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Redkirk Warrior Primed for Doncaster Mile

Redkirk Warrior Primed for Doncaster Mile

Co-trainer David Hayes is confident that impressive first-up winner Redkirk Warrior will prove extremely tough to beat when he takes his position in Saturday’s 2017 Doncaster Mile field at Royal Randwick. Redkirk Warrior produced a number of smart efforts through the early stages of his racing career whilst under the care of William Haggas in…

Le Romain Proves Too Good in Cantala Stakes

Le Romain Proves Too Good in Cantala Stakes

Le Romain has posted his second career Group 1 triumph with a classy performance for success in the 2016 Cantala Stakes (1600m) on Derby Day at Flemington. Le Romain delivered champion colt Press Statement an upset defeat in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) in autumn, but was yet to return to winning form through…

2016 Crystal Mile Nominations Feature Abbey Marie

2016 Crystal Mile Nominations Feature Abbey Marie

2016 Crystal Mile nominations have been taken and released, and twenty-four runners subsequently remain in contention for a position in a capacity field of fourteen at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday. Abbey Marie has not been seen at the races since breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in autumn, but the…

Rock Hero Returns to Work Ahead of 2014 Spring

Rock Hero Returns to Work Ahead of 2014 Spring

Trainer David Payne has revealed talented sprinter Rock Hero has returned to work ahead of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, having recovered from a wind operation required as a result of breathing issues that hampered his autumn preparation. Running a competitive second to Thunder Fantasy in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) first-up on February…

Scan to Determine Fiveandahalfstar’s Spring Return

Scan to Determine Fiveandahalfstar’s Spring Return

After getting injured during their The BMW win last April, the Anthony Cummings-trained champion Fiveandahalfstar is set to undergo scans to see whether they’ve recovered in time for a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bid later this year. Cummings confirmed the Hotel Grand four-year-old would get scans done this week to reveal whether they’ll be back…

Cummings Pleased with Thunder Fantasy Ahead of Derby

Cummings Pleased with Thunder Fantasy Ahead of Derby

Trainer Anthony Cummings will field three runners in this weekend’s major Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), and is confident of walking away from Royal Randwick with the day’s major crown in week 1 of the inaugural The Championships. Having finished a competitive second in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) last time out, Thunder Fantasy…

Singing Flame Ready for Australian Derby

Singing Flame Ready for Australian Derby

Confirmed for on a second Group 1 appearance in this weekend’s major Australian Derby (2400m) on day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick, jockey Tim Clark is confident Singing Flame can go one better than a performance that delivered a second in the Group 2 Nathan Berry Tulloch Stakes (2000m) last weekend. Opening a…

Australian Derby Odds 2014 Led By Criterion

Australian Derby Odds 2014 Led By Criterion

David Payne’s Sebring colt Criterion has opened top of the 2014 Australian Derby final field odds to become the third three-year-old in the past 11 years to take out the Rosehill Guineas – Derby double during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. One of a capacity 18 acceptors for this year’s $2 million Group 1 BMW…

Payne Pleased with Derby Draw For Criterion

Payne Pleased with Derby Draw For Criterion

Trainer David Payne is confident of the chances of stable star Criterion in this weekend’s Australian Derby (2400m) at Royal Randwick after drawing the inside barrier for the feature race on day one of the inaugural The Championships. Opening as favourite in early betting markets for success in the Australian Derby and maintaining following Tuesday…

2014 Australian Derby Barrier Draw

2014 Australian Derby Barrier Draw

The 2014 Australian Derby barrier draw has been completed; with outright favourite Criterion set to jump from the inside barrier in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick this weekend. Criterion has performed consistently at the highest level of racing since making his racing debut at the end of 2012 and broke through for a well-deserved…