News About: 2011 Brisbane Winter Carnival

Punters Predict Girls Day Out in Derby

Punters Predict Girls Day Out in Derby

11 Jun, 2011

Fillies Heidilicious and Shez Sinsational have been backed to beat the colts and geldings in today’s Group One Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm.

Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan has said that the money is coming hard and fast for the fillies in the Group One 2400m classic.

“Punters have shown a lot of confidence recently …

Beaded Ready to Fight in Stradbroke

Beaded Ready to Fight in Stradbroke

11 Jun, 2011

Trainer Peter Snowden believes Doomben 10,000 winning mare Beaded has the fighting qualities to emerge from the Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm a winner.

No mare has won the Stradbroke since Capris in 1936, but Snowden believes his filly is tough enough to defy history, comparing her to a footballer with white line …

Forgotten Beaded Sneaking Up On Brisbane

Forgotten Beaded Sneaking Up On Brisbane

26 May, 2011

Beaded is one of the horses likely to threaten Hay List in the Doomben 10,000

Beaded is one of the gutsiest horses running around in Australia and her performances continue to surprise despite her impressive career record.

When Peter Snowden first started to train her he told the owners if they were to win a …

Gold Trail Could Lead To Doomben This Saturday

Gold Trail Could Lead To Doomben This Saturday

24 May, 2011

Gold Trail could resume in the Listed Chief De Beers Stakes at Doomben

Gary Portelli certainly wants to get his star horse Gold Trail up to Brisbane as soon as possible during the Brisbane Winter Carnival however the success of the horse is making it tough to find him a race.

He’s not ready to …

Small Team Expecting Big Results In Brisbane

Small Team Expecting Big Results In Brisbane

24 May, 2011

John Saddler doesn’t run the biggest training operation  down in Flemington but his horses are always prepared brilliantly and presented as a winning chance on race day.

The effort put into his stable is highlighted perfectly by his Brisbane Winter Carnival assault with just two horses sent north but they’re accompanied by three of his …

Woorim In Stradbroke But Cops Penalty For Win

Woorim In Stradbroke But Cops Penalty For Win

24 May, 2011

Woorim has been slugged a 1kg penalty for the Stradbroke Handicap after impressive win

The Brisbane Winter Carnival is where Robert Heathcote likes to shine and in 2011 he’s trained arguably the best performance to date.

Sure the efforts of Black Caviar are incredible but to a point they’re expected, what was witness with Woorim …

Carnival Will Surge Forward Without Black Caviar

Carnival Will Surge Forward Without Black Caviar

20 May, 2011

Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival will surge foraward despite withdrawal of Black Caviar

Despite losing his major draw card and likely tens of thousands in income, Steve Ferguson of the BRC is upbeat about the rest of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Black Caviar was withdrawn from the Doomben 10,000 yesterday afternoon but Ferguson is confident that …

Jake Noonan Improving From Severe Concussion

Jake Noonan Improving From Severe Concussion

18 May, 2011

Jake Noonan is making steady progress after a nasty race fall left him in a bad way over the weekend.

He’s checked out of the main ward of his initial hospital but will remain in a smaller unit under observation for a little while yet.

His father Tony Noonan says while the injury was serious, …

Bowman To Ride Stradbroke Specialist Black Piranha

Bowman To Ride Stradbroke Specialist Black Piranha

17 May, 2011

Hugh Bowman will once again be the man aboard Black Piranha when the horse shoots for a third straight Stradbroke Handicap title at Eagle Farm.

Bowman has been booked for every ride of the gelding throughout the rest of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Despite now being a seven-year-old, trainer Con Karakatsanis believes that in 2011 …

Avdulla Scratched But Keeps All Silent

Avdulla Scratched But Keeps All Silent

16 May, 2011

Brenton Avdulla could have had his Brisbane Winter Carnival thrown into disarray after being charged with careless riding by stewards earlier in the week.

Fortunately for him though his suspension will start immediately and not interfere with his Brisbane card in two weeks time.

The charge stemmed from his winning ride on Power To Surprise …