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Lightinthenite Favourite to Win Scone Cup 2012

Lightinthenite Favourite to Win Scone Cup 2012

A bumper two-day carnival of racing kicks off at Scone tomorrow and the highlight on the first day is the Listed $180,000 2012 Scone Cup (1600m). Current favourite to take top honours in the feature event is talented John O’Shea-trained gelding Lightinthenite who is currently paying $2.90 at . The lightly-raced four-year-old will have boom…

Hawk Island Tops 2012 JRA Plate Field

Hawk Island Tops 2012 JRA Plate Field

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller may have his attention focused on his four-horse Doncaster Mile contingent at Royal Randwick this Saturday but he will also have one eye on a less prestigious race on the program with Hawk Island one of four chances for him in the Japan Racing Association Plate 2012. Running as Race…

Race 9 Results – Western Symbol Is 2012 Celebrations HKJC Stakes Winner

Race 9 Results – Western Symbol Is 2012 Celebrations HKJC Stakes Winner

Western Symbol has won the Group 3 Celebrations HKJC Stakes, which was the last race on Rosehill Racecourse’s Golden Slipper Day today April 7, 2012. The five-year-old gelding won the race ahead of Southern Skye, who finished second, and Snow Alert, who ran home for third. Western Symbol has now won both his autumn race…

Neville Sellwood Stakes Nominations – 2012 Golden Slipper Day

Neville Sellwood Stakes Nominations – 2012 Golden Slipper Day

One of the lower-key races on Rosehill’s bumper Golden Slipper Day this Saturday will be the 2012 Neville Sellwood Stakes, nominations for which were taken on Monday. This year’s edition of the $125,000 Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m), formerly known as the Queen’s Cup, has attracted 20 early entries the highest-rated of which is…

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2012 Nominations

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2012 Nominations

Next Wednesday, March 21, Sydney will host their own 2012 Newmarket Handicap at Newcastle and a quality list of nominations has now been released for the autumn feature. The $125,000 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) has this year drawn 25 early entries with the headline nominee being the Roger James-trained Kiwi He’s Remarkable. Pentire…

Liverpool City Cup 2012 – Field Released

Liverpool City Cup 2012 – Field Released

The final field has been released for the 2012 Liverpool City Cup which will take place at Warwick Farm this Saturday. The $125,000 Group 3 event will follow the Chipping Norton Stakes as the seventh race on an eight-race card this weekend. Joseph Pride trained horse Neeson will carry the top weight of 58.5kg and…

Pressday Ready To Shine in Starlight

Pressday Ready To Shine in Starlight

Chris Waller has urged punters to forget the last campaign of Pressday as the four year old prepares to resume in the 1100m Starlight Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. Pressday looked a like a potential star as a juvenile when he won the Group One TJ Smith at Eagle Farm before taking out the Sandown…

Spring Carnival 2011 Challengers Kick Off in Sydney

Spring Carnival 2011 Challengers Kick Off in Sydney

A number of the upcoming 2011 Melbourne and Sydney Spring Racing Carnivals’ prime contenders have kicked off their campaigns with heat wins in country and metro NSW this week. On Monday at Wyong Darren Smith’s Group 1 winner Atomic Force claimed a good quarter-length barrier trial win over 800 metres with apprentice hoop Blake Spriggs…

Pressday Targets Cox Plate During Final Spring

Pressday Targets Cox Plate During Final Spring

Successful Sydney trainer Chris Waller has named both the Epsom Handicap and the Cox Plate as Group 1 aims for star colt Pressday this spring racing season before the talented galloper retires to serve at stud next year. Rising Domesday four-year-old Pressday is a recent acquisition of Eliza Park Stud in Victoria’s north east, the…

Mile Proves The Key For Firebolt’s Doomben Win

Mile Proves The Key For Firebolt’s Doomben Win

Firebolt has once again shown his erratic form but this time it was on the positive side after a very gutsy performance blitzed the field in the Lord Mayor’s Cup at Doomben The New Zealand import jumped out by as much as five lengths off the front of the field and was well in front…