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Australia Stakes the Autumn Launch Pad for Black Heart Bart

Australia Stakes the Autumn Launch Pad for Black Heart Bart

Darren Weir has revealed that star gelding Black Heart Bart is likely to be kept to distances of a mile or less when he returns to racing during the forthcoming 2017 Autumn Carnival.

Black Heart Bart will return to racing in the Group 2 Australia Stakes on January 27th. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A former Perth galloper, Black Heart ...

Distance to Suit Shiraz in Carrington Stakes

Distance to Suit Shiraz in Carrington Stakes

Trainer Kim Waugh is confident that veteran gelding Shiraz will relish a step up in distance when he steps out for the Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Shiraz will enjoy a step up to 1400m on Saturday’s Carrington Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Shiraz has been a strong and largely consistent performer throughout his entire ...

Group 1 Targets for Fell Swoop During 2017 Autumn Carnival

Group 1 Targets for Fell Swoop During 2017 Autumn Carnival

Trainer Matt Dale has revealed that star sprinter Fell Swoop is likely follow the same path through the 2017 Autumn Carnival as that which delivered several outstanding results this year.

Matt Dale will set Fell Swoop for Group 1 targets during the forthcoming 2017 Autumn Carnival. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Fell Swoop has been the stable star for the Canberra-based ...

Lord Stakes an Option for Hell Or Highwater

Lord Stakes an Option for Hell Or Highwater

Co-trainer Tom Dabernig has revealed that the Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) is likely-to-figure as the next competitive point of call for in-form mare Hell Or Highwater.

Hell Or Highwater is a likely 2016 Lord Stakes contestant. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Plenty of hype followed Hell Or Highwater through the early stages of her racing career, but the mare was ...

Starcourt Earns Start in 2016 Vo Rogue Plate

Starcourt Earns Start in 2016 Vo Rogue Plate

Trainer Bryan Guy has revealed that promising three-year-old Starcourt will be given an opportunity at black type success, when he lines up for the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) at Eagle Farm on New Year’s Eve.

Bryan and Daniel Guy’s most-recent black type victory came when Eagle Way (pictured) won the Group 1 Queensland Derby in June. Photo: Steve ...

Villiers Stakes Unlikely for Cylinder Beach

Villiers Stakes Unlikely for Cylinder Beach

Trainer Desleigh Forster has revealed that stable star Cylinder Beach is likely to bypass Saturday’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick, with a view towards running in a Listed race in Queensland.

Cylinder Beach is unlikely to take his position in the Villiers Stakes field this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello

Cylinder Beach was one of several Queensland-trained ...

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Desert Jeuney’s pedigree suggests that he should perform well at staying distances, however trainer Nigel Blackiston has revealed that he is unsure if the six-year-old will get the trip when he lines up for the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Saturday.

Desert Jeuney will step up to 2500m in Saturday’s Listed Pakenham Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

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Doyle to Partner Ninth Legion in Festival Stakes

Doyle to Partner Ninth Legion in Festival Stakes

Trainer Peter Robl is confident that James Doyle could be the difference in success, when the British hoop partners Ninth Legion in Saturday’s Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Ninth Legion will be partnered by James Doyle in Saturday’s Festival Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Ninth Legion has undoubtedly been the stable star for Robl since he began ...

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has revealed a bold plan for stable star Awesome Rock to run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan Racecourse, following a three-start Autumn Carnival preparation in 2017.

Awesome Rock will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Dubai Turf at Meydan upon resuming in 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Awesome Rock has ...

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Assistant trainer James Ferguson is confident that Qewy is primed to end his Australian tenure in the best way possible, when he lines up for the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday afternoon.

Qewy is primed for a strong performance in Saturday’s Listed Sandown Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Qewy has been one of the shining lights ...