News About: 2011 Grand Prix Stakes

Turnitup On Path To Derby After His Winning Grand Prix Stakes Run

Turnitup On Path To Derby After His Winning Grand Prix Stakes Run

28 May, 2011

Luke Nolen has already scored a race double, at Doomben today, winning his second race of the day on Peter Moody’s Turnitup in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes.

The jockey felt that Turnitup showed his true ability in today’s race.

“He didn’t turn it up,” Nolen joked.

Nolen expressed his gratitude for being able …

Cover Crucial For Chateau Fort In Grand Prix

Cover Crucial For Chateau Fort In Grand Prix

26 May, 2011

After suffering his first defeat of 2011 in the Rough Habit Plate at Doomben Chateau Fort is expected to bounce back strongly in this weekend’s Grand Prix Stakes.

He ran third a couple of lengths away from the winner Fillydelphia but trainer Paul Messara believes if he can find a bit more luck he’ll be …

Chateau Fort Set To Find Winning Form

Chateau Fort Set To Find Winning Form

25 May, 2011

Paul Messara is hoping Chateau Fort will return to the winners circle in this Saturday’s Grand Prix Stakes in Brisbane.

The three-year-old colt finished third in the Rough Habit Plate last start, putting an end to a brilliant preparation that saw him win all of his first three starts.

Messara believes that Chateau Fort would …

Oaks Or Derby Dilemma For Fillydelphia

Oaks Or Derby Dilemma For Fillydelphia

25 May, 2011

Robert Heathcote is yet to decide whether to send his talented filly Fillydelphia to the Queensland Oaks on June 4 or the Queensland Derby on June 11.

The trainer is considering paying the late entry fee for the Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm should Fillydelphia win the group 3 Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben this …

Colless The Man In Chateau Fort Call-up

Colless The Man In Chateau Fort Call-up

24 May, 2011

Damian Browne has been one of Queensland’s best jockeys in 2011 so when he was unavailable for the ride of Chateau Fort in this weekend’s Grand Prix Stakes it left a big hole.

Not one to panic though, trainer Paul Messara new exactly who he wanted to take up the ride and he got him …

Buffering A Threat To Hay List’s Doomben 10,000

Buffering A Threat To Hay List’s Doomben 10,000

24 May, 2011

Doomben 10,000 favourite Hay List

Buffering has had a tremendous start to the winter with a big win on the Gold Coast accounting for Group 1 winner Atomic Force and a solid third amid tremendous company last start in the BTC Cup at Doomben.

This week he heads to the Doomben 10,000 where he’ll run …