Good surface no problem for Avilius in the Chipping Norton Stakes

Having already won the Group One George Main Stakes this season, Godolphin star Avilius gets the chance to add another feature weight-for-age mile at Randwick in the Chipping Norton Stakes. The James Cummings-trained Avilius is one of 10 individual Group One winners among the field of 14 for Saturday’s Group One Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), […]

The Bostonian on Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes path

Top-line New Zealand sprinter The Bostonian has shown his readiness for his next Australian campaign with a gallop at Ellerslie. The Tony Pike-trained five-year-old won a trial earlier in this month and made use of perfect conditions at Ellerslie ahead of a two-start Sydney campaign. “He galloped over 1000 metres at Ellerslie,” Pike told NZ […]

Alligator Blood recovered well ahead of Australian Guineas 2020

A good recovery following a gallop at Flemington in preparation for the Australian Guineas is what trainer David Vandyke has been looking for from stable star Alligator Blood. The gallop on Tuesday showed Vandyke Alligator Blood had recovered from his fighting win over Catalyst in the C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February […]

Chipping Norton Stakes to define Fierce Impact’s campaign

Sydney’s first top tier weight-for-age race of the year will define the rest of dual Group One winner Fierce Impact’s campaign. The winner of the Toorak Handicap and Cantala Stakes in Melbourne in the spring, Fierce Impact made an impressive return when second in the C F Orr Stakes to three-year-old Alabama Express. Trainer Matthew […]

Catalyst set for Alligator Blood rematch in the Australian Guineas

New Zealand trainer Clayton Chipperfield is confident Catalyst can turn the tables on Queensland star Alligator Blood in the Group One Australian Guineas. Alligator Blood prevailed over Catalyst by a short head when they fought out the C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) last Saturday week. They will clash again in the $1 million Australian Guineas […]

Alabama Express to join star-studded Australian Guineas field

Alabama Express has already upstaged the older horses to win the C F Orr Stakes and will now take on the star three-year-olds in the Australian Guineas. After considering all options trainer Mike Moroney has confirmed a clash with Alligator Blood and Catalyst in Saturday’s Group One 1600m-race at Flemington. Moroney and his fellow part-owners […]

Stablemates look to join All Star Mile field with Blamey Stakes win

Stablemates Fifty Stars and So Si Bon are set to clash again in the Blamey Stakes at Flemington after running the quinella a year ago. Saturday’s Group Two race over 1600m guarantees the winner a wildcard entry to the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield on March 14 which could be an option for […]

Maher/Eustace have numbers on their side in Blue Diamond Stakes

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have numbers on their side in pursuit of a maiden win in the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield. Maher and Eustace saddle six runners in Saturday’s $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes over 1200m, three colts – Ideas Man, Rathlin and Tanker – and three fillies – Away Game, A Beautiful […]

McEvoy excited to ride Castelvecchio in Hobartville Stakes

A year after winning the Hobartville Stakes on The Autumn Sun, Kerrin McEvoy has been tasked with delivering a similar result aboard another of Arrowfield Stud’s stallions-in-waiting. The top jockey will have his first race ride on star colt and Cox Plate runner-up Castelvecchio, who resumes in Saturday’s 1400-metre Group Two Rosehill feature. But with […]

Melody Belle headlines small Futurity Stakes field

A small field has been declared for the Futurity Stakes but the weight-for-age Group One race is not lacking in quality. New Zealand star Melody Belle has barrier three for her first start of 2020 as she chases her 11th Group One win while Caulfield Guineas-winning colt Super Seth is set to jump from just […]