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Lumosty a Picture of Health Ahead of Darley Classic

Lumosty a Picture of Health Ahead of Darley Classic

Robert Smerdon is thrilled with the condition of Lumosty this time and is confident that regardless of results, the four-year-old will run to her best ability in Saturday’s featured 2015 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.

Lumosty is primed for a big performance in Saturday’s 2015 Darley Classic. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Lumosty has been a strong performer for Smerdon since ...

Brisbane Group 1s Next for The Straight Six Winner Lumosty

Brisbane Group 1s Next for The Straight Six Winner Lumosty

Two possible Group 1 assignments in Brisbane are now calling for the Robert Smerdon-trained filly Lumosty after her all-too-easy 2015 The Straight Six win at home at Flemington this weekend.

Lumosty is onto Queensland for the Stradbroke Handicap – Tattersall’s Tiara Group 1 double after an easy The Straight Six win at Flemington. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

The three-year-old daughter ...

Politeness Charges Home to Win 2014 Summoned Stakes

Politeness Charges Home to Win 2014 Summoned Stakes

Classy mare Politeness has capped an impressive Spring Racing Carnival with a strong victory at Sandown this afternoon; charging home down the middle late to comfortably take out the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m).

Politeness capped 2014 Zipping Classic Day with an impressive victory in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates only fairly, the ...

Lumosty Earns Late 2014 Thousand Guineas Start

Lumosty Earns Late 2014 Thousand Guineas Start

Following a spectacular maiden win at Sale Racecourse yesterday, Lumosty will be supplemented to the Group 1 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) Saturday week.

Lumosty (inside) will contest the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield following a brilliant maiden win at Sale. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Owner Phil Sly decided to pay the late $27,500 entry fee following Lumosty’s nine length ...

2013 W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes Field Announced

2013 W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes Field Announced

This Saturday a talented line-up of two-year-olds will vie for top honours in the W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes 2013, the juveniles’ feature running as one of two Group features at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse.

Karrakatta Plate winner Ms Funovits will back-up in this weekend's 2013 WA Sires Produce Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Due to run as Ascot ...

Cox Plate Defector Mosheen to Target Myer Classic 2012

Cox Plate Defector Mosheen to Target Myer Classic 2012

Caulfield horseman Robert Smerdon has quelled rumours that glamour mare Mosheen had been retired after she failed to appear in either the Cox Plate second acceptances or the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations saying that a time-poor preparation meant her new spring goal was the 2012 Myer Classic at Flemington in November.

Mosheen will target the 2012 Myer Classic this ...

Mosheen Wins 2012 Vinery Stud Stakes – Rosehill Race 3

Mosheen Wins 2012 Vinery Stud Stakes – Rosehill Race 3

Mosheen has just held on to win the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse today April 7, 2012.

The three-year-old made it three Group 1 wins in a row with today’s victory, after winning the Group 1 Australian Guineas and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas at her last two starts.

Mosheen led by more than two and a half ...

Mosheen a 2012 Cox Plate Chance

Mosheen a 2012 Cox Plate Chance

The sky’s the limit for Australian Guineas champion Mosheen with her trainer Robert Smerdon eyeing off one of the spring’s most coveted prizes, the 2012 Cox Plate.

Australian Guineas winner Mosheen could target the 2012 Cox Plate during the spring

The brilliant Fastnet Rock filly became the first horse in history to win the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) ...

Mosheen Wins 2012 Australian Guineas From Barrier 16 – Flemington Results

Mosheen Wins 2012 Australian Guineas From Barrier 16 – Flemington Results

Mosheen wins the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington

Mosheen has overcome her wide barrier draw to win the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington Racecourse today March 3, 2012.

Race favourite Helmet was never a chance to win the 2012 Australian Guineas after missing the start.

Mosheen won the race by two lengths ahead of Strike The Stars, ...

Mosheen Dominates The Vanity 2012 Nominations

Mosheen Dominates The Vanity 2012 Nominations

Champion-in-the-making Mosheen will take her next step towards a run in the 2012 Australian Guineas when she races second-up in the $150,000 Group 3 The Vanity (1410m) at Flemington this Saturday.

Mosheen will look to stay unbeaten in 2012 with a win in The Vanity on Saturday

One of 11 three-year-old fillies nominated for the 2012 The Vanity, the ...