Alabama Express on target for CF Orr Stakes 2020

Mike Moroney is preparing to throw stakes winning three-year-old Alabama Express in the deep end to chase a Group One win against older horses in the C F Orr Stakes. The trainer has a high opinion of Alabama Express and is keen to give the colt his chance at weight-for-age in Saturday’s CF Orr Stakes […]

Caulfield Guineas winner to target Australian Guineas

Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth has returned to the scene of his spring heroics and kicked off his latest preparation in style in the Group Three Manfred Stakes. Having his first start since chasing down Alligator Blood to win a memorable Group One Caulfield Guineas in October, the Anthony Freedman-trained colt showed he was on […]

Dalasan set to return in Manfred Stakes at Caulfield

Armed with an unblemished fresh record, quality colt Dalasan will be out to make an early statement when he begins his latest campaign in the Manfred Stakes at Caulfield. Dalasan is on a path to the Group One Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on February 29 and the $5 million All-Star Mile two weeks later […]

90 juveniles still in Blue Diamond Stakes contention

The race is on for a start in Victoria’s richest two-year-old race with nine of the 90 juveniles still in Blue Diamond contention among acceptances for the Chairman’s Stakes at Caulfield. The winner of Saturday’s Group Three Chairman’s Stakes earns enough prize money to gain a start in the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February […]

Vow And Declare sets sights on Australian Cup

Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has shaded his younger stablemate Russian Camelot in a gallop between races at Geelong. Cup winning jockey Craig Williams made a special trip to Geelong on Wednesday to ride Vow And Declare while Damien Oliver, who rode a winner earlier on the Geelong program, partnered Russian Camelot. Williams was […]

328 still in contention for the Golden Slipper 2020

Snowden Racing has 42 of the 328 two-year-olds still in contention for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper including second favourite Dame Giselle. The Ciaron Maher/David Eustace stable has the reigning favourite Cellsabeel among its 25 youngsters in the mix at Wednesday’s second acceptance stage. The stables each have a runner in Saturday’s Canonbury Stakes as […]

Four late entries for the Expressway Stakes 2020

Spring star Kolding is among four late entries for the Group Two Expressway Stakes bringing the nominations to 11. The winner of the Epsom Handicap and the inaugural $7.5 million Golden Eagle, the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old was joined by 2019 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi, veteran Sir Bacchus and Vegadaze as additional entries on Tuesday for […]

Joe Pride sets sights on Oakleigh Plate with Ball Of Muscle

Joe Pride knows Ball Of Muscle is coming to the end of his career but he believes the nine-year-old still has something to give. From a family dear to the trainer’s heart, Ball Of Muscle is a brother to Tiger Tees and a half brother to Terravista, both Group One-winning sprinters. They are all sons […]

Seven entries taken for Expressway Stakes 2020

Star mare Alizee will have scant opposition in her defence of the Expressway Stakes with seven entries taken for the Group Two sprint over 1200 metres. Alizee beat four class runners last year, with Le Romain second and 2018 winner Trapeze Artist fourth. This time around, three-year-old colt Standout is expected to be the one […]

Sandown Guineas winner on track for Australian Guineas

Pretty Brazen beat the colts and geldings in the Sandown Guineas last spring and the filly is on track to do the same in the Group One Australian Guineas. The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained three-year-old capped her spring with victory in the Group Two Sandown Guineas (1600m) in November and she is scheduled to make […]