North Pacific’s odds firm for the Golden Rose 2020

Michael Hawkes has unveiled ambitious plans for North Pacific, who boasts formlines through the Golden Slipper winner, after the colt outclassed his mid-winter rivals at Rosehill. The $800,000 yearling purchase finished third to Farnan at his only other start in the Silver Slipper Stakes, an impressive reference for the Darley 2YO Handicap (1100m) on Saturday. […]

Vendidit at long odds in Winx Guineas at the Sunshine Coast

Co-trainer Bryan Guy believes lightly raced Vendidit can make a mockery of his odds and cement his new venture with Orbis Bloodstock by winning the Group Three Winx Guineas. The Sunshine Coast Guineas has been renamed the Winx Guineas after the champion mare started her record 33 consecutive wins by claiming the race in 2015. […]

Starla to line up in the Group Three Winx Guineas

Champion trainer Chris Waller has recorded 47 stakes winners this season, but a victory by Starla in the Group Three Winx Guineas (1600m) would be his sentimental favourite. The Sunshine Coast Guineas was this year renamed for champion mare Winx, who scored the first of her record 33 consecutive wins in the race in 2015. […]

Ready For Prophet ready to tackle Winter Stakes field

Ready To Prophet was well beaten in two Queensland starts but co-trainer Adrian Bott says the mare has returned to Sydney in good shape to continue her winter campaign in a stakes race at Rosehill. Four-year-old mare Ready To Prophet is scheduled to be one of two runners for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott […]

Star Of Michelin set to tackle Winx Guineas 2020

Promising Star Of Michelin’s liking for big racetracks will see him on a quick turnaround into the Group Three Winx Guineas. The Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) has been renamed after retired superstar Winx who won it in 2015. The race always attracts a strong field but trainer Stuart Kendrick believes Star Of Michelin will not […]

Vassilator on track for Winter Championship Series Final

Trainer Colin Little is banking on Vassilator’s liking for Flemington as a key factor as the gelding chases a second stakes victory. The Listed VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final on Saturday is the culmination of a series of races of which Vassilator won a heat of on June 6. Already the winner of a Listed […]

Soxagon on track for Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast

Promising gelding Soxagon will get his chance in stakes company after his impressive win at Doomben. Soxagon was entered for the Listed Spear Chief Handicap and the Class 6 but trainer Mark Currie elected to run him in the restricted race. The four-year-old Soxagon never looked in danger after getting an easy run behind the […]

Ryan Maloney to ride Baccarat Baby in the Sapphire Stakes

Caloundra trainer David Vandyke has called on the Alligator Blood connection in an attempt to get honest Baccarat Baby back to winning ways. Jockey Ryan Maloney will take over from Michael Hellyer who has ridden Baccarat Baby in 19 of her 22 starts. Maloney will have his first ride on Baccarat Baby in the Group […]

Tricky Gal to tackle the Group Three Sapphire Stakes

While many of her rivals are on their way to the breeding barn, Sydney mare Tricky Gal will be have her spring claims put under the microscope at Doomben. Tricky Gal will make a belated appearance in Brisbane to tackle the Group Three Sapphire Stakes (1600m) at Doomben. The Sapphire Stakes, which was formerly known […]

The Actuary wins The Phoenix at Doomben

Trainer Tony Gollan admitted the best thing he had done for a while was to take blinkers off the race day gear of The Actuary who won her first stakes race at Doomben. The Actuary ($4.80) came from well back in the field to beat Toscanini ($10) by 1-3/4 lengths in the Listed The Phoenix […]