week, and Ryan…

Brown Seeks Back-to-Back Winter Stakes Wins With Beaded

Brown Seeks Back-to-Back Winter Stakes Wins With Beaded

Champion, former Melbourne Cup-winning hoop Corey Brown will this Saturday vie for successive wins in the season’s final Group 1 race as he prepares to take the mount on Tattersall’s Tiara favourite Beaded. Formerly known as the Winter Stakes, the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) brings elite level racing to a close for the…

Ironstein Prepares to Outsmart Tatersall’s Cup Rivals

Ironstein Prepares to Outsmart Tatersall’s Cup Rivals

Rosehill-based trainer Gerald Ryan, fresh off a stakes win at Ipswich, is preparing for more black-type glory in Queensland this weekend with his in-form stayer Ironstein seeking their second Cup win in three starts. Twelve months ago Ryan enjoyed success in the season’s final Group 1 feature with his star Redoute’s Choice mare Melito saluting…

Melito’s Career Draws To A Close

Melito’s Career Draws To A Close

The impressive racing career of Melito has come to an end with connections making the decision after she pulled up awkwardly after the BTC Cup. Trainer Gerald Ryan said he had concerns even before the run as the mare didn’t quite seem at her best going into the race. “I was a bit worried about…

13 and Counting for Undefeated Queen Black Caviar

13 and Counting for Undefeated Queen Black Caviar

She came, she conquered and she’s not stopping yet. Last Saturday Peter Moody’s super mare and super freak Black Caviar scored her 13th career-opening victory, easily defeating another crack field of sprinters in the BTC Cup at Doomben. Surpassing her own record of successive wins, four-year-old Black Caviar lined up the raging favourite in her…

Black Caviar to be Served from Barrier Four of Eight

Black Caviar to be Served from Barrier Four of Eight

Champion mare and the major drawcard for this Saturday’s Racefest at Doomben, Black Caviar has come up trumps with the ideal barrier four draw in the BTC Cup. Peter Moody’s world-class sprint star, Black Caviar now looks undefeatable in her attempt at a 13th successive race win this weekend. Before acceptances or gates for the…

Fat Vs Force for Victory

Fat Vs Force for Victory

Reigning BTC Cup champion Albert The Fat is set to kick off his Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign in the Victory Stakes on Saturday facing a diminutive but classy field of sprinters lead by Group 1 winner Atomic Force. Last May Magic Albert gelding Albert The Fat ran third in the Victory Stakes first-up before he…