Archive for October, 2013

Shamus Award breaks maiden in Cox Plate

Shamus Award breaks maiden in Cox Plate

| October 27, 2013

Shamus Award picked Australia’s biggest Group One championship to register his first career win and he did it in spectacular style. The Danny O’Brien-trained colt was originally an emergency for the $3 million race and only gained a start when race favourite Atlantic Jewel was scratched soon after the barrier draw. Apprentice jockey Chad Schofield […]

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Buffering wins Group 1

Buffering wins Group 1

| October 26, 2013

Popular sprinter Buffering secured a long-awaited maiden Group One victory in claiming the $1 million Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Placed on 10 occasions at elite level before Friday, Buffering had at last earned a deserved place in the spotlight having for so long raced in the shadow of Black Caviar and Hay List. In […]

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Atlantic Jewel retired

Atlantic Jewel retired

| October 23, 2013

Champion mare Atlantic Jewel has suffered a tendon injury that has ruled her out of Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Coolmore Stud’s Tom Magnier has indicated his champion mare is officially retired and will be mated with world champion sire Galileo. Atlantic Jewel has had tendon problems for most of her career […]

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Fawkner wins Caulfield Cup

Fawkner wins Caulfield Cup

| October 20, 2013

The Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner has produced a dazzling turn of speed to win the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup on Saturday. After settling 12th in the early stages, Fawkner moved into the race as the field approached the home turn. Jockey Nick Hall then eased his mount to the outside in the straight and Fawkner overwhelmed […]

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Guelph completes G1 double

Guelph completes G1 double

| October 18, 2013

Guelph became the first filly since 1996 to complete the Flight Stakes-Thousand Guineas double with an all-the-way victory in the Group I Thousand Guineas at Caulfield, the 1600m fillies feature. Snowden said a final decision on a Cox Plate start would be made by owner Sheikh Mohammed in the next few days. If Guelph does go […]

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Solzhenitsyn scores Toorak double

Solzhenitsyn scores Toorak double

| October 13, 2013

Solzhenitsyn overcame the 6kg weight rise to notch back-to-back wins in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield. It fulfilled a promise Nash Rawiller had given trainer Rob Heathcote after last month’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. “I was taken a bit by surprise when Nash blamed himself for that defeat, because I thought he rode […]

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Long John lands Guineas for Darley

Long John lands Guineas for Darley

| October 13, 2013

Long John proved a triumph for the huge Darley racing operation in winning the $1 million Caulfield Guineas. Trainer Peter Snowden timed Long John’s preparation to the minute and he was met with strong support on track to start the $3.80 favourite. “It’s not very often that you get what you want, but we did […]

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Atlantic Jewel in devastating form

Atlantic Jewel in devastating form

| October 13, 2013

Champion mare Atlantic Jewel rounded off her Cox Plate preparation with a stunning four length win in Saturday’s Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m). Second last for much of the race, the daughter of Fastnet Rock produced a strong sprint from just before to turn to reel in the leaders and the race to the lead. […]

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Treve magnificent in Arc

Treve magnificent in Arc

| October 7, 2013

Treve scored a magnificent victory by five lengths in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse, France. Treve blew away an elite field and now has a chance to go down as one of the best fillies in recent history after winning the Group 1, $6,254,439 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday […]

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Boban overhauls Streama in Epsom

Boban overhauls Streama in Epsom

| October 6, 2013

Classy galloper Boban overcame a mid race check to score a stunning last stride win in Saturday’s Group One Epsom Handicap. In edging out proven group one winner Streama by a nose, Boban made it three straight wins and provided his record breaking trainer Chris Waller with a first win in the famous Randwick mile. […]

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