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Buffering Attempts Second Winterbottom Stakes Win

Buffering Attempts Second Winterbottom Stakes Win

Brisbane horseman Robert Heathcote has confirmed plans to take Buffering back to Perth in a fortnight to attempt his second success in the 2015 Winterbottom Stakes following his Darley Classic fourth over the weekend. Five-time winning Mossman eight-year-old, Buffering took on a gun field in Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) down the Flemington straight…

Retirement Round Up – Big Exodus of Stars

Retirement Round Up – Big Exodus of Stars

Over the past couple of weeks, a large number of gallopers have had the curtains pulled down on their racing careers. Some will begin careers at stud, some will become showjumpers, while others are destined for a life of leisure in the paddock. Miss the news of some of these retirements? Then keep reading for a run…

Lees Shoots for Ortensia Stakes 2013 Trifecta

Lees Shoots for Ortensia Stakes 2013 Trifecta

In-form Broadmeadow trainer Kris Lees may be eyeing his third consecutive quinella at a major weekend meet at Brisbane on Saturday but he will also have one eye on Scone where he will vie for the 2013 Ortensia Stakes trifecta with three stablemates running in the classic. Following his success Queensland Oaks hopes Express Power…

Ortensia Heads Betting in Her Own Scone Carnival Race

Ortensia Heads Betting in Her Own Scone Carnival Race

Globetrotting mare Ortensia has opened equal favourite to win the race named in her honour during the Scone Cup Carnival this weekend, the now locally trained star out to win the 2013 Ortensia Stakes which could be her swansong assignment before retirement. The last of five stakes races on the Scone program on Saturday, the…

Scone Then Brisbane for Ortensia’s Swansong Campaign

Scone Then Brisbane for Ortensia’s Swansong Campaign

Strong indications from Scone trainer Paul Messara suggest his globetrotting mare Ortensia will not race on after the winter with a Listed race at home named in her honor on the cards ahead of a possible 2013 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival campaign to see out her career on the turf. A 13-time winner including dual…

Robert Sangster Stakes 2013 Field Released

Robert Sangster Stakes 2013 Field Released

Acceptances for this Saturday’s Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival majors have been released including the 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes field for fillies and mares which is one of the meeting’s two Group 1 features. Due to run as Morphettville Race 5 at 2:35pm, this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) has drawn a final…

Snitzerland Set for Sportingbet Classic 2013

Snitzerland Set for Sportingbet Classic 2013

This Saturday it’s Adelaide’s turn to host a major Group 1 autumn sprint with the 2013 Sportingbet Classic, also registered as the Robert Sangster Stakes, lighting up Morphettville Racecourse and one of the headliners in the mix is Gerald Ryan’s talented young filly Snitzerland. Last week a total of 27 sprinters were nominated for the…

No Black Caviar in Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations 2013

No Black Caviar in Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations 2013

The world’s best mare and defending champ Black Caviar is the most notable omission from the 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations, early entries for the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival classic run on April 27 taken this week. Twelve months ago Peter Moody’s undefeated turf queen, who last weekend took her record to an incredible 25…

Ortensia to Miss The Galaxy 2013 – TJ Smith Next Start

Ortensia to Miss The Galaxy 2013 – TJ Smith Next Start

Multiple Group 1 winner Ortensia will bypass this weekend’s Group 1 2013 Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill and will instead take on Black Caviar in the Group 1 2013 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 13. The seven-year-old starred in a gruelling overseas campaign last year to win Group 1 races in Dubai and…

The Galaxy Weights 2013 Released – Hay List Cops 59.5kg

The Galaxy Weights 2013 Released – Hay List Cops 59.5kg

This Saturday’s 2013 The Galaxy is looking an unlikely next-up target for John McNair’s great galloper Hay List after they were allocated the 59.5kg top-weight for the Rosehill Gardens showdown. Of the 25 nominees for this year’s edition of the $350,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), triple Group 1 winning Statue Of Liberty seven-year-old Hay…