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2015 Wyong Cup Bid for Canny Ballad

2015 Wyong Cup Bid for Canny Ballad

Randwick-based trainer John Thompson will saddle-up Canny Ballad at Rosehill Gardens this weekend for the galloper’s first run under his care with an eye on a Wyong Cup 2015 start in September. A winner of five of his 26 starts to date, Canny Ballad lines-up for Thompson for the first time on Saturday with a…

Bennetta Out to Break Drought in Wet Toy Show Quality

Bennetta Out to Break Drought in Wet Toy Show Quality

The big wet may have hit Sydney leading to a likely Heavy-rated Randwick track for Saturday’s Warwick Stakes meeting but Grahame Begg’s classy mare Bennetta is out to break her own drought not having won since February last year. The now five-year-old daughter of General Nediym was last seen in the winner’s stall 19 months…

Show County Quality 2014 Betting Tips

Show County Quality 2014 Betting Tips

The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival lead-up races are in full swing at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday including some top class sprinters facing off in the 2014 Show County Quality. There are 11 in the field for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m), the handicap clash running as Race 5 on the Warwick…

Terravista Heads 2014 Show County Quality Odds

Terravista Heads 2014 Show County Quality Odds

Joe Pride has another good line-up of runners on Warwick Stakes Day this weekend including the clear favourite to win the Show County Quality 2014 – Terravista. First-up for the new season, Captain Rio five-year-old Terravista is one of 11 hopefuls making up the field for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m)…

Oakfield Commands to Enjoy Wet Show County Quality 2014

Oakfield Commands to Enjoy Wet Show County Quality 2014

Gerald Ryan’s veteran sprinter Oakfield Commands is one of the known mudlarks set to appreciate a likely bog track and Royal Randwick this weekend for his run in the 2014 Show County Quality. Drawing 19 nominations, this year’s edition of the $125,000 Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) is one of five black-type features on…

Waller Boasts Numbers in 2014 Show County Quality Nominations

Waller Boasts Numbers in 2014 Show County Quality Nominations

Chris Waller boasts big numbers in two of the Randwick features this weekend including nine of the 19 early entries for the Show County Quality 2014. He has dually nominated for a swarm of his spring stars on the Sydney race card this Saturday, all but one of his nominees for the $125,000 Group 3…

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Hope Rubick Falls Ill

2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes Hope Rubick Falls Ill

Early spring plans for Gerald Ryan’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2014 bound colt Rubick have been interrupted after the stable star contracted a virus. Speaking to the media on Saturday after his smart sprinter Oakfield Commands won the $85,000 TAB Rewards Handicap (1200m) in Sydney, Ryan confirmed his Encosta De Lago three-year-old Rubick would miss the…

2014 Civic Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Civic Stakes Betting Tips

The feature race in Sydney this weekend runs at Rosehill Racecourse with the Civic Stakes 2014 taking centre stage. There are 11 hopefuls in the mix for this year’s $100,000 Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) running as Sydney Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST). Of those lining up in the handicap feature the firming favourite is the…

Team Cummings Hit The Peak in Civic Stakes 2014

Team Cummings Hit The Peak in Civic Stakes 2014

Maestro horseman Bart Cummings is hoping Saturday’s 2014 Civic Stakes will see the career resurgence of former boom Singapore sprinter The Peak. Cummings, 86, has been training in partnership with his grandson James for just over 12 months enjoying 42 wins for over $2.3 million in prize money. “We’ve have a good first season,” Cummings…

Ryan Pleased with Pair Ahead of 2014 Civic Stakes

Ryan Pleased with Pair Ahead of 2014 Civic Stakes

Trainer Gerald Ryan is confident of success in this weekend’s Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens, saddling two chances in Oakfield Commands and outsider Capital Commander who have each drawn favourable barriers. Beginning his racing career under the guidance of trainer Darren Smith, Oakfield Commands secured and impressive victory in the Winter Dash (1200m)…