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  • Stakes high for La Amistad in Metrop

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 1:36 pm

    It’s tough having a three-time Melbourne Cup winner for a sister. It’s harder still to manage expectations when you’re training her younger sibling. That is the challenge that has faced Hawkes Racing as the stable negotiates the spring campaign of Makybe Diva’s three-quarter relation La Amistad. Spoken of as a […]

     
  • Fast Facts on the Turnbull Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 1:30 pm

    THE TURNBULL STAKES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW HISTORY: First run 1948 when won by Beau Gem. Handicap until 1963. Weight-for-age 1964-70. Now set weights and penalties * Group One since 2006 NOTABLE WINNERS: Comic Court (1949-50), Rising Fast (1954), Redcraze (1955), Tobin Bronze (1966), Galilee (1968), Leilani (1974, […]

     
  • Botti spring quartet arrive in good order

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 1:30 pm

    The four-horse European team of trainer Marco Botti in Melbourne for the spring carnival have settled in well following their arrival last Saturday. The quartet are undergoing quarantine at Werribee racecourse and Botti’s assistant trainer Paul Francis reports they have settled in well. The four gallopers are owned by Australian […]

     
  • Plate a must-win race for Romance: jockey

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 12:12 pm

    There is no ducking and weaving from James McDonald regarding expectations for New Zealand mare Rising Romance in Saturday’s Craven Plate at Randwick. On the third line of Caulfield Cup betting, the mare is also the warmest favourite on the Epsom Handicap day program. With Hawkspur missing the Craven Plate […]

     
  • Kelly primed for two-state training double

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 11:54 am

    Gold Coast trainer David Kelly hopes top jockey Craig Newitt proves a good judge in two states on Saturday. Kelly has smart sprinter Final Crescendo in the Gilgai Stakes at Flemington and Aldini in the Broadbeach Junior AFL Handicap at the Gold Coast. Newitt chose Final Crescendo ahead of other […]

     
  • Heathcote goes for local knowledge angle

    Australian Horse Racing October 2, 2014 11:42 am

    The old racing adage of booking local jockeys for certain racetracks will get a test when trainer Robert Heathcote tries to end a run of Gold Coast outs on Saturday. Heathcote has trained more than 1000 winners but only six of those have been at the Gold Coast. His aversion […]

     
  • Treble ensures Berry owns Canterbury card

    Australian Horse Racing October 1, 2014 5:30 pm

    Tommy Berry will be missing from Sydney’s biggest day of the spring but he left nobody in doubt about his form with a trio of winners at Canterbury. The star jockey heads to Flemington on Saturday to continue his association with Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, sacrificing what would no […]

     
  • Fradd, Heinrich in form with Ipswich win

    Australian Horse Racing October 1, 2014 5:24 pm

    Overstatement could be given time to grow into her body despite her impressive win at Ipswich on Wednesday. In a race which could be the midweek form pointer of the season, Overstatement ($9) scored by a nose to the equally impressive Ten Speed ($5). The first two came from well […]

     
  • Fast Facts on the Flight Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing October 1, 2014 5:12 pm

    FLIGHT STAKES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW HISTORY: First run 1947 when won by Nizam’s Ring. Named after champion mare Flight, winner of two Cox Plates, Mackinnon Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Adrian Knox Stakes and two Craven Plates NOTABLE WINNERS: Wenona Girl (1960), Cap d’Antibes (1974), Bounding Away (1986), Research […]

     
  • Waterhouse’s Twirl out of Flight Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing October 1, 2014 5:12 pm

    The Flight Stakes arsenal of Gai Waterhouse has been reduced to two with Twirl to bypass a clash with top fillies Winx and First Seal. Twirl was accepted for the Group One but Waterhouse confirmed the filly’s owners had opted to head to an easier assignment, possibly at Randwick’s Kensington […]

     
 
 
 
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