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Only Seven Mares in 2015 Stocks Stakes Field

Only Seven Mares in 2015 Stocks Stakes Field

A diminutive but classy field of only seven mares face off under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday night in the Stocks Stakes 2015 over a mile. The opening black-type on the eight-race Moir Stakes Night program, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 StrathAyr Track Stocks Stakes (1600m) runs as Moonee Valley Race 3…

Rising Romance Tops 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Field

Rising Romance Tops 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Field

Last autumn’s Australian Oaks winner Rising Romance takes on the boys at Royal Randwick this weekend on Day 1 of The Championships as the top rated and highest weighted Chairman’s Handicap 2015 runner. A lead-up to Saturday week’s Sydney Cup back at the track on April 11, the $300,000 Group 2 Schweppes Chairman’s Handicap (2600m)…

Big Memory Leads 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

Big Memory Leads 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

This weekend in Sydney Day One of The Championships steals the spotlight at Royal Randwick, Big Memory leading the nominations for one of the meeting’s support acts – the Chairman’s Handicap 2015. Four Group 1 races highlight the race card, but there is also plenty to like about the other five Group features on the…

Rising Romance Likely To Progress To The BMW

Rising Romance Likely To Progress To The BMW

Talented mare Rising Romance is set to back-up in the 2015 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, despite being found with a sore hoof on Sunday morning. Rising Romance was well-backed in the lead-up to the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend and she looked like the winner at…

Scratchy Bottom Delivers Upset Win in 2015 Epona Stakes

Scratchy Bottom Delivers Upset Win in 2015 Epona Stakes

11 fillies and mares tackled the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill this afternoon with odds-on favourite Rising Romance being usurped by roughie Scratchy Bottom in the final moments. Telepathic was away well while Adorabeel and Rising Romance settled behind the leaders – Role Model, Inishowen and Sabor A Triunfo. Role Model kept up…

2015 Frances Tressady Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

2015 Frances Tressady Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

11 classy fillies and mares are set to contest the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington this Saturday after final acceptances were taken on Wednesday. Headlining the field is the Robert Smerdon-trained Politeness, who will enjoy a midfield jump from barrier six with Nicholas Hall to ride. The four-year-old mare won the Group…

Politeness Leads 2015 Frances Tressady Stakes Nominations

Politeness Leads 2015 Frances Tressady Stakes Nominations

Robert Smerdon’s smart mare Politeness is the top rated nomination taken for the Frances Tressady Stakes 2015 at Flemington’s Australian Guineas Day this weekend in Melbourne. A total of 15 fillies and mares make up the early entries for the $150,000 Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival including Street Sense…

Matriarch Stakes 2014 Tips & Selections

Matriarch Stakes 2014 Tips & Selections

Stakes Day at Flemington on Saturday will round out the action of the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, with five Group races running throughout the day. One of those races is the Group 1 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) or Momentum Energy Stakes, which sees a maximum field of mares taking on the middle-distance race. 16 mares plus…

2014 Matriach Stakes Betting Update

2014 Matriach Stakes Betting Update

A maximum field of mares is set to contest the Group 2 Matriach Stakes (2000m) this Saturday at Flemington, with 16 plus four emergencies declaring for the Stakes Day supporting race. The 2014 Matriach Stakes is one of five Group One races running this Saturday as part of Emirates Stakes Day, the final race day…

May’s Dream Heads Blazer Stakes Field 2014

May’s Dream Heads Blazer Stakes Field 2014

Darren Weir’s Group 1 winning mare May’s Dream is one of the top rated final acceptors for the 2014 Blazer Stakes at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday. The New Approach four-year-old is one of 16 hopefuls making up the field for this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) which runs as Race 8 on Turnbull…