News About Villa Verde

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…

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. Randwick is host to a bumper 10-race program for Day 2 of The Championships on the weekend, the action coming to a close at 5:15pm (AEDT) with…

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. The Encoast De Lago colt is one of nine remaining hopes in the $400,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) field after the early scratching of #9 Soldi Domani who…

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. The three-year-old Mossman filly has won four of her six career starts including the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in the wet at…

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. The four-year-old daughter of Not A Single doubt has been working well according to Cummings he spoke with Sky Sports Radio’s Racing HQ on Thursday…

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. The Testa Rossa gelding is back in work and trialling well ahead of his return, the six-year-old on track for a first-up run in the…

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? The field for this weekend’s $200,000 Group 2 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) is down to 10 after the…

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. Running as last event on an eight race program in Sydney this weekend, the $200,000 Group 2 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) jumps at 5:05pm. Heading…

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. The Captain Rio five-year-old is one of 20 nominations taken by Racing NSW this week for the $200,000 Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) running as one of the notable support…

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. Exceed And Excel five-year-old Kencella is one of the 12 remaining hopes in this year’s $120,000 Listed 1Print Carlyon Stakes (1000m)…