Australian Horse Racing

  • Quinton coy on Epsom for blinkered Monton

    Australian Horse Racing September 24, 2013 5:24 pm

    Past experience has Ron Quinton cautious about an Epsom Handicap start for Monton and the trainer isn’t looking any further than a Group Two win at Rosehill on Saturday. The trainer will put blinkers on Monton in the Shannon Stakes (1500m) to help keep him sharp but has not committed […]

  • Wordplay heads south to avoid Guelph clash

    Australian Horse Racing September 24, 2013 5:18 pm

    Darley star Guelph has at least one opposition stable running scared before the Flight Stakes. In a concession Guelph might be a class above Sydney’s three-year-old fillies, Randwick trainer Anthony Cummings will send Wordplay to Melbourne on Wednesday night. Guelph looked in formidable touch with her Tea Rose Stakes victory […]

  • Linton to run in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

    Australian Horse Racing September 24, 2013 5:12 pm

    Stradbroke Handicap winner Linton has been ruled out of the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night in favour of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield two days later. Trainer John Sadler has opted for the extra 200m of the Rupert Clarke (1400m) to give the seven-year-old his […]

  • Conservatorium sets out on long campaign

    Australian Horse Racing September 24, 2013 5:06 pm

    Conservatorium, already a much-travelled sprinter, starts an ambitious campaign aimed at winning races on both sides of Australia when he resumes in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. A three-time Listed winner, Conservatorium is scheduled for at least two Melbourne spring appearances with his second visit pencilled […]

  • Singleton to build on trial win momentum

    Australian Horse Racing September 24, 2013 3:54 pm

    Scott Singleton is hoping to capitalise on his success during a high-profile barrier trial session this week with an even more important win on Wednesday. Singleton trained a winner during Sydney’s official two-year-old trials at Randwick on Monday, providing an early sign his decision to boost his juvenile numbers could […]

  • Mr O’Ceirin penalised 0.5kg for Cups

    Australian Horse Racing September 23, 2013 6:12 pm

    Naturalism Stakes winner Mr O’Ceirin has been penalised half a kilogram for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups for his Group Three victory. The Ciaron Maher-trained stayer booked his place in the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 19 with his victory in Saturday’s Naturalism (2000m) which carried a ballot […]

  • Guelph’s little brother stars at trials

    Australian Horse Racing September 23, 2013 5:54 pm

    A half brother to star filly Guelph looks set to carry on the family tradition after winning his first barrier trial on Monday. Ghibellines, a colt by Shamardal out of Camarilla, was among a host of well bred youngsters at the official two-year-old trials at Randwick. He won his 847m […]

  • Epsom weights to go up one kilogram

    Australian Horse Racing September 23, 2013 5:30 pm

    The retirement of Shoot Out on Monday has had a beneficial side effect for jockey Blake Shinn with Epsom Handicap weights to be lifted a kilogram. Shoot Out was the topweight with 58kg, the minimum allowed, and now that he is out Shinn will be able to ride the reigning […]

  • Commanding Jewel suffers setback

    Australian Horse Racing September 23, 2013 5:24 pm

    Group One winner Commanding Jewel will undergo scans on Tuesday to determine her spring fate. Trainer Leon Corstens ruled Commanding Jewel out of Sunday’s Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on Monday with the three-quarter sister to Atlantic Jewel appearing to have a hamstring issue. “As she trotted off this […]

  • Barrier blanket for Bel Sprinter in Moir

    Australian Horse Racing September 23, 2013 5:18 pm

    Bel Sprinter will be fitted with a barrier blanket in Friday night’s Group One Moir Stakes to help curb his slow starts. Trainer Jason Warren is not convinced the barrier blanket is the solution but is willing to try it out after experimenting with it in a recent trial at […]

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