Grand Scholar looking to clinch a spot in Magic Millions Guineas field

Trainer Tony McEvoy is planning to run Grand Scholar at the Gold Coast in the hope she will clinch a spot in the rich Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the same track a week later. McEvoy, who trains in partnership with his son Calvin, has nominated Grand Scholar for Saturday’s $250,000 Magic Millions Rising Stars […]

King Of Hastings sets sights on Magic Millions Guineas

Leading Magic Millions Guineas contender King Of Hastings has tuned up for his assignment with a barrier trial win at Rosehill. Trained by Anthony Freedman, King Of Hastings has done all his racing so far in Victoria but handled a major clockwise test on Monday with aplomb. He cruised to the front in the straight […]

Secret Blaze set for 2800m Bagot Handicap

Tony McEvoy is looking forward to the day Secret Blaze gets into a staying race run at a solid tempo. But McEvoy does not see that happening on Wednesday when Secret Blaze runs in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington. Secret Blaze will be racing for the sixth time this campaign, looking for his […]

Magic Millions Guineas: No Standish Handicap for King Of Hastings

King Of Hastings will not be among final acceptors for the Group Three Standish Handicap having made his way from Melbourne to Sydney en route to the Gold Coast. The Anthony Freedman-trained three-year-old left his Flemington stable on Friday evening, travelling overnight to Sydney where he will housed by Richard and Michael Freedman. Instead of […]

Shane Nichols hopes for Magic Millions Fillies and Mares barrier luck

Victorian trainer Shane Nichols is hoping it will be a case of second time lucky at the barrier draw for Tahitian Dancer in the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race. Nichols is best known for Group One winner I Am A Star but Tahitian Dancer is starting to edge closer as a stable favourite. Tahitian […]

Nitrous secures place in Magic Millions Classic field

The powerful Snowden stable has a second leading chance in the Magic Millions Classic, but not the one expected. After a comfortable debut win at Kembla Grange, Bartley was expected to dominate Saturday’s two-year-old race over 1000 metres at Randwick and was accordingly sent out the $1.95 favourite in the four-horse field. But as can […]

Alligator Blood completes lead up to Magic Millions Guineas

Caloundra trainer David Vandyke declared he had unfinished business to settle after Alligator Blood completed his lead up to the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas with an easy win at Eagle Farm. Alligator Blood ($1.35 fav) had the run of the race just off the pace and was unextended to beat Profit ($11) by two […]

Amish Boy looks to secure spot in Magic Millions Classic field

Leading Victorian jockey Linda Meech makes a rare “homecoming” appearance at Eagle Farm with two key rides. She will ride Amish Boy in Saturday’s Group Three B J McLachlan Stakes and Epic Girl in the Listed Nudgee Quality. Meech grew up in New Zealand but did her early apprenticeship in Brisbane during the late 1990s […]

Magic Millions Cup 2020: Fiery Heights needs to win The Buffering

Veteran Fiery Heights is on course to turn back the clock 12 months and qualify for a start in the Magic Millions Cup. Fiery Heights is not a Magic Millions eligible horse and needs to win The Buffering (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday to gain a wild card to the Magic Millions Cup at […]

Silvera returns from injury in Bernborough Handicap at Eagle Farm

Tough gelding Silvera has bounced back from an eye injury and is set to tackle the Listed Bernborough Handicap at Eagle Farm. Silvera won the Rockhampton Cup and Tattersalls Mile during the winter and was put aside for the summer. He resumed with an eye-catching fourth in the Listed Recognition Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on […]