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Blue Not the Only Chance for Barry in Brisbane

Blue Not the Only Chance for Barry in Brisbane

One of Brisbane’s premier horseman, Eagle Farm-based trainer Barry Baldwin believes Mr Light Blue in the Queensland Derby isn’t his only chance at Stradbroke Handicap Day tomorrow.

Barry will be out in force at his home track on Saturday, saddling up six from his stables.

Aside from his progressive three-year-old Mr Light Blue tackling the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby…

Sniper’s Shooting For Second Stradbroke

Sniper’s Shooting For Second Stradbroke

While there has been much hype around Black Piranha’s attempt at a third Stradbroke Handicap, the Tracey Bartley trained Sniper’s Bullet has been quietly preparing for an attempt to land his second Stradbroke.

Sniper’s Bullet emerged as genuine Group One horse when he won the Stradbroke in 2007, and Bartley believes the seven year old is well positioned for a…

Perry’s Prince in June Stakes Tilt

Perry’s Prince in June Stakes Tilt

Newcastle trainer Paul Perry believes Prince Braeman has his hoof on the til and is ready to break his year long winless streak.

It has been over a year since Prince Braeman was able to salute the judge, but a last start third behind Jest Crewsin has Perry thinking the horse is ready to deliver.

“We probably took a bit…

Torio’s Guineas Quest on Track

Torio’s Guineas Quest on Track

Connections of Magic Millions Guineas winner Torio’s Quest believe the predicted track conditions at Eagle Farm’s Stradbroke Handicap Day on Saturday will be the key for the Brett Partelle-trained three-year-old to return to form.

Oratorio gelding Torio’s Quest was in career best form during the summer winning the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO Stakes (1200m) at their home track in December…

Bell Ready to Rebel in Stradbroke

Bell Ready to Rebel in Stradbroke

Apprentice jockey Timothy Bell is ready for a big day at Eagle Farm on Saturday having been booked for four rides including his prize mount of the meeting aboard Border Rebel in the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Sue Grills’ talented Tamworth-trained galloper Border Rebel is unwanted in the Stradbroke markets at a long quote of $26, but…

Cummings Confident Fontelina Can Deliver TJ Victory

Cummings Confident Fontelina Can Deliver TJ Victory

Anthony Cummings is confident Fontelina can repeat the efforts Outback Prince and deliver the trainer his second win in the Group One TJ Smith Stakes.

Cummings claimed the 2004 TJ Smith with Outback Prince and he believes Fontelina is every bit as capable as his former stable star.

“There’s a fair bit of upside to him. He is every bit…

Baldwin Sees Blue in Derby

Baldwin Sees Blue in Derby

Local Eagle Farm-based trainer Barry Baldwin has a strong contingent of runners at this Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap Day but it is his in-form three-year-old Mr Light Blue in the Queensland Derby who he is most looking forward to saddling up.

Fantastic Light gelding Mr Light Blue has been in solid form this prep, but is rated a $21 outsider in…

Punters Prefer Fillies in Derby

Punters Prefer Fillies in Derby

The two best backed runners in the Group One Queensland Derby have been the only two fillies in the race, Shez Sinsational and Heidilicious, both of whom have had their prices cut from $9.00 to $8.00.

Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said that the two fillies were clearly his worst result in Saturday’s Derby.

“Both horses put in nice runs…

Star Witness to Retire After English Campaign

Star Witness to Retire After English Campaign

Star Witness will not be seen in Australia again after trainer Danny O’Brien confirmed that the colt would be retired to stud after his English campaign.

Star Witness won two Group One’s in Australia, the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Blue Diamond Stakes, but O’Brien appreciates how important the English campaign will be in establishing the stud career of Star…

Diva’s Daughter Disappoints on Debut

Diva’s Daughter Disappoints on Debut

In a disappointing start to a highly-spruiked career, the second foal of triple Melbourne Cup winning wonder mare Makybe Diva failed to come up with the goods in her race debut in Victoria this week.

The Mark Kavanagh-trained Fusaichi Pegasus filly La Dolce Diva, purchased for a costly $1.2 million at last year’s Sydney Easter Yearling Sales, made a mediocre…