News About Recognition Stakes

Villiers Stakes Unlikely for Cylinder Beach

Villiers Stakes Unlikely for Cylinder Beach

Trainer Desleigh Forster has revealed that stable star Cylinder Beach is likely to bypass Saturday’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick, with a view towards running in a Listed race in Queensland. Cylinder Beach was one of several Queensland-trained horses underlined for a trip south for the Villiers Stakes 2016, after he returned…

2016 Recognition Stakes Field and Barrier Draw

2016 Recognition Stakes Field and Barrier Draw

A capacity field of eighteen has been confirmed for Saturday’s Listed Recognition Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse, including some of Queensland’s standout short-course specialists. Hopfgarten is arguably the class horse of the 2016 Recognition Stakes field, but the five-year-old has been charged with overcoming a race-high 60kgs and will jump from barrier 12. Producing…

Traveston Girl and Hopfgarten headline Bernborough Handicap Nominations

Traveston Girl and Hopfgarten headline Bernborough Handicap Nominations

Last start Brisbane Handicap quinella Traveston Girl and Hopfgarten headline the nominations for the Listed $175,000 Bernborough Handicap (1615m) at Doomben on Saturday. The Tony Gollan trained Traveston Girl and Hopfgarten from the rival Robert Heathcote stable are two of the nineteen horses entered for the Bernborough Handicap. The in-form Traveston Girl made it two…

Traveston Girl draws barrier two in Brisbane Handicap

Traveston Girl draws barrier two in Brisbane Handicap

The Tony Gollan trained Traveston Girl has drawn barrier two in the Listed $100,000 Queensland Bus Industry Council Brisbane Handicap (1640m) at Doomben on Saturday. Traveston Girl is one four horses Gollan has accepted for in the Brisbane Handicap that has brought together a capacity field of fourteen. Gollan is happy with the way Traveston…

Bewhatyouwannabe Ready for Recognition Stakes

Bewhatyouwannabe Ready for Recognition Stakes

Trainer Robert Heathcote has conceded Bewhatyouwannabe faces a tough task in stepping up to a mile in Saturday’s Listed Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Doomben, but is confident the six-year-old is in the right form for a big performance. Bewhatyouwannabe has posted an impressive six wins and ten minors through 33 starts for Heathcote since first…

Jumbo Prince Included In 2015 Recognition Stakes Nominations

Jumbo Prince Included In 2015 Recognition Stakes Nominations

The 2015 Recognition Stakes nominations have been released and 19 horses remain a chance to contest the Listed event that will be held at Doomben on Saturday. Jumbo Prince started his winter campaign with a victory in the Professor G McKellar Memorial Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on April 4 and he took out the Toowoomba…

2014 Recognition Stakes Winner Rudy Weighing Up Options

2014 Recognition Stakes Winner Rudy Weighing Up Options

Helen Page’s four-year-old gelding Rudy justified his favouritism in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1630m) on Saturday, winning the mile race at Doomben by one and a half lengths. Rudy was the $3.40 favourite at heading into the race. The gelding was run conservatively in the early stages by apprentice jockey Luke Tarrant, who was afraid…

Rudy’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Hopes Hinge on Doomben Run

Rudy’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Hopes Hinge on Doomben Run

Helen Page has a lot of plans in the pipeline for four-year-old gelding Rudy that all hinge on his performance in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1630m) at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday. Page wanted to give Rudy a light summer campaign in Brisbane to boost his prize money which would open the doors of top Group…

2014 Recognition Stakes Tips & Selections

2014 Recognition Stakes Tips & Selections

13 horses are set to tackle the mile at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1630m) after headliner Mouro was scratched in favour of Sydney. The rest of the runners at least benefited from Mouro’s acceptance in the Recognition Stakes, his top weight of 61kg compressed the weight of the top Brisbane…

Hopfgarten Fighting Fit Ahead of 2014 Recognition Stakes

Hopfgarten Fighting Fit Ahead of 2014 Recognition Stakes

Four-year-old galloper Hopfgarten will be one to beat in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1630m) at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday after overcoming an injury scare. The Robert Heathcote-trained gelding enjoyed black-type racing success during the Brisbane Winter Carnival after winning both the Group 3 APHS Gunsynd Classic (1600m) and Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m), both…