Pakenham Cup 2019: Chapada’s campaign extended

Trainer Mike Moroney has decided to extend Chapada’s campaign to take in the Listed Pakenham Cup and possibly more. The four-year-old has won one race from his 14 starts, a Wangaratta maiden, and needs to increase his profile if he is to get into bigger races in the autumn and next spring. As a three-year-old […]

Christmas Cup 2019: Fighting Teo heading to Sydney

Tough Brisbane stayer Fighting Teo is headed to Sydney for the Christmas Cup after his brave third at Doomben. Fighting Teo led for most of Saturday’s race before being run down in the final 50m by Man To Match and Dawson Diva in the Hamilton Hotel Handicap (2030m). Trainer Kevin Kemp was thrilled with Fighting […]

All Star Mile 2020 field to be expanded to 15 runners

Nominations for The All-Star Mile have opened ahead of the second running of the $5 million race at Caulfield. Australia’s only fan-based race, it will be run over 1600m on March 14 after being held at Flemington this year with Tasmanian Mystic Journey taking the honours. Nominations opened on Monday and close on January 9. […]

Tuscan Queen short odds for Kingston Town Stakes 2019

A field of 16 has been accepted for the final Group One race of the year, the Kingston Town Stakes at Ascot. Of the 16 horses in Saturday’s $1 million, 1800m-race in Perth, four are trained in the eastern states. Tally and Best Of Days represent Godolphin and trainer James Cummings while Gailo Chop and […]

2019 Pakenham Cup field attracts 17 nominations

Lindsay Park senior trainer David Hayes says it would be nice to win a Pakenham Cup from his new base before he departs for Hong Kong. Hayes returns to Hong Kong in the middle of next year and will leave the current Lindsay Park training operation in the hands of his son Ben and nephew […]

Melbourne Cup 2020: Vow And Declare to follow similar plan

Trainer Danny O’Brien will not be deviating too far from the successful Queensland winter campaign that landed him a Melbourne Cup victory with Vow And Declare. During the winter, Vow And Declare ran in the Grand Prix Stakes and Queensland Derby, before beating older horses in the Tatt’s Cup (3000m) which will again be part […]

Rubisaki sets sights on 2020 Inglis Sprint field

Connections of Rubisaki are eyeing a rich restricted race in Sydney after the filly defied a betting drift to win first-up at The Valley. Part-owner Joe O’Neill said Rubisaki was being aimed at the $1 million Inglis Sprint at Warwick Farm in February following her victory in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap. Ridden by Jye […]

Magic Millions Classic 2020: Dusty Tycoon earns a start

Trainer Robert Heathcote is in line to have only his second Magic Million 2YO Classic runner after Dusty Tycoon kept her unbeaten record in tact at Doomben. Dusty Tycoon ($2.60) led all the way to beat Miss Lot One ($5) by 1-1/2 lengths with another 1-1/2 lengths to Sip It Slow ($14) in the $125,000 […]

George Moore Stakes 2019: Crack Me Up set for return

Multiple stakes winner Crack Me Up has had a solid trial as he prepares for his first start in more than a year. Crack Me Up is topweight for Saturday’s Group Three George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben where he will be ridden for the first time by Ryan Maloney. The gelding has been shunted […]

Baller on target for 2020 Magic Millions Sprint

After a spring of discontent, Anthony Cummings has started over with Baller and he is hoping the speedster can hit the ground running in the Listed Starlight Stakes at Rosehill. Cummings had high hopes for Baller last campaign and while he posted a win in a benchmark race, his opportunities at black-type level were hindered […]