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No 2013 Doncaster Mile for Rock ‘N’ Pop – Retired Due to Injury

No 2013 Doncaster Mile for Rock ‘N’ Pop – Retired Due to Injury

Rock ‘N’ Pop will no longer be aimed at the 2013 Doncaster Mile with connections electing to retire the four-year-old to stud following a recurrence of a previous injury problem. The stallion prospect, who raced most of his career in New Zealand, has been plagued with injuries since joining Gai Waterhouse’s Randwick stables prior to…

Takeover Target Stakes 2013 Odds – Top Three Hard to Split

Takeover Target Stakes 2013 Odds – Top Three Hard to Split

Rodney Northam’s star Scone galloper Maroney Avenue has opened narrow favourite in a tight three-way betting battle for top spot in the 2013 Takeover Target Stakes odds for Thursday’s feature race at Gosford. Scheduled to run as Gosford Race 5 at 5:40pm this year’s edition of the $100,000 Central Coast Holden Takeover Target Stakes (1200m)…

Maroney Avenue to Bounce Back in 2013 Takeover Target Stakes

Maroney Avenue to Bounce Back in 2013 Takeover Target Stakes

Country galloper Maroney Avenue gets the chance to bounce back from the first defeat of his career when he again tackles black-type company in the Listed 2013 Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford on Thursday. The Scone-based gelding was unbeaten from six starts prior to his city debut in the Carrington Stakes on New Year’s…

Rock ‘N’ Pop Heads Takeover Target Stakes 2013 Field

Rock ‘N’ Pop Heads Takeover Target Stakes 2013 Field

Gai Waterhouse-trained four-year-old Rock ‘N’ Pop heads a 10-horse field for the Listed 2013 Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) which will take place at Gosford on Thursday. The former New Zealand galloper will be having his first race since August when his spring campaign was cut short after just one start when he succumbed to injury…

Doncaster Mile 2013 in Sights of Rock ‘n’ Pop

Doncaster Mile 2013 in Sights of Rock ‘n’ Pop

The Group 1 2013 Doncaster Mile (1600m) stands as the primary autumn target for Rock ‘n’ Pop who will race under Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse for the final time in 2013. The four-year-old has been by purchased by Waikato Stud and will head there following his 2013 campaign that will begin on January 10 with…

Driefontein Romps Trial Rivals Ahead of Magic Millions 2013 Return

Driefontein Romps Trial Rivals Ahead of Magic Millions 2013 Return

2013 Magic Millions-bound filly Driefontein showed she was right on track for a summer return blowing her rivals away with a smart three length trial win at Royal Randwick on Monday moving one step closer to proving she was not just a gun juvenile. The Gai Waterhouse-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock was easily the most…

Waterhouse Dominates 2012 Epsom Handicap Nominations

Waterhouse Dominates 2012 Epsom Handicap Nominations

Hall of Famer Gai Waterhouse dominates the nominations for the Epsom Handicap 2012 which were taken by Racing NSW on Monday with 16 entries as she vies for her seventh victory in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival feature. The headline race at Royal Randwick on Saturday October 6, the $500,000 Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m)…

Back-to-Back for Pinwheel in 2012 Warwick Stakes

Back-to-Back for Pinwheel in 2012 Warwick Stakes

Darley veteran Pinwheel showed he still has plenty left to give as he took out the Group 2 2012 Warwick Stakes (1400m) on Saturday. The son of Lonhro won the Warwick Farm feature last year and was just as impressive this time around as he bolted home to edge out Secret Admirer and Danleigh. The…

Warwick Stakes 2012 – Betting Tips

Warwick Stakes 2012 – Betting Tips

An exciting eight-race card is set to place at Warwick Farm this weekend and the major feature race is the Group 2 2012 Warwick Stakes (1400m). It is set to be an interesting affair, with a number of quality horses returning for their first race of their spring campaigns coming up against some in-form opposition….

Pinwheel Heads Warwick Stakes 2012 Betting

Pinwheel Heads Warwick Stakes 2012 Betting

Last year’s winner Pinwheel is expected to again perform strongly in the Group 2 2012 Warwick Stakes, at least if the market is anything to go by. The Darley-owned gelding has opened as $3.40 favourite at in the event he won by two lengths ahead of Ilovethiscity last year. A son of Lonhro, Pinwheel heads…