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Miss Promiscuity Tops 2016 Cockram Stakes Nominations

Miss Promiscuity Tops 2016 Cockram Stakes Nominations

The Lindsay Park-trained Miss Promiscuity is the highest-rated of the Cockram Stakes 2016 nominations taken for the Caulfield Racecourse sprint this weekend. On Monday Racing Victoria took a bumper 25 entries for the $150,000 Group 3 W.W. Cockram Stakes (1200m), the mares’ only event one of the key support acts on the Memsie Stakes Day…

2016 Frances Tressady Stakes Nominations Feature Nautical

2016 Frances Tressady Stakes Nominations Feature Nautical

The Nikki Burke-trained Group 3 winner in Tasmania last time out Nautical is one of the key nominees for the Frances Tressady Stakes 2016 at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. A total of 18 fillies and mares were entered on Monday for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m). Just two last start winners…

Lankan Rupee Faces Eight Rivals in 2014 McEwen Stakes Field

Lankan Rupee Faces Eight Rivals in 2014 McEwen Stakes Field

The world’s current highest rated sprinter Lankan Rupee will face off against eight brave rivals on Saturday at Moonee Valley when the triple Group 1 champion resumes racing in the McEwen Stakes 2014. This year’s $200,000 Group 2 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) runs as one of two Group features in Melbourne on the weekend and…

Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Unpretentious Ready for Lankan Rupee Rematch

Cranbourne’s Nikki Burke is confident she’s got her Group 1 performing sprinter Unpretentious in career best condition ahead of a first-up rematch with the hugely talented Lankan Rupee in Saturday’s McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Stratum gelding Unpretentious, whose career has been hampered by injury setbacks aplenty, first encountered Mick Price’s superstar when ninth behind…

Shellscrape Scratched from 2013 The Goodwood – Market Update

Shellscrape Scratched from 2013 The Goodwood – Market Update

In a blow for Cranbourne-based trainer Nikki Burke her recent stable acquisition Shellscrape has been withdrawn from Saturday’s The Goodwood 2013 field and markets due to a foot abscess. Previously prepared in Sydney by Chris Waller where the Dane Shadow stallion’s biggest win came in the 2010 The Galaxy, the now six-year-old galloper was bought…

Shellscrape Among 2013 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

Shellscrape Among 2013 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

After a failed career at stud former Group 1 winner Shellscrape returns to the track this weekend having been nominated for the DC McKay Stakes 2013 at Adelaide’s Robert Sangster Stakes Day at Morphettville. Winner of the 2010 The Galaxy the now six-year-old Dane Shadow stallion was retired in May of 2011 but their progeny…

Unpretentious Unlikely for The Goodwood 2013

Unpretentious Unlikely for The Goodwood 2013

Time is running out for Cranbourne trainer Nikki Burke to get her stable star Unpretentious back to full fitness for a shot at the 2013 The Goodwood in Adelaide next month after the injury-prone galloper suffered another setback earlier this autumn. The four-year-old Stratum gelding has won three of their 10 starts to date displaying…

Unpretentious Out of Lightning Stakes 2013 & Autumn Carnival

Unpretentious Out of Lightning Stakes 2013 & Autumn Carnival

Nikki Burke’s progressive Cranbourne galloper Unpretentious has suffered a serious career setback having been ruled out of the autumn racing season including what was to be their first-up run, the 2013 Lightning Stakes, due to a throat infection. The field for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1200m), run at Flemington Racecourse…

Unpretentious Could Have 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Tilt

Unpretentious Could Have 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Tilt

Lightly-raced sprinter Unpretentious could contest the Group 1 2013 Black Caviar Lightning (1200m) on the way to his ultimate autumn goal of the 2013 Newmarket Handicap. Trainer Nikki Burke has always had the Newmarket on March 9 pencilled in as the major target but is looking to give the four-year-old a lead-up race a few…

Gauci Hurt In Mornington Race Fall

Gauci Hurt In Mornington Race Fall

Jockey Darren Gauci is in hospital this morning after a nasty fall at Mornington yesterday. Gauci was aboard the Nikki Burke trained Gothic Armageddon, who veered sharply as the horses approached the winning post for the first time in the 2444m event. The horse then crashed through the plastic running rail, dislodging Gauci in the…