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Winx Cox Plate Clash over Caulfield Cup for Gingernuts

Winx Cox Plate Clash over Caulfield Cup for Gingernuts

After having his lead-up plans thrown into disarray with the abandonment of last Saturday’s Livamol Classic, Kiwi stayer Gingernuts could come up against Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate. This spring Matamata-based trainers Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards had been targeting the Group 1 $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) Saturday week with their gun Iffraaj…

2017 Caulfield Cup No. 1 Priority for Gingernuts

2017 Caulfield Cup No. 1 Priority for Gingernuts

Connections of gun Kiwi stayer Gingernuts admit they do have the Melbourne Cup in the back of their minds for the galloper this spring down under but that the Caulfield Cup 2017 is the main priority. Prepared at Matamata by Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards, Iffraaj gelding Gingernuts races this weekend back home for the…

2017 Caulfield Cup Dream Alive for Sofia Rosa

2017 Caulfield Cup Dream Alive for Sofia Rosa

Kiwi horseman Stephen Marsh has high spring ambitions for his former Oaks winner Sofia Rosa, who he has entered for the Caulfield Cup 2017. The daughter of Makfi hasn’t won a race since her Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) success as a three-year-old in Sydney back in April of 2016. The now five-year-old had a…

New Zealand Group 1 Ride for Sydney’s Clipperton

New Zealand Group 1 Ride for Sydney’s Clipperton

Sydney jockey Sam Clipperton gets the chance to add a New Zealand Group 1 win to his record this summer after snaring a ride in the 2015 Telegraph Handicap at Trentham Racecourse next weekend. New Zealand’s premier sprint, the Telegraph Handicap is worth NZ$250,000 in prize money and is run over 1200m every January. Its…

Australian Guineas 2014 Shot for Cauthen

Australian Guineas 2014 Shot for Cauthen

Andrew Campbell’s New Zealand galloper Cauthen is back and work and gearing up for a return trip to Melbourne where they could aim for the 2014 Australian Guineas in March. The Darci Brahma colt has had just the four runs to date, three of which have been down under. After a massive eight and a…

Xanadu Chases Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2013 Glory

Xanadu Chases Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2013 Glory

A trip across the Tasman to chase a Group 1 win during the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is on the cards for the Ken Kelso-trained New Zealand mare Xanadu. The four-year-old Elusive Quality mare has been racing consistently in the Group 1 races confirming to Kelso she’s worthy of a shot at the big…

Auckland Cup Winner Shez Sinsational Targets Melbourne Cup 2012

Auckland Cup Winner Shez Sinsational Targets Melbourne Cup 2012

Trainer of Wednesday night’s impressive Auckland Cup winner Shez Sinsational Allan Sharrock has an ambitious aim to take the smart mare across the Tasman to Victoria this coming spring to target the iconic 2012 Melbourne Cup. Ekraar four-year-old Shez Sinsational posted career win number eight at her 20th start in the always-popular NZ$500,000 Group 1…

Guiseppina Wins 2012 Telegraph Handicap Ahead Of Atomic Force

Guiseppina Wins 2012 Telegraph Handicap Ahead Of Atomic Force

Atomic Force has suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap at Trentham Racecourse in New Zealand last Saturday. The six-year-old gelding was run down by Guiseppina in the final stages of the race and beaten by a long neck. Atomic Force was top weight in the 2012 Telegraph Handicap and was carrying…