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Lee Freedman Still Backing a Big Spring Carnival

Lee Freedman Still Backing a Big Spring Carnival

Champion thoroughbred trainer Lee Freedman is confident the Markdel stable will enjoy a successful Melbourne Spring Carnival this year despite the Hall of Famer announcing his resignation as the operation’s head trainer yesterday. After dropping the bombshell decision that he would step down as head trainer Freedman, who celebrates his 55th birthday next week, denied…

Olive Voices Commanding Wagga Cup Claims

Olive Voices Commanding Wagga Cup Claims

Canberra trainer Nick Olive has high hopes his in-form six-year-old Voice Commander will come good and provide him with a career highlight by winning their third race on the trot in tomorrow’s Wagga Wagga Gold Cup. Commands gelding Voice Commander may not have won a Group race from their 40 career starts to date, but…

2011 Chairman’s Handicap Final Field & Barriers – AJC Derby Day Race Previews

2011 Chairman’s Handicap Final Field & Barriers – AJC Derby Day Race Previews

One of the best staying races on the 2011 AJC Australian Derby Day programme at Randwick this Saturday April 9 will be the $1750,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m), which has drawn a final field of 17 acceptors. A talented field of gallopers will contest the 2011 Chairman’s Handicap, but in a setback for one…

2011 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations Released

2011 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations Released

Eighteen quality stayers have been nominated for the $175,000 Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m), one of nine Group races running at the Royal Randwick for 2011 AJC Derby Day this Saturday April 9. Equal top-rated entries nominated for the 2011 Chairman’s Handicap are the Lee Freedman-trained Speed Gifted and Gai Waterhouse’s Once Were Wild. If…

Herculian Prince & Speed Gifted Favourites in 2010 The Metropolitan Betting

Herculian Prince & Speed Gifted Favourites in 2010 The Metropolitan Betting

Leading online bookmaker have opened their ante-post betting markets for the $350,000 Group 1 AJC The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick, with geldings Herculian Prince and Speed Gifted opening as equal favourites. Both the Gai Waterhouse-trained Herculian Prince and Lee Freedman’s Speed Gifted are paying $10 to win the 2010 The Metropolitan on October 2 through…

2010 Golden Slipper Meeting – The BMW Final Field & Preview

2010 Golden Slipper Meeting – The BMW Final Field & Preview

Rosehill racecourse is the place to be this Easter Saturday as the world?s most lucrative two-year-olds race, the $3.5million Group 1 Golden Slipper, takes place as part of an excellent nine race meeting. An incredible five Group 1 races highlight the card including the illustrious $2.25million The BMW (2400m), which is the second richest race…

Theseo Wins Ranvet Stakes Again

Theseo Wins Ranvet Stakes Again

Gai Waterhouse?s impressive six-year-old Theseo claimed back-to-back success in the $400, 000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday in a brilliant all-the-way win. It was Theseo?s second successive Group 1 victory this autumn, and the fifth of his career, following his win in the Chipping Norton Stakes last start. On Saturday it was…

Final Field & Preview for Saturday’s 2010 Ranvet Stakes

Final Field & Preview for Saturday’s 2010 Ranvet Stakes

The final field for the $400, 000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday has been announced, with 12 weight-for-age stars set to start in the feature event. Last start winner of the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Theseo is backing up with a run in the 2010 Ranvet Stakes….

Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field & Preview

Saturday’s Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field & Preview

This Saturday, March 6, a star-studded field horses will take to the track at Warwick Farm racecourse for the highly anticipated $300, 00 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m). It is the first time in three year’s Warwick Farm has had the honour of hosting the Chipping Norton Stakes Day after Rosehill was home to…

2010 Australian Cup Nominations – Shocking & Viewed Head Betting Markets

2010 Australian Cup Nominations – Shocking & Viewed Head Betting Markets

This week nominations were taken and the early betting markets opened for the 2010 $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), the highly anticipated weight-for-age event held at the famous Flemington racecourse on March 6 as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. There were some surprise absentees from the list of 46 nominees including…