News About Troy Corstens

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has revealed a bold plan for stable star Awesome Rock to run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan Racecourse, following a three-start Autumn Carnival preparation in 2017. Awesome Rock has been a strong and consistent performer for Team Corstens throughout his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly…

2017 Australian Cup the Target for Awesome Rock

2017 Australian Cup the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has confirmed that Awesome Rock will target the 2017 Australian Cup (2000m) during the Autumn Carnival, following his maiden Group 1 win in the Emirates Stakes over the weekend. Awesome Rock ran on for a gallant fifth in the major Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22nd, but…

Awesome Rock claims G1 victory with Emirates Stakes win

Awesome Rock claims G1 victory with Emirates Stakes win

The Leon and Troy Corstens trained Awesome Rock has finally won a Group 1 race when he took out the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. Awesome Rock was first past the post in the Group 1 $1m Australian Cup over the same course and distance as today’s weight for age Group…

Awesome Rock to Gallop at Moonee Valley Ahead of Cox Plate 2016

Awesome Rock to Gallop at Moonee Valley Ahead of Cox Plate 2016

Talented entire Awesome Rock will been given another look at the Moonee Valley track before taking his place in Saturday’s featured 2016 Cox Plate (2040m). Awesome Rock secured ballot-free entry into the Cox Plate 2016 with dominant performance for success in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at the Valley on September…

2016 Cox Plate Ticket For Dato’ Winner Awesome Rock

2016 Cox Plate Ticket For Dato’ Winner Awesome Rock

Team Corstens have won the Golden Ticket into the Cox Plate 2016 with a brilliant Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes win by the underrated weight-for-age performer Awesome Rock. The Fastnet Rock stallion was first past the post in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in the autumn but lost the race on protest…

Mr Individual Going Forward in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Mr Individual Going Forward in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Co-trainer Troy Corstens said he would love to see the stable’s 2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas hopeful Mr Individual go forward from the inside alley at Caloundra on Saturday. Corstens is far from thrilled with the barrier one draw for the Starspangledbanner colt he trains in partnership with his father Leon for the Malua Racing team…

Modern Wonder on 2016 Thousand Guineas Path

Modern Wonder on 2016 Thousand Guineas Path

Troy Corstens can’t wait to welcome back to the stable promising filly Modern Wonder who he will set on a Thousand Guineas 2016 path this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. A nicely-bred daughter of Snitzel, the rising three-year-old has had just one run to date for an eye-catching two length win on debut in the Listed…

2016 Thousand Guineas the Target for Modern Wonder

2016 Thousand Guineas the Target for Modern Wonder

Modern Wonder won the Listed Dequettville Stakes (1050m) on debut over the weekend and likely be set on a 2016 Thousand Guineas campaign upon resuming in spring. Jumping from the gates well at Morphettville on Saturday, jockey Stephen Baster allowed the filly to stride forward and take a handy position within the talented field of…

Sapphire Stakes Ideal for Vezalay

Sapphire Stakes Ideal for Vezalay

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has been thrilled with the form displayed by Vezalay since her arrival in Sydney and is confident the mare is ready to run a big race in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Vezalay was a strong and consistent performer for Leon and…

Awesome Rock Primed for 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Awesome Rock Primed for 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Awesome Rock was unlucky to lose the Group 1 Australian Cup on protest last time, but co-trainer Troy Corstens is confident the four-year-old remains primed to run a big race in Saturday’s featured 2016 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick. Awesome Rock has been a standout for Team Corstens through his entire racing career…