Kensington Stakes attracts just eight nominations

The Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington is shaping as a small but select field with the eight nominations headlined by Group One-winning colt Microphone and Group Two winner Time To Reign. Nominations for Saturday’s 1000m straight-track Kensington Stakes have been extended until Tuesday, with the entries also featuring another three-year-old colt taking on older horses, […]

Kolding among selections for the All-Star Mile

Spring star Kolding headlines a strong team of barrier trial runners at Rosehill for champion trainer Chris Waller. The winner of the Group One Epsom Handicap and $7.5 million Golden Eagle, Kolding runs in one of two 900m open heats on Tuesday. Waller hopes Kolding is among selections for the All-Star Mile at Caulfield in […]

Away Game likely to target 2020 Golden Slipper

Co-trainer Ciaron Maher struggled to think of a more satisfying win in his career after Away Game won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic. All week Maher, who co-trains with David Eustace, had been predicting Away Game was ready to fire on the big stage but his claims were ignored by most. Despite starting at $41, […]

The Candy Man sets sights on the Doncaster Mile 2020

Crowd favourite The Candy Man is headed for a short spell before being prepared for a Sydney autumn campaign. The Candy Man ran sixth as favourite in Saturday’s Magic Millions Trophy (2400m) won by Primitivo after looking in contention on the home turn. The popular grey was found to be suffering from the thumps after […]

Magic Millions Cup runner already has sights on Stradbroke Handicap

Vega One will miss the southern autumn carnivals no matter how well he runs in the $1 million Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast. Trainer Tony Gollan has already inked in the $1.5 million Group One Stradbroke Handicap on June as Vega One’s main target in 2020. “He has already beaten the ballot for […]

Profit to take on Alligator Blood in the Magic Millions Guineas

Trainer Chris Anderson is certain if the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas turns into a rough-house affair Profit will be up for the battle. Profit is taking on the short-priced Guineas favourite Alligator Blood for the second time at the Gold Coast on Saturday. At their previous clash, Alligator Blood beat Profit by two lengths […]

25 Group One winners among All Star Mile nominations

Defending champion Mystic Journey and another 25 Group One winners feature among the 95 nominations for the second edition of the $5 million All-Star Mile. Entries for the All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield on March 14 were released on Thursday with 10 of the 15 places in the field to be determined by public vote. […]

Tarzan ready to win 1200m Magic Millions Snippets

Speedy gelding Tarzan’s lone win at 1200 metres has given his trainer Stuart Kendrick hope he can take out the $1 million Magic Millions Snippets Quality at the Gold Coast. Tarzan has proved to be one of the best short-course specialists in Queensland having won 16 races, 15 between 1000m to 1100m. The gelding will […]

Magic Millions Classic trifecta set to tackle Magic Millions Guineas

The changing pattern of the Magic Millions yearling sales has been highlighted by four of the first five from last year’s 2YO Classic running in the 3YO Guineas. Last year’s 2YO Classic trifecta – Exhilarates, Dubious and Hightail – will be joined by fifth-placed Oh Five Glory. It is the first time the Magic Millions […]

Bumper Blast one of eight in Chester Manifold Stakes field

A small field is set to contest the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington with seven of the eight acceptors striving for their first victory at stakes level. Among those is the promising Robert Hickmott-trained Bumper Blast who makes his stakes racing debut having risen through the grades with three wins from his five starts. […]