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Malaguerra in Good Condition Ahead of The Goodwood

Malaguerra in Good Condition Ahead of The Goodwood

Trainer Peter Gelagotis is confident that Malaguerra will prove extremely tough to beat when he returns from a freshen-up in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday-week. Malaguerra has been a standout performer for the Gelagotis operation since he was transferred from the care of Lee & Anthony Freedman prior to the…

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Odds Update

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Odds Update

Malaguerra is poised to collect his third win at the highest level of racing, when he takes to the stalls for the 2016 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday afternoon. That is the tale of the tape in 2016 Winterbottom Stakes betting markets with , where the five-year-old remains an…

Smokin’ Joey Set for 2016 Bletchingly Stakes Title Defence

Smokin’ Joey Set for 2016 Bletchingly Stakes Title Defence

Mornington’s Wez Hunter is confident heading into Saturday’s Bletchingly Stakes 2016 with the defending champion Smokin’ Joey. The eight-year-old son of Encosta De Lago won last year’s edition of the weight-for-age sprint on the back of an Eye Liner Stakes win in Queensland that winter, and is back for another shot at the $150,000 Group…

2016 Bletchingly Stakes Field and Barrier Draw

2016 Bletchingly Stakes Field and Barrier Draw

Twelve sprinters have been confirmed to line up at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday for the featured Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m); highlighted by the inclusion of some of the winter’s standout performers and the resumption of several runners ahead of the forthcoming Spring Carnival. Smokin’ Joey delivered a smart field a comfortable defeat in last…

2016 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Feature The Cleaner

2016 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Feature The Cleaner

Former star Tasmanian galloper The Cleaner will kick-off his Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign for new trainer Peter Gelagotis in Saturday’s Bletchingly Stakes 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse. The veteran Savoire Vivre is a rising nine-year-old and debuts for Moe horseman Gelagotis in the $150,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) having previously been prepared by Mick…

Hooked Hunts 2016 Railway Stakes Run

Hooked Hunts 2016 Railway Stakes Run

November’s Railway Stakes 2016 in Perth is the long-term target for Wez Hunter’s latest stable acquisition Hooked this spring – summer racing carnival season. Formerly prepared by Sydney’s John Thompson, Casino Prince stallion Hooked has joined the Mornington stables of Victorian horseman Hunter. A rising six-year-old, to date the Ultra Racing-owned Hooked has won five…

2016 DC McKay Stakes Nominations Feature Nostradamus

2016 DC McKay Stakes Nominations Feature Nostradamus

Phillip Stokes’ last start RN Irwin Stakes winner Nostradamus is among the early entries for the DC McKay Stakes 2016 where he will shoot for back-to-back wins at Morphettville Racecourse. The $120,000 Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) is a key lead-up into the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) back at the track on…

Smokin’ Joey Races for 2016 The Goodwood Assignment

Smokin’ Joey Races for 2016 The Goodwood Assignment

Wez Hunter’s veteran galloper Smokin’ Joey lines-up in a Mornington black-type this weekend looking to earn a shot in The Goodwood 2016 this autumn in Adelaide. The rising nine-year-old son of Encosta De Lago is one of a bumper 37 sprinters nominated for the $120,000 Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) on Mornington Cup Day in Victoria…

Smokin’ Joey Tops 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

Smokin’ Joey Tops 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

Wez Hunter’s veteran eight-year-old Smokin’ Joey is set to return in Saturday’s Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2015 looking to return to his top winter form earlier in the year. The opening Group race on the all-black type Zipping Classic Day program at Sandown Hillside on Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) field…

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Return for Smokin’ Joey

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Return for Smokin’ Joey

A number of setbacks led to a forgettable season for Wez Hunter’s Group 1 winner Smokin’ Joey but he hopes the veteran can salvage some of his spring when returning in the 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. Winner of last year’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Adelaide as a 40/1 outsider,…