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Sold For Song Included in Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations

Sold For Song Included in Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations

Twenty-three three-year-olds have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m); the first race taken out by champion mare Winx during her current nine race unbeaten streak. Mr Individual produced a smart effort in a Gold Coast barrier trial last week, and has been included by Leon & Troy Corstens…

Mr Individual Up to McNeil Stakes Class

Mr Individual Up to McNeil Stakes Class

Mr Individual debuted to racing for a commanding win over 1100m on June 11th, and co-trainer Troy Corstens is confident the colt is up to the class of Saturday’s Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Jumping from the gates well in the Mosstrooper Maiden (1100m) at Bendigo, champion jockey Damien Oliver immediately settled Mr…

Of The Brave Wins Blue Diamond Prelude C&G in Photo Finish

Of The Brave Wins Blue Diamond Prelude C&G in Photo Finish

Talented two-year-old Of The Brave has stamped his claims as a serious Blue Diamond Stakes prospect at Caulfield this afternoon; displaying a good enough sprint to hold of a flying Pride Of Dubai in a photo finish in the Group 3 Blue Diamond C&G (1100m). Jumping from the gates well, Of The Brave immediately charged…

Tollesprit To Be Given One More Chance

Tollesprit To Be Given One More Chance

Shane Fliedner has revealed that he will retire Tollesprit if the gelding cannot recapture its best form in the coming fortnight. Tollesprit showed enormous potential as a juvenile, running second to world beater Starspangledbanner in the McNeil Stakes in 2009. However since then his career has been derailed by back to back throat operations. The…

Star Witness to Target July Cup

Star Witness to Target July Cup

Trainer Danny O’Brien has confirmed Star Witness will start in the July Cup at Newmarket next month, after the three year old finished third in the Golden Jubilee Stakes on Sunday morning Australian time. It was Star Witness’ second start of the Royal Ascot carnival, after he also ran second in the King’s Stand Stakes…

Star Witness to Retire After English Campaign

Star Witness to Retire After English Campaign

Star Witness will not be seen in Australia again after trainer Danny O’Brien confirmed that the colt would be retired to stud after his English campaign. Star Witness won two Group One’s in Australia, the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Blue Diamond Stakes, but O’Brien appreciates how important the English campaign will be in establishing…

Typhoon Tracy Wins Australian Racehorse of the Year Honours

Typhoon Tracy Wins Australian Racehorse of the Year Honours

Star mare Typhoon Tracy has claimed the honours as Australia’s Racehorse of the Year for the 2009-10 season, topping a off a sensational 12 months of racing for Caulfield trainer Peter Moody. A now five-year-old daughter of Red Ransom, Typhoon Tracy enjoyed four prestigious Group 1 victories last season earning her the title of the…

Aussie Sprinter Starspangledbanner Wins 2010 July Cup in Europe

Aussie Sprinter Starspangledbanner Wins 2010 July Cup in Europe

Starspangledbanner broke the Aussie hoodoo in the Group 1 July Cup (1207m) on Saturday, the three-year-old Choisir colt outclassing his rivals to win the English sprint feature at Newmarket. Proving himself as the world’s best sprinter, Starspangledbanner became the first Australian galloper and the 11th horse in history to claim the Group 1 Golden Jubilee…

Aussies Nicconi & Starspangledbanner Favourites for 2010 July Cup

Aussies Nicconi & Starspangledbanner Favourites for 2010 July Cup

Australian gallopers Starspangledbanner and Nicconi will continue their international campaigns this Saturday taking to the field in the Group 1 July Cup (1,207m) at Newmarket. The pair are two of the favourites for the UK race this year, attempting to break the Australian hoodoo in the prestigious sprint event. Trained by leading Flemington-based mentor David…

Denman Retiring to Stud in Australia Without July Cup Run

Denman Retiring to Stud in Australia Without July Cup Run

Champion colt Denman is returning home to Australia to serve at stud without a European run. The Group 1 winning son of boom sire Lonhro, formerly trained by Peter Snowden, was sent to Darley’s UK stables but connections have announced Denman will not be running in the upcoming Group 1 July Cup (1207m) at Newmarket….