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Caulfield Cup 2017 Aim for Abbey Marie

Caulfield Cup 2017 Aim for Abbey Marie

Despite failing in her two latest Group 1 targets over the autumn, Abbey Marie will be given the chance to return to elite level form with trainer Michael Kent aiming the mare at the 2017 Caulfield Cup in Melbourne this spring. The well-bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice kicked off her career with three straight wins…

Siege Of Quebec Targets Golden Rose 2017

Siege Of Quebec Targets Golden Rose 2017

The 2017 Golden Rose Stakes is the early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival target for the Tulloch Lodge-trained Siege Of Quebec following the youngster’s impressive Rosehill win over the weekend. Prepared by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, the Fastnet Rock colt came off a debut win at Newcastle over 1250m when stepping up in distance on…

2017 Caulfield Guineas Aim for Qiji Phoenix with Waller

2017 Caulfield Guineas Aim for Qiji Phoenix with Waller

The Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas 2017 is the major spring aim for former Kiwi galloper Qiji Phoenix who is set to join the Sydney stables of champion horseman Chris Waller. Connections of the former Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs-trained Not A Single Doubt colt confirmed to the New Zealand Racing Desk over the weekend that the…

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

The Everest 2017 Still Definite Possibility for Caravaggio

Sydney’s 2017 The Everest is still a definite possibility down under this spring for the Aidan O’Brien-trained European sprinter Caravaggio despite a loss at Newmarket over the weekend. Suffering his first career defeat, the Irish-trained son of Scat Daddy jumped the punters’ pick in the Group 1 Darley July Cup Stakes (1207m), but could only…

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

2017 Epsom Handicap Aim for Foxplay

Chris Waller’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes winning filly Foxplay is back in work and tracking well towards a spring return where the Epsom Handicap 2017 will see her back in Group 1 company. A winner of five of her 13 career starts to date, the rising four-year-old daughter of Foxwedge lived up to her…

First Among Equals Targets Winterbottom Stakes 2017

First Among Equals Targets Winterbottom Stakes 2017

A second shot at the 2017 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth this summer is on the cards for the Simon Miller-trained sprint star First Among Equals who races this weekend at Belmont Park. The rising six-year-old was last seen running a worse than mid-field 12th behind Vega Magic at Morphettville on May 20 in the Group…

Steel Zip to Get Home Hard in 2017 Ramornie Handicap

Steel Zip to Get Home Hard in 2017 Ramornie Handicap

Veteran grey Steel Zip got shuffled back at Grafton in the Clarence River Jockey Club’s premier sprint last winter but trainer Pat Duff believes the galloper can get home in the Ramornie Handicap 2017 this afternoon. Twelve months ago Duff’s Brisbane-trained son of Canadian Silver had to settle for third behind Smart Volatility (1st) and…

War Baby Flying Ahead of 2017 Grafton Cup

War Baby Flying Ahead of 2017 Grafton Cup

War Baby has continued to impress her Beaudesert-based trainer Kelvin Hickmott over her surprise winter campaign that continues with a Grafton Cup 2017 run this Thursday in New South Wales. Hickmott could never have imagined his five-year-old daughter of Warhead would be racing against the season’s class stayers when she first kicked off her campaign….

Someday Back in Ramornie Handicap 2017

Someday Back in Ramornie Handicap 2017

It has been over 500 days since the now Desleigh Forster-trained Someday was last seen racing but this afternoon the rising nine-year-old makes his much awaited return in the 2017 Ramornie Handicap at Grafton. Brisbane-based Forster hasn’t shied away from a big challenge first-up with the son of Falvelon who hasn’t raced since a Doomben…

Houtzen Won’t Let The Everest 2017 Crew Down

Houtzen Won’t Let The Everest 2017 Crew Down

Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds is confident his gun filly Houtzen won’t let him or connections down when she takes on the world’s best sprinters this spring in the 2017 The Everest race. The $10 million The Everest (1200m) is a new weight-for-age feature running on October 14 at Royal Randwick, the Restricted feature introduced…