Athiri takes out Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick

In the same week her sire Lonhro turned the grand age of 22, Athiri has become the popular stallion’s latest stakes winner. A five-time placegetter in black-type grade leading into Saturday, Athiri finally broke her stakes drought with a dominant win in the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) at Randwick. Godolphin’s stable representative Darren Beadman, […]

Overmann sets sights on Inglis Nursery

The Hawkes Racing team have an uncanny knack for unearthing and nurturing the careers of colts and Inglis Nursery favourite Overmann might just be their latest find. A $180,000 buy at the Melbourne Premier sale, the son of Hinchinbrook is raced by prominent owner Alan Bell who has enjoyed tremendous success with the likes of […]

Godolphin trio set sights on Villiers Stakes

Godolphin has captured feature races around the globe but incredibly, the royal blue silks are yet to cross the line first in a Villiers Stakes. In fact, the prestigious Randwick mile has proven somewhat of a bogey race for some of Sydney’s biggest stables. Chris Waller’s only victory came in the stewards’ room when Honor […]

Russian Camelot to target All-Star Mile and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Danny O’Brien has some valid reasons why he will set Russian Camelot for the All-Star Mile first up at Moonee Valley. O’Brien pointed out that Russian Camelot raced well fresh in the spring when second in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington over 1600 metres, the same distance as the All-Star Mile. […]

Oscar Zulu on track for Magic Millions Guineas 2021

Three-year-old Oscar Zulu has booked his passage to Queensland for the Magic Millions Guineas with a winning return in the opening race at Rosehill. Chris Waller regarded the gelding highly enough to test him in some early-season stakes races and he wasn’t disgraced behind the likes of North Pacific and Holyfield. “We certainly had him […]

Paulele to target major 2YO races after Moonee Valley win

Impressive debut winner Paulele signified he could be a player in the major two-year-old events with an easy win at The Valley. James Cummings’ Melbourne stable foreman Sean Keogh described the two-year-old colt as the quiet achiever of the juveniles in the stable after his comfortable win over 1000 metres. Keogh said Paulele came down […]

Villiers Stakes a target for Through The Cracks

Angela Davies has an eye on the Villiers Stakes for Through The Cracks but her stable star will need to perform well when he lines up in the Festival Stakes at Rosehill. The ultra-consistent Through The Cracks is among 20 horses nominated for the $160,000 Group Three Festival Stakes over 1500m on Saturday. Gosford trainer […]

Archedemus causes big upset in The Gong

Jockey Jay Ford has turned back the clock with a daring ride aboard Team Hawkes gelding Archedemus to win the $1 million The Gong. Ford was the regular partner of champion sprinter Takeover Target, who he rode to eight Group One wins during the 2000s, and has been mainly plying his trade on the provincial […]

Irish Flame fights on for Ballarat Cup win

Despite a torrid run, former Kiwi galloper Irish Flame has continued his purple patch of form and demonstrated his toughness with a narrow win in the Ballarat Cup. It was ex-New Zealanders to the fore as he is trained by former champion jumps jockey Brett Scott and ridden by Kiwi Michael Walker. Irish Flame was […]

Stolen Jade is the apple of Clarry Conners’ eye

Clarry Conners was initially mesmerised by Stolen Jade’s beauty but he is quickly being won over by her talent. The mare remains undefeated this preparation after taking out Saturday’s Traffic Logistics Handicap (1200m) at Kembla Grange to earn herself a trip to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions carnival in January. The four-time Golden […]