Spring Racing News

2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Fanatic

2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Fanatic

Kiwi stayer Fanatic has reportedly taken well to her time in Australia so far and is nearing her first trial for the Lindsay Park operation, ahead of a Spring Carnival campaign which will be geared towards Group 1 targets. Fanatic has been an outstanding performer through the early stages of her racing career and has…

Black Caviar Progeny Ready to Step Up Spring Preparation

Black Caviar Progeny Ready to Step Up Spring Preparation

The first foal of equine superstar Black Caviar, Oscietra is ready to complete an unofficial jump out at Geelong ahead of her 2017 Spring Carnival campaign. Plenty of hype has understandably surrounded the racing career of Oscietra so far, but the rising three-year-old has only made one competitive appearance at the races so far; a…

Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Trainer John Sargent is confident that he has unearthed a potential VRC Oaks winner in Luvaluva, who stormed home to post a dominant win on debut at Goulburn on Monday. Jumping from the gates well in the Wedding Event Specialist Maiden (1300m), jockey Jeff Penza allowed Luvaluva to stride forward and take a position on…

Golden Pendant an Option for Omei Sword

Golden Pendant an Option for Omei Sword

Chris Waller has underlined the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) as a target for Omei Sword, but concedes that he is unsure how the rising four-year-old will perform during the forthcoming Spring Carnival. Omei Sword has shown outstanding ability through her short racing career so far, but has also been plagued by injury; experiencing respiratory…

2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Egg Tart

2017 Caulfield Cup a Target for Egg Tart

Trainer Chris Waller has underlined the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) as the likely major target for Egg Tart, who has returned to the Rosehill horseman’s stables following a short break. Egg Tart has been a standout for Waller in 2017 and will is amidst an impressive winning streak which now spans six; highlighted by…

Winx Steps Up Ladbrokes Cox Plate Preparation With Smart Trial

Winx Steps Up Ladbrokes Cox Plate Preparation With Smart Trial

Champion mare Winx has stepped up her 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate preparation at Royal Randwick this morning, running a pleasing third in a 900m barrier trial. Regular rider Hugh Bowman allowed Winx to take a position towards the tail of the classy trial field as the Mark Newnham-trained Diamond Tathagata and fellow Chris Waller-trained Comin’…

Memsie Stakes an Option for Lankan Rupee

Memsie Stakes an Option for Lankan Rupee

Mick Price has revealed that Lankan Rupee may be looking for a longer trip this campaign and has underlined the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) as a possible target for the champion sprinter. Lankan Rupee has been a standout for Price throughout his entire racing career so far, but has been plagued by injury through…

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli has confirmed that leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams will ride champion filly She Will Reign when she resumes in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29th. Partnered by Ben Melham in four of her five career starts so far, She Will Reign returned the paddock after mustering…

2017 Golden Rose Likely for Ryan Pair

2017 Golden Rose Likely for Ryan Pair

Trainer Gerald Ryan is thrilled with the condition of rising three-year-olds Menari and Trapeze Artist following impressive trials at Rosehill Gardens on Tuesday morning. Menari made an impressive debut to racing when he beat a classy field to the line in the TAB Rewards Plate (1100m) on January 14th, before making a commendable transition to…

2017 Memsie Stakes a Target for Le Romain

2017 Memsie Stakes a Target for Le Romain

Trainer Kris Lees has underlined the 2017 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in September as the first major Group 1 target for stable star Le Romain during the forthcoming Spring Racing Carnival. A three-time Group 1 winner, Le Romain returned to racing in typically excellent form through the recent Autumn Carnival; winning the Group 3…