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Escado Wins 2013 South Australian Derby for Matt Laurie

Escado Wins 2013 South Australian Derby for Matt Laurie

Emerging galloper Escado delivered young Mornington trainer Matt Laurie his first Group 1 win with a strong staying performance in the $500,000 2013 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphetville today. The Casino Prince gelding had been slightly below his best this campaign after showing promise during the spring but he peaked at the right time in…

2013 Queen Of The South Stakes Field Dominated by Victorians

2013 Queen Of The South Stakes Field Dominated by Victorians

It may be a Group 2 race in South Australia but there is a distinct Victorian presence about the 2013 Queen Of the South Stakes (1600m). Due to jump as race 7 on the Morphetville program this Saturday, the 12-horse field contains 10 Victorian-trained runners. Heading the field is Pat Hyland’s in-form mare Bonaria who…

Hayes Double 2013 Australasian Oaks Assault

Hayes Double 2013 Australasian Oaks Assault

Experienced Victorian trainer David Hayes will head to Morphetville on Saturday with a two-pronged attack in the Group 1 2013 Australasian Oaks (2000m). Also known as the 2013 Schweppes Oaks, Hayes has accepted with two strong chances, last-start winner Global Balance and Alzora who has two black-type wins to her name. Global Balance is the…

2013 Australasian Oaks Field Announced

2013 Australasian Oaks Field Announced

A full 16-horse field plus one emergency has been announced to contest the Group 1 2013 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphetville on Saturday. Otherwise known as the Schweppes Oaks, heading the group of three-year-old staying fillies in the $400,000 race is in-form galloper Global Balance from the stable of experienced Victorian trainer David Hayes. A winner…

Caulfield Start for Castlzeberg Ahead of 2013 South Australian Derby

Caulfield Start for Castlzeberg Ahead of 2013 South Australian Derby

Former Kiwi galloper Castlzeberg can announce himself as genuine contender for next month’s Group 1 2013 South Australian Derby (2500m) with a strong performance on Australian debut at Caulfield on Saturday. The OTI-owned stayer will contest the Echucamoama.com Handicap (1800m) which will be his first start since running third in the New Zealand Derby on March 2….

South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field has been released for the Group 3 2013 South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) which will take place as the feature race at Morphetville on Saturday. Restricted to two-year-olds, the eight-horse field contains two last-start winners, Excites Zelady from the stable of Chris Bieg and Tony McEvoy’s in-form gelding The Voice. After…

Facile Tigre 2013 Goodwood Bound

Facile Tigre 2013 Goodwood Bound

Queensland gelding Facile Tigre will travel to Adelaide to chase Group 1 success next month in the 2013 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphetville. The six-year-old hasn’t been seen on race day since flashing home for second behind Mrs Onassis in the Oakleigh Plate in February. Facile Tigre won a 1000m trial at Werribee on Monday, leaving…

Strong 2013 Auraria Stakes Field Named

Strong 2013 Auraria Stakes Field Named

While most of the focus this Saturday will be on Randwick with Black Caviar, Morphetville also hosts a strong card and one of the highlights is the Group 3 2013 Auraria Stakes (1800m). Otherwise known as the 2013 Schweppervescence Stakes, the $115,000 event is restricted to three-year-old fillies and has attracted a full field of 16…

Zamorar Has Group 1 2013 Goodwood Glory in Sights

Zamorar Has Group 1 2013 Goodwood Glory in Sights

Victorian sprinter Zamorar will be given his chance to chase top grade success this autumn in the Group 1 2013 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphetville on May 11. The consistent four-year-old will go into the Goodwood second-up, kicking off his autumn campaign in the Group 3 2013 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphethville on Saturday. Zamorar…

Bring A Ring Included in 2013 Breeders’ Stakes Field – Morphetville Races

Bring A Ring Included in 2013 Breeders’ Stakes Field – Morphetville Races

While all eyes will be on Rosehill this Saturday for the Golden Slipper day action, there is still some exciting racing in other parts of the country including at Morphetville which plays host to the Group 3 2013 Breeders’ Stakes (1200m). Attracting plenty of hype and likely to start among the favourites is Tony McEvoy’s…