News About Tasmania Summer Racing Carnival

Geegees Blackflash Ready for 2013 Hobart Cup Title Defence

Geegees Blackflash Ready for 2013 Hobart Cup Title Defence

Geegees Blackflash made it known he will be a tough proposition in his title defence in the Group 3 2013 Hobart Cup (2400m) on Sunday after winning the winning the Jockey Club Cup (2200m) over the weekend. Jockey Peter Mertens positioned the six-year-old towards the back of the field as Success Dostta set the pace…

Michelle Payne To Make Post-Race Fall Return Aboard Feildmaster

Michelle Payne To Make Post-Race Fall Return Aboard Feildmaster

Jockey Michelle Payne will return to racing in Hobart this Sunday after suffering spinal injuries close to four months ago. Payne fractured her T5 and T6 vertebrae in her back during a horror race fall at Aararat Racecourse and has been forced to sit on the sidelines while her injury healed. Now fully recovered, Payne is hoping…

Success Dostta Locks Up 2013 Hobart Cup Start

Success Dostta Locks Up 2013 Hobart Cup Start

Seven-year-old gelding Success Dostta ensured himself a start in next month’s $225,000 Group 3 2013 Hobart Cup (2400m) by taking out the Brighton Cup (2100m) on Sunday. The race offers ballot exemption to the winner and the diminutive stayer earned that in fine style with an impressive 2 1/2 length walloping of his rivals. He was…

Youthful Jack on Track for Tasmania Summer Racing Carnival

Youthful Jack on Track for Tasmania Summer Racing Carnival

Ross Stitt’s Taree-based galloper Youthful Jack enjoyed a successful raid on the Tasmania Summer Racing Carnival at the start of the year and now they are eyeing the riches on offer at the Apple Isle once again as the temperatures begin to heat up at home. The veteran Youthful Legs gelding was sent to Spreyton…

Geegees Blackflash Beats Socks in 2011 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap Results

Geegees Blackflash Beats Socks in 2011 Tasmania Newmarket Handicap Results

A thrilling finish to one of the pre-Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival features occurred at Launceston overnight, John Luttrell’s Clangalang gelding Geegees Blackflash beating home the resuming Socks by the bob of a head in an upset Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap 2011 result. In a brave performance five-year-old Geegees Blackflash ($16.80), last seen running second in the…

2011 Bow Mistress Trophy Final Field & Barrier Draw

2011 Bow Mistress Trophy Final Field & Barrier Draw

On Saturday February 5 Hobart Racecourse is set to host Tasmania Derby Day featuring three Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival stakes races including the $150,000 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m). The 2011 Bow Mistress Trophy final field has attracted a capacity 15 fillies and mares plus one emergency ready to face off in the weight-for-age showdown. Leading…