News About Sydney Summer Racing

Godolphin Juvenile Ottoman Set to Impress on Debut at Rosehill

Godolphin Juvenile Ottoman Set to Impress on Debut at Rosehill

Racing stable Godolphin has such a diverse range of juvenile horses in its possession at the moment and considering they breed their own racing stock many sales-restricted races like the Magic Millions are unavailable to run in. This means they have to look even harder for an appropriate race for each horse and not double…

Craftiness Improving Ahead of 2014 Hyland Race Colours Handicap

Craftiness Improving Ahead of 2014 Hyland Race Colours Handicap

Four-year-old Craftiness is preparing for another fight against fellow gelding Religify in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday. The pair last met in the Sportsyear Sprint (1000m) at Warwick Farm on November 12, in which the Chris Waller-trained Religify won by just a neck. However, Craftiness’ trainer Joe Pride…

Rose Of Choice Will Run 2014 Villiers Stakes Despite Heavy Ground

Rose Of Choice Will Run 2014 Villiers Stakes Despite Heavy Ground

The track at Royal Randwick Racecourse was downgraded to ‘heavy 8’ overnight and with more rain scheduled to fall in Sydney before Saturday it has thrown many horses chances at the Villiers Stakes Day race meeting into contention. One horse who will brace the wet weather and definitely run is Rose Of Choice in the…

2014 Razor Sharp Tips & Selections

2014 Razor Sharp Tips & Selections

Eight sprinters will line up at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday in the Listed Razor Sharp (1200m), one of eight races making up Villiers Stakes Day. With the track downgraded to the ‘heavy 8’ range this morning due to the amount of rainfall received over the past 48 hours, there’s no saying which horses will…

Heavy Ground Raises Doubts for Our Boy Malachi in 2014 Razor Sharp

Heavy Ground Raises Doubts for Our Boy Malachi in 2014 Razor Sharp

Our Boy Malachi is the odds-on favourite to win the Listed Razor Sharp (1200m), however heavy ground may rule the six-year-old gelding out of the race entirely. The gelding looked ready to add the $100,000 Razor Sharp to his impressive record that includes 15 wins from 17 career starts, however co-trained John Hawkes revealed on…

Our Boy Malachi Odds-On Favourite in 2014 Razor Sharp Betting

Our Boy Malachi Odds-On Favourite in 2014 Razor Sharp Betting

A small yet classy field of eight sprinters will run in the Listed Razor Sharp (1200m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday. The $100,000 Razor Sharp is one of eight races running across Villiers Stakes Day, offering punters a variety of betting options and chance to back a winner. Just two of the eight horses…

2014 Christmas Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

2014 Christmas Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

A small yet classy field of seven stayers will tackle the mile and a half distance at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday in the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m). While 11 horses were nominated for the Villiers Stakes Day supporting race Gallatin, In Masquerade, Paraggi, and Spinderbella did not accept when the final field was released…

Our Boy Malachi Out to Impress in 2014 Razor Sharp Handicap

Our Boy Malachi Out to Impress in 2014 Razor Sharp Handicap

Despite being a six-year-old, Our Boy Malachi still has plenty of potential according to co-trainer Michael Hawkes. The gelding already had an impressive record when he was transferred to Hawkes Racing’s care from John O’Sing after the winter but has managed to uphold his record after winning his first two starts in Sydney. Our Boy…

Midsummer Sun Can Take Control of 2014 Villiers Stakes

Midsummer Sun Can Take Control of 2014 Villiers Stakes

Midsummer Sun may have slipped under the radar when the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) nominations were announced on Monday, considering the likes of I’m Imposing, Monton, and Sir Moments were featured but trainer Sam Kavanagh is confident the six-year-old gelding can overthrow the top dogs and emerge triumphant. The gelding was runner-up in the…

O’Shea Concerned with 2014 Phillip Hughes Tribute Distance for Mohave

O’Shea Concerned with 2014 Phillip Hughes Tribute Distance for Mohave

The John O’Shea-trained Mohave is firm favourite to win the Phillip Hughes Tribute (1150m) on Saturday however the trainer has some slight concerns about the distance of the race. The three-year-old colt is $2.70 favourite to win the Benchmark 80 race at , ahead of three other single figure hopefuls Murder Of Crows ($5.50), Forget…