News About: 2011 Manikato Stakes

Wet Weather Only Makes The Force Stronger

Wet Weather Only Makes The Force Stronger

30 Sep, 2011

The Moonee Valley track downgrading due to wet weather will suit Atomic Force

The rain continues to fall in Melbourne today and as a result questions continue to be asked about horses in the Manikato Stakes field.

Which ones can handle a dead surface, which ones can handle a slow surface and which ones could …

More Success Awaits Nash In Manikato Stakes

More Success Awaits Nash In Manikato Stakes

30 Sep, 2011

Nash Rawiller will ride More Joyous in the Manikato Stakes

The 2011 Manikato Stakes has without doubt being one of the most anticipated events of the new season throughout the horse racing community.

It seems though that the excitement isn’t just restricted to  the outside audience either with trainers and jockeys also revealing their enthusiasm …

Singleton Singing Ahead Of Joyous Manikato Return

Singleton Singing Ahead Of Joyous Manikato Return

29 Sep, 2011

More Joyous will take on Sepoy in the Manikato Stakes

John Singleton has never been one to shy away from spruiking his beloved mare More Joyous and he believes tomorrow night’s Manikato Stakes could be her most important race yet.

She has a career record that leaves the vast majority to shame but time and …

Slow Surface Won’t Scare Sepoy In Manikato

Slow Surface Won’t Scare Sepoy In Manikato

29 Sep, 2011

Sepoy's only defeat to date has been in wet conditions

There was plenty of hype surrounding Sepoy and his first step up to open grade in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes tomorrow night at Moonee Valley however that hype has proved to be a cautious optimism at best.

While he comes into this league with …

Sepoy Expected To Make Flawless Moonee Valley Debut

Sepoy Expected To Make Flawless Moonee Valley Debut

27 Sep, 2011

Sepoy will make his debut at Moonee Valley in the Manikato Stakes

Both Peter Snowden and regular jockey Kerrin McEvoy have no qualms about Sepoy’s Moonee Valley debut in the Manikato Stakes this Friday night.

The Golden Slipper winning colt has now had two gallops around the Melbourne track in preparation for his eighth race …

Sepoy One Step Closer To Manikato Win After Easy Trial Victory

Sepoy One Step Closer To Manikato Win After Easy Trial Victory

19 Sep, 2011

Sepoy completed an impressive barrier trial at Cranbourne today

This year’s Golden Slipper winner Sepoy has reminded everyone of his incredible talent and speed at a barrier trial at Cranbourne earlier today.

The three-year-old superstar finished two and a half lengths clear of his closest rival in the 800 metre sprint.

Sepoy is currently preparing …

Heathcote Has High Hopes Of Melbourne Group 1 Success

Heathcote Has High Hopes Of Melbourne Group 1 Success

16 Sep, 2011

Trainer Robert Heathcote (right) is hoping for more Group 1 success in Melbourne

While Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote is still celebrating Buffering and Woorim’s impressive first-up Melbourne wins last weekend, he is already looking towards their next assignment amongst Group 1 company.

Heathcote will be hoping the pair can snare him his first Group 1 …

Black Caviar Vs. Sepoy Super Trial Labelled Unlikely

Black Caviar Vs. Sepoy Super Trial Labelled Unlikely

15 Sep, 2011

Black Caviar will not face Sepoy in a trial at Cranbourne

What was set to be one of the most attention grabbing and crowd-drawing trials in history now appears unlikely to go ahead at Cranbourne next Monday.

Super mare Black Caviar and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy were due to face up against each other in …

More Size, More Strength, More Joyous

More Size, More Strength, More Joyous

31 Aug, 2011

More Joyous was impressive in her barrier trial at Rosehill

A noticeably bigger and strong More Joyous is the big news out of yesterday’s barrier trials at Rosehill with the Gai Waterhouse trained mare impressing plenty of the onlookers.

With the rise and rise of Black Caviar throughout last season she’s become somewhat of a …

Heathcote Journeys South For Taste Of Group 1 Glory

Heathcote Journeys South For Taste Of Group 1 Glory

30 Aug, 2011

Woorim's trip to Melbourne has been brought forward

Top Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote has been forced to bring forward Woorim’s trip to Melbourne after the final two races at Doomben Racecourse were abandoned due to poor visibility last Saturday.

Woorim had been due to have his first-up run over 1,200 metres in the Channel Seven …