News About Royal Randwick Racecourse

Red Cadeaux Will Head Straight to 2015 Sydney Cup

Red Cadeaux Will Head Straight to 2015 Sydney Cup

The final field for the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) was released on Wednesday morning with 12 stayers set to tackle the $1.5 million race at Rosehill on Saturday. One notable absence was popular nine-year-old gelding Red Cadeaux; Sydney racegoers will now get just one chance to see the UK raider run this autumn, in…

Fiveandahalfstar Looking to Reclaim The BMW Title

Fiveandahalfstar Looking to Reclaim The BMW Title

After winning the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) in April 2013, Fiveandahalfstar will return to defend his title in the $1.5 million race this Saturday. Fiveandahalfstar is nominated for both The BMW and Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill this Saturday but following an impressive workout at the Kensington track this morning (Tuesday),…

Price Confident in Lankan Rupee’s Fitness for 2015 TJ Smith Stakes

Price Confident in Lankan Rupee’s Fitness for 2015 TJ Smith Stakes

Five-year-old gelding Lankan Rupee suffered a torn off-front pectoral muscle and stifle inflammation during the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) on March 14 but should be able to bounce back and defend his title in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) on April 4. Lankan Rupee was the $3 favourite at to win the…

Mongolian Khan On Trial for 2015 Australian Derby

Mongolian Khan On Trial for 2015 Australian Derby

Three-year-old colt Mongolian Khan will get his first Australian start in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on Saturday, against a small field of just six three-year-old rivals. Trainer Murray Baker is confident the colt will measure up against the small yet classy field, however the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) two weeks later is…

Berry Excited by Tosen Stardom in 2015 Ranvet Stakes

Berry Excited by Tosen Stardom in 2015 Ranvet Stakes

Tommy Berry has had just two rides on Japanese horse Tosen Stardom during trackwork at Canterbury but already rates the four-year-old very highly and is confident he can figure in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill this Saturday. The trainer is set to ride Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) favourite Vancouver in Saturday’s…

2015 Vinery Stud Stakes Next Start for First Seal

2015 Vinery Stud Stakes Next Start for First Seal

Three-year-old filly First Seal may hold a nomination for four of the eight Group One Championships races running at Randwick on April 4 and 11 but her main target at this stage is the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m). The $400,000 set-weights race for three-year-old fillies will run at Rosehill on March 28, just…

2015 Sydney Cup Hopeful Protectionist a “Genuine Two-Miler”

2015 Sydney Cup Hopeful Protectionist a “Genuine Two-Miler”

Five-year-old Protectionist had a quick three-week trip to Melbourne to contest both the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) on February 28 and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) on March 14. The winner of the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) back in November failed to make anything of either race, finishing midfield after…

Adelaide Will Not Run in 2015 George Ryder Stakes

Adelaide Will Not Run in 2015 George Ryder Stakes

Four-year-old globetrotter Adelaide was the headliner of the 17-strong nominations taken for the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on Monday morning, however it’s looking unlikely that the horse will take his place in the race field at Rosehill this Saturday. After an impressive career that saw him travel from Europe to America back to…

2015 Queen Of The Turf Possibility for Sabatini

2015 Queen Of The Turf Possibility for Sabatini

Three-year-old filly Sabatini is the headline act of Lee & Shannon Hope’s stable and the father and son training team will need to make some bid decisions where the filly is concerned soon. Sabatini has had a great autumn campaign already, winning her first two starts and running a very close second in the Group…

Lankan Rupee’s Disappointing 2015 Newmarket Handicap Run Due to Injury

Lankan Rupee’s Disappointing 2015 Newmarket Handicap Run Due to Injury

Lankan Rupee was the $3 favourite to win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday, however the race didn’t go as planned for the defending champion, who dropped out of running and finished sixth (of nine). The Mick Price-trained gelding was vetted following his four and a half length loss to Brazen…