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2015 Thousand Guineas Betting Update

2015 Thousand Guineas Betting Update

The money is steady for the Peter Moody-trained favourite in this afternoon’s markets on the Thousand Guineas 2015 with Pasadena Girl well supported to become a dual Group 1 winner over the mile. One of 11 three-year-old fillies making up the field for this spring’s $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m), set to run…

Take Pride Wins 2015 Champagne Stakes – Results

Take Pride Wins 2015 Champagne Stakes – Results

Seymour trainer Murray Johnson was over the moon at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday night after his progressive filly Take Pride scored in the meeting’s feature winning the Champagne Stakes 2051 against her own kind. The $150,000 Group 3 Gallagher Bassett / TBV Champagne Stakes (1200m) run under the lights at Moonee Valley as Race…

2015 Talindert Stakes Betting Tips

2015 Talindert Stakes Betting Tips

Racing at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday kicks off with the two-year-olds facing off in the Talindert Stakes 2015, betting tips for the juvenile’s sprint showdown found below. There are a dozen youngsters in the field for this year’s opening Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day event, the $120,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) to kick things off…

2015 Talindert Stakes Odds: Vicious & Jameka Co-Favourites

2015 Talindert Stakes Odds: Vicious & Jameka Co-Favourites

Two juveniles are currently installed as the co-favourites to win the first race at Flemington on Saturday with Blue Diamond hope Jameka and the unraced Vicious batting for Talindert Stakes 2015 favouritism. A dozen two-year-olds face off in Flemington Race 1 at 12:55pm (AEDT) on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day, the $120,000 Listed Talindert Stakes…

Ragazzo Del Corsa Leads 2015 Talindert Stakes Field

Ragazzo Del Corsa Leads 2015 Talindert Stakes Field

Danny O’Brien’s recent Flemington winner Ragazzo Del Corsa returns to Victoria’s premier track for Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day on Saturday leading out a field of fellow two-year-olds in the Talindert Stakes 2015. Kicking off the bumper nine-race card for the latest Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival meeting, this year’s $120,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) features…

Berisha on 2015 Australian Guineas Trial at Moonee Valley

Berisha on 2015 Australian Guineas Trial at Moonee Valley

Three-year-old gelding Berisha will be running for much more than the first place prize of $30,000 in Friday night’s Benchmark 70 race at Moonee Valley. If he can win the 1600 metre race, trainer Murray Johnson will look towards taking Berisha to the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 7. Berisha is…

2015 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Field: Fontiton in Barrier 5

2015 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Field: Fontiton in Barrier 5

Early Blue Diamond favourite Fontiton has come up trumps with a nice barrier five draw for the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2015 at Sandown-Hillside this Monday on Australia Day. A $4.80 chance at in their futures Blue Diamond Stakes odds for the $1 million Group 1 at Caulfield on February 28, Robert Smerdon’s Turffontein filly…

Fontiton Leads Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2015 Nominations

Fontiton Leads Blue Diamond Fillies Preview 2015 Nominations

Robert Smerdon’s early Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Fontiton is the headline nominee for the 2015 Blue Diamond Fillies Preview at Sandown this Australia Day, Monday January 26. The smart black daughter of Turffontein caught the eye on debut when destroying her rivals by six lengths to win the Inglis 2YO Banner over 1000m at Moonee…

Johnson Enjoys Fairytale Return To Australian Racing

Johnson Enjoys Fairytale Return To Australian Racing

Veteran trainer Murray Johnson has enjoyed a fairytale return to Australian racing with his first runner Correggio victorious in the Happy 60th Birthday Tom Bishop (1309m) at Seymour yesterday. Johnson spent the better part of three decades operating as a trainer in the United States but returned home to work with brother Tim at Ealing…