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Winx Makes Trip to Races Prior to Warwick Stakes Day

Winx Makes Trip to Races Prior to Warwick Stakes Day

Equine superstar Winx is ready for her competitive return in Saturday’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick after visiting Rosehill Gardens on The Rosebud Day over the weekend. Trainer Chris Waller believes that all of his horses, Winx included, relish a regular routine and he revealed that he took the multiple Group 1 champion…

Heatherly On Track For Carlyon Stakes Defence

Heatherly On Track For Carlyon Stakes Defence

Co-trainer Simon Zahra is confident that Heatherly will prove extremely tough to beat when she makes her competitive return in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on August 26th. Winner of the Carlyon Stakes at her first point of call ahead of a glittering Spring Carnival campaign in 2016, Heatherly has been the stable…

141 Nominations Taken for 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate

141 Nominations Taken for 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate

A total of 141 nominations have been taken for the 2017 Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m); the country’s premiere weight-for-age race at The Valley on October 28th. Equine superstar Winx completed an impressive barrier trial at Royal Randwick this morning and has been will seek to equal the efforts of the legendary Kingston Town…

Memsie Stakes First-Up for Happy Clapper

Memsie Stakes First-Up for Happy Clapper

Trainer Pat Webster has revealed that stable star Happy Clapper is likely to begin his Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2nd. Happy Clapper has been a strong and consistent performer for the Randwick trainer through recent seasons and was unlucky not to break through for a…

Houtzen Tracking Well Towards Spring Carnival Campaign

Houtzen Tracking Well Towards Spring Carnival Campaign

Jockey Jeff Lloyd is excited by the prospect of partnering rising three-year-old Houtzen, who is on track for a competitive return in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29th. Houtzen stormed onto the racing scene during her two-year-old campaign, but was sent to the paddock after failing to handle the…

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli has confirmed that leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams will ride champion filly She Will Reign when she resumes in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29th. Partnered by Ben Melham in four of her five career starts so far, She Will Reign returned the paddock after mustering…

Bowman Calculates Future Cox Plate Contender

Bowman Calculates Future Cox Plate Contender

The world’s highest-ranked hoop Hugh Bowman gave Chris Waller’s Canterbury maiden winner on Wednesday a big wrap suggesting Calculated could be bound for future Cox Plate glory. Bowman has won the past two editions of Australasia’s weight-for-age championship aboard champion mare Winx. This season he’ll be back on the Hall of Famer as Winx looks…

Flamberge First-Up in 2017 Sir John Monash Stakes

Flamberge First-Up in 2017 Sir John Monash Stakes

Star Victorian horseman Darren Weir has identified Saturday week’s Sir John Monash Stakes 2017 as the likely first-up target for his rising eight-year-old Flamberge. Three-time Group 1 winner Flamberge hasn’t raced since his close eighth when just over three lengths beaten home by the winner Silent Sedition at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 William…

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…

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

2017 Moir Stakes First-Up for She Will Reign

Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is set to kick off her spring campaign with a Melbourne run in the Moir Stakes 2017 before heading to Sydney for the inaugural edition of the $10 million The Everest. Gary Portelli’s daughter of Manhattan Rain is one of the confirmed runners in the 12-starter field for The…