Trainer Gary Portelli is confident that Rebel Dane will be back to his correct weight when he lines up in the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Rebel Dane lost 9kg on the flight from Sydney to Hong Kong earlier in the week but the veteran sprinter has …
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The Fred Kersley trained Lite’N In My Veins will have a change of jockey for the first time this preparation when Chris Parnham takes over the reins from his brother Steven in the Group 3 $250,000 A.J. Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.
Local jockey Steven Parnham has been aboard Lite’N In …
High profile mare Azkadellia’s racetrack performances are in danger of being nullified and this could include her win in the Group 1 $1m Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Racing Victoria stewards are investigating the bona fides of the ownership of the Ciaron Maher trained Azkadellia and …
Trainer Gary Moore is delighted with the progress of his sprinter Takedown since his arrival in Hong Kong in the lead up to the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
Takedown has had a tough ten days since winning the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at …
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Racing Field & Form News
Trainer Kelso Wood is praying for another afternoon thunderstorm to hit Eagle Farm today to give his sprinter Into The Red a better chance of winning the Group 3 $200,000 IPG Connect George Moore Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
Into The Red’s best wins have been on rain affected tracks which include victories in the 2015 …
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