Category: Racing

Smart dude foils plunge horse

Smart dude foils plunge horse

| August 4, 2013

Clevadude showed the benefit of race experience in his victory over the heavily backed New Zealander Cauthen. A rematch is on the cards for the boom New Zealand three-year-old Cauthen after a promising second in his Australian debut at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Backed from $2.05 in to $1.80 on the strength of an eight-length […]

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Gregers shows her class

Gregers shows her class

| August 4, 2013

David Hayes began listing the positives surrounding the filly Gregers well before she hit the line in the 1000-metre second race at Moonee Valley. And he was still at it long after the three-year-old galloped past the post well clear of some well-credentialled rivals on Saturday. ”We’ll just cruise along toward the Thousand Guineas now,” […]

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Second Effort keeps on winning

Second Effort keeps on winning

| July 31, 2013

A horse who has already established one notable winning pattern will be out to create another after scoring the fourth stakes win of his career at Caulfield on Saturday. Second Effort, already a multiple winner of Victoria’s biggest country sprint, will attempt a second successive success in the Group Two P B Lawrence Stakes at […]

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Easy for Octavia

Easy for Octavia

| July 31, 2013

Trainer Mike Moroney’s decision to pull Caulfield specialist Octavia out of the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes paid off handsomely on Saturday. Octavia jumped to the front in the Daniel McMillian Handicap and the $1.95 favourite scored by 3-1/2 lengths from Draw Forward ($15) with Means A Lot ($13) third. Moroney will now target Octavia at […]

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Group 1 for Red Tracer

Group 1 for Red Tracer

| June 26, 2013

Red Tracer finally broken her Group One drought, winning the $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1,400m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Few people would begrudge the Chris Waller-trained mare her moment in the sun as she has been among the most honest mares in the country in recent seasons. Despite racing wide, Red Tracer dashed clear under […]

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Outsider Linton wins Stradbroke

Outsider Linton wins Stradbroke

| June 8, 2013

Former Mount Macedon-trained galloper Linton capitalised on a dream run along the rails to win the $1.36 million Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Coming from last, Linton scraped the fence for jockey Nick Hall to deny Queensland star Buffering his first Group One win. A long-range plan to set Linton for the Stradbroke […]

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Hawkspur dominant in Qld Derby

Hawkspur dominant in Qld Derby

| June 8, 2013

Hawkspur completed a clean sweep of the Brisbane winter carnival triple crown for three-year-old stayers after adding the $500,000 Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm on Saturday. Beautifully ridden by Jim Cassidy, Hawkspur claimed the third and most significant triple crown leg, after earlier emphatic wins in the Rough Habit and Grand Prix. Saving […]

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Gondokoro belts Qld Oaks field

Gondokoro belts Qld Oaks field

| June 2, 2013

Victorian-trained Gondokoro brilliantly won the Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm vindicating Pat Carey as a master trainer of stayers. Carey has a great relationship with stable jockey Rhys McLeod and his ride aboard Gondokoro was more than worthy of a Group One victory. McLeod tracked $2.90 favourite Dear Demi early, before continuing to save ground on the […]

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Sizzling stands up in Qld Guineas

Sizzling stands up in Qld Guineas

| June 2, 2013

An inspired ride from Chris Munce landed a massive betting plunge on Sizzling in the Group Two Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm. Munce admitted he had been relieved on two fronts when Sizzling ($3.80) scored by a long neck to Dances of Stars ($41) with a long head to Lucky Hussler ($26). He had been […]

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Epaulette brilliant in 10,000

Epaulette brilliant in 10,000

| May 25, 2013

A blinding early pace by Buffering and Your Song set up the Doomben 10000 for a backmarker to finish on and it was Peter Snowden’s talented colt Epaulette who burst through the field to score. The winning margin was a broadening two lengths to last year’s winner Sea Siren, who boxed on well to pip […]

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