JJ Atkins Stakes starts on the line at Randwick

An off-season two-year-old race at Randwick will be crucial to the aspirations of those potentially heading to a Group One contest in Brisbane. The Darley Handicap (1300m) on Saturday has brought together a field of 12 juveniles with all being nominated for the J J Atkins Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 6. Leading […]

Hickmott hopes Django Freeman will be a Cox Plate contender

German import Django Freeman is on track to make his Australian debut at Flemington, more than seven months later than trainer Robert Hickmott had hoped. Last year’s German Derby runner-up arrived in Australia in August land was being set for a spring carnival campaign but that plan was aborted when he suffered a knee injury […]

Dawn Passage’s odds shorten for the Stradbroke Handicap

Sydney three-year-old Dawn Passage has moved to equal favourite for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap after accounting for a small field in the $200,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas at Rosehill. Saturday’s 1400m race lost some of its appeal when boom three-year-old gelding Masked Crusader, who had been the short-priced favourite, was scratched on race morning because […]

Dawn Passage on track for the Inglis 3YO Guineas

Dawn Passage has long been held in high regard at Tulloch Lodge and his Hawkesbury Guineas victory could be just the start of a rise through the ranks. The colt has shown glimpses of brilliance, beating subsequent Group One winner Bivouac on debut and taking out the Listed Rosebud in the spring. He was less […]

Etana ready to tackle the Wayne Wilson Handicap 2020

Smart mare Etana is set to continue the Ciaron Maher-David Eustace stable’s run of success in Queensland stakes races. Etana will be joined by stablemate Mask Of Time in the Listed Wayne Wilson Memorial Mile (1600m). The Wilson Mile is named after the late racecaller Wayne Wilson who died in 2014 after a long battle […]

Phaistos challenging for favouritism in the Scone Cup

A year after winning a race on the undercard to the Scone Cup, promising four-year-old Phaistos is set to return to the NSW Hunter Valley course as one of the leading contenders for the main event. The James Cummings-trained Phaistos is challenging for favouritism for Friday’s Listed Scone Cup (1600m) having progressed through the grades […]

Command’n’conquer on target for Gold Coast Guineas 2020

Toowoomba trainer Steve Tregea has only one slight reservation about his plan to help his gelding Command’n’conquer win his first stakes race. Tregea decided to take Command’n’conquer to the Gold Coast to give the gelding a look at the track last week before his main target in the Group Three Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) on […]

Baccarat Baby on track for Stradbroke Handicap lead-up

Honest mare Baccarat Baby gets the valued home track benefit for her final lead-up to the Group One Stradbroke Handicap. Baccarat Baby has had five starts on her home Sunshine Coast track for four wins and a close second. She will be having her final lead-up to the Group One Stradbroke in the Listed Wayne […]

Tarzan to resume in the Chief De Beers Handicap

Group One-winning jockey Ryan Maloney will reunite with Tarzan as the gelding fights off challenges to his crown as the king of the Sunshine Coast. Tarzan will be attempting to win his second Listed race when he resumes in the Chief De Beers Handicap (1000m) on Friday night. The 1000m races at the seaside track […]

Stuart Kendrick sets sights on Stradbroke Handicap 2020

Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick is hoping to have a Stradbroke Handicap winner with his first runner in the iconic race. The Kendrick-trained Tambo’s Mate gained an automatic entry to the Group One Stradbroke when he won the Group Three BRC Sprint at The Doomben on Saturday. The trainer has had about a dozen runners in […]