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Order Again Tops Queensland Derby 2017 First Acceptances

Order Again Tops Queensland Derby 2017 First Acceptances

Brian Smith’s locally-trained Grand Prix Stakes winner Order Again headlines the 2017 Queensland Derby first acceptances taken this week ahead of the Stradbroke Handicap Day classic on June 10. This year’s $600,000 Group 1 Channel Seven Queensland Derby has been moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and instead of taking place over 2400m will…

Order Again Revs Up for Queensland Derby 2017 in Grand Prix

Order Again Revs Up for Queensland Derby 2017 in Grand Prix

Brisbane’s Brian Smith is confident his local young stayer Order Again can run a gun Queensland Derby lead-up when he takes on a field of interstate and Kiwi-trained raiders in the 2017 Grand Prix Stakes at home this weekend. Markets at on Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) are dominated by the New…

Grand Prix Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

Grand Prix Stakes 2017 Betting Tips & Update

The Queensland Derby-bound three-year-olds face off at Eagle Farm Racecourse in this Saturday’s 2017 Grand Prix Stakes, betting tips and the latest odds for which are detailed below. Kiwi visitor Shocking Luck is the well-supported $3.20 favourite at for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day. Drawn a treat…

2017 Grand Prix Stakes Odds: Shocking Luck Firming Favourite

2017 Grand Prix Stakes Odds: Shocking Luck Firming Favourite

Ultra-consistent Kiwi raider Shocking Luck is the firming favourite in Grand Prix Stakes 2017 betting to win the Queensland Derby lead-up at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday. Prepared by Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards across the Tasman, Shocking Luck has his third run down under in the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m)…

Queensland Derby Favourite Heads Grand Prix Stakes 2017 Field

Queensland Derby Favourite Heads Grand Prix Stakes 2017 Field

New Zealand-trained three-year-old Shocking Luck will put his Queensland Derby favouritism on the line when he takes on the locals at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday in the 2017 Grand Prix Stakes. A key feature on the Kingsford-Smith Cup Day card this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) is…

2017 Grand Prix Stakes Nominations Feature Queensland Derby Hopes

2017 Grand Prix Stakes Nominations Feature Queensland Derby Hopes

All of the key fancies that have the Queensland Derby next month on their winter agenda make-up the Grand Prix Stakes 2017 nominations for the Group 3 at Eagle Farm Racecourse this weekend. Twenty-five three-year-old staying types are nominated for a Kingsford Smith Cup Day run in Brisbane on Saturday in the $150,000 Group 3…

Queensland Derby 3YOs Top Gunsynd Classic 2017 Nominations

Queensland Derby 3YOs Top Gunsynd Classic 2017 Nominations

A line-up of potential 2017 Queensland Derby-bound three-year-olds make up the Gunsynd Classic nominations for one of the two feature races at Eagle Farm Racecourse this weekend in Brisbane. The $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) attracted a bumper 19 early entries for the set weights mile feature on Victory Stakes Day this Saturday. Many…

Champagne Stakes 2017 Field: Invader Draws Barrier 1

Champagne Stakes 2017 Field: Invader Draws Barrier 1

The first of the two Randwick Group 1 races running on Saturday is the 2017 Champagne Stakes for two-year-old where the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite Invader has come up trumps with barrier one. Set to run as Randwick Race 6 at 3:05pm (AEST) on All Aged Stakes Day, this season’s $500,000 Group 1 Moet…

Frolic Out of 2017 Champagne Stakes Field

Frolic Out of 2017 Champagne Stakes Field

Early second-elect to take out the Champagne Stakes 2017 at Royal Randwick this Saturday in Sydney, gun filly Frolic will miss the feature instead heading to the paddock for a well-earned rest. The Michael Freedman-trained two-year-old daughter of Husson sat second only to ATC Sires’ Produce winner Invader in pre-field markets at for the $500,000…

Champagne Stakes an Option for Fernhill Handicap Winner Whispered Secret

Champagne Stakes an Option for Fernhill Handicap Winner Whispered Secret

Whispered Secret has overcome a tough run in transit to win Race 1 on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick; the time-honoured Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m). Trainer James Cummings saddled Prized Icon to a smart win in last year’s Fernhill Handicap and was confident that Whispered Secret was a live chance of defending…