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2017 Villiers Stakes Nominations Feature Testashadow

2017 Villiers Stakes Nominations Feature Testashadow

A host of gun summer milers make up the Villiers Stakes 2017 nominations for the Royal Randwick feature this Saturday including last start Festival Stakes winner Testashadow. In total Racing NSW received 18 early entries for this year’s Group 2 $250,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) including four last start winners looking to keep their end-of-season wins…

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained Vega Magic out of next year’s autumn carnival but the stable are still confident the Group 1 winning sprinter will be back for a second shot at the 2018 The Everest in the spring. Perth expat Vega Magic injured himself in November…

2018 Australian Derby Plans for Capital Gain

2018 Australian Derby Plans for Capital Gain

Brisbane horseman Paul Butterworth has ambitious autumn plans for his JJ Atkins winner Capital Gain including an Australian Derby 2018 bid in Sydney next March. Ad Valorem gelding Capital Gain makes his three-year-old debut at home at Doomben Racecourse on the weekend resuming in the $100,000 Winning Rupert Plate (1200m). It will be the youngster’s…

Mighty Lucky Kicks off Summer Festival of Racing

Mighty Lucky Kicks off Summer Festival of Racing

It has been a long time between drinks for Mighty Lucky but Irene and Frank Cowell are hoping for a late career return to form from the eight-year-old starting with the 2017 Festival Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. The Gosford-based Casino Prince gelding is one of a dozen summer gallopers in the mix for…

Mighty Boss Set for 2018 Australian Guineas

Mighty Boss Set for 2018 Australian Guineas

Mick Price’s triple-figure Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss will be out to prove he’s a genuine Group 1 racehorse targeting the Australian Guineas 2018 in the autumn. Punters could get the Not A Single Doubt colt at $101 odds for his bid in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 14. In what…

Hong Kong off for 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bound Tosen Stardom

Hong Kong off for 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bound Tosen Stardom

Emirates Stakes winner Tosen Stardom bypasses a trip to Hong Kong this December with quarantine requirements forcing the Darren Weir-trained Emirates Stakes winner to remain in Australia with an eye to next autumn’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018. The Australian Bloodstock-owned Japanese import took his career earnings up over $3.34 million on November 11, rounding out…

2018 ATC Sires’ Produce Calls for Long Leaf

2018 ATC Sires’ Produce Calls for Long Leaf

The ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2018 during Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ is the likely major autumn aim for Lindsay Park’s Merson Cooper Stakes winner over the weekend Long Leaf. The well-bred Fastnet Rock colt made it two wins from as many starts, backing up from a narrow Morphettville success on debut to beat home the $3.20…

2017 Craven Plate Results: Classic Uniform Beats Happy Clapper

2017 Craven Plate Results: Classic Uniform Beats Happy Clapper

It was an upset Craven Plate 2017 result in the race proceeding the action of The Everest with the in-form Gary Moore-trained Classic Uniform holding off the odds-on favourite Happy Clapper for an all-the-way win in the half a million dollar feature. All the money in betting for this season’s Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate…

Redzel Is The 2017 The Everest Winner

Redzel Is The 2017 The Everest Winner

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Redzel has made history winning The Everest 2017 and the $5.8 million in prize money for first in what is now the richest turf race in the world. Representing slot-holder James Harron Bloodstock, the flying Snitzel five-year-old proved he was as good as Team Snowden’s confidence suggested he would be,…

The Everest Race Consolation for Sydney Stakes Winner In Her Time

The Everest Race Consolation for Sydney Stakes Winner In Her Time

In Her Time didn’t make the $10 million The Everest field but the classy mare scored a nice consolation prize taking out the 2017 Sydney Stakes at Royal Randwick. Prepared at Newcastle by Benjamin Smith, the Time Thief mare was the justifiably short-priced favourite for Saturday’s Listed $500,000 Sydney Stakes (1200m) on The Everest Day…