Amish Boy chasing Magic Millions Classic start in BJ McLachlan Stakes

The in-form Ciaron Maher/David Eustace training partnership can assure itself a third Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner with Amish Boy at Eagle Farm. Amish Boy is one of 18 entries for Saturday’s Group Three BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m), a race which is a last chance for several horses to qualify for the Magic Millions hopefuls. […]

Magic Millions Classic: Gotta Kiss cements credentials

Talented filly Gotta Kiss confirmed her rating as a top Magic Millions 2YO Classic chance while runner-up Lady Banff also lost no fans at Eagle Farm. Gotta Kiss ($2.45) charged home along the fence to beat Lady Banff ($5.50) by a short neck with 1-1/2 lengths to Anders ($5) in the $125,000 Basil Nolan Junior […]

Doomben 10,000 now a $1 million race

Queensland will have five one million dollar races during the winter carnival after the Group One Doomben 10,000 received a $200,000 stakes increase. The 10,000 is Queensland’s highest-rated race at No. 26 in the world on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities list. It joins the Stradbroke Handicap ($1.5 million), Q22 ($1.5 million), BRC J […]

Don’t Waiver set for 2019 Grand Prix Stakes field

A return to set weights and a step up to a middle distance on the big Eagle Farm track are expected to help three-year-old Don’t Waiver end a frustrating run of minor placings. Don’t Waiver goes into the Group Three Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) on the back of a second in an Eagle Way Series […]

Magic Millions Classic 2020: The Drinks Cart back on track

Promising two-year-old The Drinks Cart has put a slight setback behind him and worked strongly as he prepares to resume his Magic Millions Classic quest. The Drinks Cart rocketed into Magic Millions calculations when an impressive winner at the Gold Coast last month. He was sent for a short break with the Phelan Ready Stakes […]

Melbourne Cup prospect set for Australian debut

Trainer Mike Moroney is set to unveil his latest import, with lightly raced Aktau to make his Australian debut at Flemington. Aktau was bought in the hope he will develop into a Melbourne Cup prospect. The four-year-old English gelding, who has one win from four starts in England, arrived in Australia during the spring. “We […]

Usain Bowler aiming towards Magic Millions Cup field

Melbourne trainer John Sadler believes he has Usain Bowler going better than ever as he prepares the gelding for two interstate assignments. Usain Bowler will be sent to Sydney on Thursday night to run at Randwick on Saturday on his way to his main summer target, the $1 million Magic Millions Cup at the Gold […]

Profit attempting to qualify for Magic Millions Guineas field

Top Queensland three-year-old Profit will be entered for races in Brisbane and Sydney in an attempt to qualify for the Magic Millions Guineas after his strong win in a barrier trial at Doomben. Profit sat in fourth place coming to the turn in Tuesday’s trial before being pulled wide in the straight to wear down […]

Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 goals for Tagaloa

After a short break following a metropolitan win at The Valley, two-year-old colt Tagaloa has returned to the stables of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young to embark on a Blue Diamond campaign. Connections opted against pressing towards January’s Magic Millions Classic with Tagaloa after his win at The Valley on November 30 and instead the […]

Magic Millions Classic target for Verbal Assault

Trainer Matt Dunn has had a big week and also unveiled another possible contender for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Dunn had five winners on Friday, four on at his home track of Murwillumbah, and one at Doomben on Saturday to give him six winners for the week. He already has one of […]