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10,000 Off Toorak Toff’s Brisbane Plans

10,000 Off Toorak Toff’s Brisbane Plans

Caulfield trainer Rick Hore-Lacy has confirmed that last year’s Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff would not face off against the likes of Black Caviar and Hay List in the upcoming Doomben 10,000.

Running Saturday week, the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) will be the hunting ground for Peter Moody’s mighty mare Black Caviar to equal Phar Lap’s 14 consecutive…

Buffering to Win Stradbroke Says McNair

Buffering to Win Stradbroke Says McNair

Trainer of courageous galloper Hay List, John McNair is backing a Queensland local for the richest Brisbane Winter Carnival showdown saying Buffering is the horse to beat in next month’s Stradbroke Handicap.

With Hay List set to be let lose in Saturday week’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) in the hopes of finally being able to get the better of…

Cumani Sails Towards Drunken Melbourne Cup Bid

Cumani Sails Towards Drunken Melbourne Cup Bid

Premier European trainer Luca Cumani is gearing up for another Melbourne Cup bid after his tenacious six-year-old Drunken Sailor showed a good return to form winning at Newbury on the weekend.

Tendulkar gelding Drunken Sailor was targeting last year’s $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington, but after running a disappointing 11th beaten seven lengths by eventual Melbourne…

Confidence in Sincero Soars Without Hay List in the Mix

Confidence in Sincero Soars Without Hay List in the Mix

The likely omission of star interstate raiders Black Caviar and Hay List from next month’s Stradbroke Handicap has Wyong trainer Stephen Farley smiling from ear to ear over the chances of his boom three-year-old Sincero.

Ultra consistent Umatilla gelding Sincero sits as the $4.20 favourite in the early markets for the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), just ahead…

Hay List Likely to Miss Straddie

Hay List Likely to Miss Straddie

Gosford horseman John McNair has not been swayed by the nice Stradbroke Handicap weight his gallant galloper Hay List was allocated yesterday and has stated he is unlikely to accept the five-year-old for the $1 million showdown next month.

Weights and the updated ballot order for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) were released by Racing Queensland on Monday afternoon,…

Shez Looking Sensational for Oaks

Shez Looking Sensational for Oaks

Smart Kiwi filly Shez Sinsational is right on track for next month’s Queensland Oaks despite being defeated at home in New Zealand over the weekend.

Prepared by Allan Sharrock in New Plymouth, Erkaar filly Shez Sinsational lost few admirers when beaten by a mere nose as the favourite in the Energy City Ford Handicap (2000m) at Taranaki.

The pencil-line loss…

13 Straight in Three States but Black Caviar Staying Put for Now

13 Straight in Three States but Black Caviar Staying Put for Now

Ask any of the 20,000 plus racegoers who witnessed Black Caviar’s incredible ability first-hand at Doomben last Saturday whether she’s the best in the world and odds are they will answer yes without hesitation.

The country’s champion mare, now a six time elite level victor thanks to  a 13th consecutive win in the BTC Cup on Saturday, Black Caviar is…

Heathcote’s Carnival Hopes Emerge with Doomben Double

Heathcote’s Carnival Hopes Emerge with Doomben Double

Leading Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote may have missed the big one at Doomben on Saturday due to the elite interstate raiders, but a winning BTC Cup Day double has him confident of scoring Group 1 glory later during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Heathcote’s emerging three-year-old Buffering ran a gallant third behind the undefeated queen Black Caviar and boom sprinter Hay

Black Caviar Out Weighted for Brisbane Hat-Trick

Black Caviar Out Weighted for Brisbane Hat-Trick

Premier Victorian-based horseman Peter Moody has confirmed the weight his superstar mare Black Caviar will be allocated for the upcoming Stradbroke Handicap rules her out of a winning hat-trick during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Black Caviar strode to an effortless win in last Saturday’s Group 1 BTC Cup at Doomben, saluting for her 13th consecutive win in front of…

Darley’s Dream Juvenile Season Continues in Brisbane

Darley’s Dream Juvenile Season Continues in Brisbane

Leady Sydney trainer Peter Snowden exposed the massive gap between the two-year-olds in his stable and the rest of the juveniles out there once again on the weekend with his well-bred youngster Benfica saluting at Doomben.

Snowden has given Darley a stunning year to date in the juvenile racing arena, completing dominating the autumn Group 1’s for this age group…