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Hawkes Happy with Our Boy Malachi Ahead of Doomben 10,000

Hawkes Happy with Our Boy Malachi Ahead of Doomben 10,000

Our Boy Malachi was forced to work hard over the early stages of the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) a fortnight ago before finishing a credible third, and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident he will be more than a chance for success in Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) with a little more luck in transit.

Our Boy Malachi is ...

2015 Sapphire Stakes Field Features Griante

2015 Sapphire Stakes Field Features Griante

David Brideoake’s Group 1 placed mare Griante is one of the headline final acceptors for the last on the Royal Randwick card this Saturday, the Sapphire Stakes 2015.

Group 1 placed Griante is a top chance in Saturday’s 2015 Sapphire Stakes in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Randwick is host to a bumper 10-race program for Day 2 of ...

Rubick Tops 2015 Challenge Stakes Odds

Rubick Tops 2015 Challenge Stakes Odds

Gerald Ryan’s returning three-year-old Rubick has opened top of the Challenge Stakes 2015 odds to defeat his older rivals in Saturday’s weight-for-age sprint at Randwick Racecourse.

Three-year-old Rubick is favourite to defeat his older rivals in Saturday’s 2015 Challenge Stakes on Randwick Guineas Day. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Encoast De Lago colt is one of nine ...

2015 Challenge Stakes Field Features Mossfun

2015 Challenge Stakes Field Features Mossfun

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Golden Slipper winner Mossfun is back for her second start of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in the Challenge Stakes 2015 at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Mossfun is one of the headline acceptors in Saturday’s 2015 Challenge Stakes on Randwick Guineas Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

The three-year-old Mossman filly has won four of ...

2015 The Galaxy Target for Villa Verde

2015 The Galaxy Target for Villa Verde

Smart Group 2 winning grey Villa Verde is nearing her Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival return with trainer Anthony Cummings confirming the mare will again target The Galaxy 2015 in March.

Villa Verde will resume with a title defense in the 2015 Challenge Stakes in Sydney next month before tackling the Group 1 The Galaxy. Photo: Steve Hart.

The four-year-old daughter ...

2015 Canterbury Stakes First-Up for Fontelina

2015 Canterbury Stakes First-Up for Fontelina

It is likely straight into Group 1 company this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for Anthony Cummings’ consistent elite level performer Fontelina who heads towards the Canterbury Stakes 2015 next month.

Consistent middle-distance sprinter Fontelina is likely to return in the 2015 Canterbury Stakes in Sydney on March 7. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Testa Rossa gelding is back in work ...

2014 The Shorts Tips & Betting Odds

2014 The Shorts Tips & Betting Odds

Terravista has opened clear favourite to win closing race in Sydney on Saturday but will the punters’ pick also be the horse Races.com.au has selected to be this year’s The Shorts 2014 winner at Royal Randwick?

Defending champ Sessions is the Races.com.au pick to win The Shorts 2014 on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

The field for this weekend’s $200,000 ...

12 Horse The Shorts Field 2014 Released

12 Horse The Shorts Field 2014 Released

After attracting 20 nominations earlier in the week, this Saturday’s 2014 The Shorts field features a dozen gallopers for the George Main Stakes Day closing act at Randwick Racecourse.

Group 1 winner Famous Seamus is after his maiden first-up win since a debut victory in 2011 this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running as last event on an eight race ...

Terravista Tops 2014 The Shorts Nominations

Terravista Tops 2014 The Shorts Nominations

Joe Pride’s smart Show County Quality winner Terravista is back at Royal Randwick this Saturday chasing back-to-back wins for the season in The Shorts 2014.

Darley Classic-bound Terravista is the headline entry for Saturday's The Shorts 2014. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Captain Rio five-year-old is one of 20 nominations taken by Racing NSW this week for the $200,000 ...

2014 Carlyon Stakes Betting – Kencella Narrow Favourite

2014 Carlyon Stakes Betting – Kencella Narrow Favourite

Chris Waller’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival hope Kencella will kick off the new season this weekend at Moonee Valley racing in the Carlyon Stakes 2014 where the gelding is the narrow favourite to win.

Kencella is narrow favourite for Saturday's 2014 Carlyon Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Steve Hart.

Exceed And Excel five-year-old Kencella is one of the 12 ...