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Stella Lante Set for 2014 Ipswich Cup Distance

Stella Lante Set for 2014 Ipswich Cup Distance

After missing out on a Caulfield Cup bid two years ago, Adelaide trainer John Hyam is confident his talented mare Stella Lante has what it takes to win over 2150m in Saturday’s Ipswich Cup 2014. Back in 2012 the daughter of Starcraft ran fifth behind Commanding Jewel in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), an…

Ellawisdom Causes Upset in 2014 Bright Shadow Quality

Ellawisdom Causes Upset in 2014 Bright Shadow Quality

Rank outsider Ellawisdom has produced an incredible turn of foot to storm home and win the Listed Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse this afternoon, ahead of Avaladyluck and Saturn Rock. Jumping from the gates only fairly, the Top Echelon mare settled well within the pack, nearly eight lengths off the pace…

Ibicenco Tops 2013 Queensland Cup Field

Ibicenco Tops 2013 Queensland Cup Field

Peter Moody’s Sandown Cup winner Ibicenco will vie for their breakthrough win for their current trainer when they lead out a quality Queensland Cup 2013 field at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday. A final field of 13 stayers has been accepted for the two mile classic this weekend, Ibicenco the 59kg top-weight in the $150,000…

Better Than Ready for Stradbroke Handicap 2013 with 52.5kg

Better Than Ready for Stradbroke Handicap 2013 with 52.5kg

Jockey Craig Newitt is confident he is on the right horse in this Saturday’s 2013 Stradbroke Handicap declaring Better Than Ready as the horse to beat in the $1.36 million feature with their advantageous 52.5kg lightweight. Of the horses vying for a run in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on the…

2013 Stradbroke Handicap Jockeys Take Shape

2013 Stradbroke Handicap Jockeys Take Shape

Which hoops will be aboard which horses in Saturday week’s highly-anticipated Stradbroke Handicap 2013 at Eagle Farm is starting to become clearer with a number of ace jockeys confirming rides in Queensland’s richest race. The latest rider bookings for the $1.36 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 8 are Craig Newitt on…

Lord Mayor’s Cup 2013 Field Released

Lord Mayor’s Cup 2013 Field Released

One of the key support races on the Doomben Cup Day program in Brisbane this Saturday is the 2013 Lord Mayor’s Cup where Rob Heathcote’s Stradbroke Handicap-bound sprinter Solzhenitsyn is the headline acceptor. The ace Brisbane trainer’s maiden, and to date only, Group 1 winner having taken out the Toorak Handicap over the Caulfield mile…

He’s Better Than Ready for Lightweight 2013 Newmarket Handicap Tilt

He’s Better Than Ready for Lightweight 2013 Newmarket Handicap Tilt

Better Than Ready announced himself as a genuine 2013 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) contender on Saturday when annihilating his competition by three lengths in the Listed 2013 Falvelon Quality (1200m) at Eagle Farm. Trainer Kelly Schweida has confirmed the Queensland three-year-old will make his Melbourne debut in the $1 million sprint on Saturday week where he…

Easy Running in Magic Millions 2012 Guineas Betting

Easy Running in Magic Millions 2012 Guineas Betting

There has been little action in the 2012 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas odds over the past few days with David Pfieffer’s Magic Millions Wyong 3YO Stakes winner Safusa sitting tight at the top of the markets, but one notable move is the winding price of Easy Running. Just two horses in the capacity 16-starter, 5-emergency…

Noogoora Burr Doin’ it for Brisbane in 2012 Magic Millions Classic

Noogoora Burr Doin’ it for Brisbane in 2012 Magic Millions Classic

The horse that blew futures Magic Millions Classic 2012 betting right out last month, Brisbane-based Noogoora Burr has continued to drift out in the markets for Saturday after their disappointing last-start effort was coupled with an awkward barrier draw for the Gold Coast clash. The David Lawlor-trained Royal Academy two-year-old who won on debut at…

Magic Millions Sprint 2012 for Goldmarket Winner Spirit of Boom

Magic Millions Sprint 2012 for Goldmarket Winner Spirit of Boom

Tony Gollan’s gallant Toowoomba galloper Spirit Of Boom burst into 2012 Magic Millions Sprint contention on Monday running away to win the Goldmarket Handicap at the Gold Coast. It was a nice stakes win for the Sequalo four-year-old with the $100,000 Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1300m) run at the same track as the iconic 2012 Magic…