Clark to stick with Famous Seamus in George Moore Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Sydney jockey Tim Clark will stick with Famous Seamus when he makes a return visit to Brisbane in the Group 3 $200,000 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Famous Seamus winning the Hinkler Handicap at Eagle Farm during the Winter.

Famous Seamus winning the Hinkler Handicap at Eagle Farm during the Winter. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Clark gave trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith a glowing report after the pair finished third to Lankan Rupee in the weight for age Group 3 $135,000 TMB Printing Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on November 16 and is keen to follow him north.

“Tim Clark is usually really conservative but he got off and was glowing in his opinion of him, so much so he is going to Doomben to ride him,’ Mayfield-Smith told AAP.

“He didn’t handle the track at all so it was a great run.”

Mayfield-Smith is not afraid to travel the Elusive City five year old who has raced in Sydney and Melbourne since a successful Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign earlier in the year.

Famous Seamus won the Listed $80,000 APHS Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on April 20 followed by a win in the Listed $175,000 Carlton Draught Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m) at the Gold Coast on May 4.

Mayfield-Smith then stepped Famous Seamus up in class but he failed to figure in the finish when twelfth to Belltone in the Group 3 $125,000 Darley BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on May 18 and then had no luck when thirteenth to Linton in the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.

“The trip to Brisbane earlier this year really helped the horse. He has manned up a bit and I don’t have the same worries about travelling him that I used to,” Mayfield-Smith said.

The Hawkesbury based trainer expects a bold showing from the five year old on Saturday and is expecting to return to Brisbane again next winter to tackle the Stradbroke Handicap again, after winning the race with Landsighting in 2000.

The Group 1 $650,000 Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (1350m) at Doomben in May is also on the Winter Carnival agenda with Mayfield-Smith keen to test Famous Seamus at weight for age again after his third in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes.

The strength of the Kevin Heffernan  Stakes was reflected when winning trainer Mick Price suggested that he would give Lankan Rupee a short break before preparing him for some of the rich Sydney Autumn Carnival races with the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 12 on the radar.

Famous Seamus has won at least one race at each of his campaigns and made it back to back wins in the Listed $100,000 City Tattersalls Club Lightning Handicap (1100m) at Randwick on October 19 before he headed to Melbourne.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. exhaust pipes

    If some one needs expert view regarding running a blog then i advise him/her to
    pay a visit this website, Keep up the good work.

  2. security management systems

    Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web site, for the reason that i want enjoyment, since this
    this web site conations in fact pleasant funny material too.

  3. exhaust pipes

    For latest information you have to go to see world-wide-web and
    on world-wide-web I found this website as a most excellent website for
    most up-to-date updates.

  4. James Frazer-Mann

    Just want to say your article is as surprising.
    The clarity in your post is just cool and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.

    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep
    up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  5. smart keys

    Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and
    energy to put this informative article together. I once again find
    myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  6. advertising podcast

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any recommendations?

  7. https://www.youtube.com

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague
    who had been doing a little homework on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner due to the fact
    that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss
    this subject here on your blog.

  8. duplicate key

    What’s up to all, it’s actually a pleasant
    for me to pay a visit this site, it includes useful Information.

  9. business enterprise

    Asking questions are actually nice thing if you are not understanding something fully, however this paragraph provides fastidious understanding yet.

  10. home security

    This article is in fact a good one it helps new the web viewers,
    who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  11. code scanner

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.

    I will be grateful if you continue this in future.
    A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.

  12. security management

    Hello! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally
    got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the excellent job!

  13. business presentation

    Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or
    go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused ..
    Any tips? Appreciate it!

  14. Donna

    Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it
    but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you
    might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I
    look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  15. launch great cars

    Heya i’m for the primary time here. I found this board and I find It really useful
    & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to give one thing back and aid others like you aided

  16. business presentation

    Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

  17. podcast directories

    Hey there! I’ve been following your blog for some time
    now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

  18. Estela

    constantly i used to read smaller content that also clear their motive,
    and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading at this place.

  19. James Frazer Mann

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However I am
    going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t
    understand why I cannot join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems?

    Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond?

  20. g1.globo.com

    Thank you for some other informative website. The
    place else could I get that kind of info written in such a perfect means?

    I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now working on, and
    I have been at the glance out for such info.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.