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The Straight Six 2013 Field & Barriers

The Straight Six 2013 Field & Barriers

A number of smart sprinters will take to Melbourne’s famous Flemington Racecourse this Saturday on Andrew Ramsden Stakes Day in the 2013 The Straight Six. While the stayers will be stepping up to the two miles in one of the few 3200m races in Australia for the $150,000 Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes, the short distance…

2013 The Goodwood Barrier Woes for Conservatorium

2013 The Goodwood Barrier Woes for Conservatorium

Local Morphettville trainer Gary Kennewell is keeping his chin up heading into The Goodwood 2013 this Saturday with his always honest sprinter Conservatorium despite their horror outside draw in the lucrative Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival feature. The field for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) is down to 17 with the injury-enforced withdrawal…

Shellscrape Scratched from 2013 The Goodwood – Market Update

Shellscrape Scratched from 2013 The Goodwood – Market Update

In a blow for Cranbourne-based trainer Nikki Burke her recent stable acquisition Shellscrape has been withdrawn from Saturday’s The Goodwood 2013 field and markets due to a foot abscess. Previously prepared in Sydney by Chris Waller where the Dane Shadow stallion’s biggest win came in the 2010 The Galaxy, the now six-year-old galloper was bought…

Shellscrape Among 2013 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

Shellscrape Among 2013 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

After a failed career at stud former Group 1 winner Shellscrape returns to the track this weekend having been nominated for the DC McKay Stakes 2013 at Adelaide’s Robert Sangster Stakes Day at Morphettville. Winner of the 2010 The Galaxy the now six-year-old Dane Shadow stallion was retired in May of 2011 but their progeny…

Shellscrape Has No Tail To Tell After Failed Stud Career

Shellscrape Has No Tail To Tell After Failed Stud Career

Shellscrape has had an end put to his short stud career after some of his foals were born with a rare deformity. Around 20 per cent of his progeny were born with severe problems with their tails, while many foals were born without a tail completely. Owner Geoff Grimish was as astounded as anyone after…

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A strong field has been announced for the Group 2 2012 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) which will take place on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley this weekend. Otherwise known as the Drake International Cup, eleven horses will contest the event including Gerald Ryan-trained veteran Ironstein. The seven-year-old who has won eight times from…

Heathcote’s Heart-Shaking Oaks Day Assault

Heathcote’s Heart-Shaking Oaks Day Assault

Premier Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote is preparing to saddle up six of his stable stars for this Saturday’s Queensland Oaks Day and despite the hype surrounding his better known runners, the horseman holds high hopes that Heartshaker will kick the day off on a winning note. Show A Heart gelding Heartshaker is the first horse…

Hay List Ready for Caviar After Scorching Trial

Hay List Ready for Caviar After Scorching Trial

John McNair’s gallant gelding Hay List put the word out that he was ready to do battle with sprint nemesis Black Caviar once again, blitzing a quality field in a Randwick barrier trial on the course proper this morning. Five-year-old Hay List easily annihilated the field of seven over 1000m at Royal Randwick finishing an…

Hay List Mount for Caviar Clash Still Open

Hay List Mount for Caviar Clash Still Open

The BTC Cup ride aboard hulking galloper Hay List against the fastest horse in the world Black Caviar is yet to be decided by connections, but injured hoop Glyn Schofield has officially been ruled out. Regular rider of John McNair’s dual Group 1 winning Statue Of Liberty gelding Hay List, Glyn Schofield suffered a fractured…

Waller Traces Stradbroke Plans

Waller Traces Stradbroke Plans

Top Sydney trainer Chris Waller is considering a trip to Brisbane for the esteemed Stradbroke Handicap with his young, gifted filly Red Tracer following her impressive win at Randwick over the weekend. A three-year-old daughter of Dane Shadow, the pint sized Red Tracer showed her talent was greater than her mass when she backed up…