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Stipulate Ready for Underwood Stakes Test

Stipulate Ready for Underwood Stakes Test

Confirmed alongside nine other leading stayers for the Caulfield feature race, co-trainer David Hayes has revealed results of the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) this weekend will determine a path for Stipulate through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Securing a strong and consistent total of three wins and eleven minor places from just 21 competitive…

Memsie Stakes First Point of Call for Returning Jet Away

Memsie Stakes First Point of Call for Returning Jet Away

Unable to take part in the 2014 Autumn Racing Carnival after badly injuring a tendon during the running of the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and Flemington last year, trainer David Hayes has outlined the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) on August 30 as the likely returning target for Jet Away this spring. A notable…

Freshness An Advantage For Midsummer Sun

Freshness An Advantage For Midsummer Sun

Trainer Sam Kavanagh is hoping that the freshness of imported stayer Midsummer Sun will give him an edge over the rest of the field in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Caulfield this afternoon. Midsummer Sun has had just two starts during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, finishing seventh in the City Tattersalls Club Handicap…

Dandino Still on Track for Spring Cups 2013 Down Under

Dandino Still on Track for Spring Cups 2013 Down Under

A brave run in a somber edition of the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot over the weekend has seen connections of the European-trained, Australian-owned Dandino confirm their trip down under to contest the 2013 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. In a race marred by the sudden post-win death of the Hardwicke champ Thomas…

Frankel Trainer Sir Henry Cecil Dies

Frankel Trainer Sir Henry Cecil Dies

Champion trainer Sir Henry Cecil has lost his battle with cancer, dying at the age of 70. The sad news was announced on his website overnight. “It is with great sadness that Warren Place Stables confirms the passing of Sir Henry Cecil earlier this morning,” the statement said. “Following communication with the British Horseracing Authority,…