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Morton Under No Illusions with Watermans Bay in Lightning Stakes 2015

Morton Under No Illusions with Watermans Bay in Lightning Stakes 2015

Perth horseman Dan Morton has confirmed he’s “under no illusions” when it comes to the chances of his WA raider Watermans Bay upsetting some of the country’s hottest sprinters in the 2015 Black Caviar Lightning takes in Melbourne on Saturday. While hopeful his Eternity Range six-year-old can be competitive in the $500,000 Group 1 Black…

Watermans Bay Targets 2015 Lightning Stakes

Watermans Bay Targets 2015 Lightning Stakes

Perth sprinter Watermans Bay is on target for a Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival raid with a trip across the country set for the Dan Morton-trained galloper including a run in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2015 Saturday week. Ascot-based Morton, of Scenic Blast fame, named the $500,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at…

Morton Pleased with Winterbottom Stakes 2014 Hope

Morton Pleased with Winterbottom Stakes 2014 Hope

Local Perth trainer Dan Morton is happy to saddle-up recent stable acquisition Watermans Bay in Saturday’s 2014 Winterbottom Stakes with the horse in top condition following a stint in Melbourne. Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh prepared the Eternity Range six-year-old for three unplaced runs in Victoria during the spring, the most recent of which…

Doomben 10,000 2012 – Betting Update

Doomben 10,000 2012 – Betting Update

With the Group 1  2012 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) not too far away there has been plenty of movement in the betting market for what is set to be a bumper affair. After shortening to as little as $4.00 at yesterday, race favourite Sea Siren is back out to $4.60 as she attempts to repeat her…

Improving Scenic Blast Draws Wide – 2012 Doomben 10,000

Improving Scenic Blast Draws Wide – 2012 Doomben 10,000

Former Australian horse of the year Scenic Blast will have to overcome a wide barrier draw when continuing his promising Brisbane winter campaign in Saturday’s Group 1 2012 Doomben 10,000. The Dan Morton-trained veteran has shown signs of the horse that saw him named the best in the country in 2009 but this morning received…

2012 Doomben 10,000 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

2012 Doomben 10,000 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

BTC Cup winner Sea Siren headlines a 16-horse field that will contest Saturday’s Group 1 $650,000 2012 Doomben 10,000 (1350m). The John O’Shea-trained filly came home tremendously to win the BTC Cup by more than a length and will come from barrier seven as she attempts to score a second straight elite level victory. Rain…

Wet 2012 Doomben 10,000 to Favour Buffering

Wet 2012 Doomben 10,000 to Favour Buffering

Buffering’s chances of claiming his first Group 1 victory in this weekend’s $650,000 2012 Doomben 10,000 have improved with wet weather predicted for the Queensland capital for the latter part of this week. The star Queensland sprinter has missed some work due to the stone bruise injury that saw him withdrawn from the BTC Cup…

2012 Doomben 10,000 Jockeys’ Update – Bowman to Ride Buffering

2012 Doomben 10,000 Jockeys’ Update – Bowman to Ride Buffering

The Doomben 10,000 2012 jockeys for this Saturday’s Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival feature are becoming clearer with the announcement that Hugh Bowman will partner Buffering so long as the galloper is passed fit to race. Rob Heathcote’s classy Mossman four-year-old suffered a stone bruise to their near fore-heel a fortnight ago that saw them miss…

Buffering Among 2012 Doomben 10,000 First Acceptances

Buffering Among 2012 Doomben 10,000 First Acceptances

Trainer Rob Heathcote and connections have today paid the first acceptance fee for the injured Buffering in the 2012 Doomben 10,000 hopeful that the galloper will make a full recovery in time to contest the May 26 feature. This year’s edition of the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) attracted 55 horses at nomination stage,…

Buffering in Doubt for 2012 Doomben 10,000

Buffering in Doubt for 2012 Doomben 10,000

Last Saturday’s scratched BTC Cup favourite Buffering is in danger of missing the remainder of the 2012 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with a minor leg injury threatening their appearance in both the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap. Rob Heathcote’s Mossman four-year-old pulled up sore after a track work out late last week and then failed…