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Silent Achiever Upsets Favourites to Win 2014 Ranvet Stakes

Silent Achiever Upsets Favourites to Win 2014 Ranvet Stakes

Talented New Zealand-based mare Silent Achiever has produced an incredible final-straight sprint to win the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; Melbourne Cup/Australian Cup champion Fiorente unable to match the late pace of his competitors in a largely disappointing display. Having jumped from the gates well, Silent Achiever found key position…

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…

2012 Australian Guineas-Bound Sangster Resumes in NZ

2012 Australian Guineas-Bound Sangster Resumes in NZ

Last year’s Victoria Derby winner Sangster will resume racing with a tough first-up assignment at home in New Zealand this Saturday before heading back to Oz to contest the Australian Guineas 2012 at Flemington during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Trent Busuttin’s Savabeel three-year-old is accepted for the NZ$200,000 Group 1 Waikato Draught Sprint (1400m)…

Telegraph Handicap 2012 Field, Odds & Preview

Telegraph Handicap 2012 Field, Odds & Preview

This Saturday the latest elite level race in New Zealand will run at Trentham Racecourse, the 2012 Telegraph Handicap field and betting of particular interest to Aussie punters as our own Atomic Force is the short-priced favourite to win. The Group 1 Telegraph Handicap (1200m), scheduled to run as Trentham Race 9 at 5:46pm (local…

Ortensia Leads Aussies in NZ Railway Stakes 2012 Nominations

Ortensia Leads Aussies in NZ Railway Stakes 2012 Nominations

Class Melbourne mare Ortensia will lead the Australian contingent in New Zealand’s 2012 Railway Stakes on New Year’s Day, the last-start Winterbottom Stakes winner one of three Aussies nominated for the feature sprint. Pulled out of retirement, a rejuvenated Ortensia gave new trainer Paul Messara back-to-back wins last month, her first up effort in a…

Essington Leads 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Odds

Essington Leads 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Odds

Darryl Hansen’s resuming Ascot Handicap winner Essington has opened the narrow favourite to return to the winner’s stall at Eagle Farm this Saturday and win the Keith Noud Quality Handicap 2011. The consistently performing Redoute’s Choice five-year-old who hails from Mackay will race first-up in the $100,000 Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap (1200m), Essington last…

No Hong Kong Sprint 2011 for Atomic Force

No Hong Kong Sprint 2011 for Atomic Force

The sole Australian-trained galloper sweating on an invitation to the 2011 Hong Kong International Races, Darren Smith’s Group 1 The Galaxy winner Atomic Force has missed out on a shot at international glory during next month’s prestigious meeting at Sha Tin. Owned by the Dean Watt-managed Dynamic Syndications, Danehill Dancer six-year-old Atomic Force failed to…

Hong Kong International Races 2011

Hong Kong International Races 2011

The racing action in Oz may be slowing down for the year, but in Hong Kong the best is yet to come with punters and racing fans around the world eagerly counting down the days until the 2011 Hong Kong International Races light up Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday December 11. Recognised globally as one…

2012 Railway Stakes for Ortensia Next Race?

2012 Railway Stakes for Ortensia Next Race?

Connections of Saturday’s highly-deserving Winterbottom Stakes winner Ortensia are weighing up the options of where to next with the class mare, the Railway Stakes 2012 at Ellersie Racecourse in New Zealand on New Year’s Day one of two possibilities. The now Paul Messara-trained daughter of Testa Rossa atoned for her stripped Group 1 The Galaxy…

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

Jimmy Choux Secures 2011 Cox Plate Betting Favouritism

In-form Kiwi sensation Jimmy Choux has confirmed their top spot in the Cox Plate 2011 odds after securing their second Group 1 win on the trot back home in New Zealand over the weekend. Thorn Park four-year-old Jimmy Choux backed up from their classy Windsor Park Plate success over the Hastings mile to beat home…