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Vancouver Will Not Attempt 2015 Juvenile Triple Crown

Vancouver Will Not Attempt 2015 Juvenile Triple Crown

Two-year-old colt Vancouver defied history on Saturday to become just the second Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) winner since 1957 to overcome the outside start from barrier 16 and win. Despite having to overcome the wide, tricky start Vancouver was always the favourite to win the $3.5 million juvenile race at . In the end…

Sertorius Ready to Tackle 2015 Blamey Stakes

Sertorius Ready to Tackle 2015 Blamey Stakes

Seven-year-old gelding Sertorius is ready to tackle the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1200m) at Flemington this Saturday, in what could well be his lone autumn start. Sertorius is one of 14 horses nominated for the 2015 Blamey Stakes and is set to carry the top weight of 59kg alongside Smokin’ Joey. Trainers Jamie Edwards &…

Rich Enuff On Track for 2015 Spring Racing Carnival

Rich Enuff On Track for 2015 Spring Racing Carnival

Three-year-old colt Rich Enuff was on track for the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) on March 14 at Flemington however an offside tendon injury ruled him out of the entire autumn carnival in late January. Rich Enuff’s trainer Ken Keys decided to err on the side of caution to end the colt’s season before it…

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Dandino Continues to Please in Rehab Program

Eight-year-old entire Dandino has yet to race for new trainer Darren Weir after he was ruled out of the spring carnival due to an injury in his off foreleg. The former Marco Botti-trained horse as runner-up to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) back in 2013 before finishing a solid fifth in that…

Rich Enuff Will Miss Entire 2015 Autumn Carnival

Rich Enuff Will Miss Entire 2015 Autumn Carnival

An offside tendon injury has ruled Rich Enuff out of the upcoming autumn carnival. The colt’s trainer Ken Keys has decided to err on the side of caution and put a complete stop to Rich Enuff’s autumn campaign even though the injury is only minor. He was to be targeted towards the Group 1 Newmarket…

Real Time Set for 2015 Melbourne Spring Campaign

Real Time Set for 2015 Melbourne Spring Campaign

Four-year-old gelding Real Time is set to have a lucrative career following his win in the Magic Millions Class 6 Plate (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Real Time has won four of his seven career starts to date but his 2015 Magic Millions win is by far his biggest accomplishment – pocketing $57,000…

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

2014 Ballarat Cup Tips & Selections

This Saturday marks the end of the Spring Racing Carnival in Victoria with a stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse. The feature race of the meeting is the $200,000 Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) with a capacity field of 18 stayers set to run. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella enters the race as favourite, offering odds of…

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

Spinderbella Faces Toughest Test Yet in 2014 Ballarat Cup

A capacity field of 18 stayers is set to run in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday. The $200,000 race is the feature of the stand-alone race meeting at Ballarat Racecourse. The Robert Smerdon-trained Spinderbella is the race favourite in the betting market, offering $5.50 at . Smerdon would not have suspected such a…

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner Sonntag was given an easy jumpout at the Sandown course proper ahead of Saturday’s Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m). Although the four-year-old was well beaten in his heat, jockey Chad Schofield was pleased with the performance, noting he was specifically given an easy time. “He wasn’t out there to…

Politeness to Stick with the Mares in 2014 Summoned Stakes

Politeness to Stick with the Mares in 2014 Summoned Stakes

Four-year-old mare Politeness will continue to race against her own sex this weekend in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown, making it her seventh consecutive race against fillies and mares. She began with the Hilton Manufacturing (1300m) back in March which she finished runner-up before winning the Group 3 P.J. Bell Stakes (1200m)…