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Lees Shoots for Ortensia Stakes 2013 Trifecta

Lees Shoots for Ortensia Stakes 2013 Trifecta

In-form Broadmeadow trainer Kris Lees may be eyeing his third consecutive quinella at a major weekend meet at Brisbane on Saturday but he will also have one eye on Scone where he will vie for the 2013 Ortensia Stakes trifecta with three stablemates running in the classic.

Kris Lees will saddle up three 2013 Ortensia Stakes hopes including Emotional Circus ...

Ortensia Heads Betting in Her Own Scone Carnival Race

Ortensia Heads Betting in Her Own Scone Carnival Race

Globetrotting mare Ortensia has opened equal favourite to win the race named in her honour during the Scone Cup Carnival this weekend, the now locally trained star out to win the 2013 Ortensia Stakes which could be her swansong assignment before retirement.

Ortensia is co-favourite for the race named in her honour at Scone on Saturday. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The ...

Carmody Singles 2013 Doncaster Hope’s Return

Carmody Singles 2013 Doncaster Hope’s Return

This Saturday the Craig Carmody-trained Single will return to racing having recovered for an injury which ruled them out of the spring, the consistent galloper kicking off a campaign that could go all the way to the Doncaster Mile 2013 on April 20.

2013 Doncaster Mile nominee Single resumes racing at Rosehill on Saturday

The lightly-raced High Chaparral five-year-old ...

Takeover Target Stakes Winner after Third Straight

Takeover Target Stakes Winner after Third Straight

Darren Smith’s Takeover Target Stakes winner from last Thursday Testarhythm will vie for a hat-trick of consecutive wins on Saturday when they back up in a benchmark 95 handicap at Rosehill Gardens.

The Testa Rossa five-year-old broke a one and a half year winning drought at Canterbury back on December 29 with a tight win in a benchmark ...

Youthful Jack Wins 2012 Thetote.com.au Stakes

Youthful Jack Wins 2012 Thetote.com.au Stakes

Well-tried six-year-old Youthful Jack made a successful Tasmanian race debut at Launceston on Wednesday night winning their first race for new trainer Adam Trinder in Thetote.com.au Stakes 2012.

Spreyton-based Trinder is the fourth trainer to prepare the Youthful Legs gelding over their 44-start career to date, and he enjoyed success straight away after Youthful Jack saluted as favourite in ...

Youthful Jack Tops Tonight’s Launceston Race Odds

Youthful Jack Tops Tonight’s Launceston Race Odds

Tonight Tasmania’s Launceston Racecourse will come to life for a special twilight meeting headlined by the 2012 thetote.com.au Stakes where Adam Trinder’s smart six-year-old Youthful Jack is set to jump the favourite.

Scheduled as Race 6 at 8:48pm (TAS time), the $90,000 Listed thetote.com.au Stakes (1200m) field features 14 sprinters.

The favourite is in barrier seven, Youthful Jack coming ...

Tasmania Newmarket Handicap 2011 Odds & Betting

Tasmania Newmarket Handicap 2011 Odds & Betting

Tonight the latest black-type race to take place in Tassie will run at Launceston Racecourse with the 2011 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap headlining a quality nine-event twilight program.

With the emergencies officially withdrawn, the $90,000 112th Country Club Tasmania Newmarket Handicap (1200m) field features 14 sprinters that will face off in Launceston Race 7 at 9:25pm (local time).

Two horses ...

Tasmania Newmarket Handicap 2011 Field & Barrier Draw

Tasmania Newmarket Handicap 2011 Field & Barrier Draw

Leading up to the 2012 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival in January and February of next year, the Apple Isle have a host of black-type features running over the coming months starting with the 2011 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap this Wednesday, November 23 at Launceston.

Running as race seven of nine on the evening race program, the $90,000 Listed 112th...

Rain Plays Havoc With NSW Race Meetings

Rain Plays Havoc With NSW Race Meetings

With heavy rain falling over most of New South Wales there are a number of race clubs whose weekend meetings may be in jeopardy.

Saturday’s eight race card at Newcastle is in the most danger of being cancelled or postponed after the track was downgraded to a Heavy 10, thanks to a deluge of rain.

“We have received 92mm of ...

Rising Nine is Fine For Motspur

Rising Nine is Fine For Motspur

Kris Lees remains confident that his rising nine year old Motspur still has enough in the tank to challenge his younger rivals in Saturday’s At Sea Handicap at Warwick Farm.

Lees said that he thought this past season was Motspur’s best since he made his debut as a two year old way back in the 2004/5 season.

“I think ...