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King Utah to Turn Tables in 2012 Christmas Cup

King Utah to Turn Tables in 2012 Christmas Cup

This Saturday Port Maquarie trainer Wayne Wilkes will saddle-up his progressive galloper King Utah who is set for a rematch with their last start conqueror Fiumicino in the Christmas Cup 2012 at Rosehill Racecourse. Nine-year-old Zabeel gelding Fiumicino, a dual Group 1 winner, got the better of Bradbury’s Luck five-year-old King Utah last time out…

Fiumicino Heads Christmas Cup 2012 Field

Fiumicino Heads Christmas Cup 2012 Field

Evergreen Hawkes-trained veteran Fiumicino heads a 10-horse 2012 Christmas Cup field for the feature race in Sydney this weekend, the nine-year-old Zabeel gelding after back-to-back stakes wins. Fiumicino improved on their third to early 2013 Melbourne Cup betting fancy Puissance De Lune in the Bendigo Cup over the mile and a half when they went…

Classy 2012 Christmas Cup Nominations Released

Classy 2012 Christmas Cup Nominations Released

A classy list of end-of-season stayers make up the Christmas Cup 2012 nominations for the popular Sydney Summer Racing Carnival clash running at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. The top-rated horse among the 11 nominated for this year’s edition of the $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) is the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Fiumicino who comes…

King Utah Set for Frank Underwood Cup 2012

King Utah Set for Frank Underwood Cup 2012

This Saturday the summer stakes racing action in Sydney will get underway with the 2012 Frank Underwood Cup and one in-form galloper looking to steal the show is the Wayne Wilkes-trained King Utah. Registered this year as the ATC Cup, the $100,000 Listed Frank Underwood Cup (2200m) attracted 10 early entries with nominations extended until…

Bartley Shooting for Back-to-Back Cups with Snipers

Bartley Shooting for Back-to-Back Cups with Snipers

Mudgee-based trainer Tracey Bartley will vie for back-to-back wins in the Wauchope Cup at Port Macquarie this Sunday with defending champion Slick Sniper, a full-brother to star stablemate and triple Group 1 winner Sniper’s Bullet. Bartley enjoyed a win with Bite The Bullet gelding Slick Sniper 12 months ago, the galloper nominated again this year…