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Queen Elizabeth Option for 2016 Ajax Stakes Winner It’s Somewhat

Queen Elizabeth Option for 2016 Ajax Stakes Winner It’s Somewhat

Trainer John O’Shea will give serious consideration to a 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes bid next month with It’s Somewhat after the import won the Ajax Stakes on Coolmore Classic Day. In the third win for Godolphin at Rosehill Gardens at the meeting, Dynaformer gelding It’s Somewhat enjoyed a notable weight relief from his lead-up runs…

2016 Coolmore Classic Winner Peeping for Clipperton

2016 Coolmore Classic Winner Peeping for Clipperton

Young jockey Sam Clipperton celebrated his maiden Group 1 winning ride in the feature race at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the Coolmore Classic 2016 aboard the Ron Quinton-trained Peeping. It was a fairytale result in the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for Clipperton to ride the winning four-year-old for the Randwick-based Quinton, a…

2016 Phar Lap Stakes Winner Hattori Hanzo onto Tulloch Stakes

2016 Phar Lap Stakes Winner Hattori Hanzo onto Tulloch Stakes

Cranbourne’s Michael Kent took the risk of taking young Victorian galloper Hattori Hanzo to Sydney on Coolmore Classic Day and came out with a big hope for the Tulloch Stakes after the three-year-old won the Phar Lap Stakes 2016. The son of Sebring had won his past two on the trot firstly over 1413m at…

2016 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results: Alberto Magic Wins First-Up

2016 Maurice McCarten Stakes Results: Alberto Magic Wins First-Up

In a wonderful training performance from the Wyong-based Allan Denham, five-year-old Alberto Magic came back off 294 days out to win the Maurice McCarten Stakes 2016 at Rosehill Gardens on Coolmore Classic Day. Last time out the Magic Albert gelding won over 1100m at Randwick on a Heavy (9) track back in May of last…

2016 Pago Pago Stakes Winner Souchez Into Golden Slipper

2016 Pago Pago Stakes Winner Souchez Into Golden Slipper

The mighty Godolphin stable may have uncovered another 2016 Golden Slipper Stakes contender for Saturday’s week’s feature back at Rosehill Gardens after the all-the-way Pago Pago Stakes win by Souchez. The well-backed favourite and market mover for the $175,000 Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m), the still-green Lonhro colt Souchez did a lot right to…

2016 Sydney Cup 2nd Up For Sky High Winner Sir John Hawkwood

2016 Sydney Cup 2nd Up For Sky High Winner Sir John Hawkwood

Trainer David Vandyke is considering the two miles of the Sydney Cup 2016 second-up on April 9 for his rising eight-year-old Sir John Hawkwood after the galloper’s fresh win in the $350,000 Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) on Saturday. First-up off a 71 day spell the veteran stayer enjoyed a perfectly timed ride from…

Bowman Sticks With Criterion in 2015 Canterbury Stakes

Bowman Sticks With Criterion in 2015 Canterbury Stakes

Hugh Bowman is happy to stick with the returning Criterion in Saturday’s Canterbury Stakes 2015 in Sydney despite admitting he wished he had known the race was on favourite Catkins’ radar. Bowman has ridden Chris Waller’s in-form mare Catkins for much of her career including back-to-back wins this time in at Rosehill in the Group…

Holler Heads 2015 Skyline Stakes Nominations

Holler Heads 2015 Skyline Stakes Nominations

After being withdrawn from last weekend’s Silver Slipper Stakes, the John O’Shea-trained Holler now heads the Skyline Stakes 2015 nominations for Warwick Farm this weekend. Originally connections looked at a run in the $250,000 Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on February 21 for Commands colt Holler. He was scratched from the…

2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes Return for Racy

2015 Sweet Embrace Stakes Return for Racy

The Sweet Embrace Stakes 2015 in Sydney on Saturday week is scheduled for the returning run of Gary Portelli’s promising young filly Racy who is on the improve after a failed Magic Millions bid in Queensland last month. The two-year-old daughter of Exceed And Excel won on debut at her home Warwick Farm track last…

Mawingo Targets 2012 Melbourne Cup Qualification

Mawingo Targets 2012 Melbourne Cup Qualification

Mornington-based trainer Anthony Freedman has made it a top priority to qualify his German import Mawingo for the Melbourne Cup 2012 this spring following the four-year-old’s smart Aussie debut over the weekend. Coming to Freedman’s Melbourne operation having won two of their opening seven career starts in Europe, lightly raced Tertullian stallion Mawingo had their…