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Stratum Star Tops 2016 Glasshouse Handicap Field & Weights

Stratum Star Tops 2016 Glasshouse Handicap Field & Weights

Darren Weir’s classy stallion Stratum Star gets the chance to break a notable winning drought when dropping in class for Saturday’s Glasshouse Handicap 2016 at the Sunshine Coast. A key support act on the Caloundra Cup Day card, this year’s $175,000 Listed HMR Projects Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) is set to run as Sunshine Coast Race…

2016 Fred Best Classic Betting Tips & Selections

2016 Fred Best Classic Betting Tips & Selections

The Fred Best Classic 2016 brings Doomben Cup Day to a close this Saturday in Brisbane, betting tips and the latest odds for the three-years-old clash detailed below. Running as Doomben Race 8 at 4:36pm (AEST), this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) runs at its capacity 16 starters including Rageese and Sir…

NZ Derby Winner Tops 2016 Fred Best Classic Field

NZ Derby Winner Tops 2016 Fred Best Classic Field

Tony Pike’s visiting New Zealand Derby winner Rangipo makes his debut down under this Saturday in Brisbane heading the Fred Best Classic 2016 field at Doomben Racecourse in the last. Closing the Doomben Cup Day card on the weekend as Race 8 at 4:36pm (AEST), this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) has…

2016 Queensland Guineas Over Derby for Rangipo

2016 Queensland Guineas Over Derby for Rangipo

Despite winning the NZ Derby last time out the Tony Pike-trained Rangipo targets the Queensland Guineas 2016 over the Brisbane edition of the Derby this winter. The super-consistent Stryker three-year-old has won seven of his 12 starts at home for the Cambridge-based Pike including three on the trot this autumn. The progressive young galloper debuts…

Pike Gets Provocative For Queensland Oaks 2016

Pike Gets Provocative For Queensland Oaks 2016

Kiwi horseman Tony Pike is eyeing a 2016 Queensland Oaks start next month with his progressive filly Provocative who races in Ipswich on Wednesday aiming for a qualifying win. The three-year-old daughter of Zabeel is bred to stay and on a mission to make the cut for Eagle Farm’s $500,000 Group 1 Treasury Casino &…

Smith’s Dual Eye Liner Stakes 2014 Assault

Smith’s Dual Eye Liner Stakes 2014 Assault

Brisbane-based Kiwi expat Brian Smith is getting set for a bumper Ipswich Cup Day including saddling up two hopes in the 2014 Eye Liner Stakes. There are 13 sprinters engaged in this year’s $175,000 Listed City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m), two of which come from the Eagle Farm stables of New Zealand trainer…

Will Habibi Salute for 2013 Australian Oaks Punters?

Will Habibi Salute for 2013 Australian Oaks Punters?

After a nice Aussie debut two weeks ago Donna Logan’s New Zealand Derby winning filly Habibi is back on Doncaster Mile Day shooting for her maiden Group 1 win down under in the Australian Oaks 2013, but can the top fancy get the job done for favourite backers? The Ekraar three-year-old goes into Saturday’s $550,000…

11 Filly Australian Oaks 2013 Field Released

11 Filly Australian Oaks 2013 Field Released

An exciting line-up of local, interstate and internationally-trained fillies have been accepted for this Saturday’s 2013 Australian Oaks field, the classic to run at Royal Randwick as part of the elite Doncaster Mile Day action. Due to run as Randwick Race 7 at 3:35pm (AEST) this year’s $550,000 Group 1 Patinack Farm Australian Oaks (2400m)…

2013 Australian Oaks-Bound Kiwi Raids Golden Slipper Day

2013 Australian Oaks-Bound Kiwi Raids Golden Slipper Day

Connections of this year’s New Zealand Derby winning filly Habibi are happy with the three-year-olds’ progress ahead of her Aussie debut this Saturday on Golden Slipper Day in the Vinery Stud Stakes 2013. The daughter of Ekraar has been a picture of consistency since her winning debut last October, Habibi going on to take out…