• Traitor caps a big day for the Hawkes team

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 6:18 pm

    A Group double earlier in the day hardly prepared co-trainer Michael Hawkes for the emotion of a third at Rosehill. Hawkes didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when Traitor took out the Group Two Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) to complete the treble after Entirely Platinum won the Sky High [...]

  • Silent Achiever wins Ranvet as stars flop

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 6:12 pm

    The Ranvet Stakes showdown between Fiorente and It’s A Dundeel didn’t eventuate but it might have announced the arrival of two new stars in Silent Achiever and Carlton House. While the two favourites failed to live up to expectations, Silent Achiever and the Queen’s horse exceeded them. Group One-placed in [...]

  • Decision looms for Kah after Sandown win

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 6:12 pm

    Apprentice Jamie Kah moved closer to making a big decision about her career after she rode Tango’s Daughter to victory at Sandown on Saturday. Tango’s Daughter’s win in the Hilton Manufacturing Handicap left Kah within four of outriding her claim but the 18-year-old says she must decide where she wants [...]

  • Cassidy delivers Group 1 present for Pride

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 5:36 pm

    Jim Cassidy has given trainer Joe Pride a Group One birthday present and his fellow jockeys a lesson aboard Steps In Time in the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Cassidy took the initiative early in Saturday’s fillies and mares feature, ensuring it would be a true test while giving his mare [...]

  • Typhoon Red win a boost for bedridden Kemp

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 5:24 pm

    Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemp was bedridden with bronchitis for the second week in a row but he was still able to mastermind a win for his gelding Typhoon Red. Kemp and jockey Nozi Tomizawa worked out perfect race tactics to win the Mount Franklin Sparkling Handicap (1500m) at Eagle Farm [...]

  • Silent Achiever wins the WFA Ranvet Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 5:00 pm

    New Zealand mare Silent Achiever has caused a weight-for-age upset with a last-stride win in the Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill. In a stirring finish involving Carlton House, Silent Achiever put a winning stride in at the post to snatch the Group One from the Queen’s horse. “I felt all week [...]

  • Steps In Time wins the G1 Coolmore Classic

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 4:24 pm

    Daring tactics paid off for veteran jockey Jim Cassidy as Steps In Time held on to win the Group One Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on Saturday. Cassidy ignored a distance doubt on Steps In Time to set the mare alight in the middle stages. His catch-me-if-you-can plan had her rivals [...]

  • Theodore set to aim high with Lady Lakshmi

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 4:00 pm

    Stephen Theodore is prepared to follow the rain and aim high with Lady Lakshmi as the racing season draws to an end. A city win on a dry track at Sandown on Saturday has Theodore considering Group One options in Adelaide and Brisbane for the three-year-old who he says relishes [...]

  • Messene soars into Doncaster contention

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 4:00 pm

    The usually measured Michael Hawkes was searching for superlatives to describe Messene after he rocketed into Doncaster Mile calculations with his Ajax Stakes victory at Rosehill on Saturday. In an arrogant display, the well-backed $2.80 favourite stalked the leader Ecuador, ranged up at the top of the straight and from [...]

  • Entirely Platinum graduates to black type

    Australian Horse Racing March 22, 2014 3:48 pm

    A Group Three win has reinforced the quality of Entirely Platinum but the Hawkes camp is keeping a lid on further autumn expectations. The four-year-old took his step up to stakes company with confidence, dispatching a field of more seasoned campaigners in Saturday’s Sky High Stakes (1900m). Two recent wins [...]

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