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Big Tree Scores Big Upset in 2015 Ken Russell Memorial Classic

Big Tree Scores Big Upset in 2015 Ken Russell Memorial Classic

Former Brisbane trainer, the now Gold Coast-based Peter Balzen celebrated his second feature win at his local track with promising two-year-old Big Tree scoring an upset win in the Ken Russell Memorial Classic 2015 on A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day. Markets for this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Moreton Hire Ken Russel Memorial Classic (1200m) were firmly…

Better Than Ready Heads 2012 Hampden Stakes Nominations

Better Than Ready Heads 2012 Hampden Stakes Nominations

Highly promising Brisbane colt Better Than Ready heads a 10-horse list of nominations for Saturday’s 2012 Hampden Stakes (1200m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse. Rated among the early favourites for June’s Group 1 2012 TJ Smith Plate, the Kelly Schweida-trained two-year-old burst on to the scene in late April with a dominant debut win in the…

Biggles Out for Gold Coast Guineas 2012 Upset

Biggles Out for Gold Coast Guineas 2012 Upset

Local Jet Spur gelding Biggles may be first-up and facing a tough field of fellow three-year-olds in Saturday’s 2012 Gold Coast Guineas but trainer Noel Doyle is confident the youngster has come on well since their last appearance and is ready to score an upset. Won last year by Gillian Heinrich’s local filly Military Rose,…

2012 Gold Coast Guineas Field, Barriers & Preview

2012 Gold Coast Guineas Field, Barriers & Preview

This Saturday the first of the early Queensland Winter Racing Carnival meetings will take place at the Gold Coast with one of the two Group features on the card being the Gold Coast Guineas 2012. Bringing the day to a close as Gold Coast Race 9 at 4:30pm the $125,000 Group 3 Roger Hawke Gold…

Punch On is 2012 Magic Millions Guineas winner

Punch On is 2012 Magic Millions Guineas winner

Gold Coast trainer Peter Balzen gave hope to all small yards when $9 chance Punch On won Saturday’s $1m 2012 Magic Millions Guineas (3YO, 1400m) at the Gold Coast. The local, who has just over a dozen horses in training,  came good when his filly trumped up her second win in as many starts in the…

2012 Magic Millons 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw – Safusa Sure Thing in Two

2012 Magic Millons 3YO Guineas Barrier Draw – Safusa Sure Thing in Two

David Pfieffer’s smart Elusive Quality gelding Safusa looks a good thing to take out the Wyong – Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO double after drawing to perfection in gate two for their assignment in the Magic Millions Guineas 2012 on Saturday. Safusa saluted for their third career win when putting an easy two lengths on…

Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Final Field & Odds

Magic Millions Guineas 2012 Final Field & Odds

The second richest race on the 2012 BMW Magic Millions Race Day program at the Gold Coast this Saturday is the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1200m) and the final field of acceptors for the feature has now been released. As expected a capacity 16 starters plus five emergencies are engaged for the 2012…